We just got back from a short, intense and very fun trip to London. Robert joined me as I was invited to speak on a panel at the Town Hall Hotel with eve sleep. Our main goal was to eat at any of Ottolenghi’s restaurants Spoiler alert: we made it to Ottolenghi’s Islington location, we had hot drinks and I indulged in a caramel pecan pie, but we’ll have to come to back to have a proper lunch or meal.
But we managed to visit: Tiffany’s window styling at Heal’s, several book shops where they had our Urban Jungle book laying next to The Kinfolk Home book and Justina Blakeney’s New Bohemian’s Handbook (it never gets old to see our book in the wild!), the Lego Flagship store, West Elm, Botanique Workshop, Ask for Janice (for much needed coffee!), Monologue London (with a realllllly nice selection of home items!), Labour & Wait (classic “tools” for the home), Sweaty Betty (they have the coolest sportswear!), Unto this Last (plywood heaven!), the Barbican (where a local invited us into his 1.5M£ home to just have a look!), Prick London (for cacti of course!), to several other plant shops, but the best being: Conservatory Archives. If you like I pinned my Instagram stories highlights from our trip to my Instagram profile, called “(peacesign) London”.
The least favorite thing that we visited in London was the Sky Garden… yes the plants looked healthy, the view of London was really nice, the elevators were fast (and free)… but all the tourists were a bit too much for me to handle.
During these two days we walked 56K steps as the underground was having issues. It goes without saying that we saw a lot of sunny freezing London. Now we just have to get back asap to have a proper meal at Ottolenghi’s. I know there are Parisians taking a Eurostar daytrip to London just to have lunch there, so that’s always an option.