Sunday 15th October 2017.
Nearly two weeks after miss Caitlin’s birthday. The past two weeks have been manic with weddings and celebrations so it was today that I planned a fancy day out for us.
It started in South London in Peckham, an area I had never explored – surprising after nearly seven years here. It is true, if you live North you rarely ever make it down South. With the sun beaming down we decided to give ourselves our own walking tour of the area. Nearly an hour later with blistered feet – somewhow still seemed like a good idea.
Our first stop on the birthday trip was The South London Gallery. An exhibit by Katharina Grosse was on at the gallery which is SICK. It ends on 3rd December so there is plenty of time to go.
Katharina Grosse is a German artist. She had an exhibit on in NYC at Fort Tildens that I really wanted to go to but never had the time to make it out there. Pics of it here – incredible. So happy her work finally made it to London.
The colours and scale of the piece were stunning and of course, not to mention, excellent for the gram.
Our day of activities didn’t stop there. We made our way back to the stomping ground and went to Millie’s at The Ned. They have a Sunday Feast where you have an hour and a half to eat all of the Oysters, Lobster, Roast (with all the trimmings), desserts and sweets your heart desires. We certainly did exactly that. Ok, rolling myself home now.
Sunday Crew, at it again.
This time at an absolute gem in the heart of Hackney. Palm Vaults. We’ve been eyeing up this place for a while and finally paid it a visit in the New Year. Post- birthday celebrations into the wee hours on Saturday night and morning ballet on Sunday – a mild attempt at learning how to be graceful. 2017 goals are quite extensive this year.
With potted plants hanging from the ceiling and baby pink accents, everything this place is the epitome of trendy and a jackpot for Instagramers. Those blogger girls there in full force with their cameras out, pretty much doing yoga poses to get the perfect shot. Who knew there would be live entertainment as well.
On the menu are loads of lattes – each one a pastel colour to match the flavour. Tried the Rose Latte, Nicole has the Ginger and Turmeric Latte. Divine, but definitely go for Rose if you have a sweet tooth like me.
Being the beast that I am and ignoring the fact that I will be in a bikini in eight weeks, I had the avocado on toast followed by a massive slide of rainbow cake. As you do.
Next weekend, head over to the vaults. 👉🌴
Sunday may quite possibly be my most favourite day of the weekend. Really, every day of the weekend is the best, but Sunday is the best of the best. You get to sleep in, are probably a bit hungover which means you can just slob around but somehow tend to be oddly productive and it’s ok to turn the lights out at 10PM in your biggest wool sweater without missing out or feeling a bit like a granps.
Anways, this Sunday, just like every other one was simply lovely. We went to The Abbey Tavern for some hungover burgers and the most delish macaroni and cheese croquettes. This has become an obsession of mine which seriously needs an intervention. This was the pub where our night was ending/ had just begun earlier that morning. The daylight had transformed the tavern making it an ideal spot for an incognito indulgence into a greasy ball burger and a read of the Kentishtowner.
Hope you had a lovely Sunday!
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Admit it…we all love a bit of meat, people!
On today’s edition of Sunday Funday we missioned over to Angel (one of the dreamiest places to live in london if you aren’t the heir to a small fortune). Steak on a sunday is glorious. When the slab of beef is cooked to perfection and comes with a side of grease dripping fries, your hangover can’t help but hail you.
This quaint little restaurant had a classy hook to hang my coat and was coincidentally tiled in what I want for my future kitchen. The wooden floors looked like they had a couple good stories stomped in them and the jazz playing the background took us back. Great conversations and future planning of these full glasses of red made for the perfect end to a lovely weekend.
Our full bellies moseyed on over to the Barbican for the Pop Art Design exhibition where my love for Andy Warhol was reignited. We then proceeded to decorate our future home with iconic pop art and furniture which we’ll of course have when that small fortune arrives. If you’re a fan of pop culture, a few good Marshall McLuan references and of course an art aficionado head over to the Barb.
The best part of this Sunday Funday was the meal rang up super cheap with our coupon code. If you keep your eyes peeled, you can find some delightful and delish places to eat your heart out in london without emptying your wallet. Check out Meat People in Islington, if you’re lucky there may still be a deal on. Hope your Sunday has been as as yummy as mine.
The last day of my last weekend in the Tdot was spent with the fishes! We trotted through the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada pretending we had glowing red hair, trousers that turned us into little mermaids with the most fitting tune running through our heads. I’ll give you a hint – it features a little crab named Sebastian. This post will definitely be more fun if you turn up the volume (Under the sea – The Little Mermaid.).
Gianni was supposed to be in Mexico, actually swimming with the fishes, but missed his flight. So we rescued him from boredom until he could catch his next one (hopefully!).
Here’s a little tip if you’re planning on going to the aquarium anytime soon – book in advance, unless of course you want to be waiting until you have grey hairs.
Once inside we were taken deep into the Canadian Great Lake waters where we saw giant octopuses, crazy coloured lobsters and a scary platipus fish with a giant mouth. Let’s just say that I won’t be taking a dip at the cottage anytime soon now that I know those sea monsters will be accompanying me. The Rainbow Reef was my favourite part. There were so many beautiful colours, with gorgeous varieties of fish and some not so gorgeous – like the sword nosed one smiling at us and the great white share showing his pearly whites. Already dreaming of a diving trip in Thailand or Oz. Now, anyone want to come with me?
Here’s a sneak peek at our Sunday Funday under the sea!