Despite London’s immense size and numerous areas, I find myself in the south east, between Bermondsey, Peckham and Greenwich to be precise, at most times. Here is where I work, live, went to business school, go swimming, do yoga and run in the parks. Quite naturally by now – after a year in London! – I have also found my favourite cafés, shops and markets in the area. One of the destinations I head to regularly both on a Saturday and Sunday is Maltby Street Market.
Living in London I am genuinely impressed by the amount of coffeeshops, bars and restaurants there are to discover, not to mention the shops, markets and sights. But it’s even more than that: Only just walking through the city can sometimes feel like a journey from one world to another, passing parks, people and public spaces. One of my favourite places to go still is East London, where people could not be more inspiring, the vibe is creative and the air buzzing and vibrant. Hence, I am taking you on a small tour today: Exploring London – a day in East London.
My morning run along the river Thames regularly leads me past the stunning buildings of the Old Royal Naval College and the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, too. However, I did not visit neither the museum or college, nor impressive Greenwich Park only until recently – sadly, I realized, after finally heading for the site on a sunny day earlier this week.
Wow, so many new and exciting things have happened to me within the last weeks! During my last days in Hamburg, actually on my very last day before I sat down in the airplane towards London, the Berlin-based TV channel doppioTV has, equipped with a huge camera, escorted me throughout the day and has created a little TV report after: about my blog, my love for (homemade) food, my passion for fashion and about blogging in general. Starting at the farmer’s market, I also invited the TV team for a breakfast à la Lea and took them with me to a couple of appointments. Get the link to the full TV report for doppioTV further down in the blog post.
It’s fashion week, y’all! Well, in Berlin at least: As of today it’s all about fashion in the German capital, and I will also be present! You’ll meet me on the runway at Brandenburg Gate on Friday, when Ewa Herzog will show her latest collection. Also on board are “Little Miracles”, a UK-based company making delicious tea drinks who I will tell you a lot more about in a short while. Right now we are talking fashion – and the best thing is: You are invited to join us for Ewa’s show!
Having literally just arrived in London, I already escaped the city hustle last Sunday again. However, I only left the city behind for a day, to visit the sunny part of the UK: Brighton. Luckily, the weather in Brighton turnt out to be sunnier and warmer than London also on this very day, which made my first ever visit in the south an unforgettable one.
Oh dear, has it actually been two weeks already since I was walking through white sand with the endless turquoise ocean to my left and an army of pretty beach chairs, all lined up neatly as if they would only be waiting for the crowds to come during peek season, on my right? Well, I guess so. With my move from Hamburg to London the past few days ran faster than usually; however, I do not want to hold back my little photo diary from my short trip to Ahrenshoop by the Baltic Sea from you. Bring on Summer!
Mind you, please do not think of key chains shaped like the Eiffel Tower, “I <3 NY” t-shirts or even postcards quickly being tossed into the letterbox at the airport, right before heading home, when reading the word “souvenir”. One souvenir, which I would call my favourite one, and that also counts as part of my most favourite pieces of clothing, is a pair of purple trousers that somehow reminds me of Aladdin of 1001 nights. However, my trousers didn’t have to come all the way from the Orient to my wardrobe, but I brought them from Belgrade. Where exactly I found my favourite holiday souvenir on my short trip to Belgrade? I shall tell you!