Weekend Scenes: October 17th & 18th

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Friday night we decided to do something a little out of routine for us. Typically you would find us cooking a home made meal, talking about our days, and relaxing for the evening to unwind from the week. We like to change it up every once and awhile do a date night out. After work we met up in Shoreditch to take a stroll over to Brick Lane and barter for a good meal. We had been over to the area in the past when we visited London a year before our move, but haven't ventured to that part of Brick Lane since. Its a fun experience to walk down the street and have the variety of Indian restaurants shoot out deals at you to grab at. We had one place in particular (Bricklane Brasserie) we wanted to go back to but we were sure not to give that away as a part of our bartering tactic as we casually strolled around looking uninterested. We got right what we wanted where we wanted and our bellies could not have been happier. Samosas, butter chicken, rice, naan. Yes, please!

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Saturday was a more low key day for us. In the morning we worked on a photo shoot and then took it easy until the evening where I accompanied Rico to his hair cut at Sharps before heading out to a flat warming party for a friend in the neighborhood.

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Sunday was our day of exploration. With plans to meet some fellow small business folks near Camden for lunch, we decided to head over to Regent's Park in the morning to enjoy some more of the turning leaves. We walked all the way up to Primrose Hill to take in the city views and then down the high street. We ended at Lemonia for some good conversation and food before hopping the bus back home to finish our weekend relaxing while catching up with our families back in the states.

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Overall I would say it was pretty good weekend! It was nice to get outside and enjoy the fall colors. Next weekend we plan to be real tourist in the city by hitting up some sites we have had on our lists since (and even before) arriving here back in February. I'm looking forward to seeing more of the art, history, and culture of the city—our home.

What did you all do this weekend? Were you a tourist in your own town/city? Did you partake in any fall activities?