Love To Dress dress / Zara coat / dUCk scarf / Chloé bag / Mel & Molly heels
Let's just put it out there that this was the first time I've seen London with spring as its backdrop. I fell in love harder than I fell for this city back in February. Spring there is so overwhelmingly beautiful, I can't even. I was crushing it on another level. I had butterflies and everything. Even Paris didn't look this handsome.
Well, I was just too happy to be back in this city. Kaksue and I were there for work first and foremost, but there were some days we were having way too much fun that it felt like, 'Work what?'. And, okay here goes, there was something else I was looking forward to being back there. It was to meet someone. Yes, there was a someone I was supposed to meet. It's been awhile, guys. You get my drift right?
Before I continue, I'm actually going to try my best to keep this real short, as compared to my previous so-called short post, lol. Okay here goes.
About a month and a half prior to this, I kind of met someone. He emailed. We spoke a little. We met up. We liked each other. (Gosh, I almost never like anyone, but him I did) And our work happened to have brought us to London during the same time. So naturally, we agreed to meet up again there. I'm not going to lie, I was really looking forward to it.
But as fate would have it, we didn't end up meeting each other.
Something happened that made me feel really uneasy and my instinct was telling me that I shouldn't go through with seeing him. It was a hard decision to make. But I knew if I met him against this picture perfect spring backdrop, it would've clouded my judgment even further. My gut feeling was telling me perhaps he isn't open to serious just yet. I know this concept of getting to know someone for the purpose of marriage is still foreign to some, but it makes sense to me. And I felt like he wasn't on the same page as me. And I sure didn't want to fall for someone who isn't. If I did, I knew I was just setting myself up for a heartache.
Plus, God gave us instincts for a reason right? Why dismiss it.
Reluctantly, I decided to stop talking to him, left meeting him off my must-do list and decided to enjoy this trip regardless.
Thankfully, last week, we stayed just minutes away from Notting Hill, which was ideal since I was in need of inspiration. And the amount of eye candy around there was truck loads of inspiration to last me the whole year! I've been wanting to explore Notting Hill for the longest time, but wasn't able to because back in February our schedule was so packed, so we only stayed nearby our apartment in Kensington.
So many of the cafes I wanted to pop by were located in this neighbourhood, so it was meant to be. And seriously, I can't even begin to describe just how smitten I was with the row of pastel houses, and contrasting coloured doors they had on. Some even had a huge cherry blossom tree on their door front, like this one right here. We came across this street on our way to get some Chai latte that chilly afternoon, and I had to do a double take and go back there a few days after.
So, I didn't get to take a walk here with someone, but I sure did get to capture some of these amazing shots, lol. That's more than enough for me, for now.
I can't wait to see how it looks like there in August. Hopefully with warmer weather so I can roam about the streets of Notting Hill again with just a flowy summer dress, minus the coat. :)
Thank you to LtDs ex-intern Farah, whose partner is an amazing photographer, who happened to be there in London too for the same event I was there for. So they woke up early that Sunday morning and helped me capture some of these amazing shots.
Photos by Syahmi Azman
So enough of me. Here's one of them. Thanks Farah and Mie for that fun morning and letting me shoot you guys too! I missed being behind the lens.