City slicker

London is pretty close to perfect right now.

The air is cool, but the dahlias and chrysanthemums are blooming like there’s no tomorrow. The evenings are still long enough, but hot coffee is beginning to sound more enticing than cold. I went to the Open Air Theatre yesterday noon to see an adaptation of the first grown-up novel I ever truly loved (To Kill A Mockingbird) and sat snuggled in a blanket scarf watching pigeons swoop and dragonflies dive beneath the stormy sky. The tourists are leaving, en masse – exactly as they came. The city feels paused, empty somehow. Perfectly on the cusp. And I’m beginning to see why folks love London.

  • Naomi

    Beautiful, Lu. Your posts make me re-consider London… If only I could afford to live in a nice flat in a nice area 😉

    N xo

  • I love this time of year too! The nights are drawing in and the weather’s a touch cooler, but our hours of light are still long enough to feel that I’m getting sleepy at the right time of the day. A beautiful account of London at the end of summer. x

  • Nancy

    That bike up top is swoonworthy, like really… also you are just the cutest thing alive! I like your outfit too.

  • Lovely description of the city in the fall, it makes me miss those streets!

  • this sums it up perfectly. London in autumn is quite special – if only I had a dreamy bike like that one to float around town in! x