Monday, December 5, 2011

Inspired By

London! Well, I find myself once more in the London departure lounge waiting for my connecting flight to Nice. I am off for my final two weeks of freelance work and can't help but feel nostalgic being in London - even if only for a couple of hours at the airport.  The views flying over the city this morning were amazing and they made me think of all the spots I miss and some of my favourite things in this amazing city, and so I wanted to share them with you.

London's modern art museum (the Tate Modern) once was a power station and the turbine hall - a 152m long space - is now used as a temporary exhibition space for the Unilever series. I just love the scale of the space and how you can feel the industrial building meeting modern architecture.

The Wolesley is a restaurant on Piccadilly and by far one of my favourite breakfast spots. The food is delicious, the interior is grand (David Collins Studio) and you can always be sure for some good people watching!

The Burlington Arcade in mayfair is an indoor shopping arcade that really makes you feel the history of the city.  It has amazing curved glass entrances to each shop (see my previous post here) and for me is a little escape from the busy world that surrounds it. 

The Wallace Collection is a public museum right in the centre of the city and displays an incredible (once private) collection of art from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Housed in Hertford house, the former London residence of Sir Richard Wallace, this truly is one of my favorite gems in the city both for art and lavish interiors. 

Hampstead Heath is an sprawling green space in the northern part of the city. We lived not too far away and walked to their yummy farmers market most Saturday mornings.

And finally I cannot leave out the shopping.  One of my favourite stores is COS (owned by H&M). Their clothes are simple, cost effective and architectural in their tailoring and form the majority of staples in my wardrobe!


  1. Well thanks for posting the lovely idea... The wreath was actually pretty easy to make!
    Great image of the heath, wish the weather was that lovely x

  2. These photos make me long to go back to London - especially the one of Hampstead Heath - such a beautiful spot.

  3. i miss living in london sometimes as well, though i'm not so far away, thanks for this little guide! i love many of those spots and will definitely look up the others next time we're up there. and now i'm going to peek at COS. uh oh. x


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