11.05.2014

A Few Lovely Days in London

It's fun to peruse the fabulous goods at the Borough Market in London.



 We purchased the Apple Caramel Crumble cake from Konditor and Cook Bakery (delicious) to take home.  
 Then, we went to my husband's and our local friend's favorite lunch spot, The Wright Brother's.

We stayed at a beautiful new hotel called the Corinthia.  Our room was in shades of amethyst and green.
There are lots of interesting nooks in the lobby.






We went to the natural history museum.  That is my sister in the middle.


Back at our hotel...they tempt you with cakes (in the background) and French rosé...we "caved."  It was delicious.

The next day we visited the Poppy Installation at the London Tower.  Every ceramic poppy represents a death in World War I.  It's symbolic of the red poppies that grew in a field after a battle in France.

Now, my sister and I are off to stay at our good friends' home in Surrey.  

Please check out Cindy's recap of dinner at my house HERE.

24 comments:

  1. How fun! Love the hotel and looks like you are having a blast....enjoy and safe travels.

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  2. Oh how I love London, wish I could be there right now! Looks like a fantastic time!

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  3. Looks like you had wonderful time in London. I'm so happy for you. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.
    Carpet cleaning Kensington

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  4. What a great trip! I like the poppy installation - it is a nice tribute. Have fun as you continue on to Surrey!
    Best,
    Michelle from simplysantabarbara.blogspot.com

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  5. Glad you are having a good time in the UK. London has been glorious recently in the autumn sunshine.

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  6. Glad the weather is cooperating! Oh, to be there again... Enjoy your stay!

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  7. What a fun trip!! Love that last photo - so poignant and beautiful. Can't wait to read more.

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  8. So fun - it's been about 15 years since I've been there and would love to go back. Enjoy yourself!

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  9. How wonderful Mary Ann! I love your hotel and would definitely stay there. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts from Karena

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  10. So jealous!! Looks like so much fun!!

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  11. Mary Ann,
    Oh, how I wish I were in London. What a wonderful trip you're having so far. Thanks for taking us along. Better to be an arm chair traveler than no traveler at all! :-)
    Karen

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  12. who knows, we were at the poppy installation yesterday, sobering isn't it?
    love the look of your hotel and will have to check out wright restaurant. we are back in dorset, not terribly far from where you will be
    Cheers!!
    debra

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  13. Looks like you are having the best time! Enjoy!

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  14. Thanks everyone! It has been a wonderful trip so far. Feeling blessed.

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  15. Gorgeous pics and a lovely hotel. Thanks for sharing! Looks like a fabulous trip.

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  16. Looks like you're having a wonderful time in London. Beautiful hotel, delicious food and amazing sites. I saw the Poppy Installation on the News when it first went up and thought "I sure would love to see that in person"!
    I bet it is amazing! Can't wait to see whats next!
    XO Gail

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  17. Looks like a wonderful hotel and have a great time!

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  18. Such an amazing trip! Glad you're enjoying yourself. My husband and I just watched a documentary about the poppies. So neat you got to see the installation in person.

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  19. What a lovely trip. We should all give in to little temptations more often. The poppy "sculpture" is lovely.

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  20. That hotel looks pretty swanky:) Hope you have a great time on vaca...I could use one about now! Have not been to London in 30 years......

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  21. Wonderful you got to see all the poppies. Unbelievable and moving!! I wish I was able to. I'm going to save your hotel on my Anglo Board. It looks pretty!

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  22. What an amazing time! The hotel looks awesome, I'd stay there forever. And I totally get why that restaurant is your husband's favorite, look at that platter! :) I am missing so much all the attention to detail and the beautiful architecture of Old World. Enjoy and have a good time!

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It's SO nice to hear from you!

 
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