London at Last

Hello London!

It’s been a crazy few days hitting the streets of London to seek, discover and learn since touching down late Monday night. Tuesday was ‘get lost’ day – I think I must have caught over ten tubes, I wandered the streets about Buckingham Palace, shared shisha with the owners of Baku Bistro (http://bakubistro.co.uk) on Mayfair and strolled Oxford Street at sunset (it was not even 4pm). Yet, the highlight thus far was meeting with interior designer Gurvinder Khurana at the Booking Office at the historic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in King’s Cross last night.

Designing for 18 years Gurvinder and her husband Nigel Tresise juggle business EAT:ID (http://eat-id.com) whilst raising their two boys just outside of London, her humility the standout from our conversation. The mostly commercial designer, works to see clients lives improve through creating functional beautiful spaces, she shared of a nurse working for 15 years without private retreat from the craziness of the ward – when the nurse saw the space she was moved to tears.It was an honour to meet with such an experienced and talented designer.

Gurvinder shared her insights of shopping about London – of which are listed on my discovery list for the next few days – watch this space for those.

Enjoy

JoySusanna

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Trench: Camilla&Marc | Photo: Beth Woods

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Trench: Camilla&Marc | Photo: Beth Woods

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Paddington Station Clock | Photo: JoySusanna

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3 London Mews, Paddington  | Photo: JoySusanna

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3 London Mews, Paddington  | Photo: JoySusanna

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 Paddington Canals | Photo: JoySusanna

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King’s Cross | Photo: JoySusanna

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King’s Cross | Photo: JoySusanna

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St Pancras,Renaissance Hotel, King’s Cross | Photo: JoySusanna

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St Pancras,Renaissance Hotel, King’s Cross | Photo: JoySusanna

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The Booking Office, St Pancras,Renaissance Hotel, King’s Cross | Photo: JoySusanna

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The Booking Office, St Pancras,Renaissance Hotel, King’s Cross | Photo: JoySusanna

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The Booking Office, St Pancras,Renaissance Hotel, King’s Cross | Photo: JoySusanna

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The Booking Office, St Pancras,Renaissance Hotel, King’s Cross | Photo: JoySusanna

Closet Preparations

What’s more exciting than packing for a holiday? (stupid question, of course going on the holiday is the point – just roll with me on this one) To make sure I’m on the right track with my online winter purchases I’ve collated my favourite winter looks from http://www.lookbook.nu 

Enjoy

JoySusanna

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wear - all black

wear - chevron blaze

wear - knit beanie & cross body

wear - leather:fedora

wear - snow:boots

wear - simply hip

wear - tartan:fedora

wear - tartan:tartan

wear- leopard:cross body