a day in London travel fashion lifestyle When I’m not picking up bunches of fresh lilies and roses at Columbia Road, this is what my London Sundays look like. I’m catching up on all things style, culture and food, dodging black taxis and propping up red phone boxes. Read on for some of my favourite London haunts.

 

a day in London travel fashion lifestyle laduree travel fashion lifestyleI love an empty city. Not a zombie-apocalypse kind of empty, but a frosty, misty early morning kind of empty. It’s an early start for a Sunday. But when everyone else is having a lie-in it’s the perfect time to head out. I roll down my sleeves and wrap up to my eyeballs in cashmere to explore some London and stuff my face with freshly-baked goods. Apart form local artisan bakeries, Baker and Spice and Laduree are my go-to for Sunday morning indulgence in all things cinnamon-sprinkled.

travel fashion lifestylefashion lifestyle frost painteda day in London travel fashion lifestylea day in London travel fashion lifestyleIt’s art time and that means a tip to the Royal Academy. I am in love with their courtyard: the architecture, the Cotswold stone and the intricate metalwork and gilding on the gates; oh, and of course the art inside.

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Coat: Celine | Dress: H&M | Scarf: De Nicola | Boots: Prada

 

Pictures by Alice Reinhardt (Form 42).

xx Alice


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