LONDON HERE I AM

Top Topshop// Trousers Mango// Shoes Acne Studios// Bag Céline// Necklace Jane Kønig

Exciting things are happening at the moment. I have moved to London for the next 4,5 months with my dear friend Malene to study one semester of Fashion Media & Communication at London College of Fashion. I am so bloody excited about it (and a bit nervous too to be honest). Luckily we have a good three weeks until school starts to settle in and explore the neighborhood and the rest of this lovely city. We are staying in a small studio flat in Kensington which is definitely one of my favorite areas of London but I am also determined to widen my horizon and explore new areas (I still haven’t been south of the Thames).

We shot the pictures yesterday (which were a bit gloomy but nowhere near how terrible the weather is today) in South Kensington. The blouse from Topshop I had just purchased the day before after hunting down one of the last ones in my size (it is unfortunately sold out on their website) and I’m so glad I did that. It is just such a good combination of the wrap trend, dots and pleats. It is a bit cropped but paired with black high-waisted trousers and black boots it makes your legs seem very long.

BEST SPOTS IN LONDON

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London is definitely becoming one of my favorite cities and I can’t help but dream about living their myself one day (hopefully in the nearest future). After my visit in February I made a guide to the city but I thought it was a great idea to update it after my recent visit in July.

1. Chelsea

I wasn’t lucky enough to visit the area last time I went to London but this time I thought it should be. And oh my words it is beautiful. It has an endless amount of great restaurants and cafés, some of the best shops and most importantly lots of beautiful streets. My favorite is definitely Bywater Street with all of its colorful houses.

2. Gail’s Artisan Bakery, 209 King’s Road

This bakery has some of the best bread I have ever tasted. It is a great place to pop by for a quick bite to eat. They have great sandwiches and amazing sourdough bread. Their bakeries are spread all over London but we visited the one in King’s Road.

3. Hally’s, 60 New Kings Road

This Californian-inspired café is a new favorite of mine. The interior reminded me of a beach house and the café has a very relaxed vibe. All their food is incredibly fresh and they have lots of healthy dishes on the menu. Perfect spot for a healthy lunch or dinner.

4. Shopping in Notting Hill

Notting Hill has some great areas for shopping and it is much more relaxed than in the city center. The area around Westbourne Grove and Ledbury Road is particularly great with shops such as A.P.C., Diptyque, Aesop, Sandro, American Vintage amongst others.

5. Primrose Hill

If you haven’t been on the top of Primrose Hill, you owe yourself to walk up there. The view from the top is amazing and you can see all of London.

6. Granger & Co., 175 Westbourne Grove

I have already mentioned this place in my previous guide, but this place is so damn good that it deserves to be featured again. I will dare to say that this place might be the best place for breakfast in the Notting Hill area.

7. The Ivy Chelsea Garden, 195-197 King’s Road

This restaurant is both very relaxed but at the same time very sophisticated and a bit posh. The food is great and the garden is so beautiful. We got the ‘Cream Tea’ and the scones were absolutely incredible.

8. The British Museum

One thing I love about London is that most museums are for free. There is no better time to walk around the museums than on one of the many rainy days this city has to offer. The British Museum is humongous and the architecture is a class of its own.

GUIDE TO LONDON

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1. Where to eat:

London has so many great places to go out for brunch, lunch or whatever you’re up to. One of my favorites is Granger & Co. in Notting Hill. The atmosphere in there is amazing and the food is very nice as well. Try their coconut bread. You will not regret it!

2. Where to go shopping:

You will never get tired of shopping in London. The opportunities are endless. If you are in the mood for power shopping visit the area around Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street. If you are looking for smaller shops you should definitely go to areas such as Shoreditch, Covent Garden and Notting Hill. Another must if you are visiting London is to stop by Liberty. I absolutely love it in there. Last time I fell in love with these sandals from Altuzarra.

3. Other places to go:

If you just want to go for a walk and enjoy London, I would very much recommend the Notting Hill area. It is so laid back compared to central London which I like very much. Be sure to walk by all the colorful houses around Hillgate Place. They are freaking adorable!

LONDON GIRL

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Dress Acne (similar)// Coat Cos// Shoes Acne (similar)// Bag Céline// Watch Daniel Wellington

 Yes I might be back in Copenhagen but I left my heart in London. This city is so amazing, that I have no words for it. I have seen so many beautiful places, but London might take the first place (or maybe the second right after Paris).

This outfit was perfect for strolling around in the streets of London. The sun was out most of the time, but it was a bit chilly anyway. My new knitted dress from Acne was definitely a lifesavior as it is both warm and comfortable.

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