Happy Friday friends! I hope all of you have had a great week…
This Friday favorites is centered all around a city I love more than anything… London.
From a few of my favorite travel accessories to dresses that are easy to pack… I’ve got London covered. I can’t wait to walk the streets of my favorite city with Jeff next week. We always have so much fun, rain or shine and we make sure to do something new with each visit. One of my all time favorite things to do while in London is to take pictures of flower boxes and pubs, front doors and houses.
The curb appeal is strong here and I love it!
Jeff in London
Today I’m also featuring the gorgeous London photography of an Instagrammer I adore… @MeanderingMacaroon as well as telling all of you about one of London’s best kept secrets..
The Grenadier Pub. It’s a place that Jeff and I love to go to for it’s history and cozy pub feel.
Have a great weekend and cheers! I’ll be blogging from London all next week!
If you missed last week’s Friday Favorites, click here.
1. Favorite Destination ~ London
I love London. It’s a fun, vibrant city full of life and love. From the royal watching and door stalking to shopping my favorite stores, Selfridges and Harrods… London is all about style and grace and it’s people are always friendly, helpful and charming. Every year that Jeff goes to London for work I do everything I can to tag along. There isn’t a day that goes by that I can’t find something to do. Whether taking a stroll through Hyde Park or checking out the antique stores in Notting Hill I’m always having fun. The shopping is fierce in London and while there, I always make sure to hit every place possible… Oxford Street, Mayfair, Covent Garden, there is interest and beauty everywhere you look.
My usual day consists of running around the city with my camera in hand looking for that special unique door and meeting a friend or two for tea in the afternoon.
It’s extremely indulging and I love it.
My Mom and I after a fun day of shopping
I stalked pink cabs all day for this shot
Image via England.Today
Image taken by me
image of Chelsea Flower Show via The Dirt Diaries
Jeff and I after dinner with friends near Oxford Street
image via A Lady In London
image via E Online
2. Favorite ~ Travel Accessories
Having the right accessories can make or break a trip so today I’ve added some of my must-have favorites to help all of you with your packing needs. Every day there seems to be something new that comes out for travel to help maintain the luxury we have at home. From smaller makeup palettes, bluetooth headphones, cozy travel shawls and jewelry cases… I’m loving all!
Click the links below to shop
3. Favorite London Instagrammer ~ @MeanderingMacaron
I have been on Instagram for around 4 years now… In that time period I have come to appreciate all who contribute to making this an environment that represents everything beautiful in the world. From travel to beauty I have been exposed to everything. This past few months I ran across one of the most beautiful destination galleries on Instagram. It has brought me so much happiness. Meandering Macaron makes time stand still with her effortless natural captures via iphone of homes, flowers and her gorgeous city of London. I’m truly inspired and love every single thing she posts!
To follow @MeanderingMacaron click here.
Images via Meandering Macaron
4. Favorite ~ Dresses
I wear dresses almost every day of the year. I love how easy they are, the way they make me feel and the fact that I never feel underdressed. Dresses pack well, layer beautifully with sweaters and jackets and the one piece ensemble can make the greatest impact . Below you will find some of my favorite picks for this week. From ruffles to denim and even florals I’ve selected a little something for everyone..
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5. Favorite: London Pub ~ The Grenadier
Tucked away in a little mews is one of the most well known hidden Pubs in London. The Grenadier, built in 1720 as the Officer’s Mess or the First Royal Regiment of Foot Guards is a tiny pub that Jeff learned about from a friend whose great great grandfather was a foot guard in the First Royal Regiment. We love this cozy little pub with it’s fireplace and sense history.
For more on the Grenadier click here.