Monday, August 31, 2015

Sew Cute Abroad: Week 1 Recap

Our first week of study abroad included a week long orientation at LCF. At orientation we learned basic facts about the school, got our class schedule, and had our first few classes! One of my favorite parts of orientation was being assigned to explore with a team. We were given an envelope with different slips of paper with instructions on where to go. It was a great way to explore the city and to make us venture out of our normal areas. After that I feel a lot more confident to explore on our own! So, here are a few pictures of my adventures this past week. 

One of the days we didn't have much to do for orientation. So we took a trip to the Tate Modern museum. It was awesome to experience art in the city. One of my favorite pieces was this engine that had crystals formed on it. It was an incredible piece! We also walked past St. Paul's Cathedral which was gorgeous. I love seeing different major landmarks of the city. 

After orientation one day my friends and I were craving Mexican food! So, we decided to go to a small place near Oxford Circus called Bintos. We got some great food and margaritas! Afterwards we decided to explore a British department store Liberty. Let me tell you, Liberty is perfection! I would compare Liberty to a Saks Fith Avenue or a Bergdorf Goodmans. It has very high end designers. But, Liberty has its own line of floral pieces that are to die for! To say I'm in love would be an understatement. From shirts, accessories, to housewares they have some adorable and chic pieces in their collection. I went a little crazy in their stationary department. I picked up a travel notebook set, a floral Liberty notebook, floral pencils, a piece of floral paper I plan to frame for my future gallery wall, as well as some cute cards! (Would you like one huge London haul or mini hauls? Let me know in the comments!)


On our day of exploring for class we ventured around different areas. For lunch we stumbled upon Wahaca which was a really cool mexican restaurant that was made out of old shipping containers that were painted in bright colors. It was a really neat place!    

After lunch we made our way to Covent Garden which had a bunch of cute shops and places to eat. They had this amazing balloon display which was breath taking! So naturally we had to take some pictures. We walked around there and shopped and explored. What I love about London is that there is so much to see everywhere. There isn't a boring part of the city. 

What posts do you want me to do while in London? Let me know in the comments! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm so jealous!! It'd be awesome if you wrote about the best shopping spots and how your classes are like! :)

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