weekend, we

breakfast/morning sun in Kensal Risebreakfast at Waterside Cafe, Little VeniceWaterside Cafe, Little Venice christmas tree shopping - at our dry-cleaners? got our tree! now joe gets to carry it home winter-white vases diy neighborhood italian joint, Daniela's natural history museum ice skating, london natural history museum ice skating, london natural history museum ice skating, london

Hi, how was your weekend?

It seemed like everyone and everything around us got in to the holiday spirit. We did your part and bought our Christmas tree at a pop-up lot in front of our dry-cleaner (how "city" is that?) and made winter-white vases to display the flowers from this beautiful bouquet that Joe gave me.

We were mostly major homebodies but we did have an awesome night out ice skating at the Natural History Museum with some friends. Post-skate we walked towards South Kensington Staion and popped into Casa Brindisa for the most delicious tapas and wine I've ever had outside of Spain. I think that meal re-solidified Joe's dream of having a pata + stand of his own one day (vegetarians, click beware). He would be the happiest kid in the world with that thing.

weekend, we

Lunch at Chelsea Farmer's Market V&A V&A taking a much needed break Churchill War Rooms breakfast at Clifton Nurseries Mid Century Modern Furniture Show Show at George IV pub in Chswick

Hello, hello! How was your weekend?

We were non-stop again but even though we were exhausted at the end of each day, we were glad that we hit the town for a variety of happenings.

Here are the highlights...!

Friday -

Fish & chips lunch at Chelsea Farmer's Market. It's not really a market but the outdoor dining spaces make for a great little escape from the bustling streets.

Natural History Museum.  Loved how modern their educational exhibits were.

Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).  What a beautiful building and courtyard. We need an entire weekend to do this place right.

Churchill War Rooms for a special late-night event. They offer a fantastic audio tour of Churchill's war council bunker from World War II. Also, I got my hair done up 1940's style by the Vintage Mafia.

Saturday -

Joe got a haircut! It's a weekend highlight because the cut turned out very well. I've witnessed too many bad ones due to barbers not knowing how to work with his beautiful curly locks. You'll see it in photos soon, I'm sure.

BBQ in Kensington. I was invited by a friend of a friend...it was so nice to meet some new people and eat yummy burgers and homemade guacamole!

Sunday -

Breakfast at Clifton Nurseries. A cute and charming cafe but with a very limited menu. Now that we know what to expect we'll avoid it when craving a big and hearty breakfast!

Mid Century Modern Furniture Show and Lords Cricket Ground in St. John's Wood. Some pieces caught our eye but unfortunately they were priced high for the show and the posh area. Oh well, the hunt for side-tables and a sofa continues...

Chiswick Bazaar, a small but quality local designer show. We stopped by since we were meeting friends for dinner and a concert in the area anyway. Bought a gorgeous alpaca wool blanket from a vendor, So Cosy. It is so cozy!

Show at George IV in Chiswick. A seemingly normal pub from the street, this place is massive and includes a separate performance venue in the back. Our friends Heidi and Jimmy from LA invited us to tag along and I'm so glad that they did. It was like being in a larger Hotel Cafe and we caught the last few songs by a new fave, Michael Kiwanuka. He is so effortlessly soulful.

So there you have it, our weekend in a nutshell. Fun can be exhausting too, right?!? No complaints but we are definitely planning on NOT planning anything for the next one :)

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