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Travel: Carnaby street and Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Travel: Carnaby street and Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Time for a second post on our weekend in London, featuring our second day in the city. As I mentioned in my first post, we didn't have a clear itinerary of what to do and see on every day, but there were some shops we wanted to check out (Dr. Martens specifically), so after a short underground trip + some walking, we found ourselves on Carnaby street, which ended up being one of my favourite parts of the whole London trip. Definitely the place where you can get a whiff of the swinging sixties, with little Mod stores offering bright tailored suits, but also an abundance of trendy new places to check out! 

The Liberty London department store is here as well, and it is fully worth a visit even if you'll just be browsing instead of buying any of its luxury goods. The building was founded in 1875, and shopping here is like going to a mall, Game of Thrones style. Because it's an old building, you know. Extremely cool.
Travel: Carnaby street and Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Of course, Carnaby st on a Saturday afternoon isn't exactly calm, but the stores never felt overly crowded. After some shopping, we felt it was time for a bite, and we stumbled upon Kingly Court which seems to be a bit of a hidden gem filled with trendy restaurants and cute stores. Since I am a sucker for any type of recipe that features eggs (did you know that about me? you do now!), I dragged my boyfriend over to The Good Egg, which was a very happy discovery indeed! Israeli inspired cuisine, lots of vegetarian and vegan options, and exceedingly delicious. Also, very fast service despite the crowds. If you are a fan of modern Mediterranean cooking, pickled veggies and/or eggs, get your butt over here. Kingly Court itself  is very fun as well, great atmosphere and an outdoors feel despite indoors (and rain-free, not a bad thing to have in London).
Travel: Kingly Court
Travel: The Good Egg, Kingly Court
Travel: The Good Egg, Kingly Court
Travel: The Good Egg, Kingly Court

Liberty London! 

Travel: Carnaby street and Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre
Travel: Carnaby street and Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre
Travel: Carnaby street and Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre
Travel: Carnaby street and Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre
 coat: c/o Lidl - sweater: & Other Stories - belt: Gucci - red vinyl skirt: Zara - sneakers: Vans - fiddler cap: H&M - handbag: Kate Spade NY

When your boyfriend keeps photobombing you.
After an afternoon discovering the Carnaby region, we made our way back to the apartment to prepare for !HAMILTON! aka the reason why we visited London in the first place. Yes, I am a musical theater geek, and Hamilton has been an obsession of mine for the past two years. My sister and I share this passion, strongly relating to Hamilton's self-made-man message, and being able to see the show in person was a completely unreal, emotional experience. The Victoria Palace Theatre was the perfect context to enjoy the show, brimming with old world elegance. No regrets! Especially since our seats were so amazing. Would do it all over again.

Travel: Carnaby street and Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre
Travel: Carnaby street and Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre

Travel: rainbow sweater in Westminster, London

Travel: rainbow sweater in London
burgundy teddy coat: c/o Lidl - rainbow stripe sweater: Only via Zalando - belt: Gucci - jeans: Levi's Wedgie fit - beret: BHV Le Marais - sneakers: Vans - handbag: Kate Spade NY

Hey babes! As I told you last week, we had planned a weekend in London to go see Hamilton (omg) and get to know the city a little bit better. It had been ages since I had really visited London, and my boyfriend had never even been there so we were pretty unprepared. I had booked us a sweet little Airbnb 10 minutes on foot from the Victoria underground station, so we were ideally positioned to explore the center of London. We arrived on Friday morning, after taking the Eurostar from Brussels, and stayed until Sunday late afternoon. Plenty of time to get reacquainted! This post will feature the pictures we took around the city of Westminster

Since my sister and her boyfriend came with us, we had the chance to take a whole lot of corny couple pictures without having to bother strangers or resort to selfies, so enjoy!

PS: I am in utter love with this rainbow sweater after searching for one all winter, so happy I finally found my perfect Sesame Street bright knit by Only, via Zalando. I had it express-delivered to be able to take it with me to London, woops!


Outfit: red scallop hem dress, pussybow blouse

Outfit: red pinafore, white pussybow blouse, gucci belt, studded oxfords

Travel: the Eiffel tower and a red beret

Travel: the Eiffel tower and a red beret

I think this is my fifth blogpost set in Paris, crazy to think that before late 2016, I'd never even visited the city of love. I'm happy that changed, because it has become one of my favourite destinations for a quick getaway filled with beauty, good food and lots of walking. We snuck off for a weekend in the city center just before Christmas, and it was just what the doctor ordered: a break from the daily grind and some quality time to be spent with my love.

I already blogged about the first two days, and this post features the pics we took when we stopped by the Eiffel tower just before heading home. Get yourself a guy who will make an hour-long detour before a 3h drive just so you can see the Eiffel tower again. The pics were totally worth it, though, we were blessed with a chilly but mostly clear day and I was wearing a super cute (Christmassy) outfit so everything was working for me.

Btw, just before checking out we had brunch at Benedict in Le Marais: total recommendation. Friendly, attractive staff, truffle fries and delicious variations on my fav breakfast dish: eggs benedict. Bookmark that shit! And enjoy the pics.

Outfit: printmixing with checks on checks

tweed coat, velvet purse, polkadot tights, leather fiddler cap