Red Buses and Old Bridges

Hello from London! Goodness gracious I love this city!

I have received a lot of feedback on my blog to date, thank you! Trust family to be your greatest critic. I was speaking to my sister, Beth, last week and she gave me the hard truth that I need to show myself, my personality through my blog! So, dearest Bet this post is for you!

Living in Spain does come with sacrifices – espresso martinis! Any one who knows me, knows that this is my poison. I have so many great memories of sipping espresso martini’s at garden parties, girls nights, in my apartment I lived in Darwin with my sister and few other friends – you know that small or taste of familiarity and memories! YUM!
Each bar in Barcelona, when I asked about espresso martini’s I receive the strangest look! It’s completely foreign! I am crazy lucky having friends in London to show the hot spots! So, what better place to sip the greatest cocktail in the world than the 49th Floor of the Heron Tower – awesome much? Yep – AWESOME!

I have done much more than sip cocktails in high rises, here’s a few snaps of what I’ve been up to and where I’ve been. Click on the photos for more details.

JS photoPhoto: JoySusanna | Sushisamba | London

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IMG_3492Photo: Virginia McGovern | Shoreditch | London

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IMG_3504Photo: JoySusanna | Albion | London

IMG_3524Photo: Virginia McGovern | Albion | London

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IMG_3546Photo: Virginia McGovern | Shoreditch | London

IMG_3556Photo: Virginia McGovern | Story Deli | London

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Photo: Virginia McGovern | Story Deli | London

Experience Extremes

It’s only when you truly immerse yourself in the activities you love can you begin to specialise.

This week I experienced two extremes of interior design. Firstly being shown through 48 Belgrave Mews a multimillion dollar property designed by long term property developer and interior enthusiast Alan Waxman, then on to eclectic themed ‘labor of love’ Mexican restaurant El Paso in Shoreditch owned by Dijhan and family. Dijhan attends local markets and researches the pieces scattered around the Hoxton restaurant and also recognises the importance of keeping the space fresh, for that reason, all decor is available to take home – at a price! This is a must attend if you’re around the Hoxton area – and if not, worth the trip there!

Being able to take lessons from both of these experiences, although so different, developed my own understanding of my style and finding my own niche. Yay for that! 🙂

JoySusanna

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Treasure Hunt

Hello hello hello. Just a quick post to share a few of my favourite finds from Shoreditch this week.

Store details:
Atomic Antiques – http://www.atomica.me.uk
Two Columbia Road – http://www.twocolumbiaroad.com

Enjoy

JoySusanna

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Photo: JoySusanna  | Atomic Antiques, 125 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE

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Photo: JoySusanna  | Atomic Antiques, 125 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE

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Photo: JoySusanna  | Atomic Antiques, 125 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE

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Photo: JoySusanna  | Atomic Antiques, 125 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE

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Photo: JoySusanna  | Two Columbia Road, 2 Columbia Road, London E2 7NN

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Photo: JoySusanna  | Two Columbia Road, 2 Columbia Road, London E2 7NN

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Photo: JoySusanna  | Two Columbia Road, 2 Columbia Road, London E2 7NN

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Photo: JoySusanna  | Two Columbia Road, 2 Columbia Road, London E2 7NN