Tuesday, 29 March 2011

celebrations in the city



















On Sunday, Rob took me to London for my birthday. With coffee in hand, we whittled away the hours around Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane, unearthing the weird and wonderful (vegetable pens!) this place has to offer. Time flew, we were having so much fun. We foraged for hidden treasures in the abundance of vintage shops and paused to marvel at the cultural dishes being cooked up; flooding the streets with a spiced aroma. We went for celebratory crepes to refuel; I opted for apple and cinnamon with butterscotch sauce, Rob went for the manly option of Nutella, plain and simple. Now feeling invigorated with sugar in my system, I revisited some of my favourite stalls and picked out some gorgeous pieces of jewellery, namely rings, a lovely vintage scarf and a bold fuchsia pink pleated skirt. 


In the afternoon we moseyed over to the West End and spent some time on Oxford Street. I popped into Topshop, a place that usually fills me with such elation and expectancy, but I just wasn't getting the buzz. I think having spent the morning surrounded by such uniqueness and creativity, I just wasn't feeling inspired by the racks of sameness. We left and headed back to Spitalfields for drinks and dinner. There was still much commotion even at 6 o'clock and we took our pew above the market and enjoyed our drinks overlooking the hustle and bustle down below. Mine was the white wine spritzer in case you were wondering!


Dinner time and we decided to dine at Giraffe for some yummy cocktails and tasty food. The night was topped off sweetly with a birthday brownie, afloat in a pool of chocolate sauce and crowned by a dollop of vanilla ice cream. I wish I had got a photo but it was consumed rather too swiftly!


It really was a perfect birthday and one I shall remember for a long time.


My outfit:
skirt - H&M
boots - River Island
(p)leather jacket - H&M
tie-dye snood - River Island
belt - River Island
bag - Louis Vuitton speedy 35

31 comments:

Kristina said...

looooooooove your outfit dear <3

xx
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Catherine said...

Glad you had a great birthday :) I haven't been to Spitalfields for years! I also used to go to Greenwich Indoor Market, which was lovely too. Fabulous outfit - I need a Speedy bag!! :) x

Catherine x

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

What a perfect birthday adventure! I'm loving your outfit. So glad you had a good time.

xoxo

Cherry Pullinger said...

Oxford Street Topshop never gives me the same buzz either, it's just too big and overwhelming, I don't know where to start!

Corrie♥ said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday and had a nice weekend :) You look lovely and your red hair makes me want to dye mine again! :) x

Katie said...

Mmm all those pastries in the top picture make my mouth water! Glad you had a lovely time :) xoxo

Kim's Vanity said...

Lovely collection of photos, I really got a feel for what it must have been like!

Krissy ~ said...

amazing collection of photos!
looks like you had a fav time!
Krissy xoxo

Lucy said...

Glad you had a great birthday!!
Some wonderful photos. I recognize that watch stall :)

Rainbows and Buttons

xx

Miss Jones said...

you look lovely - brick lane : )
love the hair - glad u had a fab day xxx

Laura @ The Beauty Sanctum said...

Ahhh I love Brick Lane & Spitalfields! Haven't been in so so long with me being so far up North though :(

Looks like you had a fabulous day & I hope you had an amazing Birthday sweets! xx

Steph0188 said...

These photos are just gorgeous hunny :) looks like you had such an amazing time. you look gorgeous- very London indeed x

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

Ilove posts like these.. are those veggie pens? Too cute! Love your hair color too.

Gwen said...

looks like a lovely day out! Brilliant photos too, these are my favourite type of posts I think xx

Daisy said...

Your outfit is fantastic! You pull off the maxi skirt so well :)

Love all the photos in this post- so glad you had a good birthday!xx

Honor said...

Glad you enjoyed Spitalfields - it was great on Sunday. XX

Joey said...

Sounds like you had a great time! And you looked lovely. Love that H&M skirt!
I miss Spitalfields Market, can't wait to go again next month.

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Reyna @fashionmist♥ said...

Wow, looks like such a wonderful experience! xx

ella belle @ bellevintage said...

looks like you had a lovely day! the markets are my favourite part of london. please say you grabbed a veggie pen ha! xx

Lulu B said...

I loooove london , I'm so lucky I only live a few hours a way! I want to go now xx :o)

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lalalucy1000 said...

Wow, it looks fab!!!! I havnt been to london since i was about 6 or something!!! Would like to go again xx

Phoebe said...

Amazing photos, love your outfit :) Glad you had a lovely day x x

kt_gray_3 said...

Your birthday trip looks like it was absolutely magical - I hope you had a truely wonderful day!

Katie x

www.blueberriesnstrawberries.blogspot.com

Ally said...

Love the post and hope you had a great time! Happy (belated) Birthday! :)

Hayley said...

Oooooh i need to go! Your pictures are fab! Really glad you had an awesome birthday :) xx

Peggy (Margaret) said...

Cool!
Hope you had a great day!

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Essie said...

I moved to the UK from Canada at the beginning of September and Spitalfields is the first place my boyfriend took me.
It may be my favourite place in London!

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vicki! said...

The vegetable pens are definitely weird but wonderful. Not sure what looks most appealing, the delicious food you seemed to come across or the block print cards (I wouldn't be able to resist either).

-vicki!

Aimee said...

Loved looking at these photographs, so colourful!

katelin xoxo said...

happy birthday! sounds like you had a good day. thanks for all the pretty pictures, i love the teacups and those crazy vegetable pens:) you look gorgeous:)
xk
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