On the 18th of August I turned 22! I was supposed to head to Norfolk for the weekend, but my car decided to breakdown so I had to pass on the long weekend by the sea :(. However, Alex Monroe announced a special event at their INSERT STORE NAME store, and it turned out to be on the 18th! So my sisters and I hopped on the train to London to pop to the store and also have a day of exploring in London.
WHAT I WORE
I went for a super comfy outfit and trainers as I knew we’d be on our feet all day.
Sunglasses – RayBan
Cropped Mustard Tee – Primark
Paperbag Waist Culottes – H&M
Polka Dot Trainers – Adidas
WHERE WE WENT
So of course, the Alex Monroe store was the first on my list. It’s a tiny little boutique, designed perfectly with a workshop above! It’s so beautiful inside, with so many gorgeous pieces on show!
One thing I ADORE about London is how you can stumble upon so many gems. This abstract piece appeared after we’d crossed London Bridge on our way to Oxford Street. How amazing is this! I’m gutted that I’ve not been able to find the artist.
Speaking of artists; we had to take a trip to the fabulous ‘We Built This City’ on Carnaby Street. It’s full of prints, souvenirs and so much more, all by artists from London and the UK. It’s hard to leave without feeling so inspired to make cool shit and dream of showcasing your own work in such an exciting store.
Some of these artists get the opportunity to promote their work by painting the entire shop front, which changes every several weeks.
WHAT WE ATE/DRANK
On our way to We Built This City we hopped into Joe & the Juice for a much needed drink and a sit down. The sports juice was so refreshing, just what we needed to revitalise us for the next few hours.
And for food, we opted to find some dinner at St Pancras Intl. Prime Burger did not disappoint! Such a cute little restaurant with incredible fries and juicy burgers (I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.)
I’ll end this post with this super cool neon quote sign that we saw at the train station before we made our way home. It’s funny that we didn’t see it in the morning, I guess we just didn’t appreciate it’s beauty on the way into the city!