21 September 2014

a walk in the park


I just absolutely adore the stationary department in Fortum and Mason, its like my absolute dream. If you've never been before seriously it so lovely. Tables of notebooks, endless cards and wrapping paper of all kinds. I was on a spending ban which is a total killer in a place like this, I did however buy myself some Rifle Paper Co. wrapping paper for a little D.I.Y I am currently working on.

Me and Mum always make a beeline for the Christmas shop inside Fortnum and Mason, it was playing Bing Crosby and everything glittered. Its lovely too see the kind of colours and decorations that will be popular a lot of customers walk around and take photos in awe of the loveliness. Mine was obsessed with the feather covered decorations. I loved the sweetie and cupcake tree decorations.
The Tea and confectionery level is every child's dream... chocolate and cakes at rather affordable prices. Thats why I love it, I snapped up a Slated Caramel Cupcake and a Victoria sponge for the mother as a secret little gift as I was taking her out for her birthday.
The weather was rather glorious which made the wander through Green Park, I wouldn't normally ( I always jump on the underground)  the trains were out so we had to walk to the Tate Britain, you wouldn't hear us complaining though. The scenery was perfect, the sky was bright blue and the company was a delight. Me and Mum wandered past soldiers standing on guard and we talked about how lovely it was being a Londoner. I don't often say that. Today I felt grateful.
H&M Crinkle Skirt  / New Look Breton top / Primark Woven shoes / Tote Bag Emma Lewis
I had enough of wearing jeans and baggy tops, I thought I might put my favorite Black A-line skirt that I recently purchased from H&M and teamed it with my favorite New Look Breton top, its rather old. I am a massive collector of canvas tote bags, I have rather a few. This one from Emma Lewis I thought went well with my Parisian look. My hair was a complete accident I have been recently letting my hair styling relax, Its normally rather wavy so I've gone back to just casually pinning it around the back of my head, normally without looking in the mirror. I'm not an up-do kinda girl but this style has always worked for me.
So the whole point of today's adventure was to take mum to the Turner exhibition at the Tate Britain. I'm not the best at buying people's presents, I am probably the worst in fact, I forget and panic that they wont like what I've bought so this time round I decided on something more experience based. Once a month me and Mum try to get a little culture and so I bought tickets for us too admire one of our favorite artists work. I recently watched a taster caller private view of what you will find adorning the walls of the gallery. The Exhibition itself was worth every single penny, it was crazy busy but I guess that was just the time that we went. I loved getting too see Turners pallets the most he is one of my Idols when it comes too art, so being that close to something he used too use really made the whole exhibition special for me. Being in the presence of his amazing work was a gift. I highly recommend popping by if you get the chance.
It was a beautiful day filled with lots of cakes and lovely tea definitely the best way too spend a Sunday.


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6 comments

  1. what an absolute lovely day!! i adore all these photos and you look stunning ella!!!! xoxo

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  2. I'm so gutted because I had a skirt like this and eBayed it at the start of the year. You make me want to dress in Parisian Chic! You suit this look so much.

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  3. Those cakes just look delish! Oh, and you look divine Ella, such a stunner x

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  4. Loved the pics of cupcakes! Brilliant!

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  5. absolutely love this blog, and all of the photos, especially of the staircase and lake! I too am a lover of stationary, you deffo have gained a new follower in me!

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