Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A Bit of R & R... "Ritz & Retail Therapy"

This weekend just gone my husband and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary and spent the weekend in London. We dined at a Burlesque Club on the Friday Evening PROUD CABARET
which was so much fun, very cheeky!! Shopped on the Saturday, followed by a Comedy Club and then Japanese meal, and on the Sunday had Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Ritz. It was such a lovely weekend and I thought I'd blog about it as I took some lovely photo's and guessed that some of my overseas followers would enjoy seeing photos of The Ritz in particular.

The Ritz is as you imagine, very over the top with lots of gilt, swags and tails!!! But beautiful all the same. The Afternoon Tea was wonderful, lots of pretty little sandwiches and cakes to munch on along with a long list of teas to choose from, all served by very attentive waiters.

Seven years ago my hubby and I took our Honeymoon at Raffles Hotel in Singapore and then on to Borneo. I must say that although the Ritz was wonderful and I would most definitely go again, Raffles had the edge with it's Colonial style and wonderful history.

Our shopping day was spent at Camden Lock, we both used to frequent Camden regularly before we moved to the Country so it was nice to go back to one of our old haunts.

There is lots and lots to see in Camden, particularly vintage items, which you all know I love!

The trip was a lovely celebration for us, but also quite nostalgic for me, as I had worked in London for twelve years after leaving school, so hubby and I spent some of our weekend visiting places I used to hang out, including my old workplace. Lots had changed as it was over fifteen years since I stopped work in London and I felt myself quite teary on occasion, especially when I walked past my old workplace which is no longer trading.

On the Saturday evening we had a super Japanese Meal, my favourite!! Lots of sushi, dumplings and tempura... yummmmm!

Below is a photo of a small church we happened to walk past, it was tucked away behind several buildings and was so beautiful we just had to photograph it.

And here we are at our first nights venue.. the Burlesque Club, a fantastic evening with superb food, cocktails and wine... a must if you are visiting London!!!!

Now we're home, back to reality, and with our boys, whom we missed dreadfully!


SoCalWendie said...

Glad you had a great time! Pics are truely beautiful. Congrats on a October anniversary..I have one too!

whymsicalmusings said...

Your beautiful holiday sounds just magical! Thank you for sharing all of the pictures. The to of you look so wonderful together. Congratulations on your Anniversary. What a wonderful way to spend it. Hope all is well with you my sweet friend.

Denise said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks so much for stopping by. I'm so happy to know that you found a Santos. I hope you are enjoying it. I know I love mine!

Mary - Vintage Cottage said...

Belated happy anniversary wishes to you both! HOW did I miss this post? It was lovely to see you again today, and looking forward to next time!
Mary xxx
(*)(*) TWO Titties!!