Peggy Porchens…again

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Hello again, it has been quite a while it seems but today I thought I would share some photos from my third time at Peggy Porchens from May half term. 
Initially Peggy’s wasn’t on the list of places to go that day, Elan Cafe was, but we went, sat down and I just really didn’t like it in there. So we got up left and walked to Peggy’s. 
Luckily there was no queue so we only had to wait about 10 minutes in order to get a seat outside. 

The longest was waiting for our order as they seemed to had forgotten about us and left us sat there for half an hour before we finally got out food. By food I of-course mean cake, cake and more cake. 

As it was my third time I thought I should switch up my order from the red velvet cupcake and I tried the cookies and cream cupcake, this was a good decision! I can safely say it tasted better than the red velvet, plus it had an oreo inside the cake. I also decided to have an iced coffee. 

I was also super excited to go to Peggy’s to see the new summer display, this display is definitely my favourite one so far with all the pretty hanging flowers and I just love the way my photos have turned out this time!

Thanks for reading xx

The cutest cake shop: Peggy Porshen Cupcakes 

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A few weeks ago during the summer I made it my mission to get to the infamous Peggy Porshen Cupcake shop! This place has been on my hit list for the longest time and finally I went! 

This place is an Instagramers paradise and you can see why! When we arrived there was luckily only one person having a photo shoot outside, I’d seen lots of people saying that it would be really busy so I didn’t think I would even get a decent photo of the building itself. But luckily, going early in the morning means you beat the queues. 


I totally planned my outfit to match the aesthetics of the shop! Just kidding, but it did look like I did! 


Even though it was a lot less busier than anticipated, we still had a wait to get a table outside. The lovely lady who worked in the shop could see we were waiting so she came over and had a chat and told us about the owners which was really nice. After half an hour, and me constantly saying let’s just go, we won’t get a table, we finally got one! And it was right next to the big flower display. 

Even the menus were cute! 

Going to eat here is defienlty a one off, it’s a treat, a long awaited treat so no matter how much a cupcake is I was having one! 

The best sign EVER! 

I didn’t even feel embarrassed about being in the middle of the street having a photo shoot with my red velvet cupcake! 

So the cake, I chose red velvet and I’m so glad I did. This was without a doubt the best red velvet cake I’ve ever tasted so definitely worth nearly £5! 


This place is just wonderful! There are no other words to describe it other than pink cake heaven! I definitely do want to go again, maybe in winter on a nice cold brisk morning! 

It’s definitely an experience worth checking out! 

Victoria xx 

A day in London 

Beauty

Yesterday I surprised my best friend with tickets to see Wicked the musical for her birthday. We got the train into London (after Starbucks off course). I tried the Strawberries & Cream Frappe for the first time, I don’t know if I would have it again but it was really nice and refreshing (I prefer the Java Chip). 

When we arrived in London we made a b-line to Covent Garden to get some lunch. 

Covent Garden is such a pretty place! Every time I go they’ve added more cute things such as all the flowers. Also not how blue the sky is (because it wasn’t blue for long). 

For lunch we chose Maxwells, I had sweet potato fries and a smoothie which were delicious. After a quick snack we got up to leave and noticed that it was chucking it down! I had never seen rain like this in London before (mainly because we also look at the weather before going and try to avoid the rain, but when you have tickets there’s not much you can do). Everyone outside was getting soaked while we seemed refuge inside Maxwells until it stopped. Luckily we only had to wait 5 minutes till it cleared up! 


After the rain we hurried over to Victoria, where Wicked is performed at the Appolo Victoria Theatre. This was my 9th time seeing the show (yes I’m obsessed, I havnt been in atleast 2-3 years & I justify it by saying it’s just like watching your favourite movie). If you have seen this show then you will know what I’m on about, if you have not seen the show then you need to! 


After the theatre the plan was to have dinner in Hard Rock Cafe but when we arrived the queue was ridiculous so we headed back to Covent Garden to find some food around that area. On the way we walked though St James’s park and saw Buckingham Palace and some more pretty houses. By this point the weather was perfect and you would not have even known it had poured earlier. 

Another first for me yesterday was Five Guys, I had heard so much about it and seen it everywhere that I wanted to try it out. At first I didn’t think there would be anything I would eat as I don’t eat beef burgers, but luckily I saw they had grilled cheese on the menu! While I was in America I lived off grilled cheese so I knew I had to get it, it was o good I ended up having two as you can see!


Literally a few steps down the road was Amornio which does the cute flower icecreams. 


With our icecreams we walked down towards he Thames and then went on Waterloo bridge where we got amazing views of the city. It looked so pretty and it’s hard to believe that this is London! 

We then walked all the way down to Westminster along the Thames. And from here we headed back to St Pancras and home. Just like  that the day was over.

Xoxo 

Some selfies from the day 

Instagramable Places in London // Travel Tuesday 

Beauty

Sketch

If you follow some of the really successful bloggers you will have probably heard of this place, it is the the place with the really cool pod toilets and pink restaurant. But as we were going there for breakfast we are in the parlour, which was also really cute and had a real vintage vibe to it as you can see from the photos. 


But I have To admit my favourite part was the toilets! How embarrassing, but these toilets were pretty cool! They were all glass and lit up and then when you walk in there was glass beads hanging and inside the actual toilet stalls they were black with deads creating a spider outline. Sketch is definelty worth a check out just for the toilets, but also the pan o’chocolat was also good. 

Fenwicks


I had seen tons of people post this photo on Instagram and this is of the shop front of Fenwicks Of Bond Street.

The Attendant 


Not many people may know about this place, and I didn’t until my mum told me so ofcourse we had to go and check it out. Some really old toilets have been turned into a little cafe under the streets of London and they have kept the urinals to make it really unique. We didn’t really stop here long as you can see if was quite small and very busy. 

Neil’s Yard 


I have been to London hundreds of times and to Covent Garden but had never heard of Neils Yard. Somehow I found a photo on Pinterest and then decided I needed to go and take my own photos. It’s quite small, and really busy but worth checking out for the pretty buildings and colours. 

Portebello Road 


And in all my tears of going to London I had never been to Portebello road! I can’t believe it! It’s so pretty there but also so busy. I really wanted to get a cute photo infront of a house but there was loads of cars which did not look cute. But now I know where it is I will be going back for sure! 

Sky Garden 


And the final place is the Sky Garden up the top of the Walkie Talkie. It’s free to go up, you just need to book in advance. From the top you see across the top of London and have a drink or some food from the restaurant. And I can confirm I will be going back there because it is an experience worth doing! 

Travel // New York City 2 

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Visiting New York City had always been a dream of mine when I was a child. I use to sit in my room and look at holiday brochures and plan trips, but never went. It wasn’t until I did Camp America in 2009 that I went for he first time with my family. I then went for a second time with a friend in 2012. Here are some pictures from my trips as I recently just found all the photos on my laptop. 

Times Square 

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Times Square is an amazing place! It’s so full of life and is jam packed full of things to look at. The first time I went I was lucky enough to stay in Westin which was next Times Square which was great as we could constantly go in all the touristy shops and spend loads of money. The second time I went we accidentally booked a hotel in New Jersey, but hey, I got to visit another state. And the journey to NYC was really quick, easy and cheap on a bus. 

Up The Empire State Building 

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I can say that I am lucky enough to have gone up the Empire State Building twice, and  sure I will go up again. It has amazing views over the whole of NY which are breathtaking! 

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Here are some views from Brooklyn Bridge. 

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When we bought our tickets up the Empire State Building they also came with a little cruise which was about an hour long. It takes you under all the bridges and very close to the Statue of Liberty. I can’t find any decent photos of that at the moment though. On this day after the cruise we got on one of the buses back to the city but we missed our stopped because we really didn’t have a clue where we were going so we had to go around the route again. The funny thing is the friend I was with was American. 

Rockefeller Centre

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During Tom first trip to NY I actually went uk the top of The Rockefeller Centre but we only walked past this time. 

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New York is a such a beautiful place and I can’t wait to go back! I am definelty in need of a trip to the USA in the next couple of years!