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04/07/2013

London Love Part 1

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So it's John's birthday this week and even though we both visit London fairly often it is rare for us both to have a day together in the big smoke, let alone for two days without the little man (this is only our 2nd proper night away from him). It was great to have a bit more time to stroll around soho or check out the shops we love but never have time to get too. We stayed in a great little boutique hotel right in the heart of soho which had a lovely courtyard with spiral staircase and sunny roof terrace and best of all in the evening in the terrace they served wine with antipasti's and cheeses, all included, which is a great way to socialise and start the evening off.

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Chillin in the hotel courtyard

Olives and hummus
My favourite - Wine, Olives and hummus
We started the day off taking a stroll to Carnaby street, as just off it is one of Johns favourite boutique denim companies - Albam, he treated himself to a denim tote bag which will be perfect for work.
We also had a drink at one of our favourite places on Wardour Street - The Ship, a traditional British pub and a great place to get a pint, which was particularly refreshing since it was starting to creep up into the mid 20's, a temperature we don't feel a lot in Wales.


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Edwin jeans
John is wearing a Woolrich shirt, Edwin jeans and YMC loafers
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Laura wears HM Conscious Collection shorts, Carlos studded bag, Barratts Creepers and Topshop Necklace

During the day as we where going to be doing a lot of walking we both went for comfortable outfit choices. My new shorts got a little bit creased on the journey up but they are nice and light, great for a warm day, and eco as well - being part of the HM conscious collection. I also wore my creepers, with my Carlos studded bag and topshop necklace. John sported his YMC loafers with Edwin jeans and Woolrich short sleeve shirt.

The Ship Pub

good food

Camden lock
Soho Gardens and Camden Lock
As the day went on we had a quick bite to eat, whizzed around on the underground visiting various places, chilled out in Soho gardens for a while, enjoying the warmth of the afternoon and decided to head back to the hotel so I could pick up my jacket and change for the evening. We started out with cocktails in Camden and then headed back to Soho where we had a little ride on a rickshaw and enjoyed some lovely french cider in the Frenchhouse.


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Laura is wearing a Gifted/thrifted jacket, Religion vest, Topshop skinnies, Asos boots and Carlos bag

For the evening I thought I would try out my new shoes I had just ordered from Asos paired with a striped vest from Religion with my gifted jacket, topshop skinny jeans and Carlos bag. We had a great time and the next instalment of what we did on the second day, including visiting Ralph Lauren will be up in a few days....enjoy :)

I have joined this post up with What I wore, Wardrobe Wednesday, I feel Pretty, Casual Friday

13 comments:

  1. Loooove the geometric necklace in the first photo!

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    1. Hi Dora

      Thanks so much for stopping by, so glad you like the necklace, I loooove it too :)

      Laura x

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  2. Glad you had a great time. :-) I like your creepers and striped top and also John's button up.

    Mo

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    1. Hi Mo

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment

      Laura x

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  3. That sounds like an awesome time! My hubby and I so appreciate our little getaways sans kids too. That photo of the olives, wine and hummus reminds me of one of our favorite date night restaurants. You both look so stylish and your photos are gorgeous! Thanks for linking up.

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  4. Glad you had a fun night away, love the photos. It's a great area of London!

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    1. Hi

      If we had more time we would explore a lot more but you know as soon as you have a child you never have the luxury of time so it was great to be in such a lively part of London :)

      Laura x

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  5. Hi Laura - thanks for stopping by my blog today (91dash.com)!!! My blog is a work in progress :-) Thank you for the sweet comment!

    and your style is super simple chic!! I like that striped top with the gradient effect.

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  6. Looks like a wonderful day...good food, interesting places, cool outfits (awesome backdrops!). A visit to London on my birthday would be delicious.

    Very cool that your fella was willing to fashionista for a moment....on his brithday no less!
    Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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