Les Miserables • Chinatown • Ballgown Exhibition and the Fashion Gallery at the V&A • Pretty ornaments and patterns from the Asia Gallery • M&M STORE
Oh my gosh how freaking amazing is the M&M Store?! Look at all the different colours! The only thing missing is a pool of M&M's to jump in.
On the first day, we visited Westfield shopping centre (which is effing awesome) to view the Olympic Stadium and indulge in a little bit of retail therapy. All the shops are just so big and spacious. There was even a Victoria's Secret store, I watch the Fashion Show every year so it was amazing to see the wings on the lingerie set in the window. In the evening we went to see Les Miserables, the longest running musical in the world. It was quite long winded but the stage direction and use of props was really spectacular. On the way to the theatre we walked down Wardour Street and it was full of little bars and cool hangouts that you imagine the stylish Londoners who live in an apartment decorated with art and batik to visit. The theatre was just opposite Chinatown so we had a walk (and a smell) through there too. I was in food heaven.
The next day we visited the V&A Museum to see the Ballgown Exhibition. There were some amazing fairytale gowns from the 1950's until now. I loved seeing the Erdem dress; the colour and detail in the print was even more captivating in person. Looking at fashion from the forties was really interesting too, it's so chic and timeless. We also visited the Asia Gallery; I was enamoured with the Buddha-inspired ornaments and patterns found in their fabrics - I want my room decorated with it all. Just before the return journey, when I was walking through St. Pancras, I saw a little pink piano located at the bottom of a lift for anyone to use. When I walked past, an elderly man was playing songs from Les Miserables (what a coincidence) to his wife who sat nearby tapping her foot. My heart melted, it really did.
It was a bit of a mad rush once I got home; I was going to a Halloween party that started at eight and my train got in at nine. Once I did arrive it was pretty darn good though.
p.s. Have you seen the adorable statue in St. Pancras of the couple locked in an embrace after reuniting? It's so romantic.