London is full of colouful street dotted with houses every shade of the rainbow. Today I am sharing my favourite candy coloured streets. I’d love to know if you have a favourite street in London. What about a favourite house?
This weekend is the Queen’s official birthday. To celebrate I’ve drawn a map of all my favourite royal things in London. From palaces to shops and everything in-between here is my list of the the royal best in order of build date or when the first royal warrant was granted, all in all over 950 years of history across these sites.
Happy Monday! To help get your week off to a cheerful start I’ve teamed up with my friend Jules who runs the gorgeous instagram account @londonispink to create this London is Pink map. Jules shared her favourite pink houses, treats, and places around London. I’d love to know, what if your favourite pink thing in London, here is her list…
You might have heard, it is Fashion Revolution Week. A weeklong campaign to encourage retailers to be more transparent with their supply chain. You have probably seen hashtags like #whomademyclothes going around this week, and I wanted to share a map of sustainable clothing stores in London, made in collaboration with my friend @laurenmccrostie.
Londoners love their dogs, and for being a big city London is very pet friendly. There are a vast number of parks and many pubs and restaurants are pet friendly. Here is a roundup that @busybodybiscuit helped create of some of the best doggy places in London
With Easter only a few weeks away all the bakeries are full of delicious hot cross buns. Wether you are looking for traditional or a bit more avent-garde there is something to please everyone when it comes to hcb’s. Here are some of my favourite places to get these delicious Easter treats.
Our very first London flat was in Islington and the area holds a warm place in my heart. Upper Street is full of great shops and restaurants and streets like Camden Passage are so fun to wander down. Here are some of my favourite places in the area
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I thought I am excited to share ten of my favourite chocolate shops with you. Weather you are buying a box for a loved one, yourself, or a best friend you can’t go wrong with these options.
Everyone should have a friend like my friend Kiri. She is the life of the party, knows the best burger places, always has great TV show recommendations, and is the cutest mom. She is originally from California but has called London home for the past 10 years. Today I want to share her favourite parts of London. I hope you enjoy her recommendations as much as I do.
For me January is like the Wednesday's of months. All the excitement of Christmas and New Year is over, but the weather is cold and nights are long. To help combat the January blues here is a list of all my favourite Scandinavian places in London to bring a little hygge into your life.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. We have our tree decorated and our stockings hung. I am almost done with my Christmas shopping and fully ready to enjoy all the festive things this Christmas season brings. Mulled spices, ginger bread, festive hot cocoa, and mince pies to name a few. If you are looking to branch out from the grocery store variety here are 13 places that offer the most scrumptious mince pies, and if your not the biggest fan on mince pies there are a few ‘alternative’ mince pies on the list as well. Mince pie doughnut anyone?
October, November, and December are my three favourite months of the year. Celebrating holiday after holiday, delicious food, decorations, cold weather, boots, hats, and coats make it so lovely and cozy . The crisp weather lends itself perfectly to drinking hot cocoa to keep nice and warm.
If you are looking for an extra special hot chocolate here are fifteen places worth visiting,
Hampstead is one of my favourite places in London. It feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of London and is popular with locals and tourists alike. It is full of lovely restaurants, shops, and has a vibrant literary history.
This October I turned 30! I planned fun things all month to celebrate this milestone. For my actual birthday my lovely friends took me to Potions Room Afternoon Tea at Cutter & Squidge. Capes, wands, magic, surprises, and delicious food. What more could you ask for.
Halloween is only a few days away. There are pumpkins everywhere and neighbourhoods and shops are decked out with spooky and ghoulish decor. I love that Halloween is becoming more and more celebrated here in the UK. I love that all the bakeries and shops have Halloween treats and desserts and most importantly that I can find pumpkin chocolates.
Famous for its colourful streets and lively market Notting Hill is a big hit with tourists and locals alike. The streets are lined with boutiques, restaurants, cafes, shops, and more than a few places to grab yummy desserts. Here are fifteen of my favourite places to stop for a treat in Notting Hill along with my recommendation of what to try.
With 2000 years of history, London is bound to have some skeletons in the closet. Crypts, cemeteries, churches, mummies, and more. Here are my favourite spooky corners and haunted haunts to get you in the Halloween spirit.
It has been a lovely week here in London. The weather has been mild and the fall foliage is taking over. I’ve been drinking warm apple cider (the American version) and walking as much as I can to enjoy the autumn leaves. Our weekend plans are looking pretty relaxed, we might buy some pumpkins for our flat and maybe go for a family swim at the pool. I have a spooky London map I’ve been working as well that I can’t wait to share with you. In the meantime here are some things we’ve been loving this week.
There is nothing better than getting a great recommendation from a friend. Whether it is a restaurant, neighbourhood, book, or shop, I love hearing about new (to me) places and things. To help me explore London I thought it would be fun to interview my friends and ask them about their favourite places and pockets in London. I have done a few interviews so far and I am in awe of all the cool things my friends do. I am excited to share this first installment with you, so without further ado let me introduce my friend Stefanie.
This weekend I have lots of fun plans. Last night I went to see The English National Ballet for Lest We Forget with a friend. It was absolutely stunning. The from the choreography and costumes to the set design it was truly amazing. Today we are meeting up with friends for brunch and then going to Apple Weekend at Fenton House. I love the autumn and I feel like an Apple Weekend is the perfect way to embrace the cooler weather. Here are a few links to things I’ve been loving if you need some weekend inspiration.
My relationship with yellow is complicated. It is one of my absolute favourite colours. When I am out shopping I will gravitate towards yellow clothes mentally painting a picture of how amazing I am going to look in a yellow velvet dress or cozy jumper. But then I try the article of clothing on and well that is when the fantasy ends.
Richmond is one of my favourite little pockets of London. It is full of restaurants, cafes, an abundance of green space, and is home to one of London’s most lovely river walks. The Richmond Thames Path offers scenic view and leads you to dreamy destinations with great food and drink options dotted along the way.
If you are looking for good vegan food in London you don’t have to look far. Pretty much every restaurant and cafe has vegan option these days. Whether you are looking for a small treat or a full meal here are some of London’s best vegan options.
Marylebone High Street is one of my favourite London high streets. Located between Baker Street and Oxford Street it is centrally located but just enough off the beaten path that it is not crowded with tourists. The street is full of clothing stores, restaurants, speciality shops, and one of London's best bookstores.