10.06.2008

London Town

This Wednesday my husband and I are off to London to spend three weeks working and visiting with family and friends. During this time, my posts on The Daily Connoisseur will be less frequent but I will do my best to update you all on any exciting adventures I get myself into. I especially want to thank those of you that gave me such valuable feedback on what to wear as a guest attending my first English wedding- I can’t wait to report back and tell you how it goes!

Now on to the subject of packing. I believe a true connoisseur packs light (lots of baggage is never a good look) but this is proving difficult. Three weeks is quite a long time and I still haven’t figured out how to work the washing machine at the flat in London. Right now my suitcase sits stuffed but I think tomorrow I will cull through my options and pair down my clothes to a few streamlined choices that will work well in different combinations and situations.

One of the things I love about London is the way people dress. There is an air of sophistication and formality you just don’t get in Southern California. Here, a pair of True Religion jeans, a white t-shirt from Vince and a good pedicure will take you anywhere you want to go. In London, I look forward to wearing dresses with tights and chic boots, ballet flats with skinny jeans and heels in the evening- velvet jackets and plaid coats. Oh dear, what was I saying about packing light? I think I have my work cut out for me. I must remember that the benefit of leaving room in one’s suitcase is that it leaves room to purchase things along the way…

Of course, the most important thing to bring on a trip is a good book.
This time I will be reading Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon. I'm a HUGE mystery fan and I hear this is the ultimate. It's one of those books that has always been near the top of my reading list but for one reason or another I haven't gotten around to it- until now. Suddenly that 10 hour flight isn't looking so bad...

I hope you all have a wonderful week and I look forward to writing to you from London town!

Image of Andrea Laliberte's "London" courtesy of: www.allposters.com

Image of The Maltese Falcon courtesy of: www.fantasticfiction.co.uk

12 comments:

Rose said...

Have a great flight and I look forward to hearing about your London time. It's pouring with rain here I'm afraid so make sure you bring warm stuff and maybe an umbrella!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thanks Rose! We'll probably run into each other in the fragrance department at Harrod's or Liberty lol- we'll know who the other is because they'll be trying to close the store and we'll still be there sniffing! :)

Jenavira13 said...

You so right about California and fashion; althought I will it is bit easier here in NorCal to break out the boots and jackets (which I have already done, because I am sick of t-shirts and jeans).

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi Jena- lol! I can't tell you how many times I decided *in spite* of the weather to wear more wintery things- a blazer, jacket or hell, even a long sleeved shirt and then inevitably after the foggy marine layer burns off at about 11am- I am sweltering!

Divina said...

Sweetheart, have an amazing time! I can't help but be a tinsy bit jealous! I'm stuck at home studying for exams the next couple of weeks and just as luck would have it, just when I am studying, the weather is gorgeous and sunny (but still cold). Yes, yes, pack light! You wanna have some extra room in that suitcase for I am sure you will find interesting things to bring back with you!

Hugs!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thanks Divina... just arrived yesterday and am just trying to combat my jet lag... best of luck with your exams- I am sending good energy and well wishes your way! xo

ScentScelf said...

Glad to hear you have arrived well (jet lag notwithstanding). Do have a delightful time, enjoy the wedding and the rest of your explorations, and then return home with happy memories!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Thanks Scentscelf for your kind wishes!

The weather in London is spectacular right now and I am having a fantastic time...

I have limited access to internet at the flat in London and am longing to catch up on the reading of my favorite blogs...

lady jicky said...

Glad to hear you are having a great time!
Stop reading blogs and get into some more perfume shops!!!! LOL

The Daily Connoisseur said...

lol Lady Jicky :) Actually I must tell Rose that I went to Liberty and had to practically be dragged out of the fragrance department by my husband. They have SO many brands we don't easily get in the states!

vtjerseygirl03 said...

Hi! I found your blog through The Laundress blog. I love it! Have a wonderful trip to London. The Maltese Falcon is a great one! :)

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Hi VTJerseygirl- Thanks for your comment and welcome to my blog :) London is fantastic although the weather is starting to turn. The Maltese Falcon is turning out to be wonderful... am almost finished...

 
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