Last Days in London

I have so much catching up to do on here – the last few weeks have been absolutely insane in so many ways that I have a backlog of posts and pictures to publish. Enjoy!

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Farewell London

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Double date dinner with my London bestie and her boyf – Salut!

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So of course, I had to take pictures of the food

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which was oh so delicious

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and the restaurant itself was small and simple, but perfect.

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Our last full weekend in London was spent swanning with the Queen’s swans near Buckingham Palace

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And reliving the walk we took late at night on our second date (cute!)

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But this time during the day

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We stopped for a quick brunch at Pickle and Pistachio which was amazing – cheesey beans on toast with a poached egg and his go-to, the breakfast burrito

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We had to capture our last moments in London touristing

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The swans cooperated in the photoshoot

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Sunday brunch was at Long White Cloud – thiscute little place by Colombia Flower Market – morning complete with coffee, avocado toast and fresh flowers from the market

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The afternoon was spent wandering Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill

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The views of which were amazing as always

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I finally made it in to St Paul’s Cathedral after having views of it for the past three years from my office.

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I hosted my going away party at the Drift in the City

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Complete with too many old fashioned

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We had a nice lounge area where everyone made themselves comfortable

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And by the end of the night, I was posing in pictures like this.

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In order to make the move to New York, I had to move all of my stuff from where I was living in Oval to the man’s place in Angel….

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Honey, I’m home! Luckily the transatlantic movers came a couple days later.

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We spent our last Tuesday night date night at Sushi Samba in Heron Tower

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And had the most amazing meal

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Complete with anime faces and large drinks

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The famous Sushi Samba tree

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Views over London and red faces

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On my last full day in London, I made a special stop at Borough Market for one of these bad boys

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And made it out to Mayfair for lunch with close friends

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Farewell to Selfridges, Hello Barneys!

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Views in Angel the morning before I left London

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The final brunch at the Elk in the Woods before catching the train to Heathrow.

There are a lot of things I will miss about London:

  • the proximity to continental Europe (a weekend in Cincinnati just doesn’t have the same appeal as a weekend in Budapest);
  • the green, village-like environment all over London;
  • the quintessentially British British-isms – afternoon tea, “lovely”, Sunday roasts, afternoons at the pub, etc., etc.
  • the clean and reliable public transportation (this has only become appreciated and missed now that I am in NYC);
  • hosting Thanksgiving… this one literally breaks my heart – it was my most favorite holiday and it meant that everyone could make it because no one was celebrating with their own families;
  • most of all – my London-based, amazing friends and family who have become so very important to me over the past few years – you know who you are and you know how much you mean to me.

Four whole years in London – can hardly believe it. And after more than a decade living abroad, I am finally back in the US of A. There were quite a few adventures in Europe before I made my grand return to America…. and a couple more jaunts in the US prior to settling down in the Big Apple… stay tuned… lots of posts and pictures coming your way very, very soon.

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