~ P A D D I N G T O N

I have this love/hate thing with photos of myself. I so often say to people who don’t love their photo being taken, that we like their face, so don’t worry about it, but I can’t seem to take my own advice.
So, a few months ago I launched a mini-challenge for myself. Every third photo on my Instagram grid has me in it somehow - and I think it’s gradually working to make me a little less shy getting in front of the camera. I think? Anyway, here’s a quick birthday selfie from a couple of weeks ago.

Cocktails + plants + Instagrammable interiors = millennial dreamland. 🌿

And that just about summarises Mr Fogg’s new drinking spot, the House of Botanicals. Now open in the heart of Fitzrovia, this fine drinking establishment does a rather nice job of doubling as a garden centre, given the shrubs, vines, and flowers covering the walls and ceilings.

📍 48 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1QQ.

(📸 by @angelacoomey)

Challenges are what make our life interesting and compelling them is what makes life meaningful.

This is the beautiful @artworkersguild in Bloomsbury, where I recently attended the @foxedquarterly Readers' Day. The ballerina is a bronze sculpture entitled 'Portrait of Young Dancer' by James Butler and is on display as part of the The Figure: Cast, Carved and Restored exhibition at the Guild. I thought she was lovely - reminiscent of my favourite Degas sculpture.
I'm excited that @foxedquarterly are launching a podcast tomorrow. They've shared the trailer for it over on their account, and it already sounds fantastic! It's described as a new podcast for adventurous readers and sounds a must listen for any bibliophile. I can't wait to tune in tomorrow!
#artworkersguild #bloomsbury #daysofsmallthings #slightlyfoxed #cornersofmyworld

The Meeting Place, St Pancras International, London

Oh deer!

Swing dancing with Palace Avenue Dance Orchestra.

The beautiful @bardouro is an authentic Portuguese restaurant hiding in a railway arch in Flat Iron Square.

Bar Douro focuses on shareable small plates, and also boasts a strong tile game, which is important in a world obsessed with aesthetics.

📍 Arch 35b, Flat Iron Square, Union Street, SE1 1TD

(📸 by @bei.bei.wei)

Tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipifera), are like many North American trees renowned for their autumn colour. Unlike the reds associated with maples and sweetgums, these guys do yellow. Somehow it's a richer, more golden yellow than many other trees. Perhaps its the height these trees can attain that sets it off...⠀ ⠀
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