Sunday, August 19, 2012

I'm dreaming of...

living in London!

I love love love Los Angeles, but I've been dreaming of living in London for as long as I can remember. :)
I know I will always probably go back home to Los Angeles, but it would be amazing to see what life would be like studying and living across the pond...

LOVE living in London... there's ALWAYS something going on!    London underground by @Doug88888, via Flickr

This dream of mine has been heightened even more by all the fantastic celebrations that went on in London these past two years -- the royal wedding, Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, and the London 2012 Olympic Games! :)

*Sigh*

For now though, I'm just gonna have to live vicariously through photos of London on Pinterest:

Big Ben

I can't wait to see Big Ben in person, take the requisite tourist photo at a telephone booth, and ride a double-decker bus!

Tower Bridge

Millenium Bridge - London

London Eye, London
The London Eye

I love this photo! :)

London shopping

London Shopping | Oxford Street

I can only imagine how awesome shopping in London is!

Rainy London

I know it's almost always raining in London, but I love rain and I love gloomy weather -- that would be a nice break from the bright, California sunshine (which I also love, of course, haha)!

London aerial view

*Sigh*

It's just a dream for now, but I'm sure one day this will become a reality!
And when that day comes, all my new adventures will be documented here on my blog, of course. :)

What about you, if you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
If you live in London, how is life like there? 
Which are the best places to live in? The best places to go?

Tell me your favorite London stories, I'd love to hear about them! :D

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Links to my posts this week:

SkinCareRx: New Social Media Giveaway Series!
Anastasia of Beverly Hills: She Wears It Well Eye Shadow Palette
Wedding Wednesday: Talking Fashion!
Style Spotlight: Jennifer Aniston
Let Me Gush and Music: Phillip Phillips
Bye London 2012, Hello Rio 2016!

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96 comments:

  1. I really hope you like London!
    I always love it when I get chance to go shopping there :)

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    1. i'm sure i will love it there! :D

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  2. London is great :D i´ve only been there once on a 5 days "vacation" .. Loved it there (y) going back soon ^^

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  3. London is great but honey stay in California, believe me you do not want this weather!! There are so,e great shops and streets you can spend hours in. Camden Market is great too! It can get so busy and claustrophobic though, I hope the Queen doesn't cut my head off now for dissing her city a bit and not being patriotic, whoopsy! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. aww, haha! i'm sure the Queen won't mind! ;)

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  4. Sounds spectacular, but I wouldn't want to live there nor L.A. It seems everyone I know wants to move to Portland these days. I don't think I'll be going there, either.

    Lovely Post!

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    1. i heard portland is pretty fun too, i'd love to visit. :) where do you live, btw? :)

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  5. Great sceneries! I love everything here! Great blog dear! I am now following you! Follow me back please!

    Blow A Rainbow

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  6. Oh man, so with you here! I've been dreaming of living in London since the first time I cracked open a Harry Potter book back when I was 8, haha. And now that one of my best friends lives there I've been hoping to visit!

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    1. yes, harry potter is one big influence on my dream too, haha! ;)

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  7. london steels my breath awayyy
    *.*

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  8. That shot of the London Eye is just awesome! I think I'll join you in London, if you don't mind! :P

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    1. i knoooow, i really love it! and yes, i'd love for you to join me! ;)

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  9. beautiful photos of London. It was one of my favorite places to travel!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  10. I went there about 2 years ago - absolutely an amazing place!

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  11. London is nice but the weather is dreadful. I couldn't handle it.

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    1. yeah, i've heard the weather isn't the best, but i really do love rain! ;)

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  12. These pics are gorgeous. Make me want to buy a ticket and go! :)

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  13. Love this city this is the best city ever!

    Kisses

    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog

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    1. i really, really want to go there! :D

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  14. London is a great city!!! beautiful pictures!!!
    Have a good week!!!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  15. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I LOVE THIS!! london is one of my favorite cities in the world!!! and i didn't really get to shop the last time i was there.. so i'm dreaming of a shopping trip to london hahaha :p

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    1. aaahhh, you on a shopping trip to london = amazing! ;)

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  16. I just got back, and it is really quite fantastic! I hope you get to make your way over there soon!

    XO,
    Elizabeth
    www.tonicofwildness.com

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    1. thank you! i really, really hope so too! :D

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  17. I love that bridge...it was so pretty during the Olympics! I would love to visit this city.

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    1. i agree! did you see the picture of tower bridge with the olympic rings and the full moon? beautiful! :D

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  18. I use to live in London and those pics made me miss it! Tear tear! Cute blog!
    Nina from j-adorebellefete.com

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    1. aww, sorry about that, i hope you can come back to london soon! and thanks, i'm happy you think my blog is cute! :D

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  19. London would be fabulous!! I'm crazy about their accents!

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  20. I love London too - these photos make me nostalgic. London and LA are two of my favorite cities in the world!

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    1. me too! even though i haven't been to london, hahaha! ;)

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  21. Amazing!! Gorgeous photos of London!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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  22. would super love to live here, too!!!

    xx

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  23. We can swap if you like, as I'd pretty much do anything to go back and live in the US!

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  24. Love this story I must admit that when I came from my last trip to London I really wanted to see if there was any way I could stay there !


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    Loved it instantly so I have no choice but to follow you around!!

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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    1. awww, haha! thanks for following, btw! :)

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  25. I love London! All the pictures you found are so beautiful! It makes me want to go back!

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    1. yay, glad you think so! i love pinterest! :D

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  26. I wish I was from outside of the UK then I could really appreciate London. I've visited twice and I don't particularly like it all that much - there are so many places in the UK that I'd definitely rather be! x
    Island Girl Insights ♥

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    1. i would definitely love to see other parts of the UK as well! the english countryside looks beautiful! :)

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  27. Oh me too! I guess living in london for a few years wont hurt :D you can go on a euro trip and shop at all the places I've heard so much about :D I love rainy weather too so it wouldn't be so bad I think :P haha! I love the london pictures! The olympic has really make me wanna go to London!

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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    1. yes, i would definitely love to travel to all parts of europe too! :)

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  28. I enjoyed London when I visited but LA weather is just unbeatable. : )

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    1. i think i am definitely going to miss LA weather, but i really do love rain. :)

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  29. I've been to London and I really love it. I remember thinking it would be so easy to live there because the language is the same, the scenery is great and the shopping is spectacular. Love that photo of the London Eye too.

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    1. yeah, that's exactly what i was thinking -- it's like you get the best of both worlds. :)

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  30. Seeing these photos of London makes me really want to go there too. There's lots of places that I wish I could live in, LA, New York, Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and London of course. I hope I will get the chance some day.

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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    1. i've been to new york and taipei (they're both awesome), and i live in los angeles (love it here!). ;) i really hope you get the chance some day! :D

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  31. So lovely blog! Love it so much!
    You have a new follower, dear!)) Hope you'll do the same!

    http://myfiercefashion.blogspot.com/

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    1. awww, thank you so much, veronica! :)

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  32. I'd like to visit London as well! all the historic buildings are beautiful<3 but if I can really choose I want to live in Japan haha everything looks so tempting there!!
    I hope you can pursue your dream,and go to London soon! :D

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    1. thank you, prisilia! i really hope so too. :)
      p.s. i'd love to visit japan as well!

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  33. really?! because I've been dreaming of living in LA forever! More specifically, Santa Monica. Ah, I love that place, but I'm not a millionaire... so I would be living in a cardboard box in Santa Monica at this rate lol

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    1. aww, haha! i guess it's really true what they say, we always want what we don't have. ;)
      i hope you can come over here and live your dream of living in santa monica soon! :)

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  34. London is one of my fave places to visit

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  35. beautiful pictures :) london is amazing i go there 2times a year :) but i actually my dream is to live in la
    everything looks so perfect in la haha :) i love your blog :D

    xoxo
    Julie

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    1. aww, i hope you can move here soon! los angeles is definitely awesome, i really do love it here. :)

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  36. I'm not sure I would want to live in London, but I definitely, without a doubt, want to visit it one day. For all the reasons you mentioned above. ;) It seems like such a fabulous and vibrant city, filled with astonishing history and quaint culture. It seems beautiful as well.

    PS. I'm following you on Facebook now. And friend requested you. I'm Jenny Benny! xoxo

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    1. i really love how you described london! :)
      p.s. thanks for liking my facebook page and thanks for the friend request! :D

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  37. Just found your blog and I have wanderlust, as well! Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    Venessa
    http://www.everything-pretty.com/

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    1. you're welcome! thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! :D

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  38. I really want to visit London someday. It looks like such a beautiful place.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  39. I've always wanted to visit London! hopefully one day I will! Great pictures! And thanks for what you said about me being an amazing mom! Loved that comment! Made my day!

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    1. i am really crossing my fingers for the both of us! ;) and you're very welcome! i was only stating a fact. :)

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  40. Oh how beautiful! Me, i dream of living in ireland. :]

    --Olivia :)

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    1. i would love to visit ireland one day too! :)

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  41. We want to go with you! Since the Olympics we are really craving a trip to London!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  42. OMG!! I love, love London too!

    Maybe not to live there but absolutely to visit! That photo of the London Eye is sooo beautiful!
     
    oxo,
     
    ML
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  43. I think it would just be so amazing to move to a different country, and london would surely be spectacular. love these photos. ahhhh.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. that's true, i agree with you! just the experience alone would be so worth it! :)

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  44. i would love to visit london too! it's so pretty. but i don't know if i'd be able to move there. i grew up here in LA and i don't think i'd be able to leave.

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    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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    1. aww, haha, i was like that too! but i think once you get into your twenties, you'll start thinking of spreading your wings. ;)

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  45. I really want to visit London! Great post! Kisses

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  46. oh i love london too! i was there twice, last time in march and it was beautiful <3
    for me it is raining too much though:)
    lots of love xx

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  47. Hi ! Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I live in London and although it's nice the people are a pain in the backside !! I'm up for trading my life with u :) LA seems fine to me !!

    Love Chrissi xo

    Www.Christianaholt.blogspot.com

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    1. hi chrissi! you're welcome! :) and aw, really? why? are people mean? :/
      but anyway, we'd love to have you here in LA! :D

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