Think brunch and a tube ride to Holland Park just for the outfit photos.
I'm not even sure where i "met" Lauren, in blogging terms we go way back, i looked back on my first ever blog instagram photos the other day and there was Lauren, the only blogger in my 12 likes. Although she's practically my first port of call when i want some blogging help; (she's the only reason i have a domain if I'm honest) unfortunately she lives in Scotland and i live in London. Meaning opportunities to have a bloggers day out are few and far between. That was until Lauren came to London last week and we found ourselves on a photo taking, brunch eating, bloggers bonanza.
We took loads of photos, mostly of each other and although these will be all over my Instagram, i thought it would be a sin to not include them in some type of blog post. So although i'm a fan of detailed posts that help people in some type of way, here's one from a day where i just wanted to share the photos, because why not.
We're bloggers, we didn't have lunch we specifically met at 11 so we could make it for a brunch menu, obviously. We brunched at Daylesford in Marylebone, which is like a cross between an organic farm shop and a restaurant - i like it because it makes me feel like everything i'm eating is healthy, regardless as to whether it actually is or not. I had two poached eggs with a side of smoked salmon, probably one of my favourite combinations other than eggs and avocado of course..
At one point the waitress came over to ask how our food was, and she realised we hadn't even started it yet because we were taking too many photos.. bloggers..
After brunch we jumped on the tube to Holland Park because there's no better place for some stereotypical outfit shots, also everywhere else in London is always busy, but Holland Park streets are suspiciously quiet which means you get far fewer weird looks.
Props to Lauren for making me look half decent, and insuring that i'll have some photos for my Instagram that aren't just of lipsticks for the next 3 weeks. I really wanted to get a photo to illustrate how beautiful my new phone case is from Richmond and Finch, they sent me this tropical leaves case and honestly I'm obsessed - you've probably seen it in the background of many an instagram already. This is the highest quality case i've ever owned and the prettiest, also can we talk about how the branding on the bottom is in rose gold to match my phone?
If you want to get your own hands on a Richmond and Finch case you can get 20% off using the code Mariajblogs20. Also i feel like i need to point out i'm not being paid to say that, are disclaimers for things that aren't an ad but sound like one a thing now? Idk man i just really like my phone case..
I also took some photos of Lauren and she looks gorgeous so i couldn't not include them right??
I got on the floor for this one, i'll go to all lengths for an instagram even if it isn't my own..
Lauren literally looks like a professional model and i'm pretty pleased that i took these photos, it's funny what can come out of "idk look like you're walking" "ooo i don't know this photo is being taken, give me candid, wow". Honestly anyone who walked past must've been so confused but we got some serious #ootd looks, we did it for the gram.
I'm pretty stuck in my ways when it comes to photos on my blog, iPhone photos don't usually make the cut, but we finished the day with a selfie so i had to include it.
The most stereotypical bloggers day out? Check! I had such a lovely day with Lauren and i always find it the most motivating thing to spend time with other bloggers.
Who needs a professional photographer when you have blogger friends? - Maria x
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