Hello from across the pond! My name is Brenda, and I’m the blogger behind Sundays and Somedays where I share my life and style as an American girl living in London. I share a new post every Sunday (and some other days in between), and since I love to travel and fashion, that’s what I blog about most. If I can combine the two, that’s even better! I’d describe my style as classic, feminine but still a bit modern, so naturally, I love Virginia Dare dresses!
It’s been a little over three years since my husband, and I (and our two black cats) made the life-changing decision to move to London and quite frankly, it’s hard to imagine a life anywhere else.
One of the most special things about living here is seeing the city throughout the changing seasons. In the autumn and winter months, London really does get dressed up like no other city I’ve lived in! The Ivy always seems to do it best, with their facade changing every few months. This fall, it was all about celebrating the rich colors of autumn foliage—deep reds and burgundies along with rich greens and bright oranges. Plus a few berries and blooms too!
I always use the changing leaves as a signal to switch out the fabrics in my wardrobe—embracing the colder seasons by putting away the linens and lightweight cottons and bringing forward fabrics with a bit more weight, like the Ponte fabric of the Emma dress. A couple of months ago I wore this new staple of my closet to visit The Ivy’s gorgeous autumn display. You can read the blog post here!
A few more of my favorite spots to catch the changing seasons in London? In the spring and summer months, I love visiting Regent’s Park for the manicured gardens, but in the fall and winter, there’s no better place than Richmond Park. It’s London’s largest, and if you visit in the early morning, it’ll be beautifully misty, and you’re more than likely to see some of the thousands of deer that call the park home. And right next to the park is Petersham Nurseries, an iconic shop, and restaurant that houses beautifully lit trees during the months of November and December.
If you’re closer to the center of London, you’ll certainly need to visit Covent Garden, Somerset House, Old Bond Street, and The Natural History Museum to see the best decor that the city has to offer. Trees, ice rinks, floral displays and so much more await. Walking around these areas in the Plaid Alice Dress, hot cocoa in hand would be a magical way to spend a winter evening.
Hope you’ve enjoyed a little tour of the best autumn and winter spots in London!