Arriving in Cambridge

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I had a weekend filled with mishaps.
Food poisoning and a combination of other things were not how I planned to spend my weekend of "complete and utter relaxation" but I guess the universe had other things in store.
Abi, being the psychic wizard that she is, invited me to take a quick trip to Cambridge with her for a few days.
"A change of scenery is important, especially when you have weekends like yours. We can watch the show choir perform and then go galavanting around the colleges!"
It was time to pull myself out of the doldrums.
We packed, got on a few trains and before we knew it we arrived in our gorgeous apartment.






My father is absolutely obsessed with interior design and house renovation programmes.
As a teen, anytime 'Location, Location, Location' or  'Grand Designs' was on, the family would gather around the television and watch episode after episode. Mainly because he would hog the television. I realised his interests were starting to rub off on me when he called to tell me that we were getting new carpets throughout our house and I got excited. The level of excitement one would get if they were gifted open return tickets to the Seychelles or something. Is "I'm turning into my father" a thing that's commonly said? If so, I'm living proof of that.
Anyway, I digress.
I immediately fell in love with the colour scheme of the living room. So much that I completely disregarded the rest of the apartment!
I never thought green could look so nice on kitchen cupboards or blinds. Let alone walls...


 ^ seriously have you ever seen a lamp this big...



^ this second lamp picture is necessary - just incase you missed the previous one.








I'd definitely recommend renting an apartment compared to booking a hotel room if you're travelling around England. It works out a lot cheaper and you have tons of additional space at your hands to do the silly things such as prancing around or normal things like inviting guests over. Abi and I booked this a day before our arrival and ended up saving £50 between us so take the risk and book closer to the date! Click here for the details. (Alpha Apartments)




^ the lamp...

It was time for the galavanting to commence and as spring had finally sprung (tysm baby jesus) I opted against my usual all black ensembles and tried colour.



Though this trip was supposed to be an unwinding one, I did have the intention of getting at least some work done. Then again, when you're in the epitome of picturesque England and you have a camera at hand... as DJ Khaled would say: "Don't play yourself."






Dress
Watch
Wouldn't recommend these boots - far too slouchy.
Le Sac and Le Cap are out of stock!



More on our adventure in the next post!

38 comments:

  1. Oh wow that lamp is absolutely amazing - I want one like now haha! Loving your outfit choices as well, so nice to know spring is coming. x

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  2. Your apartment is absolutely gorgeous - I wish you lots and lots of blessings with it!

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  3. That is a great idea. We've been planning our trip abroad and we have ran into plenty of travelers who suggest us renting an apartment opposed to a hotel. btw. I think you might need a bigger lamp ;) Great post (I shared it on fb)

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  4. Your post made me laugh - my Dad loves those TV shows too. The apartment looks fab and so do you!

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  5. Oh no, as if you had food poisoning! Your apartment looks fab though, at least that is one consolation to the poorliness! H x

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  6. That apartment was decorated so well! I love that gorgeous abstract striped painting in the living room. The colors are so calming! Your outfit is so cute! I really like that smart cape!

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  7. Looks like a fantastic place to stay and you guys were certainly dressed well for the occasion! :) Hope you gave that houseplant a water before you left though, it looks a bit parched!

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  8. The apartment looks cute and your outfits look great. I love Cambridge, it's so lovely.

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  9. Sorry to hear you've been ill! The apartment looked lovely!

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  10. I've been meaning to go to Cambridge for ages, the apartment looks lovely. Great photos x

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  11. I'm addicted to shows like Location Location Location. The apartment looks great and so do your boots by the way, love them!

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  12. That apartment looks great! I've been wanting to do a bit of travelling around to uk for a while now so it's great to know there are some cheaper options available!

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  13. The apartment looks lovely, Cambridge is such a beautiful city.

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  14. Love that mid-century decor! And your cape, very swishhhh! :)

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  15. Great post. That lamp is beautiful. Looking forward to reading more about your adventure.

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  16. That apartment looks awesome and that is a great tip to forgo the hotel and rent one! I love that lamp, too!

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  17. Wow, that really is a nice place to stay. I love the blue dress you went with! Great photos!

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  18. ugh, I hate feeling ill. But it looks as though you two had a blast in England. Great apartment.

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  19. Those outfits are adorable, but the shoes are my favorite!!! Seems like you had a fun weekend! :)

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  20. Lovely apartment! That's my idea of living with style.

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  21. The apartment looks so amazing and nice ambiance. Love your shots and outfits.

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  22. Oh, sorry you been sick :( I hope is all great now. The apartment looks very stylish and cozy

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  23. never thought about renting an apartment instead of booking a room in a hotel... love that idea! hope next time you feel better! love the dresses by the way : )

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  24. That apartment is beautiful! You both have gorgeous outfits by the way!

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  25. I love the place, the furniture, the style ! Really nice :)

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  26. Your appartment looks great! I hope you are now feeling better and can enjoy it. Ps, love your black boots!

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  27. Love the apartment and the outfits rock! I love booking apartments over hotels too, works out cheaper with a kid as well ;)

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  28. Oh no, I hope you got over the food poisoning quickly. Lovely apartment!

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  29. Love the house!! Simple, clean and natural. Looks great :)

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  30. I always book apartments instead of hotels where I can, feels so much more comfy and like home. The place you stayed in looks lovely

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  31. The apartment looks lovely and I really really love that lamp!!

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  32. Apartment looks really good. Just by looking at the pictures, I can tell that the layout of the looks open. I also love your outfit. It speaks simplicity and elegance.

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  33. I love the interior of the apartment. It's true that it is way much cheaper renting a house or apartment or condo when staying in a place for a couple of days instead in a hotel. Besides, you'll be out wandering the place most of the time.

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  34. Ok so now I NEED that lamp, those tall boots and the cape. I can hear them calling my name. I really love that apartment!

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  35. This place is literally apartment goals. LOVE the lap and the coffee table xxx

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  36. Great list of posts! This will help me A LOT, thanks x

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  37. The apartment looks really nicely furbished with some cool details. The two of you look very happy there :)

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