Wednesday, August 5, 2009

London Calling

Tomorrow we are off to London for a couple of weeks.  Todd's going to do research for his latest book at the British Library, and I'm going to do "research" at Greenwich Market, Portobello Road, Neal's Yard, Kew, Hampstead, Bath, and many of my other favorite places.  I've cobbled together a few posts that are scheduled to appear while I'm away, but I won't have regular access to the internet, so I'll only be checking in sporadically until we return.  I promise to bring back photos and a tale or two to tell!  Below I've posted a few places I love to visit when I'm in London.  
Thanks for all your warm wishes over the weekend when I was down.  Your kind thoughts really helped.  Talk to you soon, my friends!  
xoxo Gigi   


Kew Gardens taken from up in the treetop walk
Found here.
The Victoria & Albert Museum (to see wonders like Vivienne Westwood's fabulous shoes)
Found here.

Bloomsbury 
Found here.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Found here.

Portobello Road
Found here.

Neal's Yard Dairy (some of the best cheese on the planet)
Found here.

13 comments:

  1. How exciting!
    have a safe travel & do take lots of photos to share! ~XO*

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  2. Right now you might think I am the color green from all the rain we've had causing mildew and mold...but you would be wrong!...I am simply green with envy!...
    The only time I was fortunate enough to visit England was in 1984...and all photos from that trip are in slides...so you can imagine how often I look at them:)

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  3. Oh how nice! Enjoy! I was there in April. Hope you have a wonderful time. :)

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  4. Ohhh I'm so jealous! Take lots of photos and have a wonderful time!

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  5. Have a pint (or two, or three) for me! The book is on its way, I hear...can't wait to see it.

    Love,

    Nancy

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  6. Have a wonderful trip - you'll be doing a number of the things I try to fit in on my all too infrequent trips back to the UK! (Plus a theatre trip or two, time permitting!)

    Look forward to all yr pics!

    xxxLola & Nora:)

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  7. Enjoy yourself! And if you have the time, do have tea at the Berkeley Hotel...it is exquisite (the china, the little treats, the entire experience is divine!).

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  8. Boo hoo .. sniff .. sob, Gigi I want to come too. I want to be your research assistant :) I would be super good at it.

    Have a fabulous time my dear friend, I'll miss you. Yes, I will be waiting for photo's and your impressions of the trip.

    xxx and hugs

    ps like the new photo

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  9. Oh, I could just cry... Soooo HAPPY for you, Gigi! Have a safe trip and the most wonderful time. Hope both your research methods dig up terrific results... your shopping "research" certainly will! ;o) You will be missed...and we'll be eager for photos and news. But enjoy...savor every drop of London. Oh, I miss England sooo much! Please kiss London for me... Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  10. Oh, I am so excited for you. What a wonderful, wonderful time you are sure to have. I can hardly wait to hear all about it. I trust you will have a fun and refreshing time. I'll look forward to hearing from you when you get back here.

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  11. Have a safe trip. Most of all have lots of fun!! I can't wait to hear about your travels. Snap lots of pics. And of course if you run into a vintage book or two, take notes so you can tell me all about it. : )

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  12. Oh, I am so jealous! I have been to England four times and every time I love it more and more! If you are ready for this... I think I lived there in a past life! It felt so much like home. I loved London, but was blown away by the Lakes District. The sheep farms, the stone walls, the English Oaks lining the brooklets, hence the "English Flavor" of Oak Hill Lodge with its Tudor furniture, stately oak trees and appropriately named outbuildings.
    The shops you listed... well, fabulous! Our thoughts are with you!

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  13. Having been to Portobello Road on a Saturday market day, I was so disappointed. We literally could not stop to look at anything much at all as we were swept up in the constant movement of the crowd. But what a fantastic place. England, The Cottswolds, Bath, London Town, Camden Markets, oh I want to go back right now. The beautiful food departments in Harrods, Whole Foods, Fortnum & Masons, shopping is a wonderful experience you want to do everyday, not a chore you have to do. So envious but have a wonderful time. Love your blog by the way.

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