London Love

imageOne of my Christmas presents from Gary was a weekend in London including a delightful night at the ballet. London is one of my favourite cities to visit, it’s so fun and colourful – inspiration is looming everywhere! We stayed at the Mayfair which was really lovely and I can’t wait to go back. (Still dreaming of my Mayfair breakfast – delicious!)

The ballet we went to see was the glorious Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells theatre, I absolutely loved it! The ever-graceful princess Aurora herself – performed by Ashley Shaw was technically fabulous, and the performance was executed to perfection with a lot of heart. Aurora’s lines and turnout were utterly dreamy; she simply brightened up the stage and set the standard. I would say the performance was eerie yet sharp and current due to its modern-edge. The storytelling was inventive and highly imaginative, and the classic sweet fairytale became dramatic and rapidly glamorous in Matthew Bourne’s take on the story.

There was not a single pointe shoe in sight which at first, I was rather disappointed by, but I still felt that classical touch was weaved through to a certain extent. Even though this lacked that traditional grandeur and characterisation, Bourne’s reinvention however was entirely refreshing, beautiful and gripping from start to finish. I really loved every second and was totally captivated throughout. This was one of my favourite presents ever!⭐️

Leopard print overcoat – Zara

Deep V, flared sleeve knit – Asos

Oxblood suede wrap skirt – Asos

Croc embossed mini bag – Zara

Oxblood pointed courts – House of CB

Leather belt and studded choker – Asos

Food at Novikov was just so good. The baby pork belly, sweet and sour prawns and duck fried rice was amazing. Don’t you just hate it when you can’t finish your food, but you later really regret not trying to stuff more in, when you’ve became hungry again? Always. This was me when all I wanted was those delicious chunky pieces of duck in fried rice when I was back at the hotel. Sushi was indeed delightful also. My favourite was the seared salmon avocado! We also had spicy prawn and Thai chicken steamed dimΒ sum, but the Thai chicken was just not to my taste it was far too lemony.πŸ‹ onto my favourite part of dinner… Desert. Nutella cheesecake with cherry sorbet – s p l e n d i d.πŸ’

I loved wandering around the streets of London; you come across so many pretty and interesting things. Berkeley Square was undoubtedly sensational – Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney, Dior, Chanel and Temperley London to name a few had me in a state of awe. Everywhere I looked I fell in love, so dreamy! Wish I could have it all.πŸ’˜

Pretty pastels and beautiful brights where in full bloom at Liberty London’s heavenly flower entrance. I couldn’t take my eyes away – so colourful and pretty! 🌸Flower-power for days.🌸

Pink tailored blazer – Topshop

Black fishnet tights – French Connection

Leather lace up boots – Topshop

Black sheer buttoned blouse – Zara

70’s style black velvet scarf – Zara

Black suede fringed mini skirt – Zara

Leather fringed studded mini bag – Zara (so obsessed with mini bagsπŸ‘›)

I dedicated some time to glasses shopping as I am in desperate need for some new frames and came across Moscott Β  – now one of my favourite eyewear brands! They had so many lovely, unique frames and colours, my favourite shade was honey and olive green. We then went to the very eclectic Bob Bob Riccard restaurant, which I loved – the ‘press for champagne’ button is so cute.🍾 Oh, and the food is quite nice, too! The crab salad with chili avocado mayonnaise, and beef onglet with onion purΓ©e and truffle gravy was to die for. I can’t help but regret the fact I didn’t get the BBR signature chocolate glory desert. Once again, I let the starter and main defeat me.

Looking forward to my next trip to London already!πŸ‘ 

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