Day at Paddington

Yesterday I rolled out of bed near midday and dragged my body out to Paddington, where I caught up with a friend. I have to admit I've n...

Yesterday I rolled out of bed near midday and dragged my body out to Paddington, where I caught up with a friend. I have to admit I've never actually been (for shame) but it is such a great place to shop!

| Bottle Stoppers, Paddington Markets |

We were aiming to visit the markets but got sidetracked by sandwiches and William St., a street of terraces the fronts of which have been converted into little boutiques. It was quite fun to duck into all the little stores and do some exploring; the vibe there is so relaxed and intimate. 

I recall a hippy looking dude coming out the back of one of the stores to greet us- halfway through making a shoe- and in another store, a demure girl with pink/blond/brown hair idly shopping online at the counter.

| Beautiful shoes at Andrew McDonald | More shoes | Quirky boutique | Row of terraces, William St | Alleyway | A wedding dress | Cat sleeping | Inside Tigerlily store | Another boutique | Tailored suits | Paintings for sale | Completely pink storefront | Tibetan rug store |

The markets were fairly average, but that may have been because by the time we got there at 4, all the stalls were beginning to pack up.

| Outside the markets | Cedric touching a heatpack | Market goers |

Wandered the streets a little more, visited The Art of Dr. Seuss Gallery. Thought to myself that when I am an adult and my financial department is in less of a dismal state, I will buy a print for my house!

| Large painting, too expensive | Framed prints, also too expensive | Moose (?) head, very expensive |

Actually, the only thing I bought that day was a pair of $10 strappy wedges (closing down sale, bitches). Saw these awesome lunchbags but being a mature uni student and all, I had to settle for a picture:

| Cutest bags I have seen in my life |

And we bought a cookie.

| "Jade and Amy's biscuits this way-->" |

Can't really beat that.

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  1. This looks amazing! I can't wait to move to London in 2 weeks so I can find some amazing places to shop there!

  2. Aww the last photo is so adorable! :) Plus you got to visit Dr. Seuss gallery. Would love to have his work on my walls too someday.

  3. so many shoes :O
    great photos <3

  4. Paddington is super awesome, I love it too!

    The vibe and all those little shops tucked away in corners waiting to be discovered. Mad love. <3

    Your photos are so amazing and beautiful, I can't wait to go there shopping again soon. :)

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  5. I wish I was that cat, it looks so content with life.
    Nice set of photos, I love those bottle stoppers!

  6. According to photos, Paddington looks quite amazing place. I love your photos, you must be really talented photographer :) I really like that sleepy cat.
    Have a spectacular day,


  7. Hey Annie!
    Thanks so much for your great reply to my 'colour-blocking' post, I'm so glad you agree with me :P It's comments like those that are the reason I love blogging and getting feedback. And your comment on my writing means a lot to me! I wish I had your ability to take such incredible photos! I wish I could describe this better, but I feel as though I'm seeing through your eyes when I look at your pictures, which is surely a good thing. :)
    - Claire. xoxo

  8. Hi Annie! Nice to virtually meet you. I wish I'd known about the Paddington Market when I was in London just a little more than a week ago, but your photos are lovely!

  9. o.m.goodness the yellow kitty is so cute! LoL. Beautiful pics here. Took a minute to look around and u have a really cool site :-) I added you thru Google Connect, maybe we can follow each other? I just started my blog a few months ago about travel and design and I would appreciate the support so much!.. I want to make it a place where people can come for inspiration and escape. Please come visit soon and hopefully you like it enough to follow along also :-) Glad to have found your site!

    Hugs from NYC


  10. aaaah, amazing blog! i love your pictures and these "child" bags are def so cute :) love it :)
    you have def a new member :)
    please check out my blog and if you like it, please follow me back.
    have a wonderful day!
    lovely greets- maren anita

  11. Beautiful photography! :)

  12. This looks crazy fun, i wish i could go. I love these kind of little hubs in the middle of towns. Ignore my ignorance, but is it like that all year round?


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