23 March 2011

london part 1 (portobello market)

At 8:00am (UK time) on Saturday the 12th, my cousin and I landed at Heathrow.  The sun was shining, the skies were blue, and I couldn't believe I was back in London.  After lugging our bags to the hostel, we met up for breakfast with my best friend, who's studying in the city at Regents College.   Even though Erin and I were definitely feeling jet lagged, we decided to make the most of the beautiful day and headed over to Portobello Road, home of the famed Portobello Market.  The buildings are quirky and colorful, and there are all kinds of fun things to feast your eyes upon.  The market stretches all along the road, and sells everything from antiques and vintage clothing, to delicious crêpes and old vinyl.  Later that evening, the three of us went to a cute Italian restaurant in Marylebone, and ate pasta and drank wine.  Needless to say, we slept well that night.

Without furthur ado, here are some pictures from our wonderful afternoon at Portobello!



    Now I want donuts. >:|

    Okay but seriously these photos are so lovely and awesome, I cannot WAIT to go to London! Augh!!

  2. wow the fur coats and old vintage cameras are so cool!

    <3 steffy
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  3. Sigh-- lovely pictures! I am uber-jealous, yet happy for you simultaneously! Did you buy the last cream-filled donut?

  4. These photographs are so wonderful! I really want to visit London. Someday, when I have saved some money. I want to see more photographs! xoxo

  5. mmmmm ... donuts..... Isn't it wonderful over there?!


  6. Holy moly, Portobello Market looks AMAZING! Take me with you next time, kay?
    Glad you had such a lovely time in London! :)

  7. love all the colours in these photos.

  8. The idea of thrifting in London makes me giggle in delight! These pictures are beautiful, and I bet you had an amazing time :D Can't wait to see the rest of your pictures from your trip!


  9. i am so jealous of your trip! :P
    that first picture is so cute..i want a little blue house with little blue shutters..how wonderful..!
    and you had to have a doughnut picture. you and meg are killing me..now i WANT one..!

  10. i've read so many bloggers went to Portobello market, it has definitely made its way to my list of places to go before my (fashion) life ends.

  11. LOL @Meg, I was just reading about your pastry affinity on YOUR blog and here you are again. Just buy a dozen and scarf them immediately. Just what the doctor ordered... And by doctor, I mean me.

    I love these pictures and I really want to visit London. Actually, I want to visit anywhere I haven't been but London looks/sounds wonderful!


  12. shamefully i've been living in london for 6 months now and still haven't been to portobello D: looks like you're having an amazing time! x

  13. You're sooooo lucky I want to go to London!!
    It's on my To Do list, actually pretty much all the planet is on this list :P
    Great post have fun during the rest of your trip!

  14. These photos are amazing...donuts....donuuuutttts. Love those.

    Ah, I cannot wait to see more of these posts (which I will, as soon as I make my way up my Bloglovin queue!)

  15. These are all such nice photographs! Way better than the typical tourist snapshots I'm used to seeing. Portobello Market seems like a really fun place to visit. If I ever get to London, I definitely want to check it out!



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