As it turns out you can indeed have your cake and eat it. Hubs and I treated ourselves to a weekend in London, Starting with afternoon tea at The Savoy. It was meant to be my best friend and I but she sadly had to pull out at the last minute, I was gutted for her as it was her birthday present to me for this year. But disappointment was averted for me as Chris stepped in and took her place. We then decided to book ourselves a hotel for the night, got an absolute bargain, a 5* hotel for not a 5* price. It all worked out beautifully.
Having eaten at The Savoy many times I know it can be as dressed up or a casual as you want, and on Friday I wasn't feeling the dressed up vibe, maybe because I wanted to shop before and after I didn't want to be overly dressy for that. So I went with a classic look that suited shopping and the chilly weather.
The afternoon tea at The Savoy is mammouth, I love my food but even I was beaten here. The staff are lovely, they really can't do enough for you. We had such a lovely time, Chris hadn't really done a proper afternoon tea before, but as he said what's not to love ~ endless sandwiches and non stop tea and cake.
We needed a good long walk after all that food so we headed over to Harrods to have a look at the Christmas lights (we were a bit early for the Oxford Street ones as they only got turned on last night) and to buy fudge, it's a pretty long way to go for fudge but it really is the best I've ever had. It's all gone now sadly, I had hoped to save some but who was I kidding!
My bag held up surprisingly well bearing in mind how much I had eaten. But I had made sure I was well hydrated the day before though, I find that helps a huge amount.
We had a great night out and headed back to our hotel for cocktails after a bit of shopping and nighttime sightseeing (Virgin cocktails as I've still not able to drink, completely gone off it).
Day two in London saw us taking a leisurely stroll round, a relaxed brunch and more shopping. Got a head start on my Christmas shopping and Chris bought me some gorgeous boots, all in all a very good day to top off a very good weekend. We love to make the most of every precious second. We've both been working very hard of late so a little treat was much needed (hahahahahaha, he'll fall off his chair when he sees I included myself in the "we've" been working hard bit.)
Coat from Jaeger, Top from Ralph Lauren, Jeans from Dorothy Perkins and my new Christmas boots from LK Bennett, (did the 'don't wrap them, I'll wear them', I love them so much I didn't want to take them off).
I tend to pop into Next, they often have a great little number, and I wasn't disappointed, I bought this jumper, it's perfect for covering my bag. I have plenty of dresses that have twist details but never I have I seen it on a jumper before. They do it in grey and this pink and they cost £18 which I think is a real bargain.