Thursday, 10 April 2014

Lifestyle: Snippets from my 16th birthday.

Hello everyone,
 As promised, here are some pictures I snapped whilst we were in London for my birthday on Monday. I ment to take more, but I always get sidetracked and end up forgetting... I had the loveliest day so I hope you guys enjoy this post!


As I'm sure you can tell, one of this things we did was go up the Shard. If you are not from the UK then you might be wondering what on earth I'm on about, but the Shard is basically a relatively new building (it was finished in 2012) and is the tallest building in Europe, measuring a whopping 1016ft.up. One of my mum's friends gave us a voucher to go up it for Christmas, and we figured my birthday was the perfect opportunity to use it! The actual view from up there was incredible; Tower bridge and Big Ben look like they were part of a little wooden play set, and all the buses just seemed adorable. The perspective of all the tall buildings around us was totally distorted as well which mad it all feel a little surreal. One thing I did like was that I felt totally secure, and for someone without the best head for heights that was a big plus. I would definitely recommend this as something to do in the city, and it's not too touristy!

After that, it was defiantly time for lunch; we hit up Bella Italia just off Covent Garden, I went for Calamari to start and then had the Gamberoni pasta, two of my favorites. Next a spot of shopping was in order, we visited Carnaby street which was pretty underwhelming I'm sorry to say, but it was nice to have a stroll about. I did pop into Monki though (that store is so pretty) and picked up some pieces I really love. I was however disappointed that there was no Brandy Melville in sight, the reason I really wanted to go there! Have you been into that store? Then we set foot on Oxford street. Oh Oxford street; now I love you and loathe you. The shops are fab, but the constant press of people and the noise had started to get to me buy this stage. Oh and the girls in Topshop took snobbishness to the next level! By then it was definitely time for a cup of tea, and with a Colin the Caterpillar cake safely purchased form M&S we put our feet up for a little while. Sadly it was home time then, but the trains all ran in our favor and the journey was very pleasant!

I had a lovely birthday, and it was made all the more lover buy all of your sweet comments on my last post- thank you! 

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, I would like to live in London too :)

    Michelaxx | http://pursuingadreamcalledlife.blogspot.it/

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  2. Hope you had a good birthday, loved seeing your instagram pics! I want to London a few weekends ago and it was amazing I love London!
    P.S I'm running a giveaway at the moment if you want to enter:) x
    The Lipstick, The Girl and Her Wardrobe Giveaway

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    1. Aw thanks El! + me too! + ohh sure, I'll check it out! x

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  3. I love exploring London! It looks like you had a great birthday and time in London Alice! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I love London! Happy belated 16th Alice, It seems like you had a brilliant day! x

    p.s. these photos are great!

    velvet ghost| fashion blog ♥

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    1. Thank you India :) it really was lovely! x

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  5. Need to visit London soon! It's brilliant there. Great pictures! x

    Taslima | The little things in life

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  6. I've been to Bella Italia! I really liked it! Also, your photos are amazing, especially the ones from the top of the Shard!

    elizabethsboredom.blogspot.co.nz

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  7. You look absolutely gorgeous doll! I'm glad that you had a lovely day it looks amazing! xx

    Youlooknicetodayxo.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I always get sidetracked when I am plan to take photos as well hahaha! Lovely photos! xx

    wildflowerofprague.blogspot.cz

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    1. It's the story of my life! + thank you :) x

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  9. Sounds like you had a fun day! I always want to go up the Shard!

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.co.uk
    xox

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  10. These are such lovely photos, I adore London and will never get over how much i love it. I've loved it ever since I was a few months old and am so lucky to be able to visit there a few times a month. I'm so nosey and love reading other peoples posts about it, where they go, what they see, what they prefer. I definitely know what you mean about Carnaby Street!
    Imogen
    www.eloquenceandflair.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Imogen :) I know me either! x

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  11. I hope you had an amazing birthday! Your pictures are so lovely!x

    Lauren Evie

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    1. Aw than you Lauren! It was great :) x

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