Product I found today at Whole Foods Kensington. I am in love. The best yogurt ever tasted AND it comes in a terra-cotta jar that you could save and plant succulents in to make a kitchen window garden
TEA is a religious ceremony in LONDON. Not really, but may as well be.
Inside the Muffin Man. I finally went in. It is a cute little traditional tea room at Kensington High Street near the Kensington Close Hotel. I'm glad I tripped in and fell into some tea. Hehehe.
Easter cupcakes at the Muffin Man. So adorable.
Spotted Garden Eels to plant in your window garden ha! Just kidding. We took the tube over to the SEALIFE London Aquarium and these guys were so cool!
Nightscape, love the lights.
Long day today downtown. It was freezing but we managed to get our butts out into it. I can’t find my camera cord to upload my Canon photos from today(GAAAAHHH!) so I’m a bit disappointed that these are my best for today. It was too cold to fashion stalk today, but the SEA LIFE London Aquarium, Whole Foods, TKMaxx, and The Muffin Man were pretty good indoor escapes from the weather. Too bad everyone had the same idea about the aquarium, but it turned out to be fun and very time consuming.
So anyways I am exhausted, full, bought a cool belt, caffeinated, learned a little about fish and stuff, and I’m feeling cultured. I also saw some great artwork at the Kensington Close Hotel while I waited for my shuttle back to my hotel.
Things i liked about London today:
At every stairway there is someone to help you with your stroller(as there aren’t many lifts around) and you smile at eachother and say thank you like 100 times.
Whole Foods High Street Kensington is like a shopping mall with 3 floors and upstairs is like 6 restaurants in a food-court all hosted by Whole Foods.
The fashion is just ridiculous. These people either have money or starve to death to look this good. I felt like I was in rags. I hated that part, but I loved seeing all of the funky shoes, bags, hats, coats, scarves, sweaters….ooh lala.
I love how the people on the train offer me a seat even when it’s impossible to get to ;) and they seem to forget that it makes big jolts and they stumble each time hehe.
I always know that when I pass H&M and I a crossing into the GAP territory there is always this woman smiling sitting on the pavement with her sweet old baby pit bull wrapped in a blanket. I wish she would receive a giving miracle from some rich Londoner, but seeing her there makes me feel a sense of familiarity….like each time I come to London it is just the next day and everything that happened in between was a dream. It’s as no time has passed at all.
The £1 coin feels so cool in your hand and looks like an old gold coin from the early days of England.
A Bagpiper ( that IS what you call them) was playing on Bridge St. over the Thames today on our way to the aquarium.
The tube is so easy to use.
Looking up as I exited the Tube at Westminster and seeing Big Ben gracing the skyline. Just beautiful.
Rosey red cheeks on cold children ;)
Learning that I don’t like Lapsang Soushon. It is a tealeaf that is smoke dried over burning pinewood. So it has a really smokey flavor that apparently people think is great, but the Chinese see it as a Westerner’s tea, meaning they laugh at you for drinking it :) I think it’s disgusting!!! LOL my waitress thought I was nuts when I said I can’t drink it. Fun times. I was probably so sac-religious to teatime. Sorry Muffin Man.
Flowers blooming and grass so green while it’s snowing.
Snow in London.
More photos to come.