Late in bed, with a mind that refuses to switch off, AlexandraLuella rambles on about her secret paint-sniffing habits. Also, shows you a side of London – if that does lure you into this post, then hey it works.
Unlike the Buckingham Palace which is always moated by tourists with their annoying selfie sticks, Fulham Palace is (or rather was) surrounded by an actual moat, what’s more the longest domestic moat in England. When you have some time to spare or are allergic to selfie sticks, pack your picnic bag and head to Fulham Palace. There will only be children playing, moms sipping wine and a big green garden. Everyone’s happy – a rare, beautiful sight in London.
What do you do on a Tuesday evening? You grab the sweetest and crunchiest of a delicious caramel popcorn, climb onto the rooftop and slip under the blanket, spending the rest of your night watching a romantic film and snuggling with Ryan Gosling.
I live close to Holland Park and actually have many slow lunches and early dinners there whenever the weather permits. Sometimes, it would just be takeaway and a cheap bottle from nearby shops; occasionally, like yesterday, there would be something more elaborate-ish. Sit down and have a fig.
One sunny Saturday, in the Borough of Brent, I marvelled at the sight of Neasden Temple – the largest Hindu temple outside India and so co-incidentally, situated here in our darling London.
We didn’t need a table, it was just a-minute walk away, we joined the throng of off-jacket men and rosy women; tailored trousers touched the grass, bare recently-shaven legs subtly crossed. This manicured corner of the Temple Inn is an award-wining patch of land. Flowers and hedges and fruit trees, life grows luxuriantly, lush and rich and full. This photo doesn’t do it justice.
What’s on in Saatchi Gallery – Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin Africa, a psychedelic and extremely evocative assemblage of art. On one end there were drawings pierced with emotions, done so politically wrong to be politically right, on the other end there were psychotropic geometric compositions that stirred up images of playground and childhood memories.