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.

The most gorgeous wedding venue – The Dairy in Waddesdon
Look at this little lass!
Such a perfect day for a wedding
My little kumquat – pre-church selfie
Stunning church
Gah I love weddings so much – how precious is this?!
Beautiful bride and groom – so so so happy for them!

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.

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!

St Paul’s – always impressive
Blue sky and a gherkin
View from the top of the gherkin
Searcy’s Champagne Bar during the day
A little moment of “treat yo self” at Burberry
Look at this beaut! Picked up this bad boy in black… because when in Rome or whatever
Off to the airport
Welcome home flowers from my one and only
London will always have my heart (and my Snapchat)

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