meantime

Sunday, July 31, 2011

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the flower cowboy
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What I look forward to the most on the weekend are the market days. Bricklane, Columbia Road Flower Market, and of course Broadway Market. Most of these adventures are, of course, food related. Japanese pancakes, scallops, and fresh young coconut drinks are among the few items I regularly seek out. 

The flower market is one of my favourites, not so much for food but for the sights, sounds, and smells - but especially the sounds. If you're looking for some serious verbal abuse, this is the place to be. The juxtaposition of terrifying loud men shouting prices for dainty delicate fragile flowers is amazing. I do not recommend going there with a hangover though.


Miss Sandy


hoxton

Saturday, July 30, 2011

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wearing: table cloth doily dress - thrifted/handmade. white slip - thrifted. tooled leather belt - thrifted. white sandals - thrifted. jean jacket - thrifted. tote - rough trade.

I admit these photos were taken awhile back... but nothing like dipping in to the archives!  Hoxton is a pretty happening area, the canal, the bizarro market selling cosmetics that have surely expired AGES ago, and weird statues that look like they're flipping you the bird. 

What post would be complete without a shot of a lovely dinner Josh on The Sauce made. Scallops and langoustines. I cannot complain. Any favourite summer meals you can't get enough of?

Miss Sandy



St John

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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wearing: dress- 18 and east. jane belt - club monaco. sandals - joe fresh. sunglasses - ray ban clubmasters. tote - art store. necklace - thrifted.

One of my East London Fave Rave places to eat is the lovely St John - the Commercial Street location across from Spitalfields market of course. This place is not only a treat to eat at, they also have an exceptional takeaway wine list and freshly baked bread if that isn't enough to get you pumped on them. Jash and I ran into the owner, the infamous Fergus Henderson while browsing a cook shop in Paris a couple of months ago. WE LOVE YOUR WORK, maannn!

Donning my new 18 and East dress I picked up at 1234 Shoreditch festival, we made our way over for tasty treats. My favourite part of the dinner was dessert, of course. There is nothing like Eton Mess - meringue, strawberries and whipped cream. I also enjoyed Josh covering his moustache with the spoon - yes he is working the moustache again! 

forget that you're young

Monday, July 25, 2011

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wearing: doily dress - by me! jean jacket - thrifted. sandals - thrifted. tote - rough trade. sunglasses - ray bans clubmasters.
Greenwich Mean Time - the only time! Jash and I took a walk on the wild side and went to check out the meridian... where time begins! Zero hour. Foolishly going on a Sunday (apparently just after a mega race went down in the park) we were bombarded with screaming kids, drunk youth, and tourists (our favourite).  We managed to have an enjoyable time considering the circumstances. 

The view from up top the hill is quite awe-inspiring. I'm sure it would be mind blowing on a clear day! Jash's favourite part was arguably the hills covered in black berry bushes. To get there, we took the Thames Clipper which at full speed was a terrifyingly fast water craft. Luckily we arrived in one piece... although the trip was not short of ridiculous children one of which kept singing "there's a buggie" over and over. The one scene maker that took the cake was the little thrashing girl trying to get away from her caretaker. The poor woman was being shouted at by a four year old with quite a mouth - "Let go of me, COW. You're not my mum!" 

Anyone else being a tourist in their own city?


Miss Sandy

1-2-3-4

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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I'm pretty sure he's smiling RIGHT at me.
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Better late than never! two weekends ago Joshy Boy and I went to the 1-2-3-4 Shoreditch Festival, a hop skip and jump from our flat. Here are just a couple of photos from the day - I filled a whole memory card. 

Our favourite acts in order of appearance: 

Novella - a dreamy quartet from the east London area, harmonies, clever lyrics, and a string of songs you can't help but dance to. They will definitely be on heavy rotation this summer for me.

Raveonettes - The second time I have seen them in the last two months but they were incredible none the less. They are such a tight band.

Black Lips - This goes without saying though. I saw them last year at Sled Island in Calgary but they played while it was still light out - it really took away from their party vibe. This time around was not a let down! Being in the photography pit, when I heard the first few chords of 'O Katrina' I knew I was in for something. Within seconds tall cans of beer started pelting me from behind. Terrifying and exhilarating all at once. I made the mistake of turning around to take a peek at the crowd; I was greeted with a plethora of demented faces all losing their minds to the music. Their set was concluded with projectile toilet paper rolls which were, in my opinion, much nicer to be hit with than the beer cans.

The weather was lovely and I managed to survive without the obligatory festival wellies. Has anyone else been to a fantastic festival this summer?

Miss Sandy