138 dresses ogled at the Valentino:Master of Couture exhibition at Somerset House
32 tube rides
22 Flat Whites
10 dishes from the Time Out Top 100 list
9 visits to museums
6 Aperol Spritz cocktails
5 pairs of black trousers purchased on sale (I swear they are all different…)
4 people sharing the same bathroom in my flat
3 London cookbooks purchased (from Ottolenghi, Moro, and Salt Yard)
1 birthday to remember
I am so lucky that my parents were able to visit me in London for my 26th birthday and my one-year anniversary in London. They are such an inspiration to me, and after spending the past ten days with them, I have a renewed focus on what I want to accomplish this year and beyond. Sometimes a bit of parental support is all you need to get perspective on your goals, even in your 20s.
I also hope I inherited their stamina, so that at their age I too can drink and eat well past midnight, after days spent running around London. For now though, it’s time to dust off that juicer and book that Ballet Barre class!
* unless you are a banana