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You Know You’re in Blighty (Britain) When…

I’m loving my few days back in London before heading to Paris for Fashion Week and I’m seeing all the standard things I grew up around with fresh eyes. It’s fun to be a tourist in a place you knew so well.

So glad they haven’t torn these out. They remind me of how we used to live before cell phones.

I love old tea cups. We always had tea in fancy heirloom cups growing up.

My mum used to drive around in a black mini. It always embarrassed me. What was I thinking?

You find the coolest graffiti in unexpected places in London.

And, oftentimes, the most tasteful.

It’s so easy to get around the city. You find yourself walking a lot, but a cab or bus are never far away.

And, then there’s Fish ‘n’ Chips. You may think we’re lacking on the cuisine front over here, but nowhere makes them like they do here. I highly recommend Poppies in Spitalfields.

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  1. Jo February 28, 2013 at 6:13 pm #

    Thank You for having us in London with you!
    I’ve only been there a couple of times & love, love, love it. We love the same things you’ve posted & want to live there someday. Have a jolly time!

  2. Andrea March 1, 2013 at 2:14 am #

    I luv London- it is so civilized- they que up there! I ate fish and chips in that fabulous place also- the best!
    My girls took their Junior year at University there and I rented an apartment for a month and the theater is so much fun also. I bought 60 pieces of Ghost clothing there. I am enjoying wearing in Santa Barbara where I moved to from New York.
    Have fun and go to Vong and Nobu and The Ivy and have High Tea at The Savoy! I am living vicariously through you and I hope you had time to go to Balthazar–one of my favorites when you were in New York!
    My best to you on your Wedding Day!!

  3. Janice Doornbos March 1, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    Enjoyed so much reading about your memories of London and photos! Enjoy!

  4. Phyllisa March 1, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    Ohh, such fun! Or, tea at the Dorchester! Thank you for sharing.

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