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Unique and beautiful – china dinnerware sinks into the black table.  This display at London’s Andaz Liverpool Street is meant to evoke a sense of the traditional advent calendar.  Each dish will contain a different treat each day, and prompts customers to explore and try luxurious treats in a fun and different way.  So if you’re in London, head over to the east side to try some of this delightful display – and enjoy some of the events that will be happening each day also!  I know I will.  Anywhere there is chocolate I will go! 🙂

Image from WeHeart.

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This weekend is a big day for me – I am moving out of my current flat and into a temporary room until the holidays.  On one hand, I am super excited.  This means new challenges, new experiences, new people.  But on the other hand – what a pain!

So, this weekend I’ll look like this lady.  Except in much much warmer clothes!  (Joys of winter in London!)

Image from The Satorialist.

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Tea time in England – a favourite pastime of the British.  I use to be a coffee girl myself until I was converted – now I can’t get enough of my green tea!  I remember my first conversion happened on the flight into England a year and 9 months ago.  Asked for a black tea instead of a black coffee, and loved it!  (little did I know that real teas were so much better then airline tea!)

Then, there was Yumchaa.  I was a TEA CONVERT after discovering this gem in London!  Its housed right around the corner from busy Camden High Street and right before Regents Park.  It has a beautiful range of fresh teas, all sitting in small cups like the photo above.  The tea house design is beautiful as well – exposed brick walls, unstained wood, and mis-matched chairs.  And with free wi-fi internet, it becomes a great place to take friends or even work!

So there you have it.  The first of many * Travel Tuesday * posts to come!

Yumchaa is located in Camden Town, London NW1 0HT.

Image from Rene Humphery.

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A year and nearly 8 months ago, I stumbled unknowingly on this beautiful city.  I was only 20, six months out of a terrible and emotionally abusive relationship, and arriving at Heathrow in sunny London weather.  I immediately felt something in me that I had never felt before.  I felt more at home than I had ever felt anywhere else in my life.

A week later, I met the man that would turn out to be the love of my life – on a tube.  And now – I find myself here for the third time, in a six month temporary job, with a more permanent position in the new year.  My whole life had changed a year and 8 months ago.

This photo reminded me of that story.  I am still madly in love with my English man – even though most people will look at our just over a year and a half relationship as something still very young.  This would be the photo that would explain everything – my emotions, my love for him and the city.

What does this photo remind you of? x

Image via Zaianne Sparrow‘s pintrest.

 

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It has been one of those days that you fall asleep to cold rain and wake up to cold rain.  A chilly day for London, which signals the oncoming winter – not looking forward to it!  But I am looking forward to cuddling by the fire in slippers and a blanket, eating this lovely dish.  How comforting does that soup look??

Here are some fun links to enjoy for the weekend::

– My other obsession with typography

Chocolate obsessed and graphically amazing!

– If I did this trip, I wouldn’t be able to leave without one!

– I totally want these shoes!

– I’ll give up a weekend in my boring flat to stay here!

Enjoy!  x

Link from Mississippi Kitchen

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