15 October 2011

Everyone Deserves the Chance to Fly.

Hey everyone,

I went to visit my friend Sam, who is living in Borehamwood (lovingly nicknamed "Boringwood"...though there's pubs and a Nandos which is all I need in life) and we had a lovely day in London.

DRESS: Dorothy Perkins.
NECKLACE: Vintage.
BADGE: Ebay.
BELT: Dorothy Perkins.
SHOES: Primark.
POINT OF FASHION: Autumn blues.

1. I'm still in love with my bottle green cardigan. Definitely going to be one of those OMG-MUST-WEAR-EVERYDAY items in my wardrobe. I'm going to have to pick more up.

2. I convinced Sam to see Wicked. I haven't seen it since 2008, and it's still as fresh and fun as ever. It's a shame it was my girl crush Rachel Tucker's day off as Elpheba, but Nikki Davis-Jones was amazing!

3. We stopped off at one of our favourite pubs in Covent Garden, The Maple Leaf for some fancy overpriced beers and grub. I had my usual Dixie beer (I like to pretend I'm a character in an early Poppy Z. Brite novel) and tried the burrito and nachos, which were ace.

4. Sam has never been to Hamley's, so I did my usual act of running about taking pictures with all the cuddly toys like an excited child. There was a puppet show on, and they were doing The Gruffalo, which was so adorable.

5. Heee I love the Hamley's actors and salespeople, it must be such a fun job (though I suppose difficult sometimes to be cheerful 24/7). This guy was a toy soldier who rather randomly was waving a lightsaber around. Nothing says "come and shop here!" like accidental dismemberment.

Before I went home, I ventured back into London for dim sum and cocktails with Claire and Lauren for Claire's birthday - but unfortunately I didn't grab any pictures. We're such bad bloggers.

We went to The Drunken Monkey in Shoreditch, then on to a few bars - including this ace one where cocktails were served in Tiki tumblers instead of the usual glasses.
It's London Cocktail Week until October 16th - so when we went, so most were only £5 each.
Newcastle prices in London? Me likey.

The ones we chose tasted like Um Bongo. Nom.

As I've previously mentioned, whenever I come home I get the post-London blues. Gahh.
The rest of this week definitely hasn't been the best, but I don't really want to dwell on that all too much - don't worry I'll be back to my old self soon!

Coming up this week I have a review of two beautiful peices from Callooh and Callay (aka: MY NEW FAVOURITE SHOP EVER) so stay tuned for that.

Muchos love,


  1. Sounds like you had fun! Love the top you're wearing in the last photo!


  2. I miss miss miss miss London!
    Hamley's ♥
    Looks like fun

  3. Love your outfit, it goes so nicely with your awesome hair too!


  4. I'm in love with your cardigan, too - perfect colour!
    Your outfit is just sooo cute, I love it! :]


  5. Loving your outfit. The blue dress is so pretty and looks great on you! Also now I feel like eating nachos... DAMN IT :D

    xx Seph

  6. OMG, I adore your bag :D
    so original...

  7. Sorry to hear the rest of your week wasn't too good :( Hope it gets better for you soon :)
    Glad you had a nice time in London though, I've never seen Wicked but have always wanted to. I love Hamleys! So much fun! I run around like an excited child too - it took me ages to leave FAO Schwartz in New York because I wanted to try on all the silly hats and wave the Harry Potter wands and dance on the floor keyboard haha.
    Love that dress on you too! It looks fantastic! And that cardigan is a great colour :) x

  8. You look AH-MAZING in blue. I hope this week is better! x hivenn

  9. This looks like so much fun, I LOVED Hamleys when I went (about 10 years ago!) I always get post London blues, but I never look as good on it as you!

    Maria xxx

  10. I hadn't read your blog in ages {I began university and have been insanely busy / out of the loop for some time} and was so pleased to log in and see you looking fresh to death with that incredible hair! LOVE IT! Hope everything with you has been smashing!