Thursday, 28 February 2013

The London(ers) Birthday Weekend

This weekend was my "Sister From Another Mr.'s" birthday. This, of course, meant that I had to fly to London to celebrate with her!

I arrived late afternoon to a very cold and snowy London - I have a feeling the bad weather is following me. Stupidly wearing a thin coat in hope of some London sun,
 I shivered my way to Roses flat. Where thankfully a warm cup of tea was waiting for me.

Rushing all the way from Sweden trying not to miss trains and planes - I always forget to eat and arrive in London hungry as a hostage. (haha)
Rose knows this and had planned the perfect first stop for my London visit.
Juicy, delicious, burgers anyone?
(Read about the BEST BURGERS in London here)

After not so gracefully stuffing our faces with the best burgers I have ever had, we headed back to get ready for the first night of birthday antics.

P.S. Sorry about the quality of some of the photos. I had to use my cellphone since my camera is so heavy.


We took the very comfortable and luxurious Uber cabs to our first stop. 
If you Download the App and put "TheLondoner" in as the promo code, they'll give you a £20 credit. Believe me it is totally worth it!


Our first stop was Morton's

Yes, you are allowed to laugh at me and say "that is so 2010", but this is where I first discovered the Lychee Martini. It is seriously good if you (like me) have lived under a rock and not tried it yet.
Somehow I always discover a new drink when I go to London. Corps reviver 2, VCR's, and Lychee Martini - a nice little collection.

 

Drinking like 'real' Londoners we had Martinis, Shots, Vodka, Whiskey, and Champagne. How I am still alive, you wonder? Keeping water close by saves lives...believe me.

After Morton's we went to the 'old' China white, and then finished off at Raffels.
We had an absolute BLAST! I couldn't think of a better way to start off this birthday weekend.



FOOD was the first thing on our minds when we woke up the next morning. We got dressed, chugged a cold coke and met up with Phoebe and Carlo for lunch at Bumpkin.






  
After lunch the hangovers had turned into birthday excitement again. Time for another "Happy Birthday Rose" toast! ...and since toasting with water is bad luck - we had to find a glass of something a little bit more exiting. A Bluebird's flirtini maybe?







I was wearing:
Jacket - Zara
Bag - Chanel
Shoes - Bianco
Wet Look Legings - Asos


After losing track of time we had to hurry back to get ready for the birthday party that same evening.

B Soho, cocktails, pizza, sing along music, a birthday girl and a big group of over exited girls - recipe for embarrassment. I think we sang... I mean screamed along to every song that was played by that poor guy with the guitar. Either way - we had so much fun and this was only just the beginning.

Can you spot my Lychee Martini on the right. (FYI: Morton's Lychee Martini was 10x better.)



After B Soho we started our journey through Londons club scene. 

First stop - Project...


After Project we somehow ended up at Jalouse
For some reason it was extremely busy, which I didn't find out until we had already left was because Justin Bieber was there. Damn!
At Jalouse some random guy "swaged" up to me with his sunglasses on trying to "pick me up". I just couldn't help myself. I had to tell him that he looked ridiculous. After the classic "Is it sunny in here" I pulled out (what I thought was really funny), "You look like that douche Pitbull with those sunglasses on". After turning my back and walking away my friends all grabbed me to inform me that it actually was Pitbull I was talking to. I can't believe I got the chance to tell Pitbull his glasses are irritating and lame. I feel so pleased with myself!

Somehow we magically ended up at Morton's once again...and this is also where my story ends.



On Sunday (Roses 'real' birthday) we got the pleasure of spending it with Roses lovely family. 
 We all met for lunch at Burger & Lobster  where we all had lobster - of course! 
This is also one of my favorite spots in London. £20/200sek for a burger or lobster (with fries and salad)...and don't think that the quality is compromised because of the price - it's great!
 I would highly recommend B&L if you are in London. 



After lunch we went to the Dukes Hotel for afternoon tea.
They showed us to on of their private rooms where we quickly got comfortable (how could you not in a room that beautiful).  There was a constant flow of tea, champagne, finger sandwiches, sweet treats, and sparkling conversations.  
I truly enjoy spending time with Rose and her family. They are such a polite, sophisticated, witty, charming, educated, and most of all friendly bunch. 





 



What a wonderful ending to an amazing birthday weekend.

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43 comments:

  1. Haha! That bit about Pitbull is hilarious!
    Looks like you all had a lovely time :)
    x

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  2. Fabulous!

    You look as stunning as ever :)

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  3. How amazing, I love that you managed to say that to Pitbull, so funny haha! Everything looks lovely, must have been an amazing birthdayxx

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  4. I have to agree with the above post. I like you all the more for having done that! (Sunglasses inside is such a douche move) Lovely post! x

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  5. this post makes me miss London! love your style girl -- where is that first black dress from?? love it. xo

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  6. Definitely looks like a good weekend! And you all look lovely, of course x

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  7. What a brilliant blog post! LOL about Pitbull - fabulous! Sounded like a great weekend.
    xxx

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  8. Valentina, you're a superstar !!! Pitbull is still choking ! haha
    Thank you for this great blog ! I will be celebrating my birthday in London in 2 weeks and I am definitely taking notes when it comes to restaurants and places to go !! Merci beaucoup !!!

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    1. Hope you enjoy your birthday! Glad I could be some kind of help with my ramblings ;) haha x

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  9. How cool that you could tell Pitball he was a douche!
    Fab coat and great post, I've just started my own blog: http://beautyandacookbook.blogspot.co.uk/
    x

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  10. You look like Sienna Miller but prettier! Well done for saying that to Pitbull, someone needed to! xx

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  11. Pitbull annoys the living daylights out of me. "Mr. 305" in that voice ughhh haha glad you dissed him (even if it was without knowing it!)

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  12. Great post! You are very beautiful too!!

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  13. Kudos on setting Pitbull straight :)

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  14. Sounds like a fantastic weekend!! Apparently I'm under a larger rock than you were. What are "Corps reviver 2, VCR's"? Help me please, I want to discover new drinks too! =)

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    1. Corps Reviver 2 is not only one of the best cocktails in the world!(if you like sour, refreshing, but still strong and sweet drinks)http://imbibemagazine.com/Corpse-Reviver-2-Recipe

      p.s I leave the absinth out, becomes a little too strong with it.

      VCR's are the most lethal of them all! Vodka - Champagne - Redbull! Haha mix it all up and it will get the party started ;)

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  15. Lovely post! Thankyou for the best weekend beautiful girl xxx

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  16. aww you and rose are so cute! BFF's! love it, glad you had fun!

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  17. Seriously sounds like the most perfect birthday weekend! Glittered with celebrity moments and lychee martinis, what's not to love (except the hangover)?
    Love from Hong Kong,
    Samantha xx
    thesugarwoman.blogspot.hk

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  18. I can't believe you dissed Pitbull! Haha, nice work :)

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  19. It looks you all had a wonderful time and Rose had an amazing birthday! That's so funny that you said that to Pitbull, it is beyond ridiculous to wear sunglasses inside a club!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  20. It looks like you had a fantastic time, hope you're not still recovering haha.

    I'm hoping to visit Sweden to celebrate midsummer this year. Any suggestions? What city/town will be the most fun? Is Helsingborg worth visiting? Could you do a "The Londoner"-style feature with places to visit in Sweden please?

    PS Love your blog! Your photos are gorgeous

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    1. Midsummer is literally my favorite time of year!

      The sun basically doesn't even go down, you drink snaps, sing silly songs, eat strawberries, wear flower crowns etc.

      Midsummer is extra enjoyable if you have some kind of summer house where you can celebrate it with your all of your friends.

      I would probably recommend to go to Stockholm if you haven't been to Sweden before.
      Helsingborg is also truly beautiful and a great place to spend midsummer. However I'ts a bit smaller, and about 5 hours away from Stockholm (by car).

      Some "Sweden" Posts

      http://valentinadepertis.blogspot.se/search?q=stockholm (stockholm)
      http://valentinadepertis.blogspot.se/2012/05/sunday-funday.html (Helsingborg)

      There are a lot more....but not really sure what you are interested in?

      x

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    2. Thanks for the reply! I'm definitely sold on Stockholm, and we may also go to Copenhagen so Helsingborg won't be too far out of the way. Exciiited!


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    3. Yeah Stockholm is a must. Copenhagen is a MUST too! Only an hour by train to Helsingborg :)
      Enjoy - and if you have any other questions on where to go or what to do don't hesitate to ask :)

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  21. The part about Pitbull is definitely the best! Its something I have always thought and wanted to say to him...cant believe you did! hahaha x

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    1. Something that NEEDED to be said to him ;) haha

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  22. This looks like it was so much fun! And absolutely loved that you accidentally insulted Pitbull -sunglasses inside a club is just plain stupid! How does he even see?

    Love,
    Kimberley xx
    www.ohthatkimberley.com

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    1. I don't know, but the ones he was wearing was that creepy light brown kinda sea through color...haha even worse! lol

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  23. Pitbull is a douche so youre right there. Gotta give a shout out to my fellow Canuck the Beebs! Sounds like a lovely birthday weekend!

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  24. What a lovely birthday weekend you had with Rosie ! You all look beautiful ;)

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  25. Nice car, was that a cab ? Looks like a mercedes, would love to know which class and was it a cab, if so dont need to be more precise of the class. Was just interested to know maybe a chauffer car ? You driving around those these days Val ?

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    1. Yeah, it was an Uber Taxi. It was a Mercedes but I have no idea what model (unfortunately I don't know enough about cars) haha.

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  26. U LOVE YOURSELF!!!!!!

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  28. Is the girl sitting next to you, wearing the NYC tank top in the show "Made in Chelsea?" Just wondering!

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  29. HA! Loved the Pitbull smack down.

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