Around the World in 80 Pairs of Shoes


May 17, 2013

Page 123 of 123A Straight Talking Kiwi Bloggerlove travel, shoes and cake

The weekend before last, it was Lisa’s last weekend in the Northern Hemisphere before heading back home to New Zealand after a number of months travelling. 

We decided we needed a girly weekend in London before she headed back to New Zealand so I used my very handy free night voucher thanks to my Priority Club Credit Card and booked us into the Intercontinental Park Lane in London.

The most comfortable bed ever!

The view over Green Park on Sunday morning; if only we could wake up to this view every morning.

So this was what our wonderful weekend in London consisted of –


Shopping in Covent Garden – Lisa doing a mad dash around H&M as there isn’t one in New Zealand and falling in love with shoes and handbags at the Kate Spade NY store in Covent Garden.

Eating yummy burgers in GBK (the best burgers in the UK and yes I did eat gluten – oops!) and stopping off at the Kiwi shop in Covent Garden to pick up a few chocolate bars.

Ice skating under the fairy lights at the stunning setting of the Natural History Museum


Walking back to our lovely hotel via Harrods to check out the incredible Christmas windows which are themed around Disney. 

Sleeping Beauty!


Joining the crowds and visiting Columbia Road Flower Market and purchasing a pretty bunch of pink roses for our house.

Riding through Hyde Park on the Boris bikes, admiring the gorgeous autumn colours.  Thank you to the concierge team at the Intercontinental Park Lane who gave us a key fob to use the bikes – its the little things that count!

Visiting the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the V&A Musuem and seeing Dorothy’s little sparkly red shoes that had skipped down the yellow brick road.



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