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London Day 1

Hi my loves!! Sorry I’ve been so MIA on the blog lately, I just had the most manic 2 weeks of my life! Now let me take you waaaay back, since I’m doing the get to know me on a more personal level kinda thang 😉 Starting on the week of 16th March which is about 2 weeks ago, E and I attended a stunning wedding at the Shepstone Gardens on the Thursday, on Friday we attended a surprise 30th then Saturday we celebrated my most amazing’s birthdays at Kong with some friends, got home at about 5am on Sunday, yes… I know! Then Monday I flew to Port Elizabeth for the new Ford Focus launch, had the most amazing time with the most amazing people! Got back to Johannesburg on Tuesday morning, then attended E’s MBA graduation ceremony in the afternoon, which was followed by dinner and drinks with some friends to celebrate his great achievement, I’m super super proud of him! Wednesday and Thursday was spent doing admin and packing for our London trip! We left for London on Thursday night and got back this morning at 7am… so yes I am shattered with exhaustion but I have so many amazing memories that I would like to share with all of you. Bits and pieces of it all will be coming up later on the blog including some pre-london photos from my High Tea experience at the Saxon will also be uploaded. Apologies for all this slacking 🙂

Since London is still fresh on my mind, I think it’s a good idea to start with some photos from the first day that we were there. E and I went to London for my birthday and also just a quick getaway since we both haven’t been for so long. The last time I was in London was probably 10 years ago so I was super excited to explore the city again and see the changes over the years. We arrived on Friday morning at 6am so we took our sweet time getting out of the airport and to our hotel.  The cheapest way to travel in London is visa the underground without a doubt, it is extremely convenient because there are stations scattered all over London with trains at minute intervals but be prepared for rush hour manic. During our time in London, we stayed at The Cumberland Hotel, which is a Guoman Hotel, the location is fantastic! It is right on Oxford street (which is where all the shopping is) and plus it is right next to the Marble Arch station on the Central Line. After we checked into the hotel, it was about 10am, they were nice enough to let us check in early, generally hotels don’t allow check-ins this early. We unpacked, freshened up and decided to spend the day shopping and walking around Oxford Street. We took a train to Piccadilly Circus so we can start our day’s adventure from Tottenham Court Road, the station there is closed temporarily for revamp and will only re-open in December.

How convenient it is that we always manage to stumble into China Town everywhere we go, the China Town in London is by far the cleanest one I’ve ever been to. The streets were clean and the restaurants were rather pleasant to be in. So we stopped off to start our day with an Asian style breakfast and then we were on our way. Hope you enjoy the photos!

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 What I’m wearing: 

Fluffy jersey by Forever 21 New York 

Scarf by H&M New York 

Zara leather jacket from SA

Riding pants from Country Road 

Louis Vuitton cross body bag

Booties by Steve Madden

Hope you enjoyed my little catch up and some photos taken on the first day in London! On another note, Hong Kong in 2 weeks!! 🙂

With love…xxx

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Mary,

    such beautiful pictures and lovely feedback regarding your trips and experience, you truly are an inspiration to us young ladies in the corporate world and still trying to be as stylish as possible 🙂

    Continue the excellent posts

    xo
    Roxanne

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