Do you ever feel like the pace of a vacation really picks up the last few days? We’ve been on the go since we arrived in London on Sunday afternoon.
What I’ve been wearing in London…
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this orange jacket pop up in my stories. It’s the second of two jackets I purchased at Weekend Max Mara in Bologna. (According to the Sales Associate, it was the last one left in their entire inventory, so I’ve linked to a similar style above.)
It’s reversible (!!!) and quite warm, and I’ve been wearing it daily here in London. It will be a perfect winter weight jacket for home, too.
The weather’s been quite brisk the last two days, 30’s to low-50’s F (though mostly clear and sunny, which we’ve been grateful for!).
Masks aren’t required here, and most people aren’t wearing them either outdoors or in shops or restaurants. We are remaining vigilant, and wearing our masks indoors and on public transport. I have noticed a higher percentage of people wearing masks on the Tube, though the few times we’ve ridden it’s been quite empty.
Yesterday we had to get two Covid tests, one for our arrival in the UK (which we had to pre-schedule prior to leaving Paris), and one to be able to get back to the US. Both negative. 😉 In between we walked quite a bit, enjoying the beautiful fall weather. (We also enjoyed a bus ride in the evening.)
Snapshots of London
We had to zip over to Waterloo for our pre-booked Covid test, and decided to walk back from there.
We happened to stop into the Salisbury Pub (near the theater district) for lunch. Per the sign in the back, this is where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton held their second wedding reception! (Beer and food both quite good, too.)
Fortnum & Mason decorated for the holidays like a giant advent calendar.
A bit of calm and quiet in Hyde Park.
The exterior of Harrod’s, as viewed from the top deck of the bus.
The very girly (and gorgeous) ladies’ loo at Ivy Chelsea Gardens. That’s jewelry designer Tarra Rosenbaum in the mirror, who I finally had the pleasure to meet over dinner.
Today’s the last day of our trip, and we have more meetups and fun planned. Then we pack, and head to the airport early tomorrow for the long flight home. I’ll have more shopping and style posts to share soon, as well as travel updates and recommendations.
Thanks for following along! See you back on the other side of the “pond.”
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