John, our maestro of store training,
on a recent trip to London.
From the buzz of a big city
to the tree-lined streets of a quiet
neighborhood—I can’t overstate
how much I enjoy this town.
In what’s becoming an annual tradition, I hopped a last-minute flight to London. If you’re headed there, be sure to stop by Albam for must-get men’s clothing (I would’ve bought the whole store if I could) and Polpo (it’s just down the block) for a cool cocktail and great eats—sit at the bar by the window for the best people watching.
(clockwise from left to right)
Kensington Gardens: flowers and sunshine in London. If you ever needed a clearer sign that spring is here, you’re not going to get it.
The Orangery: Now a café near Kensington Palace, it was built in the 1700s to store—what else—oranges. Perfect for a spot of tea in the sunshine.
The Tube: the only way to get around the city. I spent a lot of time in this station.
Low Tide: There’s nothing cooler than catching an artist at work. The Thames’s low tide provided this artist with his canvas.
Home Away from Home: At the end of a busy day, it always felt good to turn the corner onto this street (I don’t think I ever saw any of these cars move).
London Bridge: It fortunately wasn’t falling down when I took the picture.
(post by John Hadeed)