Giselle (+ Homeslice!)


This year for my 23rd birthday (back in December) my darling friend Jo treated me to tickets to see the Royal Ballet’s Giselle! We went the Thursday before last, and met in Covent Garden on the rainiest, tube strike-iest night of the year. Before the ballet, we headed over to Homeslice in Neal’s Yard for a slice. Turns out, we were hungry for more than just a slice, and put away (in an impressively short amount of time) an entire 20 inch pizza between the two of us. Even the waiter said that he was impressed. He told us that it’s usually only guys who finish a whole 20inch between two. The pizzas are pretty light though, so I don’t know if I buy that. We had a half and half pizza, with salami and rocket on one side, and slow roasted lamb and marinated goats cheese on the other. The salami and rocket was my definite favourite, whereas Jo felt the slow roasted lamb was king. But since, you know, editorial control and all, I’ll tell you that the salami/rocket was the *clear* winner! ;) Definitely worth a taste, if you’re in the area!

And after that caveman-like display of appetite, we went to the ballet! Giselle was absolutely stunning. I’d not been to see any ballet for almost 5 years (since I was studying it myself in London), and had forgotten how breathtaking it can be. I thought perhaps being at the ballet would make me feel sad to have left that world behind, but it didn’t. Not one bit. It was so, so nice to just sit back and enjoy it, instead of spending the whole performance mentally berating myself for only being able to manage a double and never a triple pirouette en pointe ;) Thank you thank you Miss Jo, for the greatest birthday gift!

(p.s. Photos below are mainly iPhone jobbies. Please blame any graininess on the amount of dust and junk currently stuck underneath the lens of my poor old smashed up iPhone. )

London-skyline Taxi-window Homeslice-pizza-oven Cider-with-Rosie-Covent-Garden Royal-Opera-House-Grand-Window Royal-Opera-House-Bar Giselle Covent-Garden-ROH

^^ The Royal Opera House. Isn’t she a beauty? ^^

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  • Rosie W

    Ooh that sounds like a fun night out.
    I’m sure most ladies have two stomachs; one for pizza, and one for everything else ;)
    Rosie x
    Every Word Handwritten

  • Anne

    She’s a beauty indeed! I’ve lived in London nearly three years now (which really isn’t that long), but I’ve never been inside! Lovely photos xxxx

  • Danielle

    I love the second photo down for some reason! Lovely pics…I’ve never been to the ballet, but it’s on my to-do-eventually list! Happy belated b’day. Danielle x

  • char

    I love the ballet, I don’t go as often as I would like, mainly due to living out in the sticks :(

  • Ma

    Daughter and honorary daughter – utterly gorgeous!! X

  • Rachel

    This sounds like it was an amazing evening!

  • Arielle

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    love, arielle

  • Tamsin

    I adore the ballet. I used to dance with the European Ballet so it will always hold a place in my heart. Sounds like you had a fabulous time!

  • Becki

    Where is your dress from? need to know! you look gorge! xxx

    • Rosie

      Thanks Becki! It’s from Topshop :) x

  • Sarah

    Your photo’s look lovely. It has been years since I have been to the ballet, I bet Giselle was amazing!x

  • Maria

    What a lovely way to spend an evening, pizza and ballet is a winning combination!

    Maria xxx

  • Freya

    Dress twins and fringe twins! Is that the topshop one? Can’t wait for our pizza date soon. Miss your face!!xx

  • Aimee

    You took such a beautiful photo of the Royal Opera House! Just stunning!

  • Amy

    Awwh that sounds like a lovely night :}

    The Royal Opera House looks gorgeous x

  • Avalon

    You look lovely Rosie. The Royal Opera House looks breathtakingly beautiful, what a thoughtful gift!

  • Gemma

    Pizza and ballet. Best combo!

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