London Links: Weekend 15

Why, hello Winter! You’ve arrived… Bring on the snow please.

Launched our new blog, CAPA World, at work this week which I’ll be running. Would love to have you follow along. There will be London goodies and other international education / travel / photography related joy. I’m in charge of the Pinterest too which is equally fabulous. It’s very colourful and inspiring. Have a look.

I’ve been invited over to Spitalfields to review the new branch of Pho restaurants tomorrow night so you’ll see that up on LLO next week. Anyone been yet? There’s some shopping to be done and some quality time to be spent with Jorge. Perhaps The Breakfast Club tomorrow morning. Hmmm…always so many options in this wonderful city. I’m also going to be writing my 4th article for TownFish which is set to launch very, very soon! Exciting stuff. Watch this space.

What are all of you up to this weekend?

By the way, thanks for all the new Facebook likes! Nearly 800 now. My birthday is on December 28. Think LLO can make it to 1,000 by then? Spread the word. I’ll give away a few free sets of photo coasters (your choice of images) in January if it reaches 1,000 by my birthday.

Here is a handsome fox for your Friday photo fix:

FoxPhoto: Fox in Newington Green by Skire Is Cool

And some links from some of my favourite London bloggers:

Have a lovely weekend everyone. Stay warm!!

London Links: Weekend 14

Last chance to win two London Dungeon tickets! A quirky indoor activity for one of these cold Winter days?

I will keep this short and sweet today as time is limited.

First, a fab photo from the Flickr pool – one of those little things in London. Imagine the smell:

Lavender HousePhoto: Lavender House by Andy Worthington
Photo caption: On Ratcliff Cross Street, in Shadwell, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, this is the entrance to Lavender House, a modern development — with an achingly trendy panel of grass wall — which, according to an estate agent’s website, “gives easy access to the City and Canary Wharf.” Continuing, the blurb claims, “Offering a mix of contemporary 1, 2 & 3 bed apartments, this secure development will suit owner occupiers, rental investors, and those looking for a pied a terre. Interior designed and finished to a high standard throughout by the developer.” At the time of writing, a 2-bedroom flat was on sale for £329,999, with a terrace (blocked in by an adjacent warehouse) and an area of just 731 sq. ft. Photo taken on July 24, 2012.

And to keep you entertained for a while, some London links from around the blogosphere:

Have a great weekend everyone!

London Links: Weekend 11

It’s a busy but fun weekend ahead for me. I’ll be in Penge (SE20) all day on Saturday for the fabulous SE20 Craft Fair where I’ll be attempting to sell some of my photography and jewellery I make that I brought back with me from my parents’ house in New York. Come down and say hi if you’re around.

Sunday I’ll be hiding out at the International Travel Fair in Earl’s Court – back on my side of the world. Daydreaming.

Like this cat on a hot car roof that Where The Art Is photographed on Columbia Road. Isn’t she cute?


Cat on a Hot Car Roof
Photo: Cat on a Hot Car Roof by Where The Art Is

Anyway, let’s delve into the world of London bloggers and see what’s interesting…

Also, I’ve set up a Pinterest account for work which will focus on Beijing, Buenos Aires, Florence, Istanbul, London and Sydney. If you’re interested in travel or study abroad, follow me. I’ve also taken over the Twitter account so find me there too @capastudyabroad.

Enjoy your weekend!

PS – if you missed it, I was interviewed on MoveGuides last week and had a guest post up yesterday.

London Links: Weekend 10

Ah Friday. That time again. Don’t the weeks just fly by?

I’m very excited to have one of my very good friends, Sarah, here in London from New York until Wednesday! We’ll be out and about this weekend at some of my favourite hang outs, restaurants and neighbourhoods.

So you have any nice plans? Any super secret recommendations I may not know about?

In other news, I got a pretty new blog badge from expatsblog.com this week. It’s over there —>

Thanks for all of the continuous reading and contributions to the Flickr pool. You guys make LLO what it is!

Here’s one of those photo contributions. A piece from artist Run, captured by delete08 in North London:

Run
Photo: Run in North London by delete08

And of course I have some links for you from my fellow London bloggers:

Enjoy your crisp Autumn weekend!

Social Media Sunday 7

Every Sunday, I’m going to feature bits and pieces I’ve picked up from various social media platforms. Some tweets, Flickr photos, blog posts, pins, etc.

ONE FROM THE FLICKR POOL

Robot GirlRobot Girl by mickyh2011

SOME TWEETS

A COUPLE BLOG POSTS

A BOARD ON PINTEREST

 Home Sweet Home London by Lilly Lu

AND 100 YEARS OF EAST LONDON STYLE VIDEO

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