Back to London : Back to Business ! That’s what I say to myself everytime I come home. And I like it. Working is something I love, because I’m creating the perfect job as a freelancer so that I wake up everyday inspired. So however blissful it has been to have some time off, I secretly couldn’t wait to get back to London to get back to work on my exciting projects ! I still feel so happy here in London, this city is endlessly exciting…
What I wasn’t looking forward to however, was getting back to work… from home. After a year and a half, I was getting pretty tired of working on the same table I eat from and hardly moving from that one spot in the corner of our one-bedroom flat. Not much fun. I have been looking forward to the day I would be able to afford to rent a desk in an office and I’m proud to say that time has come ! I’ll soon be moving into an office shared with other designers and freelancers – all very talented people I can’t wait to get to know.
It’s a great step for me and an exciting move for my small but ambitious business. I now have a couple of weeks before I move in so as you can imagine I’m already dreaming up desk DIYs… But I also have a lot of work to do so I’m using this time to get out and about to work from different areas of London.
Today, I came along to work in the City of London, a place I feel gets me in the perfect mood for work. All these suits and heels… The huge buildings and the smell of success… It’s oh so sophisticated and boy do I feel like getting down to some good work when I see busy people walking with purpose from snazzy building to cool cafe and back.I’m wearing Jones shoes, a Forever 21 skirt, a COS tee shirt and a Primark clutch.
The building here on the left is my favourite of all (although it’s highly threatened by the arrival of the Pinnacle, that building looks incredible !). I especially like the fact it was designed by Richard Rodgers, one of the architects who worked on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. I feel like it’s my own secret porthole… Although it isn’t as colourful as its Parisian brother, it’s definitely impressive and I love the way it clashes with the old buildings in the city but matches so perfectly well with its more contemporary neighbours, including the famous Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe). If you’ve never been before, make sure you stop by Leadenhall market next time you’re in the city – especially for a bite to eat if you have time to queue. The food in those small restaurants is fabulous, but you have to wait for all the busy suits to rush back to work before getting a table ! A sexy scene of suits and subs.Even in the most sophisticated areas of London, the English always appreciate a little fun and creativity. I love these dinos at the foot of the Gherkin. They have been there for a few months now, rusty from day one. Toy Story forever.I hope you have lots of exciting things lined up for the up-coming weeks and months too, and that you’re as excited about getting back to work as I am !
Love from London