London Wanderings

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Going to London is one of my favourite things to do. I am lucky enough to live within a 25 minute train journey into central London. I would say that I probably travel to London at least once a month.

Today I was heading up to Notting Hill to meet a new friend, who I actually started talking to after she took an interest in my blog. We have an awful lot in common and both adore our luxury purchases.

We decided to meet for coffee and she bought her gorgeous CHANEL jumbo out for the occasion. I mean, it is incredible! We were discussing how crazy the price increases have gotten. When she bought her bag a few years ago, she paid under half of what it is now?!

On our way to our coffee stop, we came across the most gorgeous flower shop called Wild at Heart, it is so beautiful and I’m sure graced many Instagram accounts. We stopped with the lovely Zoe to pose in front of this turquoise wall that linked onto the lovely flower shop! I won’t tell you the toilets were just to the right of me… Perhaps you can tell by my face?!

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Top – Wolford // Skirt – Zara // Boots – Carvela // Pashmina – Italy

BODYISM

We sheltered from the cold London weather and headed to bodyism. I had heard so much about this new healthy cafe, so thought I would give it a try. We actually sat there feeling rather unhealthy as everyone around us was in gym gear and looking super fit! I think I’ll dress for the occasion next time!

I went for their healthy version of hot chocolate and Jess went for a pumpkin spice autumn special. They were both very nice but you could taste that they were healthy… if that makes sense? We didn’t eat but the acai bowls looked incredible!

Bodyism is all about clean and lean eating, which means that all food is unprocessed, led by ingredients and not calories, sweetened kindly and clean! Their menu is all gluten free, free from refined sugars and 90% organic.

SHOPPING

Notting Hill has some fantastic shops and for two shopaholics, this is not ideal. You will be proud though, I was good, thinking of my CHANEL shoes and keeping my card firmly in my bag!

I think I’ll be heading back soon though!

The shops along Notting Hill are more of your high end High Street shops like Maje, Sweaty Betty and Joseph. It also has one of my favourite homewear stores, Brissi.

What does one wear for a chilly but chic day out in London? I knew I wanted to wear my over the knee boots because they are so warm, so I opted for tights and a skirt to pair with them. Although London can be very cold, the tube can be sweltering and so the boots with jeans could have been a little much. I love a black skirt with tights at the moment anyway, so that’s what I went with.

If you are ever unsure about our unpredictable weather in the UK, a good size pashmina is always a must. I take mine everywhere, they are easy because if you don’t need it – simply store in your bag – they fold easily and are light! They can also be used as a multiple of things… A scarf, a blanket, a wrap around the shoulders, or as I discovered… a shower cap.

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Pashmina’s are so much easier than taking a coat out in London and they keep you warm. Obviously in the winter months, you may want your coat… but for Autumnal days they are just perfect.

After a fairly glamorous day of being ladies who lunch and window shop, we headed back to Waterloo, where we not so glamorously had a Burger King!!! OOPS, sorry Bodyism!

Love Life,

Emma xxx

Photography: Zoe Griffin

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