Last-minute pond crossing

In the middle of the night on a random Thursday, I decided to book a ticket to London for a long weekend. I left Friday afternoon. Yes, very unexpected… but that is how I live my life these days… spontaneity or whatever. But this time, I had a particularly good excuse to jet set: a close friend’s lush winter wedding in the English countryside (gah I have the coolest friends… *hair flip*).

With a tiny carry on in hand, I got onto a plane at Newark at 9pm on Friday and landed at Heathrow on Saturday morning at 9am looking like…. death. I didn’t have time to get into town to my bestie’s house to change and shower sooooo I had the pleasure of getting ready for the wedding in the public restrooms at international arrivals in Heathrow Terminal 5. I hopped a train into central London, tube to Marylebone and a train to Bicester North… all before noon. Luckily I picked up my favourite London twinsie along the way which meant we got some serious QT together.

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The most gorgeous wedding venue – The Dairy in Waddesdon

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Look at this little lass!

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Such a perfect day for a wedding

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My little kumquat – pre-church selfie

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Stunning church

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Gah I love weddings so much – how precious is this?!

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Beautiful bride and groom – so so so happy for them!

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Twinsies!

It was such a treat to spend the day with the happy couple and a whole group of friends from my lawyering days in London. By the end of the day, I was DYING – I had been awake for over 36 hours and I needed some serious sleep. When we finally made it back to London around 1am, I was spent… but the lure of brunch got me up and going the next morning!

We hit up Aubaine for unlimited small plates – we passed on the unlimited booze option after the night out – it was fantastic. Avocado toast, whole grain porridge, eggs benedict, fruit salads, poached eggs, etc., etc. DELISH.

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Small plates + brunch = perfection at Aubaine (Broadgate Circle)

The next few days were jam packed with breakfasts, coffees, lunches, coffees, drinks, dinners and after dinner drinks with all of my London faves. I had to cram it all in to 3 short days – felt pretty lucky to get so much time in with my people (I miss them all so much – more than I ever expected). It was a short, sweet trip that recharged my social batteries for a little longer. Special thanks to all of my London people – for those I missed in my mini-trip, I will be back soon. You just can’t keep me away!

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St Paul’s – always impressive

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Blue sky and a gherkin

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View from the top of the gherkin

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A little moment of “treat yo self” at Burberry

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Look at this beaut! Picked up this bad boy in black… because when in Rome or whatever

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Off to the airport

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Welcome home flowers from my one and only

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London will always have my heart (and my Snapchat)

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