This post’s been a long time coming – since I returned from a week in London almost a month ago, to be exact. Today, on the first day dedicated to relaxing at home in as long a time, is the perfect opportunity – as late as it is!
London is one of the places I’ve been that feels like (a very different) home. Doubtless actually living there will be an altogether different experience – as I’ve grown older, my love for Malta has grown too – I jump at any opportunity to visit, and relish the surge in my creative juices when there, and upon my return.
One of the photos exhibited at Another London
This time, apart from a number of truly wonderful exhibits we visited (my favourites among which were Another London: International Photographers Capture City Life 1930-1980,Writing Britain: Wastelands to Wonderlands and Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950 at the beloved V&A), I had actually put some money away – albeit it never really being enough in that city – to be able to bring home a few gems. Here are a selection of things that have found a new home in Malta 🙂
A pair of two-tone brogues in the softest leather from an independent designer @ Sunday Up market; a 5-year memory book from the V&A; swallows necklace from a stall at the aforementioned market.
A selection of cosmetics from Benefit; rose petal coasters by a nice gentleman at Spitalfields market; ceramic bunny necklace from a delightful little shop off the local market where we were staying in Honor Oak Park; gift wrap ring from the Ballgowns exhibit giftshop.
The coveted razor pleat skirt with a (faux) leather waistband from another seller at Sunday Up market.
Pretty Guess bag that has already become a staple in my wardrobe; winger leather shoes from a very cool but absurdly pricey shop off Brick Lane, housing items from a variety of independent designers.
Two of the dresses brought back, both from newly discovered favourite dress brand Emily and Fin.
A few shirts for work and beyond!