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Travel – Birthday Vacation: London & Hermès Festival des Métiers

For my birthday vacation, I really only spend a few days (make that two full days) in London as G and I visited Bath and Exmouth (where his cousin and his family resides). While in London, I took the opportunity to appeased my Asian taste buds as I find most of the Asian food in DC to be subpar.

My first meal upon arrival however was at the Wildwood restaurant at Jubilee Place Mall near where G lives. While waiting for our food, the fire alarm went off and we had to evacuate the mall! We return shortly after when everyone was allowed into the building and I had spaghetti with oak roasted salmon while typical G had pizza of course. 😉 The food was decent albeit a smaller portion that I’d like.

Wildwood London Jubilee Place Mall Spaghetti with Oak Roasted Salmon and Margherita PizzaSpaghetti with Oak Roasted Salmon and Margherita Pizza

My next full day in London was the day G & I met up with fellow blogger Marlene of Chocolate Cookies & Candies and Kelly of Plum Project to check out the Hermès Festival des Métiers at Saatchi Gallery. I had a great time getting to know the both of them and it was an eye opening experience to be able to see some of the artisans at work at the Hermès Festival des Métiers. If watching this did not already ignite my desire for another piece of Hermes, being at the exhibit definitely did. Hermes Kelly, you’ll be mine soon! Business of Fashion wrote about the exhibit here and check out Marlene’s post on the exhibit here.

Hermes Festival des Métiers London Saatchi GalleryThe orange cables artfully decorated the space at the exhibit

Hermes Birkin to be sewn Festival des Métiers LondonPieces of leather to be made into a Birkin

Hermes artisan making Hermes BirkinArtisan stitching handle of a Birkin onto the main body

Hermes Kelly Festival des Métiers LondonHermes Kelly on display

Festival des Métiers Hermes Haut à Courroies HACHermes Haut à Courroies (HAC) on display

Hermes Festival des Métiers London

Hermes Festival des Métiers LondonArtisan working on the finishing of leather for Hermes bags

Hermes Festival des Métiers watchmaker London

Hermes Festival des Métiers London watch parts

Hermes Festival des Métiers London watchesArtisan working on watches

hermes Festival des Métiers London scarf

Hermes Festival des Métiers scarfArtisan making velvet out of silk scarves

Hermes Festival des Métiers London

Hermes Festival des Métiers LondonBeautiful Hermes silk scarves in bevy of colors

Hermes Festival des Métiers LondonScraps from scarves

Hermes Festival des Métiers London

Hermes Festival des Métiers LondonFrom drawing to silk

Hermes Festival des Métiers London

Hermes Festival des Métiers London

Hermes Festival des Métiers

Hermes Festival des Métiers LondonHermes Ready-to-Wear

Hermes Festival des Métiers London

Hermes Festival des Métiers LondonHermes Festival des Métiers London

Hermes Festival des Métiers London

Hermes Festival des Métiers London

Hermes Festival des Métiers LondonStep-by-step detailed painting of home ware

Hermes Festival des Métiers London

Hermes Festival des Métiers London

Once we were done gawking and ogling at the fine craftsmanship of Hermes, we headed to Soho to fill our tummies with some ramen. We Malaysians consider gastronomy as a past time, so it was a given that we’d have to bond over food. Kelly had suggested that we frequent Shoryu Ramen for their noodles and I have to thank her for that. The signature noodles I had were delicious and G who’s not a big fan of noodles ordered a side of Chicken Kara Age to go with his Char Siu Tonkutsu and absolutely loved it. I highly recommend Shoryu Ramen and look forward to returning in the near future!

Shoryu Ramen Shoryu Ganso Tonkutsu Shoryu Ganso Tonkutsu from Shoryu Ramen

Aside from the ramen at Shoryu Ramen, I also quite enjoyed my ramen from wagamama. That was my last meal eating out in London and we also ordered some dumplings as appetizers but those were nothing to shout about.

wagamama ramenGyoza and wagamama ramen from wagamama

View of Thames River LondonView of Thames River from G’s flat

I still have more pics to share from our visit to Exmouth as well as some birthday goodies that G gave to me for my birthday! 🙂

Hope you had a good weekend!

Wishing Wednesday… 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute Cosmetic Bag

3.1 Phillip Lim Cosmetic Bag Clutch Gold3.1 Phllip Lim 31 Minute Cosmetic Bag in Gold $350

Frankly, I’ve been skipping a few Wednesdays’ posts as I haven’t had much hankering for anything of late other than my dream bag, the still-so-out-of-reach Hermes Kelly, the Ferrari of bags. However, I will be more than happy to add this little number to my capsule collection of bags. I first spotted this in Fashion Squad’s blog post and got to see it in person at Barney’s Co-op while shopping with a friend on one of the beautiful Spring weekends that we’ve been having here. I love the size of it, although as a cosmetic bag, I think it’s a little overboard but then again, what do I know since I barely put on much makeup! For me, it would be a great alternative to my Marc Jacobs Palais Royale flat case for a pop of bling. I’m rarely attracted to bright shiny things, yet somehow this 3.1 Phillip Lim 31 Minute cosmetic bag has me hooked like a magpie attracted to all things shiny! I do wish it came with a shoulder strap but I’ll happily take it as is. Now, anyone wants to send this to me as birthday gift? 😉

Fauxionable Outfit – Monday Blues Take Two!

Last Summer I wore this same dress and titled the post Monday Blues and here I am doing the same, since I couldn’t think of a better title! Well, it’s also because Monday blues is apt for today. I had taken these outfit pics before I left for work, yet it wasn’t until I arrived in the office that I realized I did not bring the USB cord with me. (Genius!) Thus, I couldn’t post this earlier during my lunch break. That wasn’t the only case of Mondays, as I realized I forgot my wallet as soon as I stepped out the door, which was good since I went back in to retrieve it quickly, but while on my way to work, I realized that I had forgotten my keys for my cabinet, which means I’d have no access to my snacks and other things in my drawers. Case of Mondays, much?

Fauxionable Outfit - Monday Blues Take Two!

Fauxionable Outfit - Monday Blues Take Two Michael Kors Mini Runway MK5384, Hermes Kelly Double Tour, Cartier Trinity Ring, Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Ring

I hope you had a better Monday than I did and a great week ahead! 🙂