What a great trip and a great city. Here are a few of my favorite things from this weekend:
1. The energy. Love, love, love the energy of that city. It revs me up!
2. Cultural diversity. Everybody from everywhere. So interesting. The people watching is outstanding.
3. The shopping. I don't buy much (exchange rate is horrendous right now), but the shopping is fabulous. If you can't find it there, they don't make it.
4. Scones. Plain ones. And Devonshire clotted cream. Yum, yum, yum. Blew my eating plan all to hell, but what a way to go. I will try to make them here, but I am told they just aren't the same....something to do with a difference in flour, maybe the water, etc.
5. Fashion. So very British. So many things I'd wear there that I don't think I could get away with here. Love the hats. Love the tights. Love the fabrics. Love the shoes.
6. Cars. In Central London, every other car seemed to be something beautiful and artful. And very expensive. I've never seen so many Porsches, Bentleys, Aston Martins (*pulse races*), Ferraris, Lambos and on and on and on. It was pure car heaven.
7. Beautiful townhomes. White stone, black wrought iron, flower boxes, topiaries. Lovely. And now I want one. :) (husband = nervous)
8. Friendly cabbies. The nicest taxi drivers with great, dry wits.
9. Food. Used to hate the food in London but found out I was just making some bad choices. Once I let somebody "in the know" pick our dining destinations, the food was excellent. Le Caprice was one of the best I've dined in, and Veeraswamy was the best Indian food ever. Yum.
10. Getting around. So many easy choices. The Tube, the bus, taxis, a great strolling city.....if I lived there, I wouldn't even have a car. How wonderful!
There's a lot more, but these leap to mind as some true favorites.