Monday, 10 May 2010

Day tripper

Hi y'all! I hope everyone had a fab weekend! Has anyone else been totally wrapped up in our Election? I'm a self confessed news-junkie and have found the past four days absolutely extraordinary and so very exciting! Like the rest of the country I have no idea what form our Government is going to take but the coming days are going to be intriguing!

I had a fab time staying with my best friend in London for a few days. On Friday we were glued to the election coverage on TV from 6am for the rest of the day, but the day before, when she was tied up with work, I took myself off for a day in the big smoke to catch up on some of my favourite places:)

First stop was the Victoria & Albert Museum to see the Grace Kelly exhibition:

I'm a big Grace Kelly fan, and with High Society being one of my all-time favourite scenes it was magical to see a few of the dresses she wore in the film in the flesh:

Then I headed for a shop I've been waiting to visit in London for a long time - for years I've drooled over Anthropologie online and when I've visited their stores in the US, but now we have a shop in London! I love their style, their super-stylish ways of designing their shop interiors:

Then, after a quick stop off at Lauduree for the best macaroons in the world...

... I headed for Liberty's, primarily to visit the haberdashery department - I knew they carried a fabulous stock of Amy Butler fabrics, aren't they scrummy!

After much deliberation I treated myself to a few metres of a gorgeous aqua material, trouble is.... it's too pretty to cut into!

Then after a trip to a few of my favourite bookshops and also Blade Rubber Stamps (how exciting to shop for stamps in the flesh and not online as is the norm for me!), I finished off my day at the Irving Penn photography exhibition of portraits at the National Portrait Gallery:

(Portrait of Josephine Baker)

What a lovely day!

Having been away for a few days I didn't get any stamping done over the weekend, but last week I made my sample for yesterday's Stamp With Us challenge - this time it was a colour challenge based on this photo:

Here's my sample:


Stamps - In the Stars (SU)
Card - Whisper White/Real Red (SU)
Ink - Real Red/Yoyo Yellow/Lovely Lilac (SU)
Other - Corner Chomper

The rest of the DT's fabulous samples are on the Stamp With Us blog - be sure to check them out!

Thanks for visiting today, have a great week!

Kate x


Bekka said...

Love the photos from your trip - especially the dresses and the shop ...

Oh and great card for the challenge :-D


Sam said...

WOW Kate. I am green with envy over your trip to London...ALL of it! Especially love those fabrics in Liberty's though....YUMMY...I'd have trouble cutting in to them too.

Best wishes,

Sue McGettigan said...

Oh my goodness, that is a day I would have loved to spend with you, all my fave places and my fave person too - it doesn't get any better than that! So glad you had fun running around the city.