Weekend Scenes: July 11th & 12th

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It was another weekend spent adventuring out and exploring more of our own city. But first, we needed to finish up some tasks from the week so Saturday morning (after slowly getting up) we turned our flat into a photography studio to capture some pictures of my recent paintings that will go live in the shop today. As most of you know, Rico is the photographer here and as he was working his magic, I took a second to step back and realize just how lucky I am to have a partner who supports me whole heartily. I love that we can come together on projects like this and compliment each other.

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After a couple of hours of rearranging our flat, to get the perfect shot, our bellies were rumbling. We heard there was a food festival going on down along Carnaby so we hopped on the bus to check it out. The restaurants in the area set up tents to cook some street food, there was food trucks and bakery stands as well, and—my favorite part—free lemonade soda being disturbed out of Jack Wills's decked out Land Rover.

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After stuffing our faces, we decided we needed to walk it off some and headed over to Belgravia, a corner of the city we had yet to touch. The streets were beautiful and the area was full of—what I think everyone in London drools over—mews.

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We walked around trying to find more mews like a kid who can't stop eating candy. To live in one of these houses would be a dream come true. Eventually we had to let reality hit us and stop pretending that we owned one of these (also my feet were aching after poor footwear planning) so we hopped back on the bus home.

Sunday came with a little rain and mostly cloudy but it was very much welcomed. In the late morning, we walked over to Shoreditch to meet up with some fellow creatives that were visiting the city. We all had brunch at The Book Club. It was a perfect setting for meet-ups like this as we chatted away about Makers for Makers and shared many funny travel stories with each other. The time came to head back home but I was in the mood for a stroll so we walked along the canals before spending the rest of the day relaxing and making our calls home.

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I'm really starting to enjoy weekends like this. Ones that provide balance between exploring and relaxation. I wasn't sure how these weeks without travel were going to go, but I think its just what we needed.