Striped Sundays – Everyday


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Gorman Shipwrecked Stripe Jumper (On sale) | Rag & Bone High Rise Skinny Jeans (On sale) | Lack of Color The Prism Fedora
 

Each year as the winter chill begins to thaw out to a temperature not requiring multiple layers at all times, the mid-season sales kick in full gear and pop up all over our inboxes. Whilst it is all too tempting to add those spring/summer wish list pieces (my sartorial equivalent of a wanderlust list) to cart straight away it is actually the optimal time to stock up on those knitwear pieces first, which can quickly add up. Especially if alike myself you are quite particular about fit, fabrication and have a general disinterest in feeling itchy whilst wearing garments.

 

When it comes to knitwear experience has shown me that it is very much worthwhile investing in quality over quantity pieces. Particularly as the weather often cannot make up it’s mind until mid spring anyway, making those trusty knitwear pieces transeasonal staples when paired with classic denim, skirts or shorts. That’s where this striped knitted number comes in that I have had my eye on for some time. Classic with a twist via an open back cut that will surely serve as ventilation as spring approaches.

 

I came across this dreamy mural covered building last week during my regular work commute. The colours and energy of the community building are an instant mood lifter and really brighten up the mundane. Since recently coming back from my around the world travels I have been asked what it has felt like getting back into the everyday routine. Sure the alarms and commutes were a shock to the system at first but between all those amazing trips and post trip memories there is a whole lot of living to the fullest to be done. It’s about finding magic in the everyday. Whether it be things like inspiring spaces such as this building (there is a interesting TED talk discussing the importance of public spaces here), strolls in the park, catching up with friends and family over a cuppa or enjoying your own company. Those little things that bring you inspiration, happiness and fulfilment in your daily life. Particularly with a brand spanking new week just around the corner…

 

Photography by Max Rowan
 
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A Weekend In London


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After spending a few days in the midlands of England we hopped on an express train headed for London town. Having ticked a lot of the tourist to dos during my first trip to this great city a few years back we opted for a laid back approach on this occasion. Here are a few of my favourite things to see and do during a weekend in London. Minus those pesky tourist queues.

 

SATURDAY

 

Grab a bite at the Borough Market: Depending on whether you are an early riser or kick things off at midday this market will have your food cravings covered. From great tea/coffee to the ultimate grilled cheese, yummy fruits and some mouth watering sweets you won’t leave hungry. Get the complete lowdown over at my London Market Guide.

 

Stroll along the Thames: A riverside walk post market food coma (worth it) will be in order. Along the way a visit to the Tate Modern is an absolute must  before you find yourself face to face with Big Benny boy. A wonderful selection of modern art, which is on par to the MOMA in my books.

 

Wander through Westminster: Complete with all the delightful London cliches. Cue red phones boxes, double deckers and black taxis. Not to mention a bunch of great pubs, which are a wonderful place to relax, people watch and recharge over a pint. Or two.

 
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SUNDAY

 

Explore the Columbia Road Flower Market: A sight for weary Sunday morning eyes complete with stall after stall of gorgeous blooms. Get your full floral overload here. The cute shops (classic lolly shop, print stores, homewares etc) along Columbia Road are also worth perusing after your floral fix. Afterwards stroll on over to the Bricklane Market for some great lunch options and vintage wares.

 

Explore and shop your way through Oxford Circus and Picadilly Circus: Hop on the tube or if you’re like me and prefer to keep moving walk on over to Oxford Circus. Within the amazing classic London architecture is some fantastic shopping. A visit to Liberty London will be well worth it with level upon level of dreamy pieces topped off with a florist outside that will brighten up even the dreariest weather London may throw your way. While you’re in the area stop into Carnaby Street for some quintessential London labels.

 

Photography by Christie Moore and Max Rowan

 
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Striped Sundays – Jardin Du Palais Royal


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J.Crew Stripe Tee (also love this one) | Acne Studios Pin High Rise Skinny Jeans | Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag | Wittner Chelsea Boots

 

Those of you following me on instagram (if not make sure to say hello here) may have guessed from my recent updates that dreamy Paree has been on my mind of late. Needless to say a Striped Sundays update from one of my favourite spots in Paris was in order. One of the bonuses of it having rained 90% of my stay was that Max and I had free rein of typically crowded Parisian spots such as the Jardin du Palais Royal.
 

Wandering through tranquil gardens is always a wonderful escape whenever I am visiting a new city. The lush greenery and beautiful architecture of the garden and Palais Royal were a much welcomed sight for jet lagged eyes. Oh and the caffeine hit from Cafe Kitsune didn’t hurt either. A must visit whenever you are lucky enough to find yourself in sweet Paree.
 

Photography by Christie Moore and Max Rowan
 
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