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My sister came to visit not too long ago. And since London is a great place for shopping, one day, we went out to do exactly that.
My goal for that bit of shopping was simple. Buy a leather coat. Fast forward two days of shopping and I couldn’t find the exact leather jacket I had in mind. I wanted a quilted jacket with a slim fitting that would hit at the hip. Like I said, two days of looking with no luck. Undeterred, I vowed to hit another part of the city until I found THE jacket.
Then on our way home I noticed that the girl who got off the tube before me was in a leather jacket. Walking out of the station I spied two young women chatting outside a Sainsbury Local. They were wearing leather jackets. A hip mom pushing a stroller walked down the aisles of Boots wearing….you guessed it. And wouldn’t you know it, as we were entering our apartment we ran into a neighbor. Yup, she too was wearing a leather jacket.
Apparently every woman in London wears or owns a leather jacket. And I suppose, I just wanted to have the same spots as everyone else in my new herd.
I live in this little corner of London that is so awesome, that I hardly ever leave. Everything that I could possibly want from theater, to great food, to jazz clubs, to large parks, to french class and rhyme time for my little one is within a 5-10 minute walking distance from our flat (and yes, I’ve started to use British words such as flat, lift for elavator, and queue…when in Rome…). And since my little corner is so wonderful, it stands to reason that other corners of London are equally as wonderful.
So, last week we went to Marylebone. It’s this piece of London that is not too far from Oxford Street. It was nice to meander in and out of shops and book stores and observe the locals of Marylebone. And since I only had about two hours in Marylebone, I’ll have to go back soon.
This past weekend, we went to Hackney and I took loads of photos to share with you there.
ps. I had a pair of buckle shoes like in the photo when I was about 12. I’m now so obsessed them; I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair.