Up comes the moon when the city’s asleep
I’ve been a bit quiet on the blog lately – apologies! I suppose I’ve been a little busy, and didn’t have the camera last week so never really feel like posting if I can’t include a few of my own photographs. But enough excuses… oh gosh, I had such a lovely weekend! Catching up with family, shopping, houmous, red wine, a dark cellar, fro-yo, museums, sculpture and a guy tap-dancing along to his discman. Swoon.
I woke up bright and early on Saturday morning (more of a struggle than is possible to explain… I had pretty much been awake since 4am) and hopped on a train to London to meet my sister for a day of shopping and a long-overdue catch up. As soon as I left Bond Street station I picked up a coffee and walked down to Topshop where my sister was waiting for me – with more coffee! Hurrah!
You can never have too much coffee, right? I got straight on with picking out a new pair of jeans, courtesy of some vouchers my motherbear gave me for Christmas, and we headed back down Oxford Street to check out Selfridges. I treated myself to a couple of amazing pieces from Cos, which I’m so in love with. Everything is so beautiful in that shop, if I could replace my entire wardrobe with Cos I totally would.
After all of that exhausting shopping there was only one place I wanted to go for lunch – Houmous Bros! I can’t believe I’ve never been before! Baring in mind that my favourite food is houmous, crazy. The food was really great – fresh, tasty, fun. Perfect.
Of course, a trip to London wouldn’t be complete without visiting Ms Cupcake! It took me so long to decide which four flavours to buy! And I couldn’t resist a giant chocolate chip cookie. It was fun being back in Brixton – I haven’t been for so long, and it was lovely to walk around all of the different stalls and cafes.
For the rest of the afternoon we visited the Wellcome Collection to catch their exhibition, Death (one of my favourite artists was exhibiting a piece as part of the exhibition, which I didn’t realise, and got far too excited when I spotted it!), and the Museum of Film which I would totally recommend, too. On our way to the station we passed Tutti-Frutti and had to pop in to try their soya yogurt!
I had a pot of soya latte fro-yo which tasted so good! They had so many toppings, which would be great if you’re not vegan. They did have crumbled oreo cookies but I couldn’t be sure on whether they were the vegan ones or not. We ended the evening by visiting one of my favourite places in London – Gordon’s wine bar – joined by her fiancee, an old school friend and her partner. Gordon’s is the oldest wine bar in London, and offers the most beautiful glasses of wine and port in a dark, cobbled cellar. Once you finally find a seat (expect to wait a while) you can feel the tubes vibrating beneath you. It’s such a great place to stop for a drink – so romantic and filled with history. It was so good to catch up with my sister. I don’t pop up to London often enough, and with days like this I remember that I really should go more often.
Here are a few photographs taken on my phone from the weekend:
outfit for the day//jodie carey at the wellcome collection//
drinks at Gordon’s//croissants in bed, Sunday morning.
Sunday was spent relaxing, lounging around the house and watching football. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Sundays are made for doing nothing much at all! In the evening I put together a little American-themed dinner of burgers, onion rings, fries and coleslaw. Yum! Trout was inspired by this recipe which was featured on Sunday Brunch – chilli & bacon popcorn! Super spicy but surprisingly tasty!
What do you like to do in London? How was your weekend?