City Breaks


I recently booked a little trip to London to visit my best friend and one of the most inspiring souls I know. Prior to this trip I can’t really say that I loved London, I enjoyed the city yet found it a little too crazy and dare I say it a little too ugly, now I realise that I simply wasn’t frequenting the right places. This time I was little interested in the London eye and Oxford Circus but more intrigued by the farmer’s markets and the hidden gems. I had been dreaming of waking up at the crack of dawn to explore a different market every day, the smell of fresh peonies and the English etiquette and friendliness which I miss so dearly living under the often harsh scrutiny of Paris. It turned out to be the most perfect weekend I’ve had in a long long time. Every single person I encountered greeted me with a smile, offered me tips and engaged in conversation with me. I walked around the city with a huge smile on my face, constantly endeared by the kindness and affection of strangers towards myself and towards one another. Little things like fresh flowers being sold on every street corner for Valentine’s day and blooming cherry blossom trees added to the charm of an already wonderful weekend.

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Notting Hill
Covent garden
Flowers in London
Covent garden
St Pancras station
St Pancras
Tiffany and co
Flowers in London
Hummingbird red velvet
Burlington arcade, London
Aubaine cafe London.jpg
Hyde park
Notting hill
Notting hill
Meringue girls
Meringue girls
South Kensington, cherry blossom
South Kensignton
Meringue girls at Fortnum and Mason
Lydia Notting hill
Aubain Marelybone
South Kensington
Notting hill
Cherry blossom
Columbia flower market


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Hana says:

February 19, 2014 at 9:26 am

Such wonderful pictures, they bring back so many memories. Very happy you’ve had the best time! :) says:

February 21, 2014 at 1:24 am

I’m so glad Hana yes I bet they do – I loved every minute spent in this city I can see how you stayed for so long

Bianca @itsallbee says:

February 19, 2014 at 10:23 am

Really beautiful pictures of London. You can almost forget that the weather has been horrible lately. I love the bright coloured shop fronts.


February 21, 2014 at 1:22 am

Yes I was keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it wouldn’t rain so felt so very thankful for the weather even if it was a little grey ;)

Tricia Rosas says:

February 19, 2014 at 10:34 am

Such gorgeous photos, Faye! I just adore London, but it’s so lovely to see it through your lens! says:

February 21, 2014 at 1:21 am

Ahh thank you Tricia – yes you must London so well by now! You must give me some tips for when I next go!

Ylenia says:

February 19, 2014 at 10:49 am

Omg this is so beautiful! Makes me wanna drop everything and run to London!!!
Your photos are so perfect! says:

February 21, 2014 at 1:20 am

Ahh Ylenia yes you should drop everything and run to London with Flo ;) I accidentally walked right into the middle of fashion week at Somerset house and thought of you

Gloria says:

February 19, 2014 at 10:50 am

Tu me donnes tellement envie d’y retourner! Tes photos sont sublimes comme d’habitude!
Bisous says:

February 21, 2014 at 1:19 am

Merci Gloria. Moi j’avais envie d’y retourner seulement pour le marche des fleurs! C’etait genial :)

Zsuzsi says:

February 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm

loving these pictures! and that blooming cherry blossom tree is beautiful! :) xx says:

February 21, 2014 at 1:17 am

Ah thank you so much – I got rather excited when I saw it!

Laura says:

February 19, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I’m going to London in a few weeks, and these pictures are getting me so excited! Love all the bright colors :) says:

February 21, 2014 at 1:17 am

I’m so glad you’re going to have so much fun! I’m posting a little London guide soon so hopefully that will come in handy for you

Jessica M says:

February 19, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Beautifully written and beautifully shot. Look at all those blossoms!!! You are really killing it with your photo skills lady! Love getting these peeks into your gorgeous cosmopolitan lifestyle =)
Jess says:

February 21, 2014 at 1:16 am

Ahh Jessica you flatter me too much! I know it feels like spring is in the air already!

Lina says:

February 20, 2014 at 4:25 pm


I can’t thank you enough for the sweet comment you left on my blog earlier today. Having you tell me that my photos where beautiful, was such a compliment, especially coming from you!! Your photos are incredibly stunning, and I can only aspire to take such pretty pics myself one day. I’m going to be honest, I had never been to your site before today, but I am already hooked and will most certainly frequent it often. I’ve only been to Paris once (and that too, alone), but I’m hoping to go back with my fiancé one day soon. If we do, I know I’ll be turning to all your advice in your posts.

Again, thank you for the encouragement, starting off a blog isn’t as easy as it seems, but receiving small comments from inspirational people such as yourself can make all the difference.

I’m already a huge fan of yours and can’t wait to follow along as you continue to post.

xox says:

February 21, 2014 at 1:14 am

I’m so glad that I could encourage you – yes absolutely I completely agree it can be difficult start off but it helps when we all support one another :) and so far I’ve met so many supportive people which I’m so thankful for. You are so sweet your kind words really mean a lot to me. I hope my little Paris guide will help you a little when you do return to this wonderful city

Asli says:

February 20, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Meringues!!! They’re looking so pretty :o
Such a lovely blog! I’m hooked up :)

Asli says:

February 21, 2014 at 1:11 am

Ahh thank you so much! I’m so glad to hear those meringues were so incredible I’m still dreaming about them!

Grey says:

February 22, 2014 at 5:40 am

Wow so lovely and springy! I love your photography, and I’m quite jealous that you’re surrounded by such beautiful architecture :) says:

February 23, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Ah thank you I know beautiful architecture is what makes me fall in love with a city! I think thats why I adore Paris so much!

Laura says:

February 22, 2014 at 6:50 am

You are a wonderful photographer! Your pictures are so beautiful, “brava”! says:

February 23, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Ah wow thank you lovely!

Ellen says:

February 23, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Your pictures are amazing, you have an eye for beauty!

Ellen says:

February 23, 2014 at 11:14 pm

Ahh thank you I’m always attempting to seek out the cute little details

Francesca says:

February 23, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Ahh your photographs are so beautiful!!
These houses… <3 Definitely the best thing about London!!

xo says:

February 23, 2014 at 11:13 pm

So true! The houses at Notting Hill made me the happiest person in London!

Tiffany says:

February 24, 2014 at 7:47 pm

your photos are amazing!! I love London..I can’t wait to go back again! says:

February 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

Ah thank you! That makes two of us!

Merrit says:

February 25, 2014 at 8:50 am

Beautiful photos, Faye! Totally swooning over those pink and mint green houses and, not to forget, the cherry blossoms! Have a wonderful day :) says:

February 25, 2014 at 11:13 am

Thank you Merrit! That house made my day I think my Mum was slightly concerned about my over-excited reaction to cherry blossom!

Victoria says:

February 27, 2014 at 11:32 pm

What gorgeous pictures of London! And totally agree with what you said about discovering the best bits. It really is an amazing city when you take a better look!
Thanks for your recent comment on my blog – I have been following yours for a while myself and love your work. Do get in touch if you are ever stopping over in Milan! says:

March 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm

Hello lovely Victoria that is so sweet of you to say I absolutely will – would love to grab a coffee or something when I’m next in Milan. Thank you so much for your kind words

winnie says:

March 2, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Oh my goodness – your photos of london are just perfect and so beautiful! I love what you’ve managed to capture on camera. says:

March 4, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I tried to find all of the little details which I love so much – its so lovely to hear that I managed to translate a little of London’s magic through my lens