LONDON, I MISS YOU

I'm quite in love with London, and I'm not even sure why. Perhaps, it's because it has a european vibe with a touch of chic and even extravagant to some degree lifestyle. I adore every little details of pretentious Knightsbridge and every little corner of cute Notting Hill. I'm pretty sure if I get to spend some more time in London or even have a chance to live there for a bit (not a while - I dont think I will remain so much in love), then I'll pick Notting Hill as my neighborhood. 

I've decided to come back some time when it's warmer (maybe not this year though, but who knows?!) and photograph a wedding there or to pursue any other job opportunity. Somehow I know I'll be back because I'm not ever nearly done with exploring this beautiful city. 

FAVE PLACES

Coffee break on Portobello Road

fabrique.co.uk

 

212 Portobello Rd, London W11, UK

Concept store in Notting Hill with fashion and eating together 

www.202london.uk

 

202 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH, UK

A nice hotel in Holborn area with a great lobby that combined together a bar, coffee, restaurant and common area to socialize 

thehoxton.com/london/holborn

 

199-206 HIGH HOLBORN, LONDON, WC1V 7BD

Australian cafe in Notting Hill with nice food and yummy deserts www.thefarmgirl.co.uk

 

 

59a Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB

Right next to the Farm Girl cafe, there is an office of Sister Jane - a European women clothing store, famous among bloggers. 

www.sisterjane.com

 

59A Portobello Road, W11 3DB London (UK)

Afternoon tea at the National gallery - my first afternoon tea experience (you know, it doesn't exist in the US) with great service and nice views

Portrait restaurant afternoon tea

 

National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin's Pl, London WC2H, UK

I dont have much to say about this trip, honestly. Impossible not to love London, but also impossible to handle the weather there. I had an engagement shoot on the worst and at the same time most fascinating weather conditions - from rain to sun to thunderstorms and hail, and back to sun again. More challenging than shooting on a bright day I should say. 

Every trip, short or long, motivates me to come back home and do more and more every time. The opportunities are endless, especially in NYC, and this thought makes me want to come back sooner. That's the sickness we, new yorkers, have, and I still havent decided how to approach my love and hate to this city (after all these years!). But to go back to my point, I really enjoy exploring new places and cultures, and if you are planning a wedding this year in the UK, or Ireland, or Iceland, or elsewhere, drop a note - I'll be there in a heartbeat :)

 

Until then, 

XX.