Monday, July 16, 2012

Instagram Weekend (London Edition!)

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What London lacks in pleasant weather it makes up for in lovely gardens. Every single home was outfitted in bright, lively florals and full, green trees.

Two of my oldest and dearest friends moved to London in the last six months and this weekend I took a long overdue trip to go and visit.  Even the long flight felt like a vacation (thank you, Virgin Atlantic for bringing class and civility back to flying) since it was the first time in months that I actually had extended alone time with no phone or computer to distract me.  It was also the first time that I went away without my little family (I really, really missed them) and my first trip alone in more than four years.  But I learned that it is very necessary to reconnect with yourself and have time with your girlfriends.

Many, many photos were taken but here are a few of my favorites that I shot on my iPhone and processed in Instagram.  There are more here and maybe even more to come that I won't be sharing over there either.  Happy Monday!

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On one of many walks during an uncharacteristically sunny afternoon.

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The Tate Modern

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When it did rain I had my favorite poncho to keep me and my gear dry.

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The view from my friend's living room in Notting Hill.

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Copyright Monica L. Shulman
While I truly love flowers I'm not one to always stop and photograph them.  But they are so prominent all over this beautiful city and they are kept so well (thanks in no small part to the abundant rain) that I just couldn't help but stop and admire them.

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The lovely view from my friend's living room window in Mayfair.

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Sunday roast...a tradition that I think needs to come to New York!

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Also, after a very crazy few weeks, I'll be posting regularly again.  Thanks to everyone for your kind emails and comments.

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