Loved up in London

I know Valentine’s is usually considered to be quite a soppy holiday for people who want to show off a ‘perfect’ relationship when they aren’t necessarily in one.But I was totally in the loved up Valentine’s spirit this year and my lovely boyfriend decided to book us a trip to one of my favourite cities ever, London. This was a super smooth move, especially since he planned for us to stay near Hyde Park, a place which I haven’t really spent much time in during all my visits to London.

So of course, I couldn’t wait to get outside and go for a walk in the fantastic parks that London has to offer. And I obviously papped a few pictures along the way. I swear, every single time I come to London I fall a little more in love with it.

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With me being me, I couldn’t wait to get around the shops too to buy some things. And like always, make-up was the top of my list. I absolutely pounced on the Marc Jacobs counter in Harrods because I was so excited to try their new range. Featured beautifully in the window was a display advertising the range in the best way that Harrods does. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice it in time to take a picture myself (cry cry). But I did manage to get my hands on their full coverage foundation which will be the feature of one of my upcoming blogs so keep your eyes peeled.

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With it being Valentine’s Day, dinner was a major focus of my attention. Booking the restaurant was my responsibility after my boyfriend had gone through the trouble of sorting out this trip, so I knew I needed to up my game and do well here. I ended up booking a restaurant called The Potting Shed in Marylebone. They had a very special Valentine’s menu on offer which sounded perfect. Although we were almost half hour late (completely my fault), the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating which was a brilliant first impression. We were greeted with Rose champagne and it was definitely a great start to the evening.

The food really couldn’t have been nicer. I didn’t even manage to take a picture of my first two courses (scallops followed by Sirloin steak) because I was just too excited. But I did manage to take a picture of my dessert of chocolate and raspberry fondant with vanilla ice cream. It was just perfect.

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I really couldn’t have planned a better Valentine’s Day, it was just amazing. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend with the people that you love whether that’s your boyfriend, friends or family.

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