No plans are the best plans
2 weekends ago, I invited my Mum to meet me in north London with nothing but an overnight suitcase and her adventure face on.
All I’d told her was that she’d have to drive a few hours over the weekend but that our discoveries along the way would make it more than worth the effort. With the offer of a car, which I hired from TravelSupermarket.com and a bed for the night covered, it was up to me to decide where to go and what to do. What a question huh? At least ‘who with’ was a no brainer!
La Tour Eiffel
Whilst Britain is busy making its mind up about the weather, I’m in France sporting a decidedly covered up outfit borrowed from the boys. Last month, it became quickly apparent that I required more jackets to make it through the tricky transitional part of the year.
It was the day of my 26th birthday when the absolutely charming Meredith Sherlock shot me down ‘that street that Hugh Grant lived on’. A shoot with this very talented camera-wielding lady had been long in the pipeline but hadn’t materialised over the 6 month window from The Bloggers Market (where we first met) to now (when she would leave to head back to Canada). Luckily the Thursday afternoon worked out and we met halfway in the neck of the woods she came to call her home (the lucky thing).
Notting Hill has always been fairly far away for me but is worth the trek for the streets upon streets of pastel and vibrantly coloured houses. Last time I shot down these here parts was with the darling Xanthe Berkeley when I wore all those fancy dresses.
Clockwise from top left:
Large ring bound notebook – Typo / Customised glitter notebook – Typo / Stickers – Ohh Deer / L notebook – Juniqe / Good Vibes Only colouring book – Typo / Pin felt pen – Columbia Road / YAY! card – Rachel Emma on Etsy / Cloud tray – Pigmy cloud on Etsy / Turquoise clips – Lethbridge cards on Etsy / Pink tags – Tiger / Kitten print wrapping paper – Evermade
Sucker for Stationery
Much like you (totally hazarding a guess here) I’m pretty big on stationery. Back in the days of pencil cases (lol) I was that kid who had one bursting full of her favourite pens and pencils (a Pukka pencil with the dolls head as a rubber was a personal fave) that just annoyingly inspired boys to hassel me for ink-dispensing essentials at the start of EVERY class.
Where better to snap some of my favourite outfits from Wallis than Kenwood House? I knew nothing about the English Heritage property until I drove past it on the way to Hampstead village. Intrigued, I made a promise to head out and discover it properly with my bestie, Carrie.
I must have completely missed the memo because everyone in London and his/her dog were there on the day we decided to meet up for catch ups and obligatory photo-taking! It’s completely free to wander into the grounds of and is the perfect backdrop for a picnic. Spread out your rug, sit back and pretend Kenwood is your very own.