Take me back!
As expected, I am totally in love with this city. It’s absolutely stunning – soaring modern architecture against castles and huge expanses of parks. It doesn’t hurt that the weather has been insanely perfect the whole time I’ve been here. There have been a few showers but on the whole, it’s been crisp, sunny fall weather; the perfect backdrop for exploring!
A few things:
Dumb American in London moments:
Apologies for the short (and week late post!) but I’ve been trying to see and do as much as I can in the non-working hours and am therefore finding myself totally exhausted every night! In tonight’s case, I had a stressful (sarcasm) day of tapas, the Tower of London and cold curry… also, Downton Abbey’s on soon and that is serious business here. 🙂
Cheers from London!
I’ve been fighting with my wireless here but will be posting lots of pictures when I get home!
I’m totally going to go back and read the Secret again, because I’m pretty sure the laws of attraction kicked in and my recent fascination with London (evidenced here) led me straight to a very unexpected but very exciting two-week stint there for work.
I’m off on Monday and ridiculously excited, both for the work project and to spend the rest of my time exploring the city. There is SO much to see and I was starting to get anxious about how on earth I’d ever choose until I stumbled on to Kate Spade’s London City Guide. It’s helpful because it doesn’t include every single thing in London, but is a quick list of just a few cafes, parks, museums and markets so at least I have a small list to start with!
Have you been to London? What is the one thing I MUST do there? Do you think I can pick up an accent in 12 days? Fingers crossed!
One week later, I’m finally ready to wear heels again, the extreme bloating from Cuban food/rose/halal cart/bagels/more rose/the BEST DINNER EVER at Bell Book & Candle/vodka sodas/late night pizza/mimosamimosamimosas has gone down, and I’m safely above water on the work front.
Totally. Worth. It.
I am so very sad it’s over.
I am finally posting my pictures from last weekend! Three things I’d like to call out:
1. I should have taken many, many more photos, and preferably with a real camera.
2. It was three thousand degrees and nine million percent humidity – so I have a whopping two pictures that I allowed myself in and only one with Shai, which is particularly sad.
3. If you’re looking for a real peak into NYFW, I’m going to point you over to DrunkOnShoes just as soooon as she gets her pictures up. She’ll do it much more justice. She really experienced NYFW as you’d imagine it – the shows, the celebs, etc.
So enjoy, in no particular order. Click to enlarge!
Please God, let me see women on boxes!
In a bizarre twist of fate, I am headed to Fashion Week in New York. Or the kick-off of it, anyway. Yes, me, the dubious writer of the (cleverly titled, if I do say so myself) WTFashion. I know, I totally don’t deserve this.
But, I’ll take it!
Its actually not THAT bizarre since one of my oldest and dearest friends, Shai, has a fabulous fashion blog called DrunkOnShoes and naturally, she is taking the blogosphere by storm. I had to say fabulous, forgive me – I’m in full on SATC mode right now. She’s invited to a bunch of awesome events and I’m SO happy to be along for the ride!
We’re headed out tonight and I have a two hour flight to master the DSLR so I can do her justice for her blog – totally doable, right?
I’m so excited I can’t sit still! Cocktails with an old friend, checking out the set up of NYFW, celeb stalking, visiting some NYC buddies, exploring and eating, of course, a lot.
Wish me luck!
…on a jet plane.
I’m off to a weekend wedding in Dallas! I picked a super early flight so I can spend the day with a girlfriend in Austin. While I slightly questioned the genius of my plan when my alarm went off at 4am, now that I’m caffeinated, I’m just excited for a weekend adventure.
I love the United Terminal at O’Hare and every.single.time. I’m on that moving walkway I sing Diddy’s “I’ll Be Watching You” in my head and fancy myself Missy Elliot. Don’t act like you don’t.
Happy almost weekend!
One week after returning, the postcards of sunsets, palm trees and seals (SEALS!) are still burned into my memory just as vividly as the day I left. It was, in short, an amazing trip catching up with great friends, happy hours on cozy outdoor couches watching the sun go down and as always, great food and drinks.
I’m already plotting my next trip back!
5 days and counting…