London Style

Escaping the Rain in Covent Garden

passage to Neals Yard in the rain in Covent Garden, London

home made food sign writing on black board outside cafe with fresh coconut drinks

Alphabet bag with gold 'L' on the front with a black and grey skirt outfit

Gold L alphabet bag with white leather Zara bag on a bench in covent garden

throwing hat in the air in covent garden neals yard

the buildings in Neals Yard covent garden. colourful windows

lazy oaf kitty leopard face top with gold chain necklaces and tatty devine bubble necklace

smiling shot of red head in a fedora and a white zara bag

Neals Yard covent garden colourful brick buildings with painted windows and plants growing down the walls

lazy oaf kitty crop top and miss selfridge fedora hat from back in covent garden

lazy oaf leopard crop top with waist showing. Bonjour belt, moustache ring and gold jewellery

lucy with red hair laughing in a felt fedora hat infront of a bright blue door

Zara white triangle bucket bag with a leopard print top infront of a blue door

A Colourful Day out in Neal’s Yard

Last weekend, Kristabel and I trotted up to central London to spend a final day together before she jet sets off to Thailand for 6 weeks! What more appropriate activity to wish her farewell than to rain dodge through London? None I tell you! We did have a mission in mind however, to find my dad a Fathers Day gift – something in the sweet smelling departement and so we started in Neal’s Yard, the sort of little corner you stumble across and then can never find again.

The first time I entered it’s tiny courtyard I felt like I’d discovered another country, full of colour and feeling like a sanctuary space you might find at a festival. No better place for colourful me that’s for sure!

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The second I’d finished posing like a goon in my new beloved Lazy Oaf crop top and shiny new Alphabet Bag, the sky finally opened (the heavens obviously approve of Bloggers!) and off we dashed in search of dim sum shaped food. Kristabel, queen of chinese grub lead us through ChinaTown to London Jade Garden opposite the W Hotel where a queue out onto the flooded streets told me this might be a good one!

Whilst we probably ordered far too much, the various miscellaneous shaped parcels certainly went down well. Finally, I headed towards Covent Garden tube and found a perfect Paul Smith fragrance in the Garden Pharmacy after a tip off on Twitter – phew!

kristabel iwantyoutoknow looking at the menu in chinatown

london jade gardens chinese food menu with tea and chopsticks

dim sum at London Jade Gardens, Chinese food in baskets on the table

unwrapped dimsum rice parcels at The London Jade Gardens chinese

eating dimsum in china town

chinese rolls in china town london

Look out for my guest blog post coming soon on Kristabel’s blog whilst she’s away!

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  • miriam June 29, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    your style is really eccentric but i really really like it 😀 i was wondering if you would like to follow me on gfc and bloglovin… i will surely follow you back 😀

    fashion blog miriam stella

  • mat June 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM

    i love it around there, every time i visit london CG is where I end up. It’s got it all for me. Your photos are looking great at the moment, the colours are looking fab. I didn’t realise she was going away, that will be great fun

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  • Fern June 26, 2013 at 12:21 PM

    I LOVE this outfit and I love how colourful everything is. Your top is so good!

  • Elizabeth June 25, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    You look fabulous lovely, love the leopard print, the tights and the cute Tatty Devine necklace!

    Elizabeth x

    Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

  • Georgina June 25, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Looks like a lovely day. Your Shiny Thoughts necklace is so cute! Where is it from?

    • Lulu June 25, 2013 at 8:41 PM

      Hey Georgina!

      The necklace is from Tatty Devine, you can get it made with anything on! One of my next posts will feature exactly how it was made! 🙂

  • Rachel Manns June 25, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    I love Neals Yard and definitely don’t spend enough time there! Beautiful photos 🙂

  • Kate June 25, 2013 at 3:31 AM

    Love the gif! How fun!

  • Jiawa June 24, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    I just came across your blog and I’m so inspired! I love how your personality comes through your photos. And your socks are amazing 🙂

  • Miss Ecl June 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Love your tigths! <3 And your whole outfit <3 You look great!

  • Katie June 24, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    cat lady <3 you are the best!
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  • Kb June 24, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    Haha just reminiscing about the crazy amount of dim sum, I always get a bit overexcited whenever I go here! Glad you liked the snaps and even made a gif!

  • Claire June 24, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    I cannot imagine a location that would more suit your outfit posts! Love it

    • Lulu June 24, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      haha you’re right Claire!! Can’t quite believe this was my first time hanging out there! x

  • Paprika June 24, 2013 at 6:51 AM

    I’ve been there before it looks so pretty & colourful I love it!xx

  • Kit June 23, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    Woah that’s a lot of dim sum for 2.

    • Lulu June 24, 2013 at 11:44 AM

      I KNOW!! We struggled but just about managed! haha we were starving little piggies 😉

  • Bailey June 23, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    The dim sum looks incredible! I love your tights too- so cute. Looks like a lovely day xxx