To sum it up for you: sleep in, italian, selfridges, hyde park, holland park, pub, ice-cream
Well, today was a great day. The sun came out and we got to see a lot of the city, it was beautiful. Though this isn’t my first time in London, the last time I was here I was so sick I do not have too much recollection of my experience, so this time I felt fully aware of my surroundings, especially when we walked though the very beautiful Hyde park.
First, the sleep in. I do enjoy a vacation sleep in, there’s nothing better than waking up without an alarm going off in your ear, it was perfect (I did wake up at 5 am) but soon after my early morning blog post, I fell right back to sleep.
So after a good sleep in, some breakfast and coffee at the home-base, we were off. First stop was to run an important errand at the Eurostar ticketing centre, which was located at St.Pancras train station, which was great because by the time we were done we were ready for lunch, and upstairs was a great little Italian place called Carluccio’s. I am craving proper Italian food like you wouldn’t believe, I haven’t been so lucky in Vancouver in the realm of amazing pasta dishes.
What do you do after a delicious Italian meal? You walk it off at Selfridges, and believe me you will need some energy when you visit this wonderland of consumerism. I could have spent 2 hours alone in the shoe department, um..er. excuse me…the “shoe galleries”. I could barely step away from the dinnerware section, completely distracted by the beautiful tea cups I had to stay focused…shoes: today’s focus, another day could be dedicated to dinnerware.
The Shoe Galleries were pretty much a dream, a whole floor dedicated to shoes, and not just any shoes, model shoes, the ones you see in magazines, the ones that buy for yourself after getting that big raise, for your wedding, or just because you saw them on the feet of an actress! I was unleashed in a sea of beautiful footware, and I intend to go back because I put a pair of Allsaints pumps on hold, a guaranteed excuse to get back to Selfridges
Look closely at this window display, it’s made out of pots and pot lids!
And another giant shoe.
These photos barely scratched the surface of the amount of shoes that were there. They are not called the “shoe galleries” for nothin’! Ok, so on to some other departments in Selfridges. The candy department, you ask? Well, it didn’t disappoint. I especially loved the giant jellybean man.
Yes, he’s made out of jelly beans, no seriously.
How pretty are these mini cakes? I love them!
So after Selfridges, I worked up quite a sweat of excitement. We walked through Hyde Park then Holland Park to cool off before we hit the pub.
Take a look:
The sun came out today, it was a lovely day in London with great company. What better to end the day on even a higher note? Enjoying a bowl of ice-cream as we speak, talk tomorrow…