I recently went around London to visit some locations that are very popular as they’re pretty and eye catching. Here’s some that I thought were great.
I started in Kensington at this cake shop. The outside was very charming with it’s pastel pink and quaint tables and chairs. The arch of flowers and pumpkins was very seasonal and made for a grand entrance to the inside where there were some delicious looking treats.
Nearby was a bakery which was also looking very Autumnal with an archway that represented the harvest at this time of year.
Next I went to see a very picturesque house that was painted immaculately in white with the shutters and door painted in a popping pink.
Walking to the station I came across a lovely restaurant with a flora and fauna decorating the front with a well placed bicycle to add to the look. There were also other well kept doorways and walkways and of course the huge beautiful building that is Harrods. The best thing I saw all day though, was a huge suspended rhino above a jewellery shop. It looked surreal and it really made me smile.
I can see why some of these locations are sought after and busy, and it’s always nice to come across something unexpected too. I have more photos of other locations that I visited, that I will post soon.
I love the vibrant, fun colours of these mosaic tiles, each with unique patterns and details. Some might find these gaudy but I think they look really interesting with lots going on and they really capture my attention.
I love sparkly things, and these beautiful necklaces really caught my eye. The pretty colours and intricate designs were really tempting, making me want to buy everything, but thankfully I was able to resist.
These pretty pendant flowers are called Fushia but have also been known to be called Ladies eardrops. They remind me of my childhood, of when I would squeeze the pod open between my fingers before nature could, and loving the little ‘pop’ sound they made (I don’t do it anymore though!). We still have some in our garden today and I love the bright colour and memories they bring throughout the year.
I’d love to hear what flowers make you smile or have a special place in your memory
This lantern looks really pretty hanging amongst the tree branches. I especially like the intricate patterns cut in the metal for the light to shine through, which will look even prettier when it gets dark
This is the hem from my outfit I wore on Eid. I love the colour combination and detail of the embroidery. Eid al Fitr is the celebration that comes after a month of fasting and I enjoyed the day with my family eating lots of great food and sharing lovely gifts. See my sisters’ blogs Happy Muslim Mama; Harlequin Tea Set and JoJo Jeenius for their accounts of the day