Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Back to Life, Back to Reality
Hello! How's your week going so far? We got back from Singapore on Saturday morning and my friend Justine landed from New York just a few hours later ... it was a great welcome back after our amazing time in Singapore! I can't wait to tell you all about our trip - it was surreal!
But first ...
I had so much fun showing Justine around three of my favorite markets in London on Sunday: Columbia Road Flower Market, Spitalfields, and the Sunday (Up)Market.
I managed to buy ALL the flowers (okay, not all, but a lot!) at Columbia Road, then had to carry them (along with a shabby chic watering can I decided I just had to have) around to our subsequent trips around Spitalfields and the Sunday (Up)Market.
I also spotted these fantastic rugs at Columbia Road, but luckily, John's absence meant that I couldn't make any decisions on my own (I'm notoriously indecisive) so my wallet didn't have to suffer.
Aren't they fantastic, though? Bright, vibrant, and fun.
Later, we stopped for a coffee at Verde & Co. in Spitalfields (which stocks my favorite Belgian chocolates, Pierre Marcolini) and reminisced about our college days and friendships (back at Mount Holyoke, Justine invited me and John to stay at her parents' beautiful brownstone in the Upper West Side after having met me once in our Latin class ... and the rest was history!).
I hope you had a lovely weekend. We did something super crazy and exciting yesterday (which you might have seen on Instagram) which I also can't wait to blog about.
I loved our time in Singapore, but it's great to be back! Thanks for following along on Instagram while I was away, and for all your wonderful comments on my photos!