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When it’s three o’clock in New York, it’s still 1938 in London

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.

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Came home late last night after a wonderful trip to one of my favorite cities: London. I gave the trip to my dad as a Christmas present, and last Tuesday it was finally time for take-off. On our first day, we went for a walk down The Thames. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the statues and antique book shops on the way.

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On the second day, we went to the area around Carnaby Street, which has some lovely vintage shops. Absolute Vintage disappointed me a bit as I didn’t find anything I liked. Beyond Retro was on the other hand a real treasure – I found the yellow coat and the reddish houndstooth dress in the pic below. The shirt, skirt, top, necklace and brogues are from Top Shop on Oxford Street – a shop I simply have to visit whenever I’m in London. The red shoes are Hush Puppies from Schuh – if they look familiar, it’s because I also have them in green. And of course there’s no going to London without bringing home some classic novels.

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On the third day, we went to the area around Brick Lane – one of my favorite places to go for vintage shops, markets and food. I completely fell for this old mint green typewriter! If only one could do blog posts on a thing like that 😀

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This day of shopping brought in some pretty nice things as well: the peach diner-dress is from another Beyond Retro store, the fox-shirt and pearls are from Found.Loved and the blue dress, the bracelet, belt and 60s shades are all from Paper Dress Vintage.

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On the fourth and last day, my dad wanted to visit some movie and book shops and I wanted to go to Camden Town, so we went our separate ways. I walked through Regent’s Park, which was beautiful and peaceful in the morning. Camden Town was a brilliant contrast to this with its crowded streets, loud music and decorative shops.

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Here’s what I took home with me: a 60s knitted dress from Rokit Vintage, some bright red shoes (I can’t wait to style these!) and a yellow bag. I’m not sure about the yellow bag … In the store, the color looked different, and it wasn’t until later that I noticed just how bright the color actually is. It doesn’t show in this picture, but it’s almost neon 🙁

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After this I was exhausted from all the shopping and the stressful streets, so I decided to walk home through through the park again. Only this time, I listened to some music as I walked. My choice fell on Mozart and I can’t describe the sensation of walking through this beautiful park with such amazing, dramatic and relaxing music in your ears. I really had a moment there.

If you want an idea of what it was like, you can enjoy the playlist I listened to and while see some of the pics below:




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