Weekend Scenes: March 21st & 22nd

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With the news of securing a flat earlier in the week, we set out Friday night to celebrate with a good meal at The Modern Pantry. We don't move for a few weeks but it is such a relief to have the search over with. Now we can start envisioning and planning the space! We are so excited to finally have a place to call home here in London.

Saturday morning started off with breakfast and tea with some new friends at our favorite, J+A Cafe. We spent hours in a refreshing conversation about life, business, and travel. Later in the day, Rico and I headed out to a late lunch/early dinner at the Red Dog Saloon in Hoxton Square. The atmosphere brought us right back home and we had the most delicious burgers (spicy bean burger—yes please!). From there, we set off to explore Spitalfields Market and its surrounding streets.

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This one street really caught my eye with the planters on the windows and old vintage cars along the sidewalks. It was like stepping back in time for a little bit.

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Spotting old vintage cars makes my heart seriously jump like crazy when my eyes catch one. The curves on the vehicles are so beautiful and inspiring. We found this one in Spitalfields while heading to grab the bus home.

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Right before we got to the bus stop, we walked through this alley that was covered in bright graffiti. Rico said something really special here—each part of London is beautiful in its own way. It is so true. Each area has its own unique take on what London is and that is what makes this city so alive.

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On Sunday, we kept our morning low key and then headed out for a late lunch in Notting Hill before walking around the area. We had several shops on our list of places we wanted to go but to our surprise, almost everything was closed. In the States we are so used to things being open every single day—maybe the hours are different, but they are usually open. At first we were a little bummed out but its nice to know that they keep Sunday as a day of rest. It forces you to relax or get out in nature.

Even so, we were still able to pop into a few places, like Phoenix on Golborne where they had a beautifully restored antique furniture and a mix of home accessories. We will definitely be back!