Coffee shops & cute cafes in London

I was lucky enough to go to London for LFW and LFWF this past February, see previous post for details. In between the shows and events, I was running all over the city looking for cute coffee shops and cafes. Yes, to check out all the Insta buzz but to also grab a coffee. It was a bit chilly there, so grabbing a hot coffee was a necessity. If you follow me on IG, I’m sure you know by now that my obsession and love for coffee is like none other. If you don’t, check me out here and join me!

London is a busy city with some adorable cafes and restaurants. I researched quite a bit but also enjoyed exploring around by foot. There’s always something to do, and somewhere to go. I absolutely loveeee London, it’s one of my favorite cities. The last two places in this post are great breakfast/brunch spots, and I just so happened to be grabbing a latte from there. I still find it very interesting how in the UK, and parts of Europe you don’t see flavored coffee options like we have here in the US. I mean we’re kind of spoiled here in Los Angeles with new coffee shops popping up on every corner with these new crazy flavors. I went to multiple cafes and restaurants, and when I’d ask if they had a hazelnut or vanilla latte, it was a quick “no sorry” hmm. First world problems, I know! Sugar is fine, I’m not picky just curious. I wanted to share some of the adorable and fun cafes I went to and hope you guys enjoy them just as much as I did!

 

Fait Maison

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Elan Cafe

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Brigit’s Bakery

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Joe and The Juice 

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My Old Dutch

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Egg Break

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XO,

Stephanie

My London Fashion Week Trip!

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This past February I got the chance to go to London for my first ever fashion week experience! Not only did I get to go to London Fashion Week, I had the opportunity to be front row at London Fashion Week Festival! LFW ran from February 15 through the 19th with lots of fashion shows, pop up shops, and events allllllll over the city. 

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It was an amazing experience for me, going to the shows and meeting new bloggers from all over the world. The city was booming with fashion bloggers, designers, celebrities and guests in every corner. I attended London Fashion Week festival on Saturday February the 16th. It was a great day for me. As I entered the building I got to go in, and have a coffee until the first show was ready. The two shows I saw were Marta Jakubowski and Fyodor Golan. Both shows were about 15 minutes, and each collection was beautiful. They were bright, bold, and hit all the key trends.

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When both shows were over, there was a great panel that included British Fashion Council x BBC Earth x Mother of Pearl. I really enjoyed learning and gaining more awareness of how humans are affecting earth and how fashion plays a part in it. The panel was super informative how fast fashion is affecting our planet. Fast fashion is a big problem today, and it’s becoming a more open conversation worldwide. After that, I got a chance to get a glass of champagne and check out their shop. They also had a fantastic VIP lounge where we got to eat, drink, & mingle. I also got to collect a special edition London Fashion Week Festival tote bag designed by Richard Quinn! 

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This trip was such an amazing experience for me! My hubby joined me on this trip, and when I wasn’t busy attending events, we were literally running all over London town exploring together. Stay tuned for more posts on cute and fun places to go/eat in London!

XO,

Stephanie