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Jacket: Target (option) (option) // Top: Forever 21 (option) // Leggings: Target (option) // Shoes: Old Navy (option) (option) // Scarf: Macy's (option) // Bag: Target (option) // Glasses: Forever 21 (option)
Hey y'all!!! I feel like it's been FOREVER! I missed you guys so much! Last week was such a whirlwind and I am still adjusting to "real" life. I wanted to say thank you to those who dropped by last week while I was gone. Give it up for some amazing guest posts. If it weren't for my girls I would've been 100% MIA.
Before I begin, I thought I would mention that this week will be a recap of my trip to London. If this isn't your cup of tea, I completely understand as long as YOU understand that these posts are not to brag or be boastful. It's my online diary that I can share with friends/family and also look back upon over and over again.
Now that we have that disclaimer out of the way, here is a recap of out first few hours in London.
Our trip started off brilliant (insert sarcasm). Ross left his wallet on the plane. It was recovered minutes later. Then, low and behold, Ross lost his cell phone. Where is it? Think. Think. Think. Oh yes, possibly in the cab. After realizing where he had "misplaced" it, we called our cab and 40 lbs (am I typing that right?) it was was back in his hands. Then we began to hear all sorts of popping sounds. What is that? We walked into our hotel bathroom and my flat iron is smoking like ribs on the BBQ.....yep it caught fire. Our entire room was rank with the smell of burnt hair and ceramic. I was warned over and over again, but no warning could replace the "live" version of this business. Flat iron was toast due to non-compatible outlets. Lesson learned. Advice, buy a cheap flat iron in London!!!
The small road blocks weren't going to knock us down. We were staying nearby to the cream of the crop shopping and decided to roll with the punches before dinner with Wallis.
Harrods, the mecca of all shopping meccas, was within walking distance of our hotel and we took a few full hours advantage of all the glorious shopping.
So, today is all about our first few hours...shopping, eating and taking it all in. I have NEVER seen so many high fashion designers in one block's distance in my entire life...not that I have seen that many sights and sounds. It was true bliss and a jaw dropping experience. Holy wow! I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
We stayed at the Millennium Hotel which was surrounded by all the places that I could NEVER afford. Roberto Cavalli was NEXT door to our hotel. Louis Vuitton was outside our balcony room window. Did I die and go to heaven? I truly think I heard angels singing for a short minute. Jimmy Choo and Chanel were across the street. Really? Is this happening? Yes, it was and we felt like a million bucks. This is the FIRST and only time in our entire life. Probably the ONLY time. I am okay with that.
If you ever have the chance to visit this incomprehensible city called London, please take half a day to visit Harrods and all it's surroundings. I don't care if you enjoy shopping or not, it IS THE PLACE to be; buildings, architecture, energy, food, shopping, people, photo ops....you WILL DIE!!!
So here are a few shots we captured from the first few hours.
Did you think out first few hours were going to be spent any differently than with some serious retail therapy and wine? It was London for bloody's sake.
If you ever have the chance to travel to London, shopper or not, you must take a
stroll hike through this seven story, five acre, one-million square feet, thirty-two restaurant land of amazingness. I am still in awe of it's glory.
And after your hike grab some world-famous macaroons from Laduree. They make a fab late night snack, but beware, absolutely NO pictures allowed. I tried to sneak a shot indoors and got busted. These people don't play.
Lunch at nearby Caffe Concerto was adorably quaint; delicious sandwiches, salads, brushcetta and a glass or two of wine. It was a romantic and charming little place. I highly recommend.
There you go. Our first few moments in London town. Stay tuned all week for more outfit posts, travel tips, recaps and some crazy fun during our stay thanks to Wallis.
It feels so good to be back in the saddle. I TRULY missed y'all!