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A perfect day

Posted on: 25 March 2011

I had one of those perfect days with my best friends on Tuesday when we decided to take a short drive over to Warwick (only 30mins or so away by car) and visit our friend who lives there. Stratford Upon Avon isn't too far from where I live either where I spent many a summer rowing along the River Avon with friends. Though, I find it much too touristy these days, so Warwick is a good alternative as a historic town. Plus, my friend lives there and it is also the location of one of the UK's best preserved medieval castle so it improves by tenfold instantly!

It was a gorgeous day and we had so much fun drinking tea at the Thomas Oaken Tea Rooms where everything was served in the same floral china. I felt quite sophisticated!
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Tea time
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Warwick
There are blue doors everywhere in Warwick, including this magnificent one at St Mary's Church.
church door
blue door
Dress (French Connection) Lace crop top (Topshop) Cardi (Miss Selfridge) bag (c/o Next) Tights (HoH) Shoes (Oasis)
Thanks Hannah for the photo!
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We popped into the local museum, looking at the huge fossils on display and er despite being in our twenties, we passed some time playing in the children's corner.
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I can never seem to resist taking photos next to giant toys and this Playmobil knight in shining armour certainly didn't escape me. I guess this shows how short I am as all my friends towered over him!
my knight in shining armour
Hoodie (Once upon a time for Topshop)
There are definitely days out with friends that you will always remember fondly and I'm looking forward to more days like these with friends in the Summer.

58 comments:

  1. yay for warwick!! It looks like such a chilled out, lovely way to spend a day - and that teashop looks even better than the one I mentioned...i'm going to have to try and find it! x

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  2. Hi there-sounds like a gorgeous day outt with friends and you look lovely too in your vibrant and stylish dress, have a good weekend! xx

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  3. some amazing shots!

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  4. Aw lovely photos, the teapots are so cute. Love the star tights too x

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  5. I love days out like this, looks like you had a nice time :) I love your tights! xx

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  6. I love going out for tea with friends. Theres a place where i live that does homemade cakes and tea with mismatched crockery. Its so cute.
    The lego man looks enormous! x

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  7. Oh what a lovely looking day!

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  8. hehe I love the lego knight, it looks like an awesome fun day out xoxo

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  9. Looks like a lovely day out! Warwick looks lovely, reminds me of Chester a bit.

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  11. Warick looks so lovely. I hope I get to visit next week when I'm in Leamington Spa. I want to see the castle and those big blue doors too. I love your outfit, the blood dress is gorgeous and the crop top is a really nice added detail. Love that box bag too =)


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  12. I used to go visit Warwick Castle a lot when I was younger, I was going to apply to warwick uni just because I had such good memories there haha! Also love how you layered the lace crop top over the dress, such a cute look!
    xx

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  13. Have never been to Warwick but it looks lovely. LOVE your star tights! xx

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  14. The floral china is so pretty! Love your star tights!


    Camila F.

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  15. I love days like these. You look lovely and thoughts tights are awesome.
    Thanks for your lovely comment :)
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  16. Warwick is so pretty, I love it! Did you manage to go up the tower at St. Mary's? The views are breathtaking, well worth the climb! :)

    Maria xxx

    P.S. Next time you are around we have to meet up! :D

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  17. that is so true, these are the days we remember :) I'm glad you had such a great time!
    your outfit is so cool, I really liked the way you layered everything!
    And wouldn't it be nice if we really were the same size as Lego dolls?!

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  18. love the photos Winnie !!! i like ur outfit :)

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  19. I love that photo of you with the knight! This place you visited is stunning xx

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  20. It does indeed sound like a perfect day! I've never been to Warwick but I'd love to visit. That tea room looks fab!

    Leia

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  21. How cute! I'd love to go to some Tea Rooms like that!

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  22. What an absolutely beautiful tea room! I've never been Warwick, although I'm pretty sure I applied there as one of my uni choices way back when. Looks like you had an amazing day :)

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  23. what a perfect day indeed! it looks like you had so much fun, i'd love to have a fancy afternoon tea one day :) i love your lace crop top, plus the buildings in warwick are so wonderful! xx

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  24. Aww you look gorgeous ,I love your tights
    This looks like such a great day out, tea houses are my favourite thing in the world!

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  25. the lace details are so pretty.

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  26. cute pictures, love a good cuppa!


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  27. You're seriously rocking the HoH tights!

    Looks like a lovely trip. God, I do love dear old Albion. Warwick and Stratford are lovely little places. Floral china for the win!

    (By the way, I'm really enjoying Revolutionary Road although I did see the film first so I'm constantly imaging Kate and Leo! And I'm not surprised you didn't get much out of the short intro to Art Theory since you were at degree level! But to be honest it's more of an interesting factual read for me, and she does tend to go off on tangents for so studying it's not a disciplined enough text.)

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  28. Oh,I love the porcelain! Great trip you had! Kisses!

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  30. you are too cute! love the tea room. how charming!
    xooxo
    Marian.

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  31. looks and sounds so lovely!! that black and white house is so cool. and ahhh, i wish i could have gone. i lived in england when i was younger, and my parents allllways go on and on about stratford upon avon. p.s. cute blue outfit! i'm diggin the lace and those shoes (:

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  32. That does indeed look like a perfect day! The tearoom looks delicious, and giant games are always awesome!

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  33. A friend of mine studied at Warwick, but I never got a chance to visit (and now she's long since graduated). Looks like you had a blast! The English really do know how to make a good afternoon tea (love the tea set!) and I adore that Tudor style building. Love the blue of your dress with the lace top!

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  34. so so sweet - i want to visit warwick now! and what a dashing young chap in that last picture ;) xx

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  35. Life should be filled with more of days like that ! :)

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  36. Ahhh I always love your day out posts, you always seem to be having so much fun! Loving the FC dress too, totally forget about them sometimes x

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  37. looks you had fun! the tea cups really sweet :) i love your bag, dear!

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  38. I'm pleased you had such a fabulous day. It looks like a beautiful place and tea looks so lovely. I wish I could do something like that with friends.

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  39. Looks such fun! Can I come next time please?! Vicky x

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  40. i wish we have tea cafes like those !!
    the tea sets are cute <3
    i love ur outfit too !


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  41. loving the architecture specially the blue door :) i would love to take some photos there! aarh :) hope evrything is well with you sweetie :)

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  42. i love finding new places to go for tea, this looks like my kind of day too!

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  43. i wanna go there too. it looks like such a nice place. and the teacups are so cute. i love rose patterns on cups and teapots and all.
    now you make me want another cup of tea as well ;)
    hope you had a wonderful weekend dear
    x

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  44. looks like such a cute outing out! i love the tea set :) x

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  45. omg !! I want the lego man !!! Aww looks like you had an amazing time, and how wonderful are their build's just divine. I do love tea set's too, makes you feel like a kid with dolls at the tea party again. Love these photos Winnie and your outfit x

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  46. I love tea! So much! And your tights with stars on them are so cool, I have never seen stars on tights before, love them!

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  47. hope you are well
    xx
    Marian.

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  48. Love the building pictures and the tea set is so cute!

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  49. The architecture is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

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  50. awh i wanna take a photo of the cute guy at the end ^^ and nice photos :3

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  51. Sounds like fun! Cute tights :)

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  52. Ah! THOSE TIGHTS! THAT LEGO MAN! YOUR LACE VEST! I don't know what I love more about this post!

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  53. I'm insanely jealous!! everything looks so quaint and dainty!

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  54. gorgeous dress and lace, girl. love your bag! have a good day <33



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