Saturday, 4 October 2014

London Trip

Last weekend (I can't believe it's been a whole week!) me and hubby had a long weekend in London.  It was primarily for David to watch his favourite team Miami Dolphins play at Wembley but we managed to fit in meeting friends, shopping, eating and drinking and generally spending lots of money!

As we were travelling light I didn't actually buy any beauty products but I sampled lots and now I have got a huge wishlist.  It was great to see and try products I normally can only buy online without testing first. 

We stayed at St James' Court Hotel for two nights. It was lovely and really central.


We ate lunch in the courtyard and David had a delicious spiced fish burger with sweet potato wedges.





I was super excited to meet Nardine (@Miss_Nardine), Sam (HoneyGoLightly) and Grace (all that slap).  Nardine came up to the hotel to meet us and show us the way to Grace Bar where we were meeting the others.

Nardine and me

me, Sam, Grace, Nardine

What a great night we had! So lovely to meet the girls.  Lots of cocktails, fizz, some food and chat.

Next day, we got up quite early to go look at the shops and stopped by - Content Beauty & Wellbeing (I loved it) Whole Foods MarketMiller Harris, Liberty and Fortnum & Mason to name a few.


in whole food market






Halloween goodies in Fortnum & Mason

We ate lunch at Mishkins (25 Catherine St, WC2B 5JS) It's a "kind-of Jewish deli" with cocktails.  I had a spiced negroni (delish) and a half brick lane salt beef sandwich. We shared a side of onion rings.  Would recommend!




We chose some Pierre Herme mararons at Selfridges and my favourites were Jasmine Tea and Passionfruit with chocolate.


We headed back to the hotel and had a Champagne Flight Experience which was three champagnes with matching canapes!  Was a really great experience and delicious.



David had booked dinner at Caxton Grill at St Ermin's Hotel which is a 5 minute walk from where we were staying.  The food was great and we both thoroughly enjoyed our dinner (next time it's definitely the tasting menu!)  My favourite course was the main which was Beef Fillet with garlic, barley and parmesan. 




Sunday saw us head to Wembley Stadium for the American Football. David's team Miami Dolphins were playing Oakland Raiders. There was a great atmosphere with over 83k in attendance and his team won!







Before boarding our flight home on Monday we had lunch at Plane Food, Gordon Ramsay's Restaurant at Terminal 5 at Heathrow.  I ate one of the best Chicken Caesar salads I've ever had and a super spicy Bloody Mary.


David had Cranahan with figs for pudding and it was super yummy. Who'd believe this amazing food is served at the airport!


All in all a great weekend and I can't wait to go back!

22 comments:

  1. Aww looks like you had a lovely time Sandra & so glad your hubbies team won the football! x

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    1. It was awesome Amber. I know he was over the moon! x

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  2. Looks like you had a lovely trip, it's always so hard to fit everything you want to do in a London trip but looks like to managed to see quite a lot x

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    1. It was great. We've been before and had already planned a lot of what we were doing but still just a tip of the iceberg. Planning a 5 day trip next time x

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  3. Glad you enjoyed yourself :) Xx

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    1. Had a brilliant time, thanks Ana x

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  4. Gorgeous pictures, looks like you had a great time! <3

    I have a new outfit post up, would love to know your thoughts;

    http://electricsunrise.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. Thanks so much! It was great x

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  5. So good to meet you Sandra! xx

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  6. Aaawww Sandra it looks like you all had an amzing time! You always find the best places to eat, everything looks delicious!!!

    Em

    Em's Mixed Bag.....

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    1. oh Em we had such a great time. We'd done some forward planning about eats/drinks! x

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  7. Looks like an amazing trip! x

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    1. It was thank you! Can't wait to go back x

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  8. Wow sounds like you had a fantastic time! All the food and drink looks incredible :) x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

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  9. I can't believe how much you managed to cram into one weekend. Looks like you had a fantastic time. Lovely photos and great memories x

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    1. We'd pretty much planned everything! I loved it. Thank you x

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  10. Looks like a fabulous few days! Pictures are all amazing, all the pre-trip planning paid off! Must have been lovely meeting Nardine, Sam & Grace :)

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    1. It was amazing Julie! You'd love to meet the girls! x

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  11. London is beautiful! I've always wanted to go there!!! xox
    www.jennaleeann.com

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    1. It was such fun I can't wait to go back x

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