Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back! And London!

We're back in the land of wireless internet! (Finally!)

The past month has been a whirlwind of travels starting with me meeting my sister up in London. After getting settled at the hotel, we kicked off the weekend meeting up with some of our New York friends living in London, for an Indian feast down on Brick Lane, and a little hopping around the various establishments after.

Me, Sophie and Penny before their Portgual/Barcelona adventure

Rob, Katherine and Whitney

We only had about a day and half in London before leaving for Paris, so Sunday morning we wandered around the city. That afternoon, we went for afternoon Pret-a-portea at The Knightsbridge Berkeley hotel. It was the prefect afternoon, a little chilly and rainy outside, warm and cozy inside...even if it was the end of July.

Into Trafalgar Square

In front of Buckingham Palace for the changing of the guards

Big guy

A small corner before Trafalgar Square

The Ladies in windy London

Prét-a-Portea Spring/Summer 2009 fashions

Hervé Léger vivid orange bikini

A collection of goodies

Tea time

After tea, we hurried back to the hotel and got bundled up and headed to Nicole's (and my) favorite place for dinner, Wagamama's. Wagamama's is seriously one of the best places to eat in London (according to us) and rumor has it, they'll be opening up in New York City soon!


The ladies

Spicy monster

Following dinner we walked down to the Tower Bridge to take in the view at night. Even at night, the city still takes your breath away. No crowds, no tours, just you and the sites.

Tower at night

The next morning we packed up and headed down to Kings Cross station to catch the Eurostar to Paris. Thanks somehow to Rail Europe, Whitney and I both got first class seats cheaper than second class with Nicole. A little bottle of wine really does make a 2 hour trip better.

French Vogue e vino...Très bon

Italy all around

For more pictures, click here


Stacy said...

Found your blog recently (in my search for all things Italian-- relocating soon) and have enjoyed reading about your adventures. But the news that a Wagamama is supposedly opening in New York just MADE MY DAY!! If only they would open one in Paris in the meantime... :)

Life Abroad said...

Ahh it looks like you had such a fabulous time! I've never been to London, but it seems so chic and classic that I'm just dying to go! That tea is so beautiful, it would definitely be the perfect English afternoon with girlfriends!

Em and GC said...

@ Stacy- Wagamama's is the greatest place ever! I hope one day it makes it way to Italy!

Em and GC said...

@Life Abroad- I highly recommend the tea! It's a perfect way to spend a rainy London afternoon!


Blog Widget by LinkWithin