I spent the last advent weekend in London. It’s a tradition for me and my mum to go there before Christmas (if we can), as you probably know by now.
We started the day off with a brunch at Ottolenghi’s.
I’m sure you can imagine how delicious it was.
I wished we could stay there much longer and eat much more but the portions were suprisingly big!
And look at the size of the almond croissant!
I did manage to eat the whole thing in the end, though. 🙂
I managed to snap a photo of this wreath before the place got full.
After the incredible brunch. we went to the Old Spitalfields market and continued to Borough Market. I saw this in a window of a house near Borough Market and absolutely loved the sentiments!
Also, there are currently trees in bloom in London. Last December I could see why that was but it really wasn’t that warm this year so I don’t know what’s going on there.
The weather was charming. 😀
At laest we could pretty much observe all the Christmas lights at any time during the day because it was always dark and foggy.
We wanted to get this hat for Eda but decided not to because her head seems way to small for it. I keep thinking we should’ve got it, though.
The magical hour.
In the evening, I got together with my dear friend Paya who I lived with all those years at the Uni.
It brought back lots of memories and we had the most wonderful time.
Also, the CitizenM Tower of London Sky Lounge offers the most stunning views of London so if you’re ever around, make sure you pop up there!
On Sunday morning, we popped to the Fortnum & Mason Christmas Lodge at Somerset House for some pigs in blankets and mulled wine.
An obligatoy photo-op followed.
We also visited the F&M Christmas Shop at Picadilly because it’s just pure magic.
From there we went to check out the Regent Street decorations which are just stunning this year.
In the evening, we attended a Christmas service at the St. Martin in the Fields church. It was beautiful and very Christmassy and even though I’m not religious at all, I really enjoyed it.
Then we made one last stop in Covent Garden.
It’s not Christmas without the mulled wine from the Christmas cart!
I hope you all are having the most wonderful, peaceful and joyful festive season. Happy Christmas!