Brownie and Apfelstrudel

Today I spent my morning baking amazing cinnamon super-chocolate brownie, to defeat the nasty winter weather. But the coulds couldn’t demoralize us, and so Isa and me decided to extend our popular series Explore London. The choice of the day was Angel, an area a bit north of the centre.
The tube station let us out on a rather busy high street, but just a couple of corners away we found Camden passage, a quite back road, with cobblestone and brick buildings.

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We had a nice walk, looked into odd shop windows, took pictures of colourful houses and imagined living next to one of the many tapas restaurants in this very hipster part of town. Eventually we sought shelter from the beginning drizzle in an Austrian café, Kipferl. Isa had a Betzel with butter and I devoured a proper Apfelstrudel with whipped cream and a Melange coffee! It’s the little things that make me happy!  🙂

XX, Angie

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when the park says spring but the calendar says winter…

So I basically caught the obligatory mid-winter cold  – and that means that over the last couple of days I was hibernating at home; in my pyjamas, reading Dune, eating more or less healthy (Ben & Jerry’s has looots of vitamins, I’m sure!). And even though Gonzo took real good care of me, made sure I always had an extra blanket, cooked for me and watched silly musicals with me, today I was so sick of being sick!

I’m not very patient and I just had to get my head into some fresh air for a bit.

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I admit it wasn’t even sunny or nearly friendly weather outside, and actually it just stopped raining about an hour ago, but the park across the street basically screamed my name and I couldn’t pretend not to hear. So I went for a lovely Sunday walk in the park ❤
It had 14 degrees today, the birds were chirping and some trees even started to bloom already. Honestly, if it wasn’t for the grey clouds and my calendar telling me it’s actually January, I’d get spring fever right away!

XX, Angie

PS: this song has been stuck in my ear the whole day. I kinda feel it goes with my mood today.

 

 

Let there be light!

The City of London started this amazing festival, called Lumiere London. This weekend the whole city centre was covered with light installations by numerous international artists.
It reminded me a lot of the Fête des Lumières we went to see in Lyon a couple of years ago. *sweet memories*

Yesterday was the last day of the festival, and after lazing around at home all day long, Gonzo and me finally got up in the evening and met up with Isa and Diego.

We started the night with amazing Five Guys hamburgers and milkshakes and then went to explore the installations.
We made our way from Oxford Circus, down Regent Street to Piccadilly and on to Trafalgar Square. We couldn’t find the installation at the Mall but we had a lovely walk around St James’s. 🙂

It was simply beautiful! There were flying whales, jumping stickman, a giant elephant illusion, projection mapping on the Royal Academy of Arts and an illuminated fairy forest. It felt like walking trough a magical world of light!

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When we went home, we were freezing. So the only reasonable thing to do was to take a hot bath, obviously 😉

XX, Angie

http://www.visitlondon.com/lumiere

 

A Girl’s Date

TateCollageBoth Francesca and me got important emails this week to confirm our new full time, paid, very grown-up jobs, wich we gonna start shortly and which promise a good start into the new year. So naturally we had to celebrate.

And being as grown-up as we are now (apparently), we chose a breakfast date to suit the occasion. 😉 We met today at St. Paul’s with Francesca promising to take me to a special place which I’m gonna love. And she was right: we had breakfast at the Member’s Room of the Tate Modern Museum, and the amazing view comes complimentary!

After we went to see The World Goes Pop, an exhibition about how pop art was picked up by different cultures and countries during the 1960 and 70s. It was very interesting, colourful and a little trashy, but we liked it!

We finished our lovely girly date with some polaroid attempts in front of the Thames (but it looks like the arctic winds of England decided to freeze them and turn us into ghosts) and a proper London meal: fish and chips!

XX, Angie