One final day in London before the year is out.



The city’s looking pretty beautiful in all this crisp winter weather we’ve been having of late. Compared with last winter, when it was nothing but rain 24/7 (and Jason’s offices ended up flooding three feet deep on Christmas Eve!), it feels like a blessing.

Last Wednesday’s trip was probably my last jaunt in London before Christmas. I was in town for a midday catch up with Freya and then an event at Brora in the evening, with a few items to tick off my to-do list in between. I met Freya in the Young Victoria theatre bar just South of Waterloo, for snacks and plenty of cups of tea. I ate a portion of polenta fries that were so hefty you could’ve built houses with them (no bad thing if you ask me, I am mildly obsessed with all things polenta) and we talked over the various merits of different lenses and full-frame cameras and all the other things that make us both stupidly excited.

I went pottering off to Covent Garden after our lunch date, in search of a few bits I needed for upcoming blog content and also just to see the Christmas lights. Turns out, Covent Garden was entirely unfruitful with anything BUT Christmas lights, but they were so beautiful it made up for the blister I got walking over there and then back to the Strand where I actually *could* buy everything I needed. Really it’d have been better to go to Oxford Street and do the lot in one hit, but I’ll do just about anything to avoid Oxford Street…

I found myself with an hour to spare just as the sun was setting, so moseyed over to Trafalgar Square to watch the crowds and the sky and the tree lights twinkling. And then it was off to the Duke of York Square for hummus and pickles at Comtoir Libanais, and then to Brora on Sloane Square to get to know the brand a little better. And for a little light cashmere stroking, of course…

As days in London go, it was a beautiful one. And as one final day in London at the end of such a busy, non-stop year of so many days in London, it was perfect. I’m looking forward to a more relaxed couple of weeks spent almost solely in the countryside over Christmas, though I know by the time we’re heading into 2015, the city will be ready to steal my heart all over again.

Photos from a festive London below, if you’d like to see…

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^^ These beautiful loafers are new, and I just can’t stop wearing them. Frozen toes be damned! Linked below… ^^

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What I wore :: Fairisle cardigan || Chambray shirt || Skinny legging jeans || Patent loafers {on MEGA SALE!}

Fairisle-cardigan-Cider-with-Rosie Roasting-chestnuts-Cider-with-Rosie

^^ You just would not believe how incredible these roasted chestnuts smelt. Quite literally Christmas in a nutshell! ^^

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  • Sophie

    Such lovely photos! The roasted chestnut sound amazing, I love your outfit x


  • Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

    These photos are so gorgeous, it looks so beautiful in London! There’s nothing quite like the smell of roasting chestnuts.

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

  • Miranda | Miranda’s Notebook

    Love your outfit! Those loafers are fab! I love polenta fries, yum!! xx

    • Rosie

      Aren’t they the best? I’m craving some right now! x

  • Carrie

    Aww that sounds and looks like such a lovely day! My last day up in London pre Christmas is this Thursday, I’m really excited to see some pretty lights!
    Carrie xx
    (ps. LOVE the loafers! They are going straight on my Christmas list!)

  • Charlie

    All your pictures are so pretty ! Christmas spirit is definitely here !

    Charlie xx

  • Nanna

    Oh, I just love how effefortlessly stunning you always look!
    Those chestnuts do smell amazing but the taste is something different. I once saw someone caramelizing them – worth a try :)

  • Abbie

    These patent loafers are so beautiful! Roasted chestnuts are oh so fun to pick and even better to eat x

  • Mimmi

    Oh, London. I really need to go there again soon, it’s been far too long! And I love those loafers! I have similar ones, but they are so tight and uncomfortable that I never wear them, which is a shame…

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

  • Alliyah

    I’ve lived in London my whole life, yet you allow me to see it in a whole new way! Beautiful.

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