Interiors Girl Travels

Interiors Girl’s Europe Trip P1

I’ve finally come to terms with it.

I’m home, and no longer in Europe where the average temperature is 5 degrees celsius.

 

 EXPLORING HARRODS - WOW THAT PLACE WAS OVERWHELMING!
EXPLORING HARRODS – WOW THAT PLACE WAS OVERWHELMING!

 

Home is fine though… or it will be soon when my post-holiday blues wear off. For the time being though, I’ll be reminiscing about my 3 weeks away and will be giving you guys a little recap of the amazing art, shopping and food.

United Kingdom | I spent about 5 days in London, staying in Stoke Newington which was the cutest suburb I could have asked for. There was a pastel pink bakery, a few cute homewares stores (they were all closed because I was staying over Christmas sadly), a few pubs and some very sweet looking houses. I would absolutely recommend Stoke Newington as a great area to stay for your next London adventure. Next up I took a 3 hour train to visit a friend in the most adorable little town I’ve ever been to called Chester. Visiting Chester was like a little step back in time to 2006 (the year ‘The Holiday’ was released). I spent 2 nights in Chester and although I didn’t get the Christmas snow I had been dreaming about it was the perfect little get away before my next stop.

 

 one of the amazing facades in chester, uk!
one of the amazing facades in chester, uk!

 

Milan | New years eve in Milan made my first steps into Italy just P E R F E C T! I had my first (of many) Italian pasta dishes and gazed down the Navigli waterway while sipping mulled wine. Yes, it was amazing. Obviously, I got a hefty day of shopping in and stopped by the bucket list worthy cafe, Bar Luce which was designed by Wes Anderson. It was all kinds of retro-kitsch-amazing and I would 100% go back for seconds if I ever end up on that side of the globe again. I stayed in Lombardi which was a close to restaurants and more importantly gelato but also just a few tram stops from the famous Duomo and amazing shopping.

 

 even the menu at bar luce was amazing
even the menu at bar luce was amazing

 

Rome | The 1 thing in Rome that blew my mind was how many amazing second hand homewares & clothing shops there were in the amazing Monti district. I spent the majority of my 5 days in Rome there, of course after attending all the obligatory Roman ruins and shiny churches. There was 1 more thing about Rome that blew my mind… all of the street kerbs are made out of Travertine, a much prettier and much more slippery surface than the kerbs I’m used to. I think you can gather that I fully stacked it during the first few hours of being in the beautiful Italian city. Lucky I was alone and couldn’t understand what the lovely Italian passers by we’re saying to me. Thankfully, this was the one and only time I fell over in public during my trip.

 

 just some of the amazing retro-goodness i found in rome
just some of the amazing retro-goodness i found in rome

 

I have so much more to get through in the 2nd part of my Europe Trip Highlights recap which you’ll be receiving next week!

Until next time! xx