24hrs in London

Thursday, 28 May 2015
This summer I'm a Oxfam volunteer at Glastonbury so made a quick trip home to do a three hour training session in Westminster. I was a campsite steward at Reading last year and I am SO bloody excited to do it again this year but this time at GLASTO (!). 
here are some iPhone pics from my 24hrs..
My friend was down for placement interviews so we went to Notting Hill/Portobello area for lunch at Granger & Co. I had the dreamy ricotta hotcakes with honeycomb butter + bananas and the coffee was really good, which Is kind of rare (or maybe I'm just going to all the wrong places?)
 Portobello and Notting Hill was so lush to walk around in the warm weather, and it even got so hot we had a lil sunbathe in Kensington Gardens 
 I went to Sloane Square to see the shops with their bespoke flower displays in honour of the Chelsea flower show. They were amazing, I don't even think I saw them all, but as a huge flower person I wish this was a permanent thing with all stores across England :-)
  ^ Wild at heart @ Pimlico. Peonies galore
 OK so Nordic Bakery, aka the 'best cinnamon bun in London' was a huge disappointment. The coffee and bun was a bit crap. I had a similar thing from Baltic Bakehouse in Liverpool and literally in comparison, Nordic Bakery was a shambles #importantissues
 my dream jacket 

&OtherStories haul

Friday, 22 May 2015
I've been in London for the past two days and after ordering some things online from Otherstories plus picking up something in store, a 'haul' post seemed appropriate. I love the the actual store, it physically represents the brands style/class really well. Hats off to the interior designer and merchandiser..
I would happily smother myself in all of the &Otherstories body moisturisers, the scents are so gorgeous. I love the mediterranean ones because a) they were on sale b) I feel like I spent so much of my childhood in the mediterranean and its just like that holiday scent that you only get when you're in a villa in Balearic islands fresh out of the pool surrounded by flowers in the heat. They're described as 'a scent of sweet rhubarb that melts into a jasminey-mimosa and rounds off with a woody base' if you want to get technical though.. I got a jumper and dress too because my wardrobe definitely could do with some more black (jk).

Simpsons exhibition

Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Earlier in April I visited the 'No Homers club' exhibition at Constellations (in the Baltic triangle, Liverpool) and I thought I'd just share the photos because It was legit so cool. For someone who grew up watching The Simpsons every night, seeing how little bits of the show can inspire different mediums of art was kinda awesome. 
(Coat/jeans; Topshop, Bag; vintage)
I can't quite believe first year is nearly over.. and it's even more strange to think that if I didn't take a gap year I would be beginning my final year of university this September. I feel so at home in Liverpool too, it's weird that after university I'll probably only visit now and then. I also feel particularly lucky these days now that the sun is out and I go to new places all the time because so many people across the world will never get the opportunity to live away from home and get a university education. It's definitely a privilege that I too quickly forget when I conveniently miss all my lectures and tutorials...

Rocks

Saturday, 9 May 2015

I love seeing on Pinterest and Tumblr inventive uses of rocks/minerals/stones for the home. Sink? Coasters? Bath cube? Book ends? Framed? Maybe its the hippie in me thinking this stuff all looks really cool when in reality it wouldn't work logistically. Forget yesterdays election results, the important questions in life rn should be would the sink get limescale??!! (joke, obviously)

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