Friday, June 13, 2014

LONDON Part 1


#FlightDelayedTwoHours #AirportSelfie #WhatElseIsNew


Off we go!

Steak & Potato Pasty

Not trying to toot my own horn buuuut.... my Mini Beef Curry Pie's are better LOL.. this pasty was really bland.. I ate about a 1/4 of it and handed it to the Hubs and.... I NEVER GIVE UP FOOD EVER. lol.

To view the recipe for my Beef Curry Pie's go HERE!

Hyde Park


Our Hotel! 

Centrally located in Kensington within walking distance to Hyde Park, Kensington Palace, Harrods, Luxury Shopping on Sloane St. and tons of museums & restaurants w/ a subway station or the Tube as they call it about a block away!


Absolutely adored the decor in our hotel.  Lots of luxe fabrics, chandeliers, mirrored, glass & marble tabletops!


Loved all the beautiful crown molding too!


I noticed there's a lot of Chinoiserie influence in London and our hotel was no exception it was accented with my latest obsession - porcelain blue ginger jars!


Service was excellent to boot!  

The bellhop offered to take our photo for us when he saw me snapping away :)!


Our hotel room!



Loved the floor to ceiling floral drapes as well!  

Take about drama!

Coffee, Tea, Nespresso station with complimentary Shortbread Biscuits!!

I could seriously eat Shortbread biscuits everyday.... if they weren't basically a stick of butter -___- 


And on that note I did in fact bring my jump rope with me to get my 10 mins in a day! 

LOL!

I blogged about it awhile ago the secret exercise I do for toning & weight loss HERE!



Natural History Museum




Harrod's!












Had to constantly remind myself to not buy EVERYTHING.  It was hard because everything was yummy/cute/pretty/all of the above lol!  But we were on our way to tea so I was trying to stay focused hehe!





Afternoon Tea @ Harrod's!



Roast Beef, Egg salad, Salmon, Curry Chicken Finger Sandwiches, Raisin & Black Current Scones & Mini Cakes



Everything is so cute!!  

That blue door lead to the dressing room lol!


I wanted to take this ENTIRE collection home with me.



Loved that vintage armoire!



When we were walking through Harrod's.  The Hubs said he wanted to go into Cartier to look at watches. When we went in.. I wandered off to look at jewelry and a few seconds later a young woman tapped me on the shoulder and pointed to the direction of these two champagne flutes on the table.

I was like 'uhh.. what?'

And then I see the Hubs walking over with another sales person holding some red boxes and sitting down!!!

I ran over and.....

Me: "OMG are you buying a watch?!"

The Hubs: "Nooooooooo.. something for you :)"

Me: "WHAT? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? NO NO NO NO NO"

Sales Lady: "It was all pre-arranged.. your very sweet Husband called a few days ago to make sure everything was ready to go.. just needed him to bring you in to make sure the size was correct."

Me: "WHAT??! WHY??"

The Hubs: "Lisa.. I know the last few years haven't been the easiest because of my career choices. We've had to move a half a dozen times in the last 3 years and it's taken you away from all of your friends and family.. and as our time in Europe is coming to a close..  I just want you to know how much I appreciate you and that your support doesn't go unnoticed."

Me: *@#(*&WKJHEKf.

(I think I was just blubbering at this point to keep from crying.)



You are so amazing booboo.

I love you with all my heart!!

#BestHubsEver #Blessed #SoLucky #Cartier

Butter Chicken, Palek Paneer & Paratha Roti

Ending an amazing day the best way possible!

Hubs favorite food in the world at our absolute favorite Indian Restaurant in London - Khan's!  I mean he did after all surprise me w/ Cartier LOL.  Their Butter Chicken is crazy delicious and never fails to disappoint!

Stay tuned for more London posts :)!

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31 comments:

  1. OMG.OMG.OMG are you still here in London???

    Your husband is such a sweetie! x x

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  2. Ooh, Harrods is one of my fave places in London - touristy, but ooh the food halls are such eye (and mouth) candy!

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  3. I just love seeing the adventures you are your hubby go on. your husband is sooo sweet ^_^ lucky girl!

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  4. You have the sweetest hubby and you are equally sweet for moving around the world for his career choice. I hope to find a life partner similar to him <3

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  5. OMG, your husband is the sweetest <3


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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  6. What an incredible post!!! That steak and potato pasty looks so big and yummy and all that confectionery, cakes and sweet bits are sooo beautiful! Those kinds of shops are not very common here in singapore and that hotel looks so classic and yet modern! Looks like you guys had an amazing time! You both look so happy!

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  7. As usual you look like you are having a fabulous time and eating the most amazing food! Also I ADORE your leather jacket!

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  8. OMG YOU MADE AN INSTAGRAM. I followed immediately! lol And can you stop with the amazing husband stories?! I recently finished "my love from another star" and I am already annoyed at how unromantic my bf is lol I can't handle your romantic stories also!!!

    SIGH! Is it the love bracelet? Even the red Cartier box is enough to make me drool! :) So happy for you two <3

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  9. LONDON!!! Planning on going next year and taking mumma bear as a treat! So much tasty food!
    Your hubby is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo sweet! Can't wait to see what you got!!

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  10. Awww darling! Your hubby is too sweet!!! And holy moly you made an insta!??? Going over there RIGHT NOW!! Haha I'll definitely do a post about circle lenses, I'll make sure it's my next one :)

    Hope you're having fun in London dollface :)

    Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

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  11. Very nice pictures, I hope you are having a lot of fun!

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  12. With so much food around it is very difficult to not indulge... seems like u had a great time.. Lovely pics n Happy Weekend xo
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  13. Hi Lisa, looks like the start of an amazing and memorable trip, hope the weather is good. Your hotel is stunning!

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  14. Your pictures are fantastic. Love London!! I stayed right around the corner from that hotel! Too funny. You really do have an amazing life and a wonderful hubby. You are blessed.

    Best, Mree

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  15. Congrats on your surprise! What a sweet hubby~ Can't wait to see what he got you!! OMG finally you have instagram. Now I can follow you and your adventures!

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  16. Ah! I wanna go to London now! Look at all those yummy and cute pastries!! :) :)


    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  17. OMG your hubs is seriously the sweetest! i can't wait to see what's inside those boxes!!
    and london looks so beautiful, it's one of those places that i seriously need to visit before i turn old and wrinkly. so far korean and japana re on the top of my list


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  18. Oh very lovely and cute story! So cute your husband!
    My best wishes for both!
    xx

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  19. Sure did follow you on instagram!! Omg wonderful pics and your husband is soo sweet!! :) Looks like you guys had amazing time! You look beautiful :D

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  20. This is a lovely post! London is beautiful! :)

    xx,
    Jewel
    www.jewelclicks.com

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  21. Oh wow, what an amazing surprise from your hubby, so romantic! :) Your pictures are great and I really enjoyed this post.

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  22. Awwwww--- I love LONDON! I went to school there for a semester and have so many wonderful memories from that time in my life. Your pictures bring back so many of them!

    And can we talk about how wildly impressed I am that your brought a jump rope?!?? Talk about commitment!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  23. WTH. you not gonna show us what he got you at cartier?! How can you do that to me?! ;)

    Great post, made me miss London, I love that city.

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  24. London is one of my favorite cities!! I love the vibe of this city :)
    What a sweet surprise of your husband!! Can't wait to see the rest of your pictures and trip!
    xoxo
    Suzanne from written by suzanne

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  25. It looks so good, And I love your grey top!

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  26. Your hubby is the sweetest ever to you! What he did was really touching and he's so appreciative of everything. I think he an an angelic nature. Of course, you must be an angel to deserve an angelic hubby too. What's in the red box? =D

    I'm missing London! I guess you would have gone and come back and blog about London while I'm still doing a throwback. hehehe

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  27. I always dream when I come on your blog <3

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  28. You guys are the cutest! What a lovely trip and what an amazing surprise

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