This weekend was my "Sister From Another Mr.'s" birthday. This, of course, meant that I had to fly to London to celebrate with her!
I arrived late afternoon to a very cold and snowy London - I have a feeling the bad weather is following me. Stupidly wearing a thin coat in hope of some London sun,
I shivered my way to Roses flat. Where thankfully a warm cup of tea was waiting for me.
Rushing all the way from Sweden trying not to miss trains and planes - I always forget to eat and arrive in London hungry as a hostage. (haha)
Rose knows this and had planned the perfect first stop for my London visit.
Juicy, delicious, burgers anyone?
(Read about the BEST BURGERS in London here)
After not so gracefully stuffing our faces with the best burgers I have ever had, we headed back to get ready for the first night of birthday antics.
P.S. Sorry about the quality of some of the photos. I had to use my cellphone since my camera is so heavy.
We took the very comfortable and luxurious Uber cabs to our first stop.
If you Download the App and put "TheLondoner" in as the promo code, they'll give you a £20 credit. Believe me it is totally worth it!
Our first stop was Morton's
Yes, you are allowed to laugh at me and say "that is so 2010", but this is where I first discovered the Lychee Martini. It is seriously good if you (like me) have lived under a rock and not tried it yet.
Somehow I always discover a new drink when I go to London. Corps reviver 2, VCR's, and Lychee Martini - a nice little collection.
Drinking like 'real' Londoners we had Martinis, Shots, Vodka, Whiskey, and Champagne. How I am still alive, you wonder? Keeping water close by saves lives...believe me.
After Morton's we went to the 'old' China white, and then finished off at Raffels.
We had an absolute BLAST! I couldn't think of a better way to start off this birthday weekend.
FOOD was the first thing on our minds when we woke up the next morning. We got dressed, chugged a cold coke and met up with Phoebe and Carlo for lunch at Bumpkin.
After lunch the hangovers had turned into birthday excitement again. Time for another "Happy Birthday Rose" toast! ...and since toasting with water is bad luck - we had to find a glass of something a little bit more exiting. A Bluebird's flirtini maybe?
I was wearing:
Jacket - Zara
Bag - Chanel
Shoes - Bianco
Wet Look Legings - Asos
After losing track of time we had to hurry back to get ready for the birthday party that same evening.
B Soho, cocktails, pizza, sing along music, a birthday girl and a big group of over exited girls - recipe for embarrassment. I think we sang... I mean screamed along to every song that was played by that poor guy with the guitar. Either way - we had so much fun and this was only just the beginning.
|Can you spot my Lychee Martini on the right. (FYI: Morton's Lychee Martini was 10x better.)|
After B Soho we started our journey through Londons club scene.
First stop - Project...
After Project we somehow ended up at Jalouse
For some reason it was extremely busy, which I didn't find out until we had already left was because Justin Bieber was there. Damn!
At Jalouse some random guy "swaged" up to me with his sunglasses on trying to "pick me up". I just couldn't help myself. I had to tell him that he looked ridiculous. After the classic "Is it sunny in here" I pulled out (what I thought was really funny), "You look like that douche Pitbull with those sunglasses on". After turning my back and walking away my friends all grabbed me to inform me that it actually was Pitbull I was talking to. I can't believe I got the chance to tell Pitbull his glasses are irritating and lame. I feel so pleased with myself!
Somehow we magically ended up at Morton's once again...and this is also where my story ends.
On Sunday (Roses 'real' birthday) we got the pleasure of spending it with Roses lovely family.
We all met for lunch at Burger & Lobster where we all had lobster - of course!
This is also one of my favorite spots in London. £20/200sek for a burger or lobster (with fries and salad)...and don't think that the quality is compromised because of the price - it's great!
I would highly recommend B&L if you are in London.
After lunch we went to the Dukes Hotel for afternoon tea.
They showed us to on of their private rooms where we quickly got comfortable (how could you not in a room that beautiful). There was a constant flow of tea, champagne, finger sandwiches, sweet treats, and sparkling conversations.
I truly enjoy spending time with Rose and her family. They are such a polite, sophisticated, witty, charming, educated, and most of all friendly bunch.
What a wonderful ending to an amazing birthday weekend.