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.
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? 😉
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
Old & New Music
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”.
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.
15 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B
Nearest tube station: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus
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!
This is unbelievable – I am going to see U2 this year!!
Indeed, one of the biggest perks of living in a metropolis is an enormous number of great artists coming here, even for several dates in the row ❤ love love love!
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!
Throwback to the day when Pauline made beauty🍂
Farewell, 2017! You were truly amazing, as my biggest dream – to move to London – finally came true! ❤ I also had a lot of great moments, saw Depeche Mode and Red Hot Chili Peppers, achieved a lot of goals, finished my Master studies, got a job, had projects, made memories!
I know I became quite rare with my blog post, you know, life (especially working life) in L. is very busy, but I’ll do my best to post more often!
So, I’d like to devote my very first blog post in 2018 to a very special day in my life – November 25, 2017.
To begin with, I’ve been a big fan of Placebo for 12 years, which makes a half of my life. Through these years Placebo and their music was always with me, in any period of my life, be it sad or happy. I cannot understand people who say that Placebo’s music is depressing. They probably know only one song and judge by it. I myself think that Placebo have a song for every possible emotion and feeling a human can experience. I’ve been to three gigs and each was magical and unique for me. I’ve been smiling like mad at each concert and cried out of happiness and joy.
Dreams come true in London – I have seen one of my most favorite bands in the whole music world – Depeche Mode – for the second time. And not simply somewhere, but at the amazing O2 Arena!
The O2 is totally unbelievable and amazing venue – organization and security are at the highest level, the whole venue looks like a shopping mall or an airport with shops, bars, and restaurants, everything is modern, as well as clean. Thanks to the amazing London Transport system, it took me only 20 minutes to get there from home, and at the North Greenwich Station concert goers were greeted by buskers playing Personal Jesus ❤
For the first time since I-don’t-remember-how-long-ago I’ve been in the seating area. But look at this view!!: