This is based on a picture taken for Pink's contest ages and ages ago.
Thank you Julie for this portrait so full of grace and ambiance.
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Friday meant drinks with a dear friend that I haven't seen in 2 years. Her birthday is on the same day as Hiro so we rarely catch up to mark the event together. However, this year she celebrated it on the 19th and so off we went to get merry!
My new toy arrived so I dragged that out with me to take some photos of a different kind. Instant photos via Fujifilm. I really love the way photos come out this way. More old fashioned, grainier but so rich with ambiance and story telling ability.
My friend might demand my head on a plate if she sees that I have stuck her on my blog.
Both of us.
Lippy in the loos.
If you are in the Shoreditch area, I recommend you popping in for a nice cuppa and a little breather upon your travels.
On the outside it looks rather unassuming. In fact, when I first noticed the place being done up, I had ear marked it as a junk shop!
Do visit soon while it is still a little bit of a secret. I am certain that this place will be heaving with popular crowds very soon.
The Bridge Coffee House
15 Kingsland Road
If you are on the look out for a quintessentially british brew and some knockout food then perhaps this place is not for you.
Yes, the deco is in your face and, yes it is tacky.
If you are like me, this is a convenient pit stop on your way home from the City when the last thing you want to do is be surrounded by drunken City types in pinstriped mayhem.
Frankly, if you are looking for a perfect cuppa and nice slice of cake then ......Don't head for Shoreditch.
If I were a fairy tale character... I think I'd be the evil stepmother in Snow White. Honestly, I don't think she's evil, just misunderstood. Homegirl was jut not aging gracefully, and it was pretty mean of Snow White to be rubbing it in her face every day. If Snow White was on better terms with her - like, you know, offering to buy her skincare and spending some girly time together - I think the story would've ended up on much better terms. Plus it's not like Snow White was all that great anyway. What kind of dumbass accepts a poisoned apple from random old women?
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My next contest shall be slightly darker in tone but the winnings shall be generous.
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The market stalls are usually empty on Sundays.
Next door to the African Veggie stall. Never been a fan of plantain but I love yams.
Pondering interesting textures.
My friends!! WHO DOES THESE? I simply MUST know.
The frilly petticoat was from Gmarket
About time I plagued your minds with some more Pretty Things That Caught My Eye. Today I want to talk about hooks! I think they are rather comical objects to have in the home, simply because they look brilliant and then you stick your coat on them and forget about them. Quite absurd in a way. Nevertheless, I would like to invest in one because storage is running low in our little home!
I spotted the next two hooks in the Lifestyle Bazaar in Shoreditch. Designed by Thelermont Hupton.
For the pragmatic! I am a hazard with a drill or a hammer come to think of it. These OTT hooks need no nails or screws, they just hang there! With some imaginative configuration I could create a graphic impact upon my hall door! I would get them in white I think. Designed by Byproduct UK
For my compulsion with TEA!! Look!! I most defiantly NEED a hook for my pearls! Designed by Louise Buchan.
I get requests to show more of me on my blog and then I go over board! Forgive my self indulgence, it was a sunny weekend in London and it is a rarity for us to have such good light. Naturally this became an occasion to dress up for!
Pin head! Curls pinned in place. Have you tried the Shiseido "Ma Cherie" mousse wax? It kept my hair in pace all day and with a nice sheen to boot.
A thoughtful gaze. Little things amuse my little mind, like funny shaped cracks for instance.
Along the way to Columbia Road a post box caught my attention. "It's red!" I exclaimed with certain delight......I match it perfectly.
No talking! Let's pause for a while and think. I would be happier with this Jacket if I could change the buttons. I shall!! I shall change the buttons!
Columbia Road, London
Place where the flower market is held every Sunday. Place where you can find a plethora of things to look at. Look out for the Chorley & Buddug shop. It is a sight to behold. This Paris bourdoir.
Flowers and foliage everywhere! Wheeling and dealing and bargain making. Oh and Ryan Town in the background. You must pay this little shop a visit if ever you are in the area!