48 Hours in London Revisited

As I was in London for another 48 hours I figured I would attempt another round of 48 Hours in London.

Day One

9am as my first choice for breakfast. Daylesford Organic was closed,  I decided to step to the one next door,  another old favorite 202,  a great café within a Nicole Fahri storeimage


10:00am Walk towards Portobello road to check out some of my favorite bookstores (The Travel Bookstore and Books for Cooks) unfortunately one closed. How can the travel bookstore close? A plaque is not enough, guess I have to go to daunt in marylebone high street for my travel book fix 🙂 🙂 After walking up and down Portobello and Westbourne Grove, I took a detour down Ledbury Road as well to check out some great Indian attire at Aish & Co.image

This was my morning walknhwalk

11:00am Then it’s bus time – walked down to notting Hill gate, and took the bus to Kensington high street and then cross all of the park in the bus towards Green Park. It’s a great trip to do in the Bus because you get to see the gates, the park and Royal Albert Hall and I can save my feet a bit, for my following walking path: green park to nh

Old Bond Street, Burlington Arcade, and a walk up to my lunch place. A great find in the middle of this: The Vintage Magazine Shop – loved it and got some fabulous vintage magnets for my collection.image

12;30 Lunch at Social Eating House. This place was new for me and I will go back for sure. I had a fabulous duo of lamb, confit neck and braised, that was spectacular. Their wine selection was also really excellent.


1:15: I decided to take a nice walk from the Social Eating House to the theater for my matinee. My walk: seh to theater royal drury lane First Stop Monmouth street to get some coffee and Monmout Coffee, my favorite coffee in the city. Then Neal’s Road all the way down, with fabulous shops including Tabio, my favorite place for stockings. image

Walking around Covent Garden is always a great idea (i do tend to sing My Fair Lady in my head when i do so) heading towards the theaterimage

2:30:  matinee of Charlie and the Chololate Factory at the Theatre Royal Drury Laneimage

5:00 walk around Mayfair, including the fabulous Mews where you can find some of my favorites like Le Petit Maison image

6:00 Selfridges… my favorite department store (but i had already said that many times) their windows now were great, called #themasters, they presented different designers as different masters: Azzedine Alaia: Master of Architecture; Marc Jacobs: Master of Mood; Roberto Cavalli: Master of Glamour; Dries Van Noten: Master of the Eclectic; Stella McCartney: Master of Modernity; Yohji Yamamoto: Master of Defiance; Oscar de la Renta: Master of Elegance image

7:30 dinner at Peyote. Some great drinks!
Day 2
930 Quick coffee at Le Pain Quotdien
10:00 Catching the Matisse Cut-outs exhibition at the Tate Modern. It has to be one of the best curated exhibitions I’ve seen in a while. Not only the amount of pieces in display but also the thought on explaining the process. A must see – NY peeps its coming to the MOMA so def check it out.
12:00 A classic Lunch at L’entrecote one of my favorite places!
1:30 Walk around Maryleborne High Street. Many great places to stop in (fromagerie, Designers Guild, Kabuki), but my favorite, especially since they closed the Travel Book store, Daunt Books.
4:00pm Walking Around Knightsbridge, with some stops at Harrods and Harvey Nichols. I did not convince them to sell me fur Karl,
20140904_164712 but did a nice stroll at the Harrods Xmas shop for all times sake (some great family classic pieces are from there)20140904_175848 and managed to get a SAlted CAramel macaroon at La Duree 20140903_183325
7:00 Dinner at one of my favorites: Salt Yard

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