Wednesday, May 19, 2010

London - The Scottish Play

From Regent Street, we headed over to the famous Carnaby Street for lunch and some shopping. I did do a bunch of "daily outfit" photos, but the weather was pretty sucky for the entire two weeks, so most of my pictures are me in this: My trusty denim trench coat! I was also principle photographer, so I'm not in very many of them.

We had lunch in a fabulous burger shop - this is the view from the patio:
The sign that says "Ollie & Nic" in the upper left-hand corner was an amazing bag/purse/accessory store (I bought a bag there that I'll show you on Friday). Highly recommended.

I don't remember the name of the burger joint, but it had the coolest loo ever:
Yeah, baby! On Carnaby Street, you must have a groovy bathroom!

That afternoon, we headed down to the south side of the Thames. We saw the replica of the Golden Hinde. We couldn't go on board because they were hosting what sounded like a fun kid's birthday party, with lots of pirates going, "Yarrr!"
We stepped into Southwark Cathedral (the oldest cathedral building in London, with parts as old as 606AD)and saw this memorial to Shakespeare:
(I always take pictures of the plaques so I can remember what things are).

Then we moved on to....The Globe:
I bought us tickets online months ago, as Mom, L and I are all theatre fans, and none of us had seen the traditional version of the Scottish play*. If you ever go there, spring the extra pound and get seat cushions - there is no padding, just wooden benches!

This is what it looked like inside:
At first we thought that black apron thing was to shield the standing viewers from any rain, as the theatre is open to the elements in the centre. The standing audience have to stand for the entire performance, but the tickets are only 5 pounds, versus the 35 I paid.

However, the actors used it to transition up and down off the stage during the performance! There was much screaming when these three bloody fellows appeared:
It was a fabulous play! An amazing experience!

And for those of you who have been dying to see what L looks like, I finally got him to agree to let me post his picture:
What a handsome devil!

And onto the clothes portion of our program!
Dude! Check out the shoes! I got them on Carnaby Street, in Irregular Choice, although they are Poetic Licence (hee, they're called "Summer Fling"), just like these and these ones I already own.

The skirt is also new - I got it for $12 in a thrift shop on my day off on Monday. It's by Bedo, a Montreal brand. Score again!

Oh, and this is my first bare legs of the year!

The stuff:
Believe it or not, these shoes were totally comfortable (well, for a heel, let's not kid ourselves). The solid platform (love the aqua sole!) was nice and stable and the t-strap kept them firmly on my feet.

*In case you don't know, this is the Scottish play. Although I'm not in a theatre, so don't have to worry about the curse.

Blouse (Mexx), skirt (Bedo, thrifted), shoes (Poetic Licence), belt (Nygard), bracelet (Le Chateau).

14 comments:

  1. Wow, those are AMAZING shoes. I love them.

    Looks like you're having a fabulous time in London!

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  2. Holy cats, the Globe looks AMAZING! What an experience!

    And lady, those shoes are 100% Sheila. Love 'em.

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  3. I love these shoes!

    And, with all due respect, L. is a hunk and he reminds me of George Clooney!

    Love your blog!

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  4. I loved your post!
    Thank you for sharing.... I did not go into the GLobe and beat myself up for it... can you still hear me beating myself up ?
    It's an excuse to go back... someday.
    YOU LOOK FAB !!
    Great look, that skirt shows your shape beautifully.
    The shoes, I am in denial.

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  5. Handsome hubby! And turquoise/aqua is my fav color.You are making some major fashion scores.

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  6. dude. this outfit. it's... wonderful. stupendous. fabulous. the shine! the proportions! the color! the print! that skirt!
    AUGH
    love.
    have a wonderful trip!

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  7. Ohmygoodness, the Globe is gorgeous. Looks like you had tons of fun.

    And those shoes!!! The top is lovely too.

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  8. Woww.. what a big surprise here! Thanks so much for unveiling your true identity, Mrs. Clooney!
    Cheers,:-)))
    /Lyn/

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  9. Haha, this cracked me up. i actually had to stare at it for a moment to figure out what was going on!

    You are looking sooooo trim lately, and I hope your trip is going wonderfully!

    xx

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  10. OMG, those are amazing shoes!! and You're right L is a handsome devil... HEHE! So fun!

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  11. Sheila, Welcome Back!!!!

    Total fashion espionage. Here we think you're kicking back, relaxing --- and it reality, you be traipsing all over Europe, and "the Globe" LOL!!!! What a cool trip!

    And just look at you, little-miss-skinny-waist in your new Bedo!!! And L!!!!!! "Handsome devil" indeed!!!! And his *spark* runs deep. But I would expect no less a mate for an awesome gal like you.

    You know, you totally rock those shoes; they were made just for you.

    :-)
    Jean

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  12. Thanks, Breanne! We've been and are home now, actually. I'm just showing off my purchases and photos. :)

    Sal, it was fab. Utterly incredible. Yup, I love the shoes too, you will see them lots.

    Thanks, R. Heh, yes, he gets that all the time. Thanks!

    Lorena, aw, thanks! You have to go back and go to the Globe! You know you love the shoes. :-P

    Lesa, yes, isn't he gorgeous? Thanks!

    Wicked, thanks! Uh, I already had the trip - I'm home now. :)

    Megan, it's amazing. If you go to London, go there! Thanks!

    Lyn, hee, you found me out. Ha!

    Julia, you like my rudimentary Paint skills? They are madd skillz, to be sure. Ah, I hope I didn't gain any weight - I drank a lot of beer. You realize I'm home now, right? All that "Never Seen" stuff was delay-posted while I was gone.

    Thanks, Alison! Hee, yes, I'm so lucky to be married to such a hunk.

    Jean, thank you! It's so good to be home. Yes, the wonder of delay-posts - you'd never know I was gone. Heh, I thought I was being very crafty with L's picture. Thanks so much!

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  13. Those shoes are TO DIE FOR.

    Enjoying your travelogue too! Thanks for sharing your trip with us.

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