Today, I am in London. As always, I invite myself to join the husband while he works, and I get to explore. Instead of heading straight to Harrod’s, I decided to get creative and go someplace I haven’t been.
We are staying in Regent Park and the hotel is very nice.Of course my eyes are always drawn to the details, so I took this photo of the moldings for future reference. They are painted black with gold leaf overlay.
There were hundreds of booths with all kinds of fun vintage items. Even if you are not looking to purchase anything, the sights are very entertaining. One thing that we noticed is that the British are really cashing in on the popularity of their “Keep Calm” campaign!
A string quartet was playing for the enjoyment of everyone seated down below.We overdosed on caffeine at Le Pain Quotedien. It is a coffee chain throughout Europe that I love to go to. The shop is made entirely from old scrubbed pine cabinetry and carrera marble. It’s so quaint and cozy!
and a remnant of a beautiful French silk embroidered fabric for some throw pillows.
The weather was perfect for all of the walking we did. After a long day, we decided to return to have a well deserved dinner. We got back on the Metro for a short trip back to the hotel.
Even the underground is very quaint. It is decorated with original appropriately named Subway Tiles, as in this sign.