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Bonjour and 'ello to all of Biana's lovely readers! I'm Pamela and I blog over at Sequins & Sea Breezes about fashion, beauty, lifestyle and the occasional rant about something random! I'm taking over Biana's blog for the day while she's making me jealous vacationing in  Europe. I hope she's having an amazing time and I can't wait to hear all about her adventures (as I'm sure you all can agree) but until she gets back I figured I'd share a little recap of my vacation to London and Paris last year and let you all know my favorite places!

I fell in love with London years ago when my parents decided to take me on a weekend trip over there while I was in college. As soon as we got home I couldn't wait to go back again and spent hours looking at things to do and studying the Tube map so the next time I went I wouldn't look so touristy. I'm happy to say that all my studying paid off and when I went back last year I felt like a Londoner at heart navigating like I (almost) lived there. 

Pretty much immediately after we landed (and got through customs) we went to meet up with some friends of mine who were living in London at the time. We went to Borough Market for lunch then headed over to the Tate Museum to grab a drink. If you're ever in London I highly recommend going to the Tate Museum for a drink. The bar is located at the top of the museum and has panoramic views up and down the Thames. We got lucky enough to snag seats directly in front of St. Paul's Cathedral. 


When in London (at least for your first time) seeing the palaces is a must! We went over to Buckingham (the top pic) bright and early to get a good spot for the changing of the guard then since our hotel was in Kensington, we stopped by Kensington Palace (sadly it appears Prince William and Kate weren't home) on our way back to the hotel at the end of the day.

If you love shopping, going to Harrod's is an absolute must­do! That place is insane, I could seriously get lost in there! I definitely suggest getting a pint in a local pub. The Mayflower Pub, The Scarsdale Tavern, The Harp or Walkers of Whitehall are all awesome places to check out (the bangers and mash in the bottom pic are from Walkers of Whitehall). 


Of course no trip to London is complete without stopping by all the London landmarks. 


 Since I've already written a book I'll let Biana tell you all about her favorite adventures in Paris and I'll just leave you with a few of my favorite pictures.


 I hope if you ever make a trip out to London that you love it as much as I do! 

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  1. I am so jealous! A massive Europe trip hopefully is in our future in the next few years. My husband and I promised each other that that would be the big vacation before we think about bringing kiddos into the picture. Here's to hoping!

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    1. My fingers are crossed for you!!

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  2. I can't wait to get to London one day!

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    1. You'll love it!!

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  3. Fun! We're going to London and Paris in about a month, so I'll definitely be heading over to your blog to check out your full recap.

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    1. Ohhh let me know if you need any tips on places to check out! :) Can't wait to hear all about your trip!

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      sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  4. This looks so amazing! Two of my fave bloggers combining their powers! Love it!

    Maggie
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    1. Aww thanks Maggie!! :)

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  5. oh my gosh, I love this! London is one of my favourite cities, I so want to go back!

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    1. Take me with you when you go!!! :)

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  6. What an amazing trip Pamela! This makes me want to go visit even more!

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    1. Aww thanks Carly! You should!!

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  7. I could take a beer and bangers and mash right about now! ;)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha me too! I need to make a trip to Liam's soon!

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  8. I want to visit London so badly! Harrods is a must stop.

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    1. I seriously spent WAY too much time in Harrods. And I still didn't see everything there is to see!

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      sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

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  9. I'm jealous of you both!!!! Bucket list trip for sure! :)

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    1. Definitely! :) It's a must-go!

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  10. Awesome! I still get sad about cancelling our trip this year because of us moving. One day :) How cute are you and your parents by the way!

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    1. Awww thanks girl!! I hope you get to go soon!

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  11. I love love loved London too and I was lucky enough to have my best friend living there at the time so that made traveling so much easier and so much more fun!

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    1. SO jealous! My friend lived there for a year so I got to visit her while I was there last year! I wish she still lived there.

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  12. Love these pics- isn't London magical? Adore that city. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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    1. Me too Ashley! :) I'd live there if I could!

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  13. So jealous of this trip!! I'm trying to plan a London/Paris adventure for 2015.. what's the best time of year to visit do you think? I was leaning towards June!

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    1. Late spring is definitely a great time to visit London because the flowers are all in bloom and it's not TOO chilly out. June is definitely good because it's much warmer and it usually rains less then!

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  14. Paris and London are on my bucket list, for sure. The bar at the top of the museum is amazing. Glad you got the obligatory phone booth shots - a must ;)

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    1. Haha oh definitely! You can't leave London without a photo booth shot! :)

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  15. Great post! And I'm now following Pamela's super cute blog!

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    1. Aww thank you so much Elise! I'm totally going to check out your blog too! :)

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  16. Great post! Love London and Paris. Thank you for sharing your pictures and some of your experiences in both cities. I'll head over to your blog now and check it out!

    - Caroline http://wcchicblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Aww thanks Caroline! :)

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  17. Great diary pictures!

    Would you like to follow each other ?

    Kisses,

    Emily from PTT

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    1. Thank you Emily!

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  18. I'm dying to visit London! I think a pub crawl there would also be awesome too! lol

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    1. Oh definitely! However you'd have to pick ones in advance and have a strict schedule. Since everything closes super early there it's easy to lose track of time and get stuck out some where! Not to mention there's a pub on every corner ;)

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  19. I love London! The last time I went there the weather was absolutely perfect and I did some serious shopping ;-)

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  20. I LOVE LONDON!! It's one of my favorite cities!! Can't wait to go back.

    Best, Mree

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  21. This really shows off the best of London, thanks for sharing!

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