Posts Tagged "London"

Shopping Haul 2 – Fortnum and Mason…

Posted by on Oct 3, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 0 comments

I love buying tea (and drinking it, naturally) and if there is one famous tea institution in the world it's Fortnum and Masons. I love the ye olde world elegance that this store embodies, I love that they haven't modernized or made it flashy, it's charm is in what it is and it's amazing history (established in 1707 - long before we even called Australia, Australia). It's all sweeping staircases and beautiful displays of things to want but perhaps not need. Teas and Preserves and Jams and biscuits ... Read More

Shopping Haul 1 – Primark (revisited)…

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 0 comments

Shopping Haul 1 – Primark (revisited)…
So I received feedback that the scarves were a little hard to see properly...So here are two zoom in shots of the scarfy prettiness! ... Read More

You can't Tyabb and feel any more full…

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 1 comment

You can't Tyabb and feel any more full…
To round out my first day in London I was thrilled to head to Tyabbs, a favorite restaurant of mine, that serves Pakistani fare in the back streets of Whitechapel. It's the sort of place you question when someone suggests it but after your first visit (for me about five years ago) you will return with gusto.The restaurant is about a five minute walk from Whitechappel station so Rose and I headed there about 7ish to meet Chuck. We joined the back of a decent queue of people in the very packed restaurant. ... Read More

Tunnels of light…

Posted by on Sep 27, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 0 comments

Tunnels of light…
Can you imagine anything that might feel odder when jet lagged than stepping into, essentially, a giant balloon of many colors? Yet that's exactly where I ended up yesterday afternoon on Clapham Common for the 22nd Colourscape Music festival. A group of us headed down the common in the gorgeous sunshine and joined a massive queue of people lining up for the last day of this awesome festival. We arrived just before 4pm thinking we would be able to waltz right in. No such luck. After about twenty ... Read More

Shopping Haul 1 – Primark…

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Melbournian Girl Abroad | 4 comments

Now anyone who knows me will be in no way surprised that the second thing I did upon awaking on my first day in London was walk to the nearest Primark. Primark for those of you unfamiliar is unlike anything we have back in Aus. It's generally a massive store (comparable to a target in size) that sells CHEAP clothing, shoes, accessories and homewards that are on trend, fashionable and make it easy to jazz up a wardrobe at low cost. It would easily be one of the shops I miss the most. So what did ... Read More