Monday, 20 February 2012

escape to the city

Last week my boyfriend and I went to the National Portrait Gallery in London.
I hadn't been there for years and there was something amazing about walking through room after room full of grand portraits, all these famous men and women throughout history looking down on you. Some of the paintings were enormous, the size of the room, with elaborate gilt frames. I came away with a few postcards, the lady in black 'Lady Colin Campbell' was one of my favourites, painted in 1897.

We thought we'd check out Mishkins for lunch, after reading about it on 'Miss Pickerings' lovely blog. It was exactly as she had described it. I recommend the Brick Lane salt beef with Colin's and pickles, with a Gin Rickey served in a jam jar.

I always make a quick stop at the Cloth House haberdashery on Berwick Street. I love their displays and they have a great selection of trims and buttons.
I also saw some beautiful furniture in Liberty's, but completely out of my price range, so now I'm on a mission to find something similar....


  1. Lady Colin Campbell looks like Lady Mary from Downton Abbey.

  2. Your escape to the city sounds really nice! I enjoyed watching your photographs.

    Madelief x

  3. It sounds like you had a great trip, The National Portrait Gallery is beautiful. We were in London too on Friday exploring new areas. The Cloth House looks like a lovely shop, I will have to pay it a visit.
    Ann x

  4. What fun....oh if I could only get to London! Pure joy! xoxox Happy new week.