July 29, 2014

An Afternoon in Harrods

If you're going to be a tourist in London you have to visit Harrods. It's up there with seeing Big Ben, a trip to Buckingham Palace and going on the London Eye.
Harrods is a maze. You weave your way in and out of the pristine beauty counters, beautiful jewellery displays and handbags which will have you swooning (well if you're anything like me they will). It's the ultimate place to window shop and make mental lists of the beautiful luxuries you would buy if you had an unlimited bank account.

Sooner or later you'll manage to find your way to the food halls where you will be greeted by even more hustle and bustle.

There will be delights everywhere you look and it's a sure thing that you will want to consume everything you will see!! Restraint is paramount.
With more chocolate than Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. Bon bons, chocolate slabs and truffles, all beautifully wrapped, all which look too pretty too eat (but of course that won't stop you!)
Everything will be going swimmingly well so you follow the warren of corridors through to the fish hall, butchers, and fresh fruit market.

Finally you won't be able to resist buying bags of dates, of more varieties than you ever knew existed, to take home with you.
When you manage to tear yourselves away and find your way out you will be greeted by fresh air utterly exhausted by your experience.
Luckily for us we didn't have far to walk as our hotel was literally just around the corner.
We stayed the The Millennium Hotel in Knightsbridge which was brilliant. The location was perfect for shopping and it was literally a 2 minute walk from Knightsbridge tube station, making it easy to get to other parts of London. The staff were incredibly welcoming and accommodating, and the rooms were lovely with fabulous views over London.
London is fast becoming one of my favourite cities!

July 28, 2014

Welcome to The Good Life

I cannot tell you the list of places I want to visit in London. The list is honestly endless.

The Good Life Eatery has been on my radar for a while. Fortunately it was close to where we were staying so we had no excuse not to pay it a visit. 
Breakfast seemed like a good option, so a short tube ride later we were there, greeted by fresh juices, smoothies and a delicious menu.
I had a green juice, which was delicious, but was torn between an a├žai bowl or poached eggs. 
In the end we went for the Skinny Royale and the Skinny Benedict.
Then halved them both to give us this, slightly messy looking, hybrid of deliciousness.
A bit of yolk porn for you all to enjoy.
It was soooo good.

I wish I could have it all right now!
We resisted the tempting sweet treats on our way out, but if you are that way inclined they all looked amazing. I'm going to use this as an excuse to go back!
After breakfast we went for a wander admiring all the beautiful houses on our way and choose which ones we would like to live in.
With the sun already scorching we could already tell it was going to be a hot one.
Luckily for me I had nabbed this beautifully light and airy dress the day before in the Zara sale. It was perfect for covering up but keeping you cool at the same time and I love the pattern. I can tell this dress is going to get a lot of use this summer.
If only every day could start like this!

July 26, 2014

Jersey boys

Mum joined me down in London so we could spend bit of quality time together. Mum was away whilst I was at home and vice versa so we hadn't properly seen each other in a while.

I knew Mum would love to see a West End show, she does nearly every time she comes to London, so very last minute I looked at what was on and I booked for us to go and see Jersey Boys. 
Now I'm a bit of a musical theatre geek, so for those who don't already know, Jersey Boys is an all singing, all dancing musical!
Which suited us fine as we both loved it.
Mum literally wanted to get up and dance and me, well I guess I just love that era of music. 
After the show we wandered in the warm evening air, through Leicester square, with the intent of going to covent garden to find some food. 
Unfortunately my shoes didn't let me get that far, they're beautiful but not comfortable, so we only got as far as five guys until we gave up.

Mum loves a good burger and I've heard great things about Five Guys so who am I to deprive her of a good burger!
I bagged us a table outside so we could people watch and Mum came back with the goodies.
Mum went for a bacon and cheese burger.
Me on the other hand went for a veggie sandwich.
I learnt the hard way that when you go to somewhere like this, you get a proper burger as mine was effectively a burger..without the burger...
Hmm, it was totally fine but literally just the bun and salad.
Mum raved that hers on the other hand was delicious, so I had a cheeky taste and we came to an overall consensus that it was in fact delicious. The chips weren't bad either!

Better than Honest Burgers though!? Hmm..I'm not too sure!
After chatting and people watching we headed back to our hotel so we could get a reasonably early night.

After trying to make the most of my time in London I was definitely burning the candle at both ends so I literally collapsed onto the bed and fell into a very deep, very welcomed, much needed, sleep.