When In London


Whether you are in London for just 12 hours or for a week, you will always have the same problem - so little time and so much to see. Here are some of the 'incontournable' of London.

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Winter Wonderland

If you are in London during the Christmas period, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is definitely worth a visit. It is fairly empty from Monday to Thursday and then gets quite busy but although the queues look impressive they don't actually last very long.  

The Attractions - The park has a lot of great rides for the younger kids just like it has some very decent attractions for the more mature crowd. Santa Land is full of games that will cost you a fortune and you most probably won't win anything, but let's face it you are not here to win but rather to have a fun time. I highly recommend the Racing reindeer - there I said it. 

The Food & Drinks - Just like any typical - or not so typical - Christmas market you can get your Mulled wine - with or without a series of other alcohol shots in it. You also have your hot chocolate (I would definitely go with the Baileys Hot chocolate) and German beer.

As for the food, there is just about anything you can think of from savoury to sweet; hot dogs, pulled pork, skewers, pancakes, waffles, potato crisps, corn on the cob, pizzas, candy floss, pop corn... Basically if it is bad for you yet oh so good they will have it.

The Atmosphere - I went on a Sunday evening and had a blast but boy oh boy is the place crawling with drunk teenagers and rowdy men which is a bit of a shame but we just saw it as an additional attraction. 

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East London

East London

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East London


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Sundays in East London are always an different experience; from flower shopping on Columbia road (flower market) to food stalls on Brick Lane, there is always something new to try out. Hoxton market and that neighbourhood is also a great London gem. I would suggest to walk back via the canal as they are loads of little coffee shops, bars and pubs to stop at. 

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Laird London Hats

18, Sherwood Street, Soho, W1F 7ED London

18, Sherwood Street, Soho, W1F 7ED London

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If and when you are in London Laird is a must. Laird London has an incredible and colourful selection of traditional English hats and caps. Yet they feel all but traditional; the colours, the materials and the shape all scream modern and sleek. 

I have to say I had a few favourites; the grey reverse fedora, the navy crushable fedora and the most amazing purple wide rim 'floppy' fedora - but so out of my comfort zone.

Guess which one I picked up? 

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A Fab Place to Call Home

1. Moby Stool by NORR11  2. Orbit Table White by Leitmotiv  3Fika Cafe Set Wood/Glass by Kinto  4. AY Clock by Lemnos  5. Classic Cup Sunshine by Pantone Universe  6Neele Cocktail Chair by Max Winzer  7Embrace Side Table Oak 8. Vintage Kilner jar set of 5 by In with the Old  9. Pallet Coffee Table by In with the old  10. HK500 Paraffin Lamp Chrome by Petromax  11. Real Good Chair by Blue Dot x Fab  12. Station Lamp by NORR11   - all products available at Fab.com

 In a couple of weeks, we will be moving again into another apartment. Hopefully for a longer pe riod of time than the previous one. As much as I hate packing and unpacking, the idea of being able to redo and re-decorate a new place has always appealed to me. I like finding a space with potential, imagining how it could look and then finding the right pieces for it; be it furniture, lamps, art, accessories ... I especially love doing this around summer or the festive season. 

It so happens that for my job I have been spending a lot of time browsing an e-commerce site that was until a couple of months still unknown to me. Fab.com is a great place to start looking for ideas for your home, it has just about everything you could possible want, and more. 

*In my full time (day) job, Fab.com is a client. However, this doesn't change the fact that I only share on this blog things that I like, appreciate and want to share with my readers. 

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