LONDON02:YOU’RE MY LOBSTER

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DIY split back tee, Uniqlo jeans, Converse Chuck Taylors, Givenchy Large Pandora from Backroom

Yep a second post from London. Sorry for the brief hiatus, was back out in Hong Kong for a long week working out some wedding stuff. Wait, did I ever even talk about Jason and I’s wedding on the blog yet? Actually I don’t think so! Well I mentioned it briefly but yes we are in full wedding-planning mode over here (mostly me but Jason helps as much as possible) and so far..I’d say that I haven’t entered Bridezilla mode yet, although Jason gives some real “yeah..okay..” eyes everytime I say that. We’re keeping everything completely as simple as possible and luckily, we don’t have to fall prey to the super traditional Chinese wedding slump.

Anyway, more about the wedding later. For now, let’s bring ourselves back to the end of July when me and my friends we’re in London! I think these photos were taken on our first real day out in London, starting the day off completely right with a huge bowl of Koya udon. I’ve heard mixed reviews from some people but the people who do love this place, REALLLLYYY love it. As someone who pretty much prefers all my meals in soup (noodles..macaroni..rice in soup..ALL of it is good to me), I LOVED the udon here and even the little side dishes were really great. We then spent the day doing more walking around and shopping around from Regent Street down (or up?) to around Oxford Circus and finally ended our day at Burger and Lobster. Another highly recommended place by my London mates (wahaha say that in a British accent) and with good reason. If I remember correctly, everything on the menu is about £20 (not including drinks) and they make it extremely easy for you, offering only either a burger, a grilled or steamed lobster or a lobster roll all with a side of fries AND salad. The food there is so simple and satisfying it makes the typical 1+ hour wait worth it. Lucky for us, we booked a head and didn’t have to wait, although technically we arrived much earlier than our reservation so duh, had to snap some outfit pics!

 KOYA UDON  49 Frith Street, London W1D 4SG
 BURGER AND LOBSTER  36 Dean street, Soho London W1D 4PS

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Effortless good looks in London I see… #unfair

On our way to Koya udon!

At Koya: Kaiso (mixed seaweed) salad

Assorted vegetable tempura – nice and light, not too oily at all.

Kamo (duck) Udon – Apart from shabu beef, Kamo is one flavor of udon I always love.

Walking towards Oxford Circus via Regent Street!

Finally…shopping!

#SABWS

Ending our day with some SERIOUS Lobster love.

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LONDON01: FLOWERS, FLOWERS, BURGER.

DETAILS:
Minty Meets Munt knitted crop top from Revolve Clothing, April77 black denim jacket, Zara pants, ankle strap sandals (similar affordable here or luxurious here) and random black tote. Jewellery: custom triangle necklace by Moratorium Studio and & Other Stories gold gem pendant.

Finally a London post! Almost exactly a month ago, along with some of my bestest friends, we all flew over to London to celebrate my friend Carmen’s bachelorette party followed by a trip to Lisbon for her wedding! I’m sure you’ve seen pics all over my instagram already but finally here’s a blog post! Whilst I loved London the city and all the amazing food and shops, I just couldn’t get over the fact that everything is SO EXPENSIVE! Maybe it’s cos I’m coming from China or Hong Kong but everything from taxis to food and drinks felt like they were SO expensive. The worst was the taxis BUT the fact that they have Addison Lee is just amazing and the service and drivers really won me over. Story goes that of course, the FIRST TIME I ever drop or lose my wallet happens to be when I’m in a foreign country but luckily I knew that I’d dropped it in an Addison Lee car the night before so a call the next day to the company, the driver finds it in his car, returns it to the office and by that afternoon, I’m already reunited with my wallet AND all the CA$$$H is still in there. WOOHOO. That driver was so nice I couldn’t believe it. In HK, we would give the taxi driver a lai see (envelope with money) for such a good deed but this time I couldn’t and felt bad >.< Anyway long story short, London is expensive, food was great, Addison Lee is awesome and shopping was good.

I’m out of order here but on our second free day (after all the bachelorette fun and hot tub cinema fun!), we decided to take a morning stroll through Notting Hill. Apparently not all the stalls are open on a Wednesday morning but it was just nice being out and about with all the fresh produce and flowers and the pretty colourful houses. We had decided that we would do all the sightseeing stuff in the morning then all the shopping in the afternoon! That day we hit up Oxford circus and everything around there including Liberty! I held back though and surprisingly went home that night without buying a single thing #selfcontrol. Finally after a super long tiring day, we feasted at Meat Liquor which you can read more about below. That meal was so great but did NOT make my crop-top very happy. OMG super long okay BAIIIIII

Meat Liquor: 74 Welbeck Street, London, W1G 0BA

“I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY HANDS”

Cute little tchotchkes!

Crepe reflections

Those pretty Notting hill houses

Julie’s great streetstyle pose, wearing T by Alexander Wang tee, H&M faux leather skirt, & Other Stories necklace and bag, Converse Chuck Taylors and mirror lens sunglasses (similar here).

AHH the Liberty building

Wanted to pick up a bunch of all of the beautiful flowers. I posted these on instagram (which Liberty reposted, woohoo!) and mentioned that I’m going to start having more flowers around the house. When I returned back to Shanghai, Jason was definitely paying attention and surprised me with these beautiful flowers #husbandpoints.

Ending the long ass day with a heavy ass crazy meal at Meat Liquor! Came highly recommended by a lot of people but personally, I thought it was only okay. The buffalo wings were so so so good but the chilli cheese fries and the burgers were way too soggy for me. They pile everything onto one tray which looks fun and cheeky but after a while, all the juices from everything is mixing around and just gets everything wet and soggy. The burger was really tasty but I couldn’t get over the fact that it was impossible to hold the burger together.


One last thing! Moiselle recently reached out to do a few picks from their latest FW14 collection so I threw this little giffy gif gif together to show some of the pieces I liked. You can see more and view the whole collection here! Doesn’t the Asymmetrical Scarlett Dress (far left) look kinda look Alexander Wang-y?! Love!

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