May has been treating us really well so far. It has felt like summer and that has been doing something very positive for my mood. It is so uplifting to feel the sun on my body again and the warmth it gives. As for the moment I don’t really have a job and my mom had some leftover vacation she needed to spend so we decided to go to our summerhouse on Fyn for little over a week. Later the rest of the family joined us so we could spend the Bank Holiday together.
When we came home from the summerhouse Malene and I decided to take a trip to Tisvildeleje for the evening. We bought some wine, bread and cheese and enjoyed the last beams of sun on the beach.
I have a ton of pictures on my phone of this beautiful cherry blossom tree that lives close to my home during my stay in London. I could follow the development every day. This is what makes Spring one of the best times of the year. When everything is blooming it makes you so optimistic and excited for all the new things to come.
The weather also started to feel like Spring. On this particular day it was 19 degrees Celcius. Here, I’m enjoying a iced latte at Wulf & Lamb near Sloane Square.
Again this picture was taken on a day where the weather was absolutely incredible. Malene came to visit me and we just enjoyed the sunshine in Holland Park and ate fresh fruit and guacamole.
On our last evening in London we decided to walk all the way through Hyde Park before heading to dinner in Mayfair. It was such a treat to see a sunset like that.
Malene looking gorgeous and colorful in her dress from Lovechild 1979 and knit from Acne Studios.
We also did a bit of shopping (even though I’m always trying not to). I bought this beautiful blazer from Urban Outfitters. It is very lightweight and perfect for Spring and Summer.
I also had a little “fika” with my Swedish girls at Fabrique (which is a Swedish bakery chain). This place makes the best cinnamon buns. I will miss these girls so much (but hey now I just have an excuse to come to Sweden more often)!
Another pretty corner in London. I swear I have at least a 1,000 of these kind of pictures in my camera roll.
Another video from last weekend where Malene came to visit me. We went to some of our favorite places including Granger & Co. in Notting Hill, Portobello Market & Primrose Hill. I have already shown the outfit I’m wearing in the video in an earlier blog post. You can read it here.
Sometimes you just need to challenge yourself and get out of a comfort zone. For me that comfort zone was taking pictures for my blog and Instagram account as I’ve done so many times before, but I thought I would try to up my content by adding video features as well. I’ll admit that it was really hard to begin with. It isn’t easy to get it right, but I’m actually really proud of the end result. Hopefully this won’t be the last video you’ll see from me. I promise to try to make it a regular thing on the blog. Enjoy!
Knit H&M Trend
Shoes & Other Stories
Necklace Jane Kønig
It feels so incredibly good to be back in London. The drive and vibe here constantly get me excited about things and this city just keeps inspiring me. I couldn’t dream of a better place to be right now (though it is a bit cold from time to time). These past few days I’ve used to get back into things here, reunite with some friends and get to know others. I was in Hackney the other day having lunch with Hannah (one of the sweet girls I met last semester) at the newly opened café Sans Pere in Broadway Market. Such a cute little spot with amazing decor and great food at reasonable prices. It was lovely to just sit and chat and we had a lovely time.
I can’t deny that I’m a bit impatient for my studies to begin on Monday. This semester I am going to focus more on the business(y) things and I’ve got subjects like Fashion Marketing, PR and Trend Forecasting on my schedule. I am very curious and excited (as you can probably tell already). Bring it on!
Skirt Filippa K
Shoes & Other Stories
If I had to choose one part of London I would stay or live in it would, without a doubt, be Notting Hill. Ever since I watched ‘Notting Hill’ with Hugh Grant & Julia Roberts for the first time (and I have watched it a million times since) I have been madly in love with this area. There is just something special about it, something indescribable. When I walk around this neighborhood I make sure to take it all in. Here are some of my favorite places that Notting Hill has on offer.
Granger & Co.
It wouldn’t even be possible to make a guide to Notting Hill without mentioning the king of Aussie brunch, Granger & Co. I have been there a vast number of times and I don’t think I would ever be tired of visiting. Make sure to taste the coconut bread. It is literally the dream!
This all day brunch spot specializes in eggs and they are very good at it. If you love a good avocado on sourdough toast this is definitely the place for you. You get served a mountain of avocado and I would go as far to say that there is almost more avocado than bread (which isn’t a bad thing at all)! If you are not a fan of eggs they serve up pancakes, porridge and chia pudding as well.
Notting Hill Farmer’s Market
One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to go to the local farmer’s market. Notting Hill has a great one located just behind Notting Hill Gate station (it can be a bit hard to find). Here you can buy fresh flowers, artisan breads, dairy products and all the seasonable fruits and veggies you can imagine (you don’t want to miss out on the cherries in summer).
Ledbury Road & Westbourne Grove
I have never been a huge fan of shopping on the high streets. I much prefer the quieter areas such as Ledbury Road and Westbourne Grove (especially the west end). These streets just have all the right boutiques and shops. My favorites include Matches Fashion, A.P.C, Sandro, Joseph and Aimé.
I have just returned with the Eurostar back to London from an amazing five days in Paris. Oh, how I love that city! This time around it was part of my studies at London College of Fashion, but that didn’t make the trip any worse. We were lucky enough to experience some good weather the first days, which meant one thing: coffee & croissants on a sidewalk café! I also discovered the brand Oxyde after visiting their store on Rue de Charonne and I was pleasantly surprised about their selection of clothing items. How can I never have heard about this brand before??! Of course, I didn’t walk out of there empty handed.
Besides some really good shopping and food experiences I also visited a couple of exhibitions that are worth mentioning. The first one was Claude Monet’s water lilies at the Musée de l’Orangerie. I love the simplicity of the paintings and the way they are exhibited in these light, oval shaped rooms. The second exhibition we visited was the Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. It is by far the most grandiose exhibition I have ever seen and truly an amazing experience (despite the many people).
Jeans Vintage Levi’s