London Part A: the Un-gorilla part

Thursday, September 30, 2010


You guys, London completely stole my heart, I wasn't prepared for that! We had the best time. Plus, it was ridiculously refreshing to hear English everywhere and know what the heck was going on around me for once :)

-We stayed in Fulham
-We ate fish and chips, Indian food, pasties, bananas (aahaha), thai, and had a traditional tea experience
-We rode on the back of a bike thing - in a cart!
-Got to do some dancing ;)
-Infiltrated the Maddox Club - funny story!
-Paid a lot for cabs, oops
-Shopped...a lot. 
-Ate the best cupcakes at Hummingbird Cafe
-Shopped around Portobello Market in Knotting Hill
-I did not like Oxford St. one bit - Primark was batsh&% crazy.
-We had our hair done (as finding a good stylist in Switz is nearly impossible) and we loved it!

...and so much more. yet, I still have a huge list for the next time I return
Oh, and of course ran around in a Gorilla suit...those pics coming soon =)

93 comments:

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh how amazing...Glad you loved it..I cant wait to go back...You should make a photo of your new hair style and post it..I would love to see it:)
Kisses,sweetie
Its Thursday already!!! yay to that:)

Ps: Hope you had a chance to enter my GIVEAWAY!

Missy Cheeks said...

Hi,how are u?
tje 5th pic is so nice!!

Claudz said...

I love London!!
I lived in Fulham for a while...I miss Notting Hill and Portabello Market....I never did like Oxford Street either.
Thanks for sharing the photos....it's nice to be reminded of London

Fashion Butter said...

YES! So happy to hear you love it there! And how cute is that Hummingbird Bakery sign? I am saving that picture.

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Oooh - too fun! Love your pics AND love your new profile pic!

Kelly Leigh said...

ugh i cant believe we didn't coordinate better. We went to notting hill annnnnnnnnnnd humming bird bakery too and we had the best dance night on saturday! I want to share my pics but my computer broke right after I uploaded them and deleted them off my camera :( boo Can't wait to see you in a gorilla suit!

Phuong said...

london is amazing!

Ann Nichols said...

Sounds fabulous! I think London is one of the best places on earth! Definitely my favorite!
So glad you had such a great time...when are you going back?!
Ann

Rhianne said...

London still has a partof my heart - I love going back to visit :)

I think you did more londony things there than I did the whole year we lived there lol - it looks like you had a great time!

Nicole Lisa said...

London is my second home!
Glad you had a good trip :o)

Nicole Lisa
http://www.blushcode.com/

style'n said...

Love the pictures and love the review on London. A definite must are fish and chips, Indian and high tea!!!
And I completely agree about Oxford St. When I was there a few months ago we walked around Camden area and I loved that.
naina

Debby said...

You tease me w/ these photos! I have been dying to go and honestly thought I would have made it over there by now! I am going to show these to hubby to light a fire under his butt! xo

Katie said...

Glad you had an amazing time!

Cara said...

your header keeps getting cuter and cuter!

Hollie said...

I can't wait to go back to London. It stole my heart too. Isn't high tea the best?

Faiza said...

what an incredible city! i love how diverse it is! am headed there this winter and can't wait!

Purses Pastries Etc... said...

I looove London and am so glad you had such a fun time! The cupcakes at Hummingbird Cafe are amazing, aren't they? And wandering around Notting Hill... the perfect way to spend a day!
BTW, I love your new profile picture and -- haha! -- your header is now in color ;)

Signe said...

Aaw, that looks like so much fun! And now I am sooo craving some fish and chips :)

andrea said...

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE GORILLA SUIT PICTURES!!!

i'm so glad you had such a great time, it sounds so fun! i'm immensely jealous by the way :)

Dancing Branflake said...

I seriously want to go to London now! And I love your photos- you certainly have an eye for photography.

Gina said...

you are so cute!! i'm loving your floral shirt!! what does the front look like??

i'm so jealous of your london adventure, i NEED to take a vacation there, i am obsessed with british accents :)

can't wait to hear about how the gorilla race went :)

Stacey said...

Those pics are awesome and i love how your post title too:-). I'm happy you had a great time. Your profile pic is beautiful! xx

Verdigris Vie said...

Sounds like such a blast - and wow some great pics..

just stumbled here; can't wait to see more

Vie

Annie said...

awwww love these shots! I want to go to the hummingbird bakery now...

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Looks like so much fun!

Emily Jane said...

This post makes my HEART HURT. I miss London SO MUCH!!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

You look gorgeous! So glad you had fun, that's funny about Primark, have always been curious about that store! XX!

Teenage Bride said...

Soooo jealous! Looks amazing.

Lucky Lucky girl!!!

xxxxoooo

its simple love said...

Wow. Still so jealous you went. And I am glad you had a good time! These pictures look amazing :) when I lived in Peru it was so nice to come home after and hear english everywhere and actually understand people! So I know the feeling :)

Rachael

p.s. It's the last day to enter my Lil Petite Jewelry Giveaway!!!

M said...

Oh how I LOVE and MISS that city! Thanks so much for these photos! Brings me back to a happy place/time!!!

xx.M

www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

ching said...

wow. i'd love to be there someday. and what happened at Oxford?

Tucker said...

loved hearing you had a great time! I'm headed there next tuesday. you just got me ALL kinds of excited.

& yes, a good hairstylist in switz is hard to find!

Andrea said...

Oh how fun!! I love London too. It such a beautiful place and there is so much to do. Glad you enjoyed yourself!

Josie said...

Oh, LOVE your photos! I've always wanted to go to London.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Ashley Sisk said...

These are amazing shots...I really love the first one!

Clara said...

beautiful pics!!
xxx

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Wonderful! I love when a place actually goes beyond your expectations. Your time there sounds absolutely fun-filled. Can't wait to see the gorilla suit.

The girl of many sorts. said...

You gotta love London:)

SP

kendal croix. said...

love the sign for that bakery.

Stephany said...

Amazing. I want to go to London so badly!

...gorilla suit? I'm intrigued!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh my gosh you are SO making me want to go to London!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Sounds like an amazing time!!! I so love London and can't wait to go back. Welcome back :)

ryan said...

Oh London looks like so much fun! I have never visited before but hope to in the near future.

Ashley said...

So glad you went to notting hill!! YAY :)

Again, I love London. Definitely in my top 5 favorite cities!

Laura said...

jealous, i love london! :)

Leah said...

I want to go to London so bad now! It looks like you had a blast!

Hope you are having a great week doll!

Mega Luvs to you, thank you for always being so supportive and sweet!

Audrey Allure said...

Sounds amazing, and wonderful photos :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

lovely photos, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier today. Cheers!

Cat said...

What an adventure! Just look at those smiling faces :) xo Cat

Wild and Precious said...

so lovely!

so jealous!

Housewife Bliss said...

Being a London girl and transplanted to the US only recently I can say that you captured the essence of my beloved 'village' so well, home sickness is in full bloom after seeing these, stunning tribute to a lovely city.

PursuitOfLLT said...

ahh love this entire post. i'm so jealous!!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

London is such a great city! Lovely photos, and I really do like your new profile picture, Krystal. xxx

Catita said...

woow! Sounds like you actually spent a whole week there! Happy you enjoyed it so much and I know exactly how you feel about the language and feeling like you finally know what is going on! I get that more in Paris because I am from Montreal (french speaker)! And I can't wait to see your ton of SHOPPING!!!! I love London and miss it!! And I also want to see you in that gorilla suit... not that I will recognise you but still!
xoxo

Catita said...

PS: SO COOL YOU had your hair done and you look so great in the last picture ;)

Giovanna ♥ said...

Love these pics! Thanks for sharing :)
xoxo
Giovanna
Boho Market Blog

Fräulein Klein said...

Your images are so great!!!!! I love London!
I was this year in the end of May there!!!!!
Have a nice evening
Yvonne

Valerie said...

I've never been but it sounds amazing! You girls look adorable! Glad you had a blast.

xo
Valerie

Bringing Pretty Back said...

You are so right! have to document it! for sure! I just put another post up with the painting I have been doing! Let me know what you think!
Have a pretty day
Kristin

Mat said...

fulham, fancy!!!

yeah london is brilliant, l was living there for a bit and loved every minute.

Sue said...

Miss London so much!!!!!!

Paislea Elyse said...

cute pictures. looks like tons of fun!

allisterbee.blogspot.com

Aspiring Kennedy said...

oh yeah!!! so glad you loved london- it is such an enchanting place, isn't it?? :) well, i love it, too! love the pictures, too. :)

eleanor said...

I want to go to London so bad! You lucky thing. I would love to go to Notting Hill!

X

Marie said...

Glad you are having an amazing time!:D Thanks for sharing these pictures!:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Natalie said...

Beautiful photographs, London is one of the neatest cities. Love your blog!

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

oxford is totally overwhelming. but you did hit TopShop right?? how was that?

for there being a serious lack of gorillas, this post was still pretty fun. :P ha ha.

urban muser said...

i've never been to london. you are making me want to go right now!

Sara Szatmary said...

how beautiful! I adore London!

Blicious said...

i LOVE London!!! great pics!
xoxo
b
engagedtobengaged.blogspot.com

MarchMusings said...

So glad to hear you loved it. And you did so much fun stuff too!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

oh wow - LOVE your pics!!! id love to go to london one day. my camera would be soooo happy and so would my fake english accent.

such a cute blog too. this is my first time here. love it. :)

Punctuation Mark said...

never been to London but always wanted to go... so jealous but wishing you a great time over there!!!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous pictures, sounds like London is alot of fun!

Style, She Wrote said...

What fun pictures! Makes me miss London so much.

gretchenmist said...

such fun :)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Green with envy... My grandparents came to the US in the 20's from Manchester... Would love to go see where they lived.

The Cath Kidston store? Oh, you lucky, lucky girlie. I'd have had a serious dent in the bank account, for sure.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Kristen said...

What great photos! Looks and sounds like you had a great time!

I'm jealous!!!

the chirpy bird said...

Oh gosh I just love London... It stole my heart too! Loving your pics darling, they're just gorgeous.... almost as gorgeous as you!
xo tash

Molly said...

WOW! You were sooo busy.
Your pictures are fantastic. Each one conveys such a fun vibe. (does that make sense?)
I've never been to London and your excitement is totally contagious. I want to go! I want to go!

Can't wait to hear more about your trip.

katie said...

aw sounds like an amazing time!! london is defiantly on the top of my travel list.

Elaine said...

How fun!!! I want to go to London someday!!

CLOTHED MUCH, a modest fashion blog

Leia said...

Ohh London, how I miss it! Glad you had an amazing time. I love Oxford St but you have to go during a less busy time, like in the mornings - avoid it like the plague on weekends, lunchtime, and after 5 pm! But I never ever went to Primark, I don't agree with their business ethnics and it's also a stampede in there at all times.

Leia

Becca said...

Krystal, wow! London is so...cool. No better word, it's just really really neat-looking and wonderful. Glad you had a lovely time there; I think every one of us is now pretty envious of your life ;)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You actually make me miss London. Oh my, I'll e-mail you about my Oxford St. experience.

heather yalin said...

Dancing, hairdressing, shopping and cupcake eating, yay!!!

LyddieGal said...

sounds amazing -- I'm so jealous!

Katie said...

I studied abroad in London. Loved it so much. Absolutely stole my heart as well.

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Awesome photos! I'd love to visit London one day.

I'm glad your make up arrived safe and sound. Napoleon Perdis is a make up genius! Glad you like it :D

x Jasmine

Jennifer R.Kociolek said...

Thanks :D

violetsage said...

London is the ONE place in this world that I want to go to. 2012!

violetsage.wordpress.com

Oh, My Darling said...

Sounds like such a blast!!!

Laura said...

It sounds like you had a fab time! Where did you get your hair done? There are so many hairdressers here that I don't know where to start!

Laura xx

 

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