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An hour to kill at… the V&A – London

February 10, 2014

I just spent a lovely weekend in London, attending Pure London (more on that later in the week). I found myself with some free time on Saturday and decided to stop by at the V&A. There’s always someting interesting to see, not to mention that the Museum is so big, I haven’t had the chance to see it all. So that’s what I did.

When you go in, you have a suggested donation for £3.00 but you don’t have to pay if you can’t afford it. Even if you did pay, a £3.00 ticket is a pretty good price for a place where you can spend the whole day… to me this is a perfect budget day out in London. I wandered around aimlessly, it was a good experience because you end up being surprised. I hope you enjoy the little things that caught my eye.

15th century love token jewelry. Some things never change, isn’t it?

Iranian tiles.

Elsa Schiaparelli

Elsa Schiaparelli (with me on the reflection)

Christian Dior

Balenciaga black and white polkadot dress.

And then I was kicked out. Next time I find myself in London with nothing to do, I am definitely going back.

Victoria & Albert Museum – V&A

Cromwell Rd, London SW7 2RL

Closest tube station: South Kensington

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Beat the January blues

January 17, 2014

January has to be one of the worst months in the calendar. The post Christmas depression with all the lights and colour (and the money) gone, is just dreadful. I made a list of nice things that help me go through it. I hope you like it!

  • Book a holiday somewhere sunny (going to Morocco did wonders for my SAD).
  • Organize a clothes swap with friends/ bloggers. It’s so much fun and will leave your bank account alone after all the Xmas spending.
  • Start the year with a whole new wardrobe by organizing and streamlining it.
  • Do some DIY. Nothing like making something with your own hands for a nice sense of accomplishment. Also valid for finishing those projects you’ve left unfinished all those months ago. (check out my bejeweled jumper and my studded denim jacket for some inspiration)
  • Wear something colourful.
  • Quit drinking for the month of January. I joined Dryathlon, to raise money for Cancer Research. Please donate generously on my donation page here.
  • Go out for a walk for a bit of fresh air and some exercise. Bonus points if you take your camera and snap up anything that catches your eye.
  • Organize a Twister party at home.
  • Take up embroidery – it has a surprisingly calming effect.

How about you? what are your tricks? I want to hear all about them!