Yesterday while outside puttering around the garden I realized that a year had gone by since my trip of a lifetime. Where on earth did that year go? I went inside and started looking at photos and getting all teary eyed as one does when reminiscing about something so memorable/amazing/unbelievable. So a stroll down memory lane seems in order.
My roomate Faux Fuchsia. She's every ounce as glamorous and funny in real life as she is on her blog. On one of the days we were headed out to the English countryside she said she was going to pop into the corner store for some provisions for the day. When she returned I asked what she had gotten us. "Chewing gum and Whisky" she replied.
Our pretty hotel room. They don't make drapes that heavy in California. I loved opening and closing them each day. I really did.
We ate our breakfast every morning at that little table while discussing our favorite topic...the fact the we both packed the wrong clothes.
We actioned our hair each day in this small but luxurious bathroom. Heated floor and towel racks - living like rockstars..
London is just so damn pretty.
The downtown shopping area came alive with floral displays in honor of the Chelsea Flower Show.
Louis Vuitton or Gucci - can't remember. Anyone?
The stunning cafeteria in the V&A museum. They don't make cafeterias like that in California either.
High Tea at Blakes
Orchids and champagne (was it 8am girls?) at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Romy and FF, both Australian, thought I was the one with an accent.
When they imitated me it was hysterical but I guess you just had to be there.
At Designers Guild in London...
...all the way to California and now in my living room.
I'd like to thank Janelle for putting together this amazing trip and including me in such a wonderful adventure. I made lifetime friends who I know have the same memories of trudging through mud and rain and sometimes glorious sunshine to see some of the most exquisite gardens ever created. Love all you guys - wherever you are! xo janet