Before we head into the New Year and before I forget about this post all together, I better tell you all about a brief trip down to London for a mini blogger meet up just before Christmas!
As Selina and I are both from Birmingham we hopped on the train together and successfully navigated our way to the Primrose Bakery in Covent Garden. There we met up with the lovely KB (who is currently in NY and about to start an internship) and we chatted for literally hours about the world of blogging. I’m sure you will all agree that usually, blog related chatter is confined to twitter and I rarely have the opportunity to talk about blogging with friends from home. It’s so strange, we all decided it was like living a double life!
In the bakery, we feasted on pretty cupcakes. Yeah, you could say that I was more than happy to be there. Bloggers AND cupcakes? A perfect combination. Brace yourselves for the cupcake photos…
We also wandered further into Covent Garden and came across Ella’s Bakehouse. Nom nom.
We couldn’t resist buying the yummy red velvet cupcake with edible glitter. I bought a mini one but ended up wishing that I had bought a full sized one like KB.
Haha, enough of cupcakes! We wandered over to Anthropologie store on Regent Street. I hadn’t visited the store since it opened and was eager to check it out. It’s such a pretty store and we cooed over the statement wall, knitted props, yummy scented candles and pretty clothes.
We also managed to meet up with one half of SOS Save our shoes in the form of the fab Fi and spent a decent amount of time down Carnaby Street browsing unaffordable goodies in Liberty!
We braved the crowds at Topshop and to my amusement (and Selina’s) I spotted this necklace. A ‘Brummie‘ is someone that is from Birmingham and usually has a thick ‘Brummie’ accent. It’s one of the least popular accents in the UK and it’s the butt of a lot of jokes over here. I live near enough Birmingham to call it home, it’s a great city but….I’m quite glad I don’t have the accent!
Before I left London, I wandered into Waterstones and spotted these textbooks. I would love to read through some of these…even though my degree is not fashion related. Maybe I can work it into my dissertation in the Summer!
I also bought some cute Japanese magazines from the the bookstore in Mitsukoshi Department store (I never knew it existed before!) and the Japan Centre . I bought an old issue of Kera which is a brilliant, lolita magazine (a little young, but still entertaining) so stay tuned for some images in the next few posts!
I’m sorry if you’re all craving cupcakes now!
Hope you all have a fantastic New Year!!! See you on the other side!