fresh flowers, great portraits + good pizza

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This Sunday we had a little vacation from all the planning lately.
We went to the beautiful flower market at Columbia Road.
If you ever spent a weekend in London, this is a great place to go.
I love it every time.  Besides all the fresh flowers, the road is full of little artsy boutiques and studios.
Dave grabbed some Calamari for 1.50 and spent some time smelling wonderful fragrances in Angela Flanders old and magical perfumes shop.
The afternoon, we spent in the National Portrait Gallery, where we saw the BP Portrait Award.
Which showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting from around the world.
It was very inspiring! One of the best exhibitions I have seen in some time.
Photography is not allowed within the gallery : ( so no pics to share.
Sunday night Pizzas have somehow become a new little routine lately, and we had a fabulous one for dinner.

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32 comments

  1. love the photos and your hair piece, looks like a great weekend

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  2. sunday night pizza sounds like a perfect tradition x

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  3. It looks like a great spot, filled with life and colour. I spot arugula on your pizza. Have never tried that as a pizza topping but I love it as a salad. Time to try it on pizza soon! Wishing you a terrific week.

    Loulou

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  4. Lovely photos, as always! Sunday night pizza sounds like a great routine :)

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  5. It looks like such a nice day. I have never been to that flower market but i dream of it. I have a weakness for fresh flowers, just love them. A sunday night pizza sounds like a pretty good routine to have. :-) x

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  6. arugula on pizza is my favorite! looks like a perfect weekend.
    -ale

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  7. Great photos, your dress on the last photo are so adorable.

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  8. Looks like a lovely weekend! And such beautiful shots. :)

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  9. I love these photos!! You take such wonderful & beautiful photos... your trip sounds heavenly!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  10. Beautiful pictures! and you are so stylish : )

    xx

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  11. Love your dress. Looks like a fabulous places

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  12. You look so lovely in that dress and cardigan.

    I've been thinking of visitng the Sydney flower markets but that means an early morning ~ 5am ! Maybe when the mornings are warmer.

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    1. Whoah...5am! Here you can go throughout the day. It's open to 2 or 3 pm.
      Enough time to start the Sunday with a long and lazy breakfast ; )

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  13. your blog is SO visually stunning!
    i love your post, the pictures are great - especailly the flower market. just looks like a chic and relaxing and stylish few days!
    ciao!
    anticipationblog.blogspot.com

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  14. I just discovered your blog via Promise. I love it! :)

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  15. love that, besides all the planning, you're taking that extra time to enjoy the moment. to be where you are. here and now. and the BP show, I heard so many praises about it already; it seems to be a really impressive show. enjoy your rest of the week!

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  16. I'm grateful you had a day like that where you could both
    unwind the mind it's good for the soul.

    i just adore you liv. you are a beautiful woman inside and out!

    and I must know how to make a head scarf like you--tutorial?!

    xo

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment. The head scarf is easy:
      1.Mine was a square shape to start of with.
      2.Fold it into a triangle.
      3. Fold the tip to the base
      4. Put your hair up in a bun (or other up-do)
      5. Wrap the scarf around your head, so that the wider base starts down at your neck and tie the ends on top of your head. Tuck the end bits under.
      6.Drape and shape it in place.Fix with bobby pin behind your ears if necessary.

      Hope that helps. It would be easier with pictures I guess!?

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    2. Oh this is helpful, I think I can figure it out! YOu always look so glamorous in your head scarves, and I do wear them, but not that way ever and I'd like to try :)

      thank you liv!!!

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  17. Your photos are so lovely. The place and scenery is absolutely gorgeous. When you get a chance I'd love it if you could check out my blog.

    Xaimarys ♡
    www.ajumbled-mess.blogspot.com

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  18. Sounds like a great Sunday to me! That art show sounds amazing. I love how portraits can capture a person's personality.

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  19. looks like a great weekend! i went to the columbia road flower markets when i was in london a couple of years ago and it was so charming there. :)

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    1. I hope to find similar places down in Sydney. So exciting to explore a new city.

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  20. Ah, looks like a great place to be! And YUMMIE, those chips!! I would love to eat them :)

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  21. this looks like a really fun day out. i've never had the opportunity to visit london, but i imagine that i would love to spend my days in london just like this.

    leyla.

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  22. I love flower markets! I'll try and go to that one when I go to london :)) and pizza is such a good routine haha XD

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  23. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Yours is beautiful - such gorgeous photography! Now following you =) xx

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  24. This makes me miss living in London, especially when wearing a summery dress is still a possibility! x

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    1. Yes we got a very late summer over here. summer dress time. but i have a feeling these were the last days. looking forward to moving right into Australian spring in November.

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  25. your photos are always so effortless and perfect! what a beautiful place you live in!
    and sunday night pizza sounds like the perfect little routine ;)
    xo TJ

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