Dreamy spring in London

London, Personal entries

Take a deep breath – spring is finally in London…

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This spring is a special one. Even through it started with anomaly snowy and cold weather, warmth and happiness was inside my heart. I am spending this spring in my most favorite city, for the first time ❤ being recently for a visit in Riga, I more and more understood that I am in the right place in my life.

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West End girl

London, Personal entries

Spring has always been a perfect time for big changes.

Thus, now I am working in the West End for one of my most favorite footwear brands – UGG!!

I am speechless! While I still cannot believe it, here are some pictures of the view from my new workplace.

#fangirl in London: The Sherlock Holmes Museum

Books, Fangirl, London, Travelling

Last October my #fangirl dream came true, as I finally got to visit 221B Baker Street – the home of Sherlock Holmes. Those who know me pretty well can tell that I myself am Sherlock Holmes in a skirt – my deduction is splendid, I can guess almost anything by just one clue, and I can literally find any information about anyone. Not mentioning my big love to Arthur Conan Doyle’s literal canon and Sherlock BBC series (with stunning London scenery, of course)!

Indeed, the world’s most famous address was on my Top to-visit list as I moved to London. So I took the initiative and organised a Sherlock Holmes museum visit for New London Girls just like me.

Sherlock Holmes Museum 221B Baker Street

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National Fragrance Week

Makeup & Skincare

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Hey, it’s national fragrance week! And I am a big fan of everything that smells nice and I couldn’t go anywhere (even in a grocery store after a milk) without my fragrance on. So here are my top 3 fragrances and EDT:

Eau De Gaga – the one and only, my absolute favorite! It’s already my third bottle, and when I bought my first one I even didn’t try it!! I just took it because it’s from Lady Gaga ahaha such a fan girl. But this one is truly MINE aroma.

“I don’t know the name” by Oriflame – I got this aroma twelve years ago!! Can you imagine it? And it is still absolutely amazing and last very long!

Zara 02 Sweet Vanilla Hackney London – now I don’t only live in Hackney, now I literally smell of Hackney! Sweet and nice, not exactly what I usually like, but very nice for dresses and when in girlish mood!

And what about your favorite fragrance? 😉

All black pamper night

Makeup & Skincare

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Every girl needs a pamper night, especially during this awful weather! We just had six days of snow in London, and I myself felt these unexpected not-Londonish weather conditions on my skin – it’s sooo dried! So, my perfect pamper night set is all black! And, of course, has an obligatory British element – this time, a cute guard on my new face cloths from Tower of London! My perfect pamper night also includes at least an hour of my favorite music, most often something I haven’t heard for ages. I like when my body gets all those goosebumps while listening to old favorites. The sense of perfection and all those “Oh my gosh, how could anyone on Earth write this masterpiece” helps me to reduce stress, regain energy, and inspire me to do more and to want more.

My all black pamper set:

Joik Green Tea and Peppermint Facial Mask

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub

The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Body Butter

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#fangirl in London: Ziggy Stardust Plaque

Fangirl, London, Travelling

For a #fangirl like me there is always a place to visit in London. Such a culturally and historically significant city has not only classical tourist attractions, but also destinations to different music, arts, and cinema lovers.

As a person, who can speak for hours about things that she LOVES, likes all the stuff around and about her interests, and have different plans for every weekend, I’ve come up with an idea of a series of posts about #fangirl places in London – a street from a popular movie, a setting from a classic English book, a tube station from an Instagram picture of a famous musician… Believe me, I have a long-long to-visit list!

Thus, I am dedicating the first post to Ziggy Stardust plaque in Mayfair. Located in a quiet place just near Regent’s Street and Piccadilly Circus, 15 Heddon Street is the place that appeared on David Bowie’s first conceptual album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972). It is also denoted as the place “where David Bowie’s alter ego, Ziggy Stardust, first arrived on Earth”.

Ziggy Stardust

46 years later, the place looks quite different – the walls are painted, there are a lot of fancy cafes around, and K.West sign (nothing to do with Kaney West though) is changed with a commemorative plaque for Ziggy Stardust.Fangirl in London Ziggy Stardust Plaque

15 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B

Nearest tube station: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus

Five random V in London facts / part four

London, Personal entries

1* Commuting in the city might be very tired and exhausting

2* There are so many non-touristic attractions for a fan girl like me, for instance,
a tube station at which Brian Molko met Stefan Olsdal

3* If you like anything in a shop, you need to grab it immediately – there is almost no chance you will find this product again even if you’ll come back on the same day

4* You can easily practice your French in posh areas of London

5* … and feel yourself lost somewhere between Italy, Greece, and Egypt in a variety of amazing museums with enormous collections of historical and art objects from all over the world. Travel around the world without leaving the bounds of one city!

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Five random V in London facts / part three

London, Personal entries

1* Busy is the new black

2* Wild nature is everywhere – life in London is so fascinating even for
foxes, squirrels, and mice

3* Every working day has at least one moment of perfection –
a view of London Skyline from an overground train. Even through it lasts
for one or two seconds, it always puts a smile on my face
and motivates me to do more and achieve more – I made it to my biggest dream, so I can do even bigger achievements.

4* My semolina porridge deserves a Michelin star

5* I am sooo springsick and want it to be warm and sunny as soon as possible!
I love London in any weather, but I want to do more and to wear all my pretty clothes!

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