9.13.2012

280. London | Notting Hill

Harrods London marzipan
Thanks to my new internship I've been so incredibly busy all week. PR is such a fast-paced industry, I've been waking up to 10+ emails of new tasks from my boss every morning (& more throughout the day). But I'm still enjoying it. I manage their blogs so unfortunately have been focusing on those and neglecting my own. I'm also behind on a lot of your posts! But I will be back to regular blogging soon.
I've been Tumblr-ing for my company and decided to finally get my own Tumblr as well. I can't believe it's taken me so long - I LOVE Tumblr.. Follow me!! PS: who took the username Leftbanked already? :(
& Did you notice my new blog layout? I don't like it that much but it's only temporary.

Enough about work - here are some photos from London. If you are new, I went there back in May. It's literally taking forever to post all my vacation photos...

Notting Hill Portabello
On the first day, I arrived at about 9am in London. After the flight I was jet-lagged, lacking sleep and stressed about my lost luggage. Took a lot of effort to resist just passing out for a much-needed nap on my very comfy bed. Took even more effort to resist obsessively checking the online luggage-tracking page to see where all my stuff was. Eventually I managed to drag myself to Notting Hill! One of the places I was looking forward to the most. Portabello Road of course.

The more I used it, the more I loved the Tube. So efficient, and so many foreigners/tourists using it. On the way to Notting Hill I was happily squished in the center of a group of cute Italian boys. Normally in Toronto I HATE crowded subways and avoid them if I could. Is it just me or does this photo look a bit amusing (guy on the left in black jacket vs. guy on the right in grey. Looks like they're mad at each other or something):

Notting Hill Gate London
Portabello houses
Portabello map shop
Portabello market
Portabello shop
Once I arrived here I forgot all about my lost luggage. It was so cool to finally see those colourful houses in person that I've seen so many times before in photos. Portabello Road was extremely packed, but I didn't mind at all. I already fell in love with London at that point. There's just such a great energy in this city.

Big Ben London
Churchill statue
Westminster Abbey
Caffe Florian Harrods
Caffe Florian
Caffe Florian at Harrods. I love all the restaurants at Harrods, but this was my favourite. (The original Caffe Florian is in Venice). I spent way more time in Harrods during my trip than I want to admit. I went there to avoid the rain, for meals, to avoid the Queen's Jubilee crowds, & also to purchase everything you see here (except the iPod):




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  1. I love London except for the ear, it's a pretty and alive city so much fun.
    Great pictures I'm not sure about your new layout.
    Kisses Tiffany I'm glad you are enjoying your internship.
    City-aholic.blogspot.com.es

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  2. beautiful. I miss London. lived there twice. for six years alltogether. it's the place that feels the most like home to me. thank you :)

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  3. I miss London so much. Amazing photos. Glad you like the internship. Did you find your luggage in the end?
    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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    1. yea I was SO relieved when it finally arrived..it came like 10 hours after I got there

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  4. I´m jelaous about your travels, you´re so lucky :D
    Gorgeous pics, as usual!!
    xoxo
    www.girlinsunglasses.com

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  5. glad to know that you are having so much for with u new job~ :D that's gotta be cool!!
    and i'm following u on on u tumblr!! :D
    love all the pics from London.... would love to go visit there...
    London Eye....!!! so much want to take bunch of photos there~ (at least 20? wait..no maybe 50?) LOL

    have a wonderful day!!

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    1. thank you! I've followed you back
      hahah I think I only have like 5 photos of the London Eye..

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  6. It so nice seeing your own country through a foreigners eyes. Those pretty coloured houses are so popular!


    Luxx Mint

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  7. Wonderful photos.. the architecture, the food, the people! Sorry to hear about your luggage.. hope it show up. My was lost for five days when we came back from France last month. I was NOT happy!

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    1. oh wow that sucks..lost luggage is the WORST. Luckily mine showed up the evening after I arrived

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  8. Nice pictures ! I love this city SO much !

    We really like your blog and it will be amazing if you can check our blog and maybe follow us ?

    Hope to see you on Pretty Tiny Things

    Emily from PTT

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  9. wow what amazing photos!!!!! i want to visit london pronto! xO!
    www.thehautecookie.com

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  10. I love London. Is one of my favourite cities in the world <3
    Amazing photos!!!
    love,
    Lali

    Lali pops of colour

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  11. Of all the times I've been to London, I've never been to Portobello road. I really would love to. Looks you had a great time :) x

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  12. I always like to read your posts because of the way you tell your stories and illustrate them with photos. For a moment I feel like I've been there with you. I will be in London next weekend (haven't been since March) so reading this post makes me look forward to it even more! xo

    LUXESSED

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    1. thanks! I'm always worried to write too much and wonder if anyone's even reading lol

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  13. Amazing photos! I miss London so much...

    http://insofiashoes.blogspot.pt

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  14. I like the colorful houses especially given that London is usually overcast! :) Where do you go to check for your luggage status online?

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    1. it was overcast most of the time I was there!
      every airline has a section on their website for it

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  15. Nice pics
    and such a lovely place.
    You are lucky to have such an interesting job.

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  16. so many great pics ! London is a beautiful city ! ...would You like to follow each other ? just let me know :)

    Daggi

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  17. I have a tumblr account that I never use...ahahha..I will add you later:) I need to find it

    and great photos tiff...u are addicted to macaroon ...don't u??!!!

    xoxo

    T

    EDGYMIX-TRAVEL FOR FASHION

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    1. hahah start using it again!! tumblr is so fun
      yea I love macarons..but unfortunately haven't found any here that taste as good as the ones from Europe!

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  18. Amazing pictures! I'm following and I hope you do the same.Kisses

    www.mylovelyfashionstyle.blogspot.com

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  19. Great photos! They brought back memories of my trip to London...many years ago now! It's a fabulous city, so much to see and do!

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  20. So pretty, i've been there a couple of months ago, everything is so exciting :) :)
    Lovely photos <3 <3

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  21. Really, really, really love your eye for details! Ispiring pictures!

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  22. Omg!! Those colourful houses make me remember the movie with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant! You're so lucky! +.+
    If you have time, I'd love to know your opinion about my fashion blog. It's all about my style and preferences! :)
    xoxo
    Luzia M.

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  23. Eeep! Gorgeous photos as always! I think/pretty sure I'm following you on twitter now and that photo of the D&G ad kept popping up on my dash in public -.- LOL Those vintage signs are so cool and I'm loving your azur luggage, makes me want to get an azur speedy now =P

    P.S Have you seen the new empreinte speedy? UGH LOVES! But must resist!

    PP.S I agree that the key to happiness is to be able to make yourself happy, thus you can be happy anywhere!

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    1. get one! I love azur..the azur speedy 30 was my first LV :D

      yea they look so beautiful and soft! not sure if it's really my style though

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  24. lovely, amazing photos, maybe follow each other, pls join me on FB or
    http://everythingyoucanimagineisreal13.blogspot.com/

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  25. Amazing post!!!!! :)
    Would you like to follow each other?!! :)

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  26. I always love and want to go to London! The bricks on the architecture, the culture, and of course fish & chips!

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  27. cool:)

    would you like to follow each other? :)

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  28. amazing pictures ! thank You and of course followed back , yes we can also followed on fb , just liked Your page and here is mine > http://www.facebook.com/DaggisWay

    have a very nice day !

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  29. Thank you so much for your lovely comment!!!
    I follow you now through GFC and Facebook!! Follow me too!! :)

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  30. wow I love London - this city is always full of life I adore this place:) great pics :) Would you like to follow each other?just let me know
    I wait you on my blog!
    xxx

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  31. followed back with pleasure :) I also liked you on FB if U want U can fan me too :) http://www.facebook.com/RaszRush

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  32. Thank for taking amazing photos while you've been busy out and about!!

    xo
    Kat
    http://XoPhotographyByKat.com

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  33. Your internship sounds like a lot of work but a lot of fun! :)


    I love your handbag in that last picture. What brand is it?

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    1. yea it is great!
      it's a Louis Vuitton Keepall 50 - more of a luggage bag

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  34. Great post.I was in London too last April to beginning of May. I love that city! You never get bored there. I also spend too much time at Harrods. Love eating at the restaurants there. I just discovered your blog and I am following now.

    Have you tried the Macarons at MoRoco in Yorkville here in Toronto? They are good. Not like Laduree but it is good.

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    1. yea I have been to MoRoCo a few times before, the food is alright but I like the decor in that place!

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  35. i absolutely love the photos! i especially love the photos of the magazines but really they are all such fantastic ones! xo

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