Skip to main content

A Birthday And Christmas In London I'll Never Forget

Evening all.

So firstly I just wanted to let you all know that I haven't forgotten about you, I just opted for a couple of weeks off from the blog since it has been my birthday and I have also had a few important deadlines at University. But, you'll be (hopefully) pleased to know that I am back to share with you a new post, followed by many over the Christmas period. How exciting.

 So last weekend was ever so exciting, as I spent a night away with George wandering the streets of London, and visiting a few places that we both wished to take a peek at. Our first stop after the long train journey in which we spent watching 'Phoneshop' and the 'Gavin and Stacey' Christmas special, was the Aquarium. And yes, that was after a cheeky 'McDonalds' pit-stop.

Aside from the fact I had to drink my coffee faster than I imagined possible because of the 'no drinks allowed' policy, and the fact that for a large proportion of the time you could only see about three fish because of the crowds of families with buggies and small children let loose surrounding each tank, the Aquarium was incredible. I thoroughly enjoyed spotting all the tiny, cute fish and George was equally fascinated by the sharks and other 'big fellas', so it was a really great way to start the day of activities that we had planned.

Jacket: Missguided
Scarf: Asos
Bag: New Look
Jumper: Asos
Sunglasses: Hindsight Vintage 

An image from the Aquarium that doesn't really include many fish in sight but eh, I was enjoying the experience from my eyes rather than behind my phone screen.

NEXT STOP. The hotel. Ok so it didn't quite work out that way because when we made our way down the narrow street that our hotel was located on, the room wasn't quite ready, so we used our initiative and hit the National Art Gallery. I would love to say I could fully appreciate the incredible pieces of art work carefully selected and displayed for us to see, but realistically I am no artist so the deep meanings behind the oil painted Jesus Christ was difficult for me to find, to say the least. Still, it was pretty incredible and I most definitely wish I was as talented as they are.

We were kindly looked after by the lovely lady at the Piccadilly Circus Studio's and were given a really beautiful room with twinkling lights above the bed and the biggest bath I have ever seen, which was definitely made the most of. No bubbles were harmed in the making of the deepest bubble bath known to man.

By far the most highly anticipated activity whilst we were visiting London was our visit to the Kew Gardens for Christmas At Kew. I can confidently say this was the most magical experience of my life, and I have never felt so festive. Ever. The trees coated in beautiful lights; the gorgeous garden grounds; the overpriced hot chocolate which had to be consumed and the general Christmas vibe was absolutely insane and if I could recommend anything in the world, then this is it. MAGICAL.


The image above was the final part of the trail around the gardens and my iPhone really doesn't do justice to just how spectacular this sight was. Essentially, the huge house across the lake was lit up with a number of different coloured lights and patterns, and Christmas carols were played whilst myself, George and everybody else was in absolute awe at how beautifully made the entire experience was. I would say that there is something for everyone, including Santa, a stunning walk around the grounds, mulled wine, Christmas carols, toasting your own giant marshmallows, and so on. 

I am aware that this blog post is incredibly image heavy, and I do hope you aren't too overwhelmed but I really struggled to choose which images were interesting for you to see and as you can probably tell, I didn't cut it down all that well. But I hope you have enjoyed hearing about my little adventure with George over the weekend, and that you now feel very festive and want to cover yourself in Christmas lights and play every Christmas song in existence.

I will see you all very soon for another blog post, as I am so excited to create some fashion posts over the Christmas period where I will hopefully have a lot less University work to be completed and so I can enjoy a little relax and a very small break before it all begins again in January. On that note, I would just like to mention that I had a really wonderful time away and that the memories I made will not be forgotten in a hurry. To add, especially at Christmas time where presents are being given and received left right and centre, that you should really try your utmost to appreciate the lovely memories at this time of year, and not just the material gifts. Experiences are often a lot more treasured than the chocolate and new perfume, because its the memories you are going to hold onto, and how you manage your time that will make Christmas so special. 

Peace out. Merry Christmas.

Popular posts from this blog

Winter Coat Styling & The Most Important Aspects Of Life.

Evening everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far and are keeping warm and cosy in this awfully miserable British weather. I also expect that you have seen the John Lewis Christmas Advert for this year, or else you're a slight scrooge and complete disappointment. Watch it here before you continue to read this blog post, if you haven't already indulged in the festivity because it is wildlife-filled and exceeds the word cute.

American politics aside, I am hopeful that you have all had a great week working hard, and are being rewarded with a relaxing weekend so far. There's nothing quite like a chilled out weekend after a busy week. Lush.

- OUTFIT - Coat: Asos Sunglasses: Monki Choker: Asos Tee: Asos Jeans: Missguided Boots: Asos

This week I thought I would go all guns blazing with a wintery blog post, as I have been desperately waiting to start wearing this gorgeous coat. Although, I'll be wearing from now until probably April before we see sunshine agai…

October 21st 2016. An evening of reflection.

So, picture this: A slightly sleep deprived student perched on the step of the backdoor, coffee to hand. The sweet sound of Nick Mulvey's album First Mind complimenting the silence of an empty house. A cold, crisp evening in midst October and a wandering mind. I decided to write this post as an expression of reflection and contentment, a diversion from the usual materialistic posts on fashion items and styling attempts.

I would firstly just like to apologise for not posting in a few weeks, but as you may or may not know, I have just began my university adventure and despite the fact I have only been here three weeks, I feel as though its already been a lifetime of experiences and lessons learned.

First day of uni
University has honestly been the most insane journey so far: the almost sleepless nights; extreme consumption of alcohol and trying to find my way around university and the town I now call home. I have enjoyed every hungover moment and I simply feel like I needed …

| I'm Feeling Tropical | 15/06/17 |


In less than a month I am tooting off to Spain for the festival Benicassim with George and some friends, so the next couple of posts are going to be pretty central to outfits relating to festival attire and what I've been wearing during my trip. So, this is the last 'normal' outfit I will be posting for a few weeks, yet to be honest, this is still relatively holiday appropriate. Hope you enjoy.

Shirt: ASOS
Shorts: ??not sure??
Trainers: ASOS
Earrings: ASOS

sorry about the awful brow

The focal point of this post is evidently this insane shirt by ASOS. When I first came across this shirt on the ASOS website, I absolutely fell in love with the back detailing of it, and also the sketchiness(?) that the print provides. I was also really digging the orange and pink vibes, alongside all the other colours proudly displayed on this piece. However, I must say when it arrived by the lovely DPD that knows me very well now (lol) it really didn't loo…