Chris and I are on our way back from London today after a quick weekend trip to visit my best friend, Tanya, her husband, Christoph and their adorable cat and dog, Rupert & Oscar, respectively. Tanya and Christoph have been together for 18 years, while Chris and I are celebrating two years together this week and yet Tanya and I are both expecting our first child within two weeks of one another!! We haven’t seen each other since since May, so we were way overdue for some quality time before neither of us can travel overseas.
Tanya and I set out on Friday to check out a few stores. We hit the Westbourne Grove shops first and spent a little too much time in the uber chic baby and children’s store, Marie-Chantal, before heading to lunch at Daylesford Organic, an unbelievable restaurant, bakery, and grocery store. We were close to famed tabletop and kitchen store, Summerill & Bishop, thanks to GOOP, so we had to pop by and see the store. It lived up to its fabulous reputation and then some! The highlight was meeting Octavia, the owner’s twelve-year-old grand niece, who was more mature and engaging than both Tanya and I put together!! I wish we had had time for manicures and pedicures at the Cowshed Spa & Café right down the street. Next time for sure!
The pièce-de-résistance was spending all-day Saturday at the Borough Market. I have never experienced a food market quite like it. It is truly an original and absolutely delicious!! They have everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to international cuisine as well as butchers, fishmongers, creameries, confectioneries, and bakers. There was even a stall for kits to grow your own mushrooms in an old book!