London Calling

London 6Our tickets are booked! Jonathon and I are heading to London in the Fall and I can hardly wait. London is a place I instantly fell in love with many years ago, and Jonathon lived in England for a few years growing up. It’s been a while since either of us have been back to the United Kingdom, and we’re excited to experience the city together.London 16London 10London 4London 13This is a very special trip for many reasons. Mainly because I will be reunited with my longest and best friend, Kristy. We grew up together in Cape Town, and it’s been 10 years since Kristy visited me in Canada. Although we are miles apart, we have always stayed in touch. We’ve had a monthly Skype call scheduled over the past few years and whenever we chat it’s like no time has passed. Aren’t those friends the best? Kristy and her husband recently relocated to London, and we’ll be staying with them during our visit. Coincidently, my dear cousin Alexa moved to London for work too. Needless to say, this visit was a must, and I’m so excited to see two of my favourite girls, in an incredible city like London.London 19London 5London 17London 7We have a couple weeks before we go, but the summer always flies by and I am a planner! Researching a city like London has been so enjoyable because of its rich history, and it’s sheer size. Since Kristy and Alexa are both fairly new to the city, I’m looking forward to experience different neighbourhoods, museums, shops and restaurant with them. Jonathon and I will be visiting for three weeks, so we’ll have the opportunity to visit a few European destinations too. Kristy and I are in the midst of planning a long weekend getaway which is bound to be a wonderful adventure.

London 12London 26London 15We’ll also be in the city during London Fashion Week. I love the British sense of style, and I’m really excited to experience their fashion week celebrations. London is such a vivacious city, filled with so many hidden gems. My list is already long of all the places we want to visit.

Having said that, have you been to London? I’d love to hear your recommendations. Best places for high tea, favourite museum, delightful shopping area? Let me know in the comments below.

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WHAT I WORE
Club Monaco Fedora
Banana Republic Blouse
Mavi Jeans
Aldo Loafers
Old Navy Tote Bag
Stil Classic Agenda

  • You’re looking SO chic lady. Obsessed with your new hat (it’s made for you) and your ON tote bag is ah-mazing!! Plus I’m so excited for your trip and can’t wait to follow along via insta stories too. Yay!! xo

    http://www.girlandcloset.com

    • Thank you Veronika!! The new hat is very London hey? Definitely had that in mind when I picked it up. The Old Navy Tote was such a good find – perfect for summer time, and on sale now too! Hope you’re having a lovely week. Almost a sunny weekend, YAY! xo

  • I LOVE LONDON!!! So excited for your trip! For vintage goodness, you must peruse Brick Lane <3

    • Ooh thank you!! Yes I’ve heard wonderful things about Brick Lane, and all the street art.
      Can’t wait to be back in London. Thank you for the recommendation!

  • Such an amazing post!
    Fantastic photos!
    http://www.recklessdiary.ru

    • Thank you Anya! Appreciate your kind comment xo

  • I can just feel your excitement while reading this post. Or maybe I’m projecting, because I’m also heading to Europe in July! Your outfit is adorable, by the way. I highly recommend the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    xo, janea
    http://www.theSTYLEtti.com

    • Ah thank you Janea! Yes, I am very excited. Where are you heading to? Always SO fun to have a trip in the works.
      Thank you for the V&A recommendation. It’s on my list of museums to visit xo

      • We’re going to Barcelona and northern Italy. I can’t wait! Wishing you a great trip, Lyndi! xo

  • How exciting! & how great is it that everything lined up for your trip?? It was definitely meant to be. Can’t wait to see photos of your travels!

    TFM Life & Style blog

    • Thank you Shannon! I’m beyond excited (as I’m sure you can tell!)
      It all is coming together so nicely, and I’m having a lot of fun planning. Lots of photos and stories to come πŸ™‚

  • Gellie Abogado

    London is one of my dream destinations. I’ve only been around South East Asia (I’m from the Philippines) and would love to visit Europe soon. You take care there and have fun! πŸ™‚

    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

    • Thank you Gellie! I’ll be sure to take lots of photos for all my lovely readers πŸ™‚

  • Kallie Flexman

    Oh this trip sounds like a dream! There is so much to do and can’t wait to hear more about it in a later post!

    • Thank you Kallie! You’re so right, there is SO much to see and do. Stay tuned for lots of snaps and stories πŸ™‚

  • How exciting you’re heading back there together, especially as your partner once lived there! I hope you have the most fabulous trip to London πŸ™‚

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Thank you so much Gabrielle! I can’t wait to be back, as you can tell πŸ™‚

  • Have an amazing time πŸ™‚

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Thank you Gemma. Excited to be in your neck of the woods πŸ™‚

  • Carmen Jny (carmitive)

    Oh how exciting babe! I love London, it’s such an interesting and beautiful city. Have a wonderful time dear <3
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • Thank you Carmen! It’s such a great city, with SO much to see and do. Any recommendations?

  • So exciting!! I’m so glad you get to spend time with your friend, you’re going to have a great time!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

    • Thank you Brooke! As you can tell, I’m beyond excited πŸ™‚

  • London sounds like so much fun! It’s seems like you’re pretty cosmopolitan already having lived in Cape Town. Hope you have a wonderful time on your trip!

    xx Yasmin

    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Thanks Yasmin. You’re so right. There is just so much to see and do in London, so I’m trying to be as organized as possible! Hope you’re having a great week so far πŸ™‚

  • How excited, I would love to go there! I had no idea you lived in Canada
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Yes, I’m in Vancouver πŸ™‚
      Born and raised in South Africa, but Vancouver has been home for about 11 years now.

  • That is SO exciting!! I can’t even imagine how amazing the emotions will be when you reunite with your friend!! AHH!!

    Jackie at Something About That

    • Thanks Lady! Ah I know I’m already overly excited, we’ve been chatting almost every day about it.
      Stay tuned for lots of insta stories πŸ™‚

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    I am going during fashion week too! From Australia!
    I am so excited – I am hoping to get tickets booked to a few shows.
    You’ll have to give me all your sightseeing tips – I am coming with my husband.
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

    • Oh, AMAZING!! I might see you at fashion week then πŸ™‚
      Have you been to London before? I discovered this amazing Youtube channel called ‘Love & London’ – the girl who runs it Jess is fantastic and has videos on literally everything you need to know when visiting the city. It’s been SO helpful πŸ™‚

  • That sounds so exciting! I hope you have a wonderful trip there!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Thank you so much Jessica! Stay tuned for snaps and stories πŸ™‚

  • Amazing babe, I love London x
    http://www.pardonmyobsession.com/

    • Thanks Lady! I can’t wait to be back in the beautiful city. SO much to see and do!

  • fashionistha

    Such pretty pic. Loving the hat and mules. You look lovely.
    Nistha
    https://www.fashionistha.com/knit-knotted-front-midi-skirt/

    • Thank you Nistha! The mules are SO comfy. I’ve been wearing them every day

  • Siffat Haider

    How exciting that you’re going to London – I’m going in November! I actually went there for school, so I have a ton of recommendations. Make sure you go to Sketch, Farm Girl, Granger & Co, and Nobu. There are tons more, but I’m afraid my comment would go on for a couple of paragraphs lol!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

    • Ahh Siffat I’m going to have to email you for recommendations! Thank you so much. Sketch is definitely on my list. I haven’t heard of the others but I will definitely google and find out more. Hope you’re having a great week and enjoying the sunshine xo

  • That’s so cool that you will be heading to London. I love that city and i bet you can’t wait to meet your best friend too.

    Nathalie
    http://www.nathalie-alexandra.blogspot.com

    • I’m so excited to be in the city, but even more excited to see my dear friend. Stay tuned for lots of snaps and stories πŸ™‚

  • So exciting! Bryon and I are going to NZ in September and we are beyond excited.
    I’ve never been to London, but my friend lived there for a couple years and she had nothing but good things to say about it. I’m sure you guys will have an amazing time!

    http://www.luellapearl.com
    Caitlin

    • Oh thats so exciting Caitlin! It’s always wonderful to have a trip to look forward to. Planning is half the fun πŸ™‚
      I look forward to seeing all your NZ photos πŸ™‚

  • Haute Spark By Adela

    You look so fabulous darling! I love your classy look, perfect for London! πŸ™‚

    Adela
    http://www.hautespark.com

    • Thank you so much Adela! I bought the hat with London in mind πŸ™‚

  • Oh wow, how exciting, girlie! You’re going to have so much fun, especially reconnecting in person with your best friend! I’ve never been to England before, but I of course wish to visit someday! Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Thank you Jalisa! I’m so excited to visit England again, but even more excited for the reunion!
      Hope you’re having a great week, and enjoying the sunshine xo

  • Nikki

    That is exciting about your trip! I have been to London once, but it was only for 24 hours (school trip). I would love to go back and spend some time there!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

    • Thanks Nikki. I’ve been before too, but many years ago. So much to see and do. I hope you’re able to get back to London sometime soon πŸ™‚

  • That is so exciting! I just got back from London (you can check out my London Travel Diary if you want!) and LOVED it! I hope you have an amazing trip!

    Kalina | Wanderlust Vita

    • Looks like you ladies had a wonderful trip!! Thanks for sending me your link. Peggy Porschen’s is definitely on my list. Such a cute, and super instagramable spot πŸ™‚

  • This is such a chic and stylish post and I love all your photographs and layouts!!!

    Wish you had BLOGLOVIN

    X❀X❀,
    Dimito Michiyo

    http://dimitomichiyo.blogspot.sg/

  • Amy Eade

    London is one of my absolute favourite cities! So much to do and see and it’s just so beautiful! Hope you have an amazing time πŸ™‚
    Amy xx
    http://www.callmeamy.co.uk

    • Thank you Amy! I’m so excited. Any recommendations?! Would love your input πŸ™‚

      • Amy Eade

        One of my favourite things to do is wander along South Bank – all the way from Tower Bridge then stopping by the Tate Modern and ending up at Waterloo near the London Eye and Westminster! Xx

        • Amazing! Thank you so much Amy. The Tate Modern is on our list, so we’ll definitely wander along South Bank too πŸ™‚

  • Your pictures are so beautiful <3
    Would love to go back to London πŸ™‚
    http://www.oliviaponcelet.com

    • Thank you so much Olivia. I can’t wait to be back in London πŸ™‚

  • Ahhhh!! So jealous! I used to live in England for a few years growing
    up as well and a bunch of my family still lives over there! I think
    Fall is totally the best time to go! Need to plan a trip back asap πŸ™‚

    Allie
    http://www.champagne-tuesdays.com

    • Ah thank you Allie. I can’t wait πŸ™‚
      I agree – Fall is a perfect time to go. Bit cooler, and easier to get around. I hope you’re able to plan a trip back there soon too!

  • You look so adorable in these pics! I just came back from London after having the most amazing holiday there! It is such a great city and I know you will have a blast there πŸ™‚

    Ciara
    http://www.ciarasalloum.com

    • Oh thank you Ciara! Any recommendations? Would love your input. There is just so much to see and do in London!

  • Kara Aragon

    How exciting! And how perfect that you have so many loved ones to visit & bonus free accommodations! Haa. I can’t wait to see photos πŸ™‚

    http://www.thekaragon.com

    • Oh I know. The free accommodation is a city like London is huge. It let us stay for much longer, which I’m really excited about πŸ™‚ Stay tuned for lots of photos!!

  • Yara Mel Rozaay

    Loved all the table snaps! I hope you guys have an amazing time in London!!!

    http://www.desiringsme.com/styling-long-dress/

    • Thank you so much Yara!

  • So exciting with London, love that city so much! And lovely that you’ll be reunited with your best friend too! And hey, love your hat, such a chic one with the outfit! Have a lovely week, Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • Thank you so much! I bought the hat with our London trip in mind πŸ™‚

  • Oh my goodness, what an exciting trip!! I would love to see London! Loving this look and your cute hat as well πŸ™‚
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

    • Thank you so much Annie! I’m practising my British sense of style with that hat. Now I just need to find a trench coat, and I’m set πŸ™‚

  • Closet Fashionista

    That’s so exciting!! London is one of my favorite places too! If I was ever to move to another place London outside the US would be at the top of the list!

    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

    • It’s such an amazing city!! I can’t wait to be back there πŸ™‚

  • Didier Young

    omg yes!!! I am actually planning a London trip in October as well! Can’t wait to see where you’ll be going there!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

    • Oh amazing!! October is a beautiful time in the city. Stay tuned for lots of snaps and stories πŸ™‚

  • Denise Lee

    London is such a beautiful city! Also, I just found your blog and I’m obsessed! I would really appreciate it if you checked out mine!

    Denise | https://denisegrace.blogspot.com

    • Oh thank you so much Denise πŸ™‚
      I’ll be sure to check out your blog too!

  • I am so excited for you – I still have never been to Europe! Also, how fun that you’ll be reuniting with an old friend!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • Thank you Tina. I hope you’re able to get to Europe soon too πŸ™‚

  • Amira Mountassir
  • Taylor Kerling

    I LOVE London it looks like you’re having so much fun! Your pictures are so cute!
    http://www.taytayrose.com

    • Thank you so much Taylor!!

  • London, oh so many memories! I love that city and I am so jealous you are going. I used to live there few years back and although it was hard economy, it was also the funniest memories I’ve had in a long time.

    https://mihabalan.com/2017/06/27/wore-denim-skirt/

    • Ah I am so excited to be back in this beautiful city. So much to see and do. Any recommendations?
      Thanks πŸ™‚

  • So exciting that you’re visiting London. Maybe I’m biased since I’ve lived here all my life, but it is such a beautiful and amazing city. If you’re in need of any recommendations, especially for food, check out my blog and Instagram πŸ™‚

    Thuy xo
    thuysedit.blogspot.com

    • Ahhh I’m so excited to be back in beautiful London! I’ll definitely check out your blog now – all recommendations welcomed!! So nice to meet you Thuy xo

  • Yay! So excited for you, this is going to be an amazing trip! Xo