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1.19.2016

AN AFTERNOON IN COVENT GARDEN


the perfect beige shag trend sweater from Primark

Sweater - Primark (Similar shag sweater)
Dress - H&M
Scarf - RiverIsland
Handbag - Prada



The week before Ken and I flew back home to Vancouver, we made some time to spend an afternoon wandering around Covent Garden.  We didn't really have any plans in mind, just to wander aimlessly for a day. 
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pouring milk into an americano in Covent Garden

Since we arrived in the morning to try to beat some of the crowds, our first stop had to be coffee. Turns out we hated this coffee, but we took a picture anyway. It was quite windy that day, but we opted to brave the weather and sit outside to people watch.  I love to people watch, it's always so interesting! 

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exploring seven dials in london, while shopping in my black over the knee boots from Office

Once we had finished our terrible coffee, we weaved through the small streets, popping in and out of shops, admiring the all the Christmas displays along the way.  Eventually, we found ourselves at Seven Dials, which is where 7 tiny english roads all meet at one round about. The area is full of little shops, bakeries and coffee shops. A perfect spot to be when you have no plans.

a blonde women sitting on a bench in front of club Monaco near seven dials in Covent Garden
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delicious bright pink laduree macaroons in covent garden

Since we both have a major sweet tooth, we couldn't help making a stop at Laduree. The shop in Covent Garden is particularly pretty. The door way looks like something from a disney movie. It's a milky green in colour, with oversized antique door handles and is only about 2 feet wide. It's like stepping into another world.

beautiful blush coloured macaroons in london

The treats are just as beautiful as the shop itself. And they are finer lickin' good.

about to eat a bright pink macaroon treat while sitting in Covent garden
mulled wine and lager at a famous pub in london called the Lamb and Flag

By mid afternoon, we were feeling thirsty. We made our way towards one of Ken's favourite bars in London, The Lamb and Flag.  It's one of the oldest pubs in London! As far back as 1772, it was called The Coopers Arms, and later changed it's name to The Lamb and Flag. Charles Dickens was known to be a regular drinker here and even did some of his writing while at this famous watering hole!

sipping on mulled wine inside the famous Lamb and Flag pub in Covent garden

As Christmas approaches, I can't get enough mulled wine!

enjoying a traditional meat pie at one of the oldest pubs in London

I was feeling a little home sick, so I got the nachos, but Ken went with the traditional meat pie with all the fixings.

I don't know about you, but we love to visit places with no objective in mind. It's always so much more relaxing and enjoyable when I know we don't have an agenda.  Dropping into shops that look interesting and skipping the ones that don't, make for a perfect afternoon of taking in the sights around you.

Xo, Andrea
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  1. I've been watching your vlogs, and you and Ken are the cutest thing! I've been interested in moving to London so it's so cool seeing you blog and photograph your day! You have the best style, and you're a doll! xo

    McKenzie | therosynook.com

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    1. Hi! Your comment made my day!!! So glad you're enjoying the vlogs! Sometimes it feels like no one watches them! People don't tend to comment on them so it feels very one sided...London it beautiful! I would live here for the rest of my life if my family wasn't so far away :(

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