Week in Pictures #6

April 15, 2013


I stumbled across the loveliest sidewalk art the other day


Unfortunately, my last two weeks in London are being spent writing research papers and studying for exams. Honestly, I’m more annoyed than stressed, which is quite a change from my usual attitude during exams! I’ve been trying to make the most of each day though, and squeeze in a bit of fun between the work.

I went to the V&A earlier this week, just to wander around and say goodbye. I love that museum so much- I feel like I could live there. It makes me want to be like those children from that run away from home and hide out in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While I don’t suppose I could pull that sort of rule-breaking off these days, it was quite the inspiration to me growing up!


On Sunday it finally felt like Spring, so I decided to soak up as much sun as possible. I finally went to the Columbia Road flower market, which I had been meaning to do for ages. It seems like most of London had the same idea, though, as it was absolutely packed. I didn’t manage to get any decent pictures, but I had a lovely time. The flowers themselves were gorgeous and the salespeople hawking their bouquets seemed straight out of the 1920s with their fast-talking quips.

I also managed to check off another place on my to-visit list: Liberty London. I’ve always liked the Liberty floral prints, but I figured that the store would just be another department store. I was wrong– everything for sale was absolutely gorgeous and I wanted to buy just about everything in their sewing and haberdashery department. And don’t get me started on the furniture and decor. I even concocted a whole story about me being an interior designer and working on a house right now so that they wouldn’t get mad at me for taking photos!


Typewriters with plants growing out of them? Yes please!


  1. Becca says:

    I’m glad the sun’s finally come out for your last couple of weeks in London! I love the V&A too, I can spend hours and hours in there and not get bored!

    Great post

    Becca x


  2. Matea says:

    That street art in the first picture is so amazingly pretty, I can’t stop looking at it :)

  3. Sally says:

    Hello!! such magical photos – especially the beautiful rail of printed blouses, my heart almost skipped a beat!!! Oh and thank you lots for the lovely comment and always popping over, you are very kind!!

    PS the Fedora is Topshop – it comes in black, plum and khaki….i rather want them all!!!!

  4. Kristian says:

    What gorgeous photos (and how fun and cheering to just stumble upon art in everyday life like you did with the sidewalk :) )

  5. Becca says:

    I love the V&A so much! Definitely my favourtie London museum, glad you enjoyed your visit.
    London just looks so much nicer in the sunshine, looks like you made the most out of the nice weather :)
    Becca x

  6. Izzy says:

    beautiful pictures, I love the hanging piece of artwork in the second photo, although I’m not quite sure what it is!

  7. Danielle Scherman says:

    Love this!!

  8. jeeda says:

    love your photos…glad the suns finally come out


  9. Aliya says:

    Ooo I too love London (who doesn’t?!) am hope to move there one day. How amazing are the exhibitions in the V&A museum?! I practically lived in there when I was studying musical theatre over in the UK last year!

    Lovely pictures!

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