One of my favourite things about traveling to a new city is the taxi ride between the airport and the hotel, and New York didn’t disappoint. Miguel and I turned smiling to each other – it was completely as we had imagined, with the laddered fire escapes and yellow school buses.
This time, rather than staying in a hotel, we thought we’d try out Airbnb (so much cheaper!) and found ourselves sharing an apartment in Brooklyn, meaning we were immediately thrown in to the New York way of life. Upon arrival, we set down our bags and headed out to take a look around our new neighbourhood.
Brooklyn has that East London thing (that I still don’t really get) of feeling very poor in certain areas, whilst littered with hip bars and places to eat. I think it was at night when we saw it come to life, with people buzzing around these trendy hotspots. We’re not really a ‘hip bar’ kind of couple, and instead opted for a slice of pizza and an early night (jetlag sucks), ready for a day of pounding the Manhattan streets.
P.S – huge thank you to everyone who recommended things to do and place to eat, we would have been lost without you! Can’t wait to share all the good food we ate! Mmmmm x
Blouse - Vintage via ASOS Marketplace | Dungaree Dress - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - French Sole | Sunglasses - ASOS | Bag - ASOS Marketplace
When you tell people you live in London, I’m almost sure they imagine double decker buses, Oxford St and…Eastenders. They couldn’t be further from the truth – London is such a big, beautiful city that I hadn’t even taken the short trip from my house to Highgate Village until this weekend – there is always something new to discover.
Miguel and I walked for just 15 minutes from our new place to Highate Village, and somehow it felt as if we were on holiday. The sun was shining, and the atmosphere was different – quiet and sleepy, like it’s name suggests. Next time we wander in that direction, we’ll be stopping off at the cemetery (not as morbid as it sounds when you see how beautiful it looks).
With the sun out in full force, I took the opportunity to get my pale pins out, accessorised with a pair of cat-faced tights (I’m sure plenty of puzzled passers-by thought I had cat tattoos on my legs – if only). The cats are probably supposed to sit on my knees, but coming from an Asian clothing store, they are a little too short for my legs!
I clip-clopped around the village in my kitten heels before stopping for a few sweet treats and heading home. Ahh, weekends are the best! x
Jumper - YesStyle | Skirt - Miss Selfridge | Bag - Nelly
Tights - YesStyle | Shoes - Russell & Bromley
Remind me, again…
I suppose it’s time to phase out these dark outfits, but I can’t help but grab a jumper every morning, despite seeing the blue skies outside. I’m usually the first to get my legs out as soon as the sun shows up, but this year I’ve been a bit reluctant. I opted for a pair of skin-toned tights a few days ago, and couldn’t stop peering down at the sad shade of grey that my legs seem to have turned. The countdown to my trip to the US is now at 14 days, and I can’t wait for the Vegas sunshine to remind me how to dress for summer. I surprise myself every season when the weather changes and I realise I don’t have a clue what I’m doing…
You’ll forgive me for my furry jumper when I tell you that these pictures were taken on a stroll through town when I was home over Easter. Miguel wanted to head out and take pictures with his Yashica, so I stole it as a prop, naturally (it’s a blogger thing). We took these pictures near the church – the very place my grandparents were married, my parents were married and where almost every other family occasion has taken place. It was ever-so-peaceful until a colourful character turned up, calling Miguel David Bailey and asking him endless questions about his pretty camera. Ahh, Shepton Mallet, you never change! x
Jumper - YesStyle | Trousers - Primark | Shoes - YesStyle | Bag - Moschino Cheap & Chic