Thursday, May 27, 2010

Brick Lane

Front row, second floor of the double decker.

£1.50, curbside.

Strolled down Brick Lane yesterday. Filled with grafitti, cobblestone, bicycles, bagels, vintage, hookahs, smoke stacks & the new Overground stations. My cousin also has an insanely cute breakfast nook. National Portrait Gallery followed by pub dinner & bike ride today.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Oxford Circus

They're pretty, no?

Went to the Topshop at Oxford Circus today. Well, meant to go a lot farther but that place is so damn big and confusing that I spent 2 hours browsing. Saved shoes for last. Thought I'd try these on for fun but then couldn't part with them. Might have to sleep on some streets or cut out a country in my Euro travels but, (and this was number 6. on my 'Reasons to buy the shoes' list), FUCK IT!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Europe To-Do.

To-Do by July 31:

- Attend a proper Euro dance party.
- Drink a bottle of wine on a beach.
- Drink Pimms at a pub.
- Bike, a lot.
- Get a straw hat.
- Sunbathe topless.
- Sail.
- Speak French and get away with it.
- Sleep on a train or ferry.
- Sleep outside.
- Use
- Drive a Vespa.
- Dine & Dash.
- Learn more Spanish.
- Eat a baguette in France.

( be continued, suggestions welcome and encouraged.)

Camden Market

Fuckin' Aussies.

It was nearly impossible for me to walk away without this being added to my wardrobe.

£2 dinner. I'm down.

Locals- always prepared for the long tube rides.

The real Thames.

Insane day today in London. Beautiful; sunny and high 20s. Went to Camden Market with my brother and cousin (who I lost almost immediately) and browsed ear buds in. Coolest place I've ever been in London- a cobblestone maze that was once a stable for horses and is now filled with vintage shops, independent designer boutiques, leather specialists, jewelers, ethnic art and any cuisine one could dream of. The place was bustling with goths, hippies, hipsters and tourists alike and the only thing that disappointed me was the no photo signs that appeared in many of the independent designers' boutiques. Shop of the day went to Berty and Gerty where I made my only purchase. Another favourite was a vintage eyewear shop I found at the end of an alley. Shopkeeper aside (he refused to let me photograph the beautiful frames), the shop was unreal.. next to some of the frames he had a cool magazine propped up on a table which had some really well shot and really beautiful (as much as I hate to admit it..sorry) photos of Tavi that accompanied an interview. The stroll was followed by a pint (actually, a Corona) at The Anchor pub on the Thames. I will be sad to wake up to typical England weather tomorrow- but I will get to wear my new Camden purchase!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Real LDN.

I'm in real London and I want to go see Yeasayer on Wednesday night.
Too bad I have no one to go with... and it's sold out. :(

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Rest of Jordan.

Dead Sea

Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum


Petra (End of Siq & Treasury)