London: December 30 – January 1, 2014

Hi friends, happy Thursday! What a whirlwind of a week it has been. I have been wanting to fill you in on the last part of my trip so here goes part 1…

After Portugal, we went back to London for a few days. In four days, we covered a lot of ground. We arrived fairly late in the evening and were starvinggggg. Whole Foods was a short walk from where we were staying that night so we picked up some groceries and ate salad beasts for dinner. Faceplant.

Whole Foods Salad

The next day (New Years Eve) was quite rainy so we took it easy and did some walking when we could – namely to pick up theatre tickets. The theatre in London is often quite pricy but the trick is to take your chances and wait until the last minute to buy tickets. Thankfully, we scored big time (keep reading….)

We ate New Year’s Eve dinner at Fratelli la Bufala — one of our favorite global restaurants! We first went in Miami, then in Italy, Spain and now London. So delicious. I had the “I Paccherri” pasta — thick ribbon fresh pasta, tomato sauce, eggplant, zucchini and parm cheese.

Fratelli la Bufala

After dinner we headed to the theatre to see Book of MormonThis was hands down THE BEST play I have ever seen. Seriously. GO. Even if you hate the theatre or musicals… GO. I promise you will not regret it. Such a fabulous experience!

Book of Mormon

My last bite of 2013 featured the most delicious, soft and chewy cookies from Ben’sMy sister and I split a triple chocolate and a chocolate peanut butter. Swoon.

Ben's Cookies

I can’t think of a better city to be in to welcome the new year. Fabulous fireworks, music, scenery and people. Happy 2014!

London Eye 2014

The first day of London’s 2014 was not at all surprising: rainy. We started the day with a bowl of delicious porridge from Pret a Manger

Pret Porridge

Then hit the shops to do a bit of damage. I absolutely loved all of the options at Selfridges and TopShop is arguably my favorite store. Note: those bags are not all mine…

Selfridges shopping

TopShop

Thankfully the weather cleared up for the last few days of our stay which allowed us to do a lot more. London part two tomorrow…

 

Questions of the day…

Do you enjoy going to the theatre? Have you seen Book of Mormon?

How did you spend your NYE? 

 

19 thoughts on “London: December 30 – January 1, 2014

  1. Stop making me homesick for London…

    I’ve never seen the book of mormon but my favourite theatre production was Avenue Q on broadway- So funny! Good on the honeybee sisters for supporting the British fashion economy ;)

  2. Awww, it’s been waaaay to long since I’ve been to London! Topshop, Selfridges…so jealous!!
    And I love to go to the theatre and musical. I still don’t go often enough though!

  3. Gahhhh London, I’m still so jealous! We have a Pret Manger here in Chicago, I think you should visit it ;) I haven’t seen Book of Mormons but it’s on my list!

  4. I went to London maybe 10 years ago. It was so much fun! Such an awesome city. We went to the theatre while we were there as well, and I honestly, can’t remember what we saw, but I remember it being really good.

  5. I very much love theater! I never was on any super known, popular statement, but I am still in love. I was on the musical only once… It was pleasant to me, it was beautiful and cheerful, though not all words were clear :D

  6. Sounds like a great ending to 2013! My boyfriend and I tried to get tickets to the Book of Mormon when we were in New York but they were all already sold out. Glad you guys enjoyed it! My brother is currently in Once and I hope to be able to see him in it when he comes back to New York.

  7. Your NYE looks like it was much more exciting than mine… the husband & I just stayed in, grilled some steaks, had some wine, & watched a movie. Those cookies you had looked amazing!

  8. Whole Foods salad bar is epicly delicious, that was my regular lunch when I was working before law school. So my parents actually own a little community theater in Vermont, and before that were always acting/directing plays in other theaters (and still do in theirs), so I kind grew up with theater and love it! I haven’t seen Book of Mormon but I want to soooooo badly. Seeing a Broadway show is on my New York bucket list, but I just haven’t been able to convince myself to pay up. Your reaction makes me feel like it would be worth it though.

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