A Case of Spring Fever in London
There is truly no better place to be than in London when the sun is shining. Wow, oh wow! I arrived just in time to see spring burst into full view for a solid week of relentless blue skies and wisteria climbing every colorful wall and charming cottage door. The wisteria effect ignited so much passion on Instagram that the hashtag #wisteriahysteria was used with reckless abandon the week I was in town. (See some of my faves @a_ontheroad, @thedoorsoflondon, @prettycitylondon, @siobhaise)
Though I managed to capture a few wisteria shots, I spent most of my days chasing gorgeous homes in dream neighborhoods and relishing in the colors of my favorite city. Hope you enjoy this last spring fling with London before the British summer sets in.
St. James’s Park, Westminster
I stumbled upon this gorgeous courtyard, part of The Stafford hotel, a five-star hotel oozing with charm in historic St. James.
The flowers of Liberty London— so classic!
Floral fashion at the very cool Dover Street Market, where fashion is displayed as art.
Colorful homes off Portobello Road, Notting Hill.
Portobello Road, Notting Hill
The day before I left, I had a few morning hours to kill before meeting an old friend for lunch. I hurried over to Westbourne Grove, a gorgeous shopping area that runs across Notting Hill, where I found Paul Smith’s Wesbourne House, a shop in an old mansion, where British traditional meets modern design. But more on that to come…
With so much beauty on every corner, I lost track of time for my lunch, so I quickly called an Uber, rushed by my hotel to grab my umbrella in case the looming rain made an appearance, ran to the tube, swiped my Oyster card, hopped on the first train to Covent Garden and made it just in time. As if I were a true Londoner.