how is it friday? when did that happen??
FRIDAY, brought to you by tito’s london - a top 3 :)
- THE GROVE is a place to stay, a good break from the city - it’s quiet, country side, wonderful colours during automn, cozy, comfy, there is a golf course, a spa, a nice restaurant.
- PENHALIGON’S is another real favorite - a classic perfume shop, founded in the late 1860s. their first fragrance is “hammam bouquet" from 1872.
- OTTOLENGHI is great for a brunch on saturday or sunday, you can either go there (it’s only one big table, everyone is sitting together, delicious salads and pastries) or take away and have brunch at home with friends (most of people do that).
have a lovely weekend!!
i’ve only visited london two times, but here are my favorite spots…first up?
- both visits, i’ve stopped into the TATE MODERN.
grand and almost spooky, the tate is a pleasure…
currently on exhibition thru january:
(they also have a killer gift shop! bought my favorite mug and tote there…and a great elizabeth peyton book that i somehow decided it was necessary to schlep across countries instead of buying online.)
Laboratory of Vision. Photographs by Moholy-Nagy.
i wouldn’t exactly call myself an anglophile, by any means, but i have been known to enjoy a few britishisms now and again.
recently having read this clever article in the new york times, i couldn’t help thinking of my own madonna moments, and in fact, the converse effect…
living in paris in 2009, my friends were mostly british (clearly, i really took advantage of being in FRANCE). while this usually made my valley-girl american accent more pronounced, exhaustion and drinks tended to bring out my inner hermione granger. how embarrassing!
worse perhaps, is my utter defenseless-ness to the british accent in others. the stereotype, in my case, is horrifyingly accurate.
as tito’s recently visited london, and i have a soft spot for sticky toffee pudding (with custard, duh), let’s talk ENGLAND.