Saturday, 28 July 2012

Breakfast at Liberty (and other London adventures!)

After the success of our last trip to London, we decided to go back again (although this time it was Friday 13th). This time we wanted to have breakfast at our new favourite haunt, Liberty London. Now, after the worldwide obsession (particularly on Instagram) with Macaroons, it seemed ridiculous that neither of us had ever tried one, so we did! At Café Liberty we had toasted teacakes with marmalade and jam, then a trio of the most delicious macaroons! They were utterly beautiful and we are now completely in love! After leaving Liberty we walked down Oxford Street, something that was impossible last time due to the great British weather! We made a quick stop in Forever 21, a store we discovered last summer on our travels in New York and adored the prints of the fabrics. We love how refreshing the fashions are in comparison to the shops we are all used to.

Following this, we made our way to Covent Garden, to the Tatty Devine store. We have coveted Tatty Devine for a while now, and we were really excited when we heard that they had installed an in-store laser-cutter which meant that we could get personalised name necklaces done while we waited! A went for a crafty-inspired 'Thimble' in tortoiseshell perspex and C went for the rather fantastic 'Harrumph!' in black. We love them and are so pleased to have our own Tatty Devine pieces!

After our visit to Tatty Devine, we made our way over to the Tate Modern to see the Damien Hirst Exhibition. It was fantastic! We were particularly taken with the butterfly series and his cabinets of industrial diamonds! They were beautiful yet disconcerting at the same time. The butterflies were still stunning even after their death and that was striking. We also adored the live butterfly exhibit. It was incredible to be that close to huge, tropical butterflies, to see their beauty alive! It was magical.

We had a truly lovely day and can't wait for our next trip to London!

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