Monday, March 16, 2015
How in the world is it Monday again? I hope you had an excellent weekend. John was snowboarding in Geneva (don't worry, I was invited, but I hate snowsports! Yes, I know ...) so I made plans with friends, did boring chores around the house, and dug out my extensive collection of Essie nail polishes ... which is my default hobby when John's away.
I spent a lovely Saturday morning shopping in Covent Garden with my friend Natalie and this colorful, Mondrian-inspired box clutch from Aldo caught my eye:
At £50, it wasn't an instant buy for me, but I just love it!
And then there were these fun shoes at H&M, which I snapped a picture of and sent to Udita (since that's how we tend to greet each other in emails):
While Natalie was buying a cleanser at Aesop, I snapped a photo of their shop floor and submitted it to the Instagram account @ihavethisthingwithfloors - do you follow them? It's basically pictures of beautiful floors (and people with beautiful shoes, incidentally).
I'm not sure mine qualified as either, but I loved the sea-green color of the tiles, and the geometric sunburst pattern as well.
We walked through St. James' Park and watched the pelicans being fed ...
I was right in there with the tourists, snapping away on my phone! No shame. They gulp those fish down all-in-one like nobody's business! Have you been to St. James' Park? It's beautiful - and all the daffodils are out right now.
And unbeknownst to Natalie, I'd booked the Royal Afternoon Tea at St. James' Court Hotel as a treat for both of us!
It was Mother's Day on Sunday here in the UK, so it was nearly impossible to find any hotels or restaurants that had any places left for afternoon tea. But I perservered and St. James' Court turned out to be perfect: instead of sitting at tables in the dining room (which sometimes feels a little stilted/formal), we sat in the comfiest of armchairs near the Hamptons Bar ... and chatted away the afternoon. By the time I'd looked down at my watch, it was 5:00 p.m. and we were stuffed!
On our way to Victoria tube station, Natalie took me past the flat she used to live in as a student at UCL.
It's the flat in the upper left hand corner - the one with the green turret! Isn't that incredible? Imagine living there as a student! I'd feel like a princess (and probably a pauper, too).
So that was my weekend. The sky wasn't blue, the sun wasn't out, but I still loved every minute of it.
What did you get up to? Tell me!