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9 Things to Make Life Less Boring if You’re in London this Summer #MakeLifeLessBoring

August 2, 2015

It was Samuel Johnson who once said something along the lines of “if you’re tired of London, you are tired of life” – he had a point, there’s always something happening in London but sometimes the problem is choosing what to do. I’ve picked a few activities to do this Summer in the city, that are slightly more off the beaten track. I’m making my life less boring and adding all of these to my never ending list of things to do, so enjoy! Let me know if you’d like to come along to any of them!

Trampolins, lots of them – Up for a bouncy time? at Oxygen Freejumping you can forget about being an adult and just jump. jump, jump! Bring a group of friends and bounce around a room filled with trampolins from wall to wall. I usually say that nothing ever happens in West London, but that seems to be changing, fortunately!

The Alternative London Tour – If you’re a fan of street art and would really like to get into more detail about the artists, get on your feet (or your bike) and explore the art and history of Brick Lane and the Shoreditch area.

The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities – Being a fan of oddities, I have already gone through the book Viktor Wynd’s Cabinet of Wonders. Much to my surprise, I found out about the museum when I visited the Last Tuesday Society for an entirely different event but had no time to go see the Museum. It is now on my to do list, as this is the country’s only curiosity museum. Filled with taxidermy and other curiosities, it’s definitely a must see and on the way out stop for a cocktail at the bar.

Try out new restaurants and bars – I am terrible with these things and tend to go to the places I’ve already been introduced to. I am making a point of trying out new restaurants in London and there’s always deals available at any time, all over the city.

The Hunterian Museum – This is probably not for the faint of heart, as a medical science museum that exhibits hundreds of human specimens. Real ones. the collection was started in 1799 when the government bought a collection to be used by the College of Surgeons. Be prepared to trip on the occasional goth while you’re there.


Photo Walks – One of my ongoing objectives is to improve my photography and the best way to do it, is to go out and use the camera in different situations. London is a perfect place for this, as there is so much variety of architecture, neighbourhoods and people. I just need to decide where to go.

The Cinema Museum – A small but charming museum, that’s been recommended by several friends. I want to go there and take loads of photos, as it hosts a comprehensive collection of cinema related objects, from old programmes, cinema fittings and equipment. Check the website before you go as you may have to pre-book your visit.

Fashion and Textile Museum – This one isn’t exactly a secret but as it’s a little bit out of the way in Bermondsey, it’s not as well known as many other museums in London. As you know I am interested in Fashion and textiles in general, I can’t believe I haven’t been to this place yet!

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OOTD – Rock Lobster

July 15, 2015

It’s been awhile since I did an outfit post and this is because I find it hard to do photos of myself these days. Last weekend I went around Hackney and Bethnal Green with a couple of friends and managed to convince (force) my good friend Ross into taking my outfit photos. Thank you Ross, for being so patient! Read on for more details and some funny photos!

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Summer Style

August 18, 2014





A couple of weeks ago I went to Northampton for the first time, to see some friends. We had a lovely weekend and a very good laugh. Filipa was there too so I asked her to take these photos for me, for old time’s sake. It was really good fun!
I’ve been busy lately, with friends visiting, getting involved in interesting projects and generally enjoying life in London. I’m trying to be better with blogging, but I am sure that it’ll get better when the weather gets cold – I tend to avoid going out when it’s too cold, haha. For now, I’ll try to carry on blogging, as much as possible.

What I wore: Jacket – Zara, Skirt – H&M via Ebay, Stripy top – Vintage, handmade by my late great Aunt Irene, Satchel – Second hand, via blog sale, Tights – Walmart (I think), Shoes – Dune, via TK Maxx, Headband – Savers, Sunnies – Betsey Johnson, via TK Maxx

I’m joining the lovely ladies at Share- In – Style this week, join us with your own Summer outfit at Sacramento’s!


The first bbq of the year

May 19, 2014

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It seems that Summer is finally here and with that, the smell of barbecue can be felt all around. My friend Daniela invited us round and we had a lovely day just eating, sitting in the sun, playing with Sasha and not doing much else. Perfect!

Outfit details: Sunglasses – H&M, Top – George, I think, Skirt – Primark, Sandals – Irregular Choice (via Ebay).

The skirt, unbelievably, is from Primark. I think that it looks like a novelty 50’s skirt, with all those stamps and letters. The sandals are inspired by traditional Japanese geta shoes. They’re more comfortable than what they might look like and no, I didn’t fall over! I’m joining Patti’s Visible Monday! Edited to add: also shared at Tres Chich Fashion Thursday at Mama and More.

Have you started barbecue season yet?



August 12, 2013

I have come to realize that I don’t know what to wear in the heat anymore… these last couple of weeks of continuous warm weather have certainly caught me by surprise! At least the temperatures are not as high as I used to endure back home in Portugal… The Summer and the high temperatures lasted for months and some nights it was impossible to sleep, as no one really has AC.

So here are a couple of looks from the past few weeks:

Details: the Ultimate Loser tank top – Ashish for Topshop, Skirt – River Island, Sunnies – Moschino, Beads – thrifted, Shoes – Swedish Hasbeen s for H&M

Details of the somewhat more grownup and more work appropriate look: Beaded Top: Clements Ribeiro (via TK Maxx), Skirt – H&M (swap with my friend Lili), Polkadot Sandals – Primark

The weather has been so nice I felt more confident to invest in more sandals, can you believe that? It’s the first time that happened in the last 3 years I’ve been in England. In the meantime, I wish you all a great week and don’t forget to check out all the other lovely ladies at Visible Monday.