Another weekend has come and gone and without even noticing, Autumn has slowly crept upon upon us. I hope everyone has had a fun filled summer (I certainly have!) but don’t despair as the gloomy days can be swiftly turned around. The great thing about London is that you’re never short on things to try and do. 2am on a rainy Tuesday? Not a problem. There’s bound to be that free concert/gallery opening/social event you can attend to keep yourself occupied.
#TheBloggersMarket is back! Hosted by the lovely Liv from What Olivia Did and her girls (Carrie from Wish Wish Wish, Lucy from Shiny Thoughts, and Dunya from Dearest Deer) the event built on the success of the first Blogger Market held back in January.
Although predominately a girl / girl blogger event it was still great to run into some familiar faces such as Joseph from Unlimited by JK, Ben from 21st Century Gent and Miguel Santana who has an eye to die for (seriously, check out his Instagram, it’s ridiculous).
The place was filled with energy and bloggers who got straight down to business – finding the perfect outfits from the clothes rails and boxes dotted around the room. Hair and makeup top ups were held in adjacent rooms as well as a live music performance by Shannon Wardrop so there was something on offer for everyone.
Make sure to follow the blogs above as undoubtedly there will be another bloggers market underway and it would be awesome to see you all there!
My eye is always wandering and on my way to the bloggers market I simply had to take a peek through a doorway I saw across the road.
Boy was I glad I did as behind it was Waterhouse Square, an internal courtyard at the rear of the Prudential Assurance Building (commonly known as the Holborn Bars).
Famous for it’s red gothic architecture, Waterhouse Square was designed between 1885 and 1901 by architects Alfred Waterhouse (who also designed the Natural History Museum and Manchester Town Hall) and his son Paul Waterhouse. If you’re a fan of historic architecture this has to be one of the go-to places in London.
CATCH THE LAST RAYS
You might think that summer is the perfect time for a picnic but don’t discount autumn just yet! There’s nothing better than being impulsive, grabbing a hamper, a close friend and a bottle of red to make the most of the warm rays the sun is giving us.
Green Park and Hyde Park are my particular favourites but if crowds aren’t your thing then finding a secluded spot in Regents Park is your best bet.
Vivian was an American street photographer who rose to fame in 2007 after a collector from Chicago found a number of boxes filled with negatives and began uploading them to sites such as Flickr in the hope of finding the creator.
Critical acclaim and interest in Maier’s work quickly followed and looking at her pictures it’s easy to see that she had a knack for unique captures.
Her framing and experimentation with double exposure photography got me hooked and the more you explore her photos the more likely you are to find one that sticks with you for some time. I believe all great art should do just that.
The Vivian Maier Exhibition is being held at Beetles & Huxley until 5th of September (this Saturday!) so if you’re by Picadilly Circus make sure to stop by. Address: 3-5 Swallow St, London W1B 4DE, Telephone: 020 7434 4319
I’ve long held a fascination with architecture and I can never quite put my finger on why that is. I mean, who can really explain the things they’re attracted to? I just find it extraordinary that whichever structure you look at, whether it’s The Shard or a little flat at the end of your street, they all started out as an idea in someones head.
To go from something intangible like a thought to New York’s Guggenheim Museum is a huge leap of imagination and creative endeavour and the amount of work that it took to achieve is impossible to comprehend.
ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS
The Royal Academy of Arts is an independent, privately funded institution run by prominent artists and architects for the purpose of enjoyment and appreciation of the visual arts through exhibitions, education and debate.
A stones throw away from the Vivian Maier exhibition the Royal Academy of Arts is a pleasure to stroll through as the courtyard is enveloped by Burlington House, an ornate seventeenth century mansion that the Royal Academy of Arts have called home since 1867.
As Burlington House is situated bang in the middle of modern-day Mayfair I decided to try my hand at some people photography in the hope of capturing some real London style. Suffice to say it didn’t take long as one of the member of the Academy was nice enough to let me take a few snaps.
The Royal Academy of Arts is open 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Address: Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD, Telephone: 020 7300 8000
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