I spent a couple of days (sans enfants) in London and enjoyed it a lot! It was just long enough to relax and reflect before any kind of boredom had the chance to set in. As a former resident I never had the need to stay in a hotel in the capital before. It’s really nice to re-discover London as a mock-country-dwelling-tourist.
On the train: Brown Caviar Chanel Jumbo, Hermès Coup de Fouet scarf, envirosax. I love train travel when it’s off peak and empty.I freshened up on our arrival at the hotel and changed into a grey shift with zip details (Michael Kors) for a buffet dinner. The cardigan is my old faithful cashmere (Escada) with a couple of Hermès cuffs, python Jimmy Choo kitten heels and caviar Chanel Jumbo. That drawing by Picasso behind me happens to be one of my most favourites. If I needed another outift, I would have used the scarf as a shawl but forgot to bring some big earrings.I love this piece of furniture! Could lounge on it all day!Silk satin blouse (Theory) with the slim navy Zara trousers, python Jimmy Choo heels and a few key accessories, to breakfast the next day.The silk felt divine! I can’t tell you how incredibly glamorous it made me feel first thing in the morning 🙂 How did they know these are some of my favourite colours? I really love the rich ochre/gold with the bitter chocolate brown and greys. With pale beige, white and orange…sound familiar? My Autumn/Winter palette right there! Usual breakfast buffet spread but see those shot glasses – no, I’m not a relapsed alcoholic although they are called ‘Eye Openers’ – those contain mixes of 2 fruit juices with a hint of the unexpected, the yellow was mango, lemon and chilli – oh that was good and opened my eyes alright! Some can’t take such strong flavours so early in the morning but I really found it refreshing and yes, inspiring which is exactly what the Chef said 🙂I took my time and really enjoyed breakfast instead of eating while opening the post or answering emails while looking at my watch. I changed again to go out and about. Zara Kids cotton jumper – it’s a great oatmeal colour, scarf, belt and snake slippers. This was basically my travel outfit from the previous day. Green parka is H&M Mens from last year. It’s a button up and the perfect transitional layer. My out and about post to follow.
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