The past few weeks in London have been pretty picture perfect. The lights on Oxford Street that I pass under twice a day every day to work are glittering and make it look like a winter wonderland. The shops are heaving and battling through the tourists to and from work has been stressful, but I just can't help but smile at all the pretty lights and decorations adorning every window.
As well as working in London on the weekdays, I've also been in town on the weekends quite a bit the past few weeks. Usually I spend the weekends at home in the Surrey hills, but December is such a busy month I've barely spent any time in the countryside. So, let me take you on a journey through a wintery London via instagram photos, and what christmassy things I've been up to lately...
Christmas is officially here when the club have their trees up! The Royal Overseas League do Christmas in style, the clubhouse looks so beautiful this time of year.
The one good thing about working so close to Oxford Street is Selfridges. I may have a little addiction. But seriously, how freaking awesome are their window displays this year!?
Now I discovered this beauty a couple of weeks ago. Meatliquor's XXMAS burger, it contains sausage meat, stuffing, turkey, bacon, cranberry sauce, AND gravy. It's basically a heart attack in a bun. But it's a taste sensation. Just make sure you detox for a week afterwards.
Christmas in London isn't complete without visiting the ice-rinks! A few weeks ago Edd and I checked out the Somerset House rink with the guys from Google.
The below is the other Christmas tree from the club, this one is the one in the main entrance hall. Isn't it a beauty?!
Of course Christmas also wouldn't be Christmas without a Festive Afternoon Tea experience, and I've been lucky enough to have TWO this year! Two! First I tested out Mr Foggs, and then the Intercontinental (see pic below - review up soon!).
Just look at that winter sunset! It's a beauty, isn't it?
Christmas jumper day at work. Yep, I went eighties style. Tartan skirt, roll neck jumper, old school style coca-cola sweater, and my hair up in a high side-pony. Boom.
|Entire outfit: Sainsbury's Yes. Sainsos.|
I discovered that the Costa white hot choc is nowhere near as good without cream on top....luckily the festive cup cheered me up though!
I think my favourite decorations this year are probably the Covent Garden ones, they're so cute!
|Coat: Michael Kors. Shoes: Yull. Scarf: Zara. Bag: Accessorize.|
For my Dad's birthday we went up to London for the day this Sunday and had a day of little luxuries. We wandered down Portobello Road, had lunch at Gail's, and then pootled around the antique stalls and shops.
We then headed in to the Electric Cinema (see my review here) to see The Hobbit. It's a tradition for my Dad and I to see The Lord of The Rings/The Hobbit together, but the past two years we've dragged my mum and brother along too.
We finished the day with dinner at The Ivy, which was OK, but I wouldn't return. I think sister restaurants, The Ivy Market Grill and Le Caprice are much better.
And of course, despite the past 2-3 months being insanely busy, and despite the fact I can't remember the last time I had a relaxing day at home due to the insane amount of events I've had on, at the end of the day/night I get to return to see this cutie. Most of the time I wake him up, but sometimes he stays put in a deep slumber, all wrapped up in his blanket, and he melts my heart.
Oh I can't wait to finish for Christmas and just chill out all day every day in the countryside watching movies and eating my weight in food!
Oh yeh, and here's the view we had the other morning when we picked up our Christmas tree....
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