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Winter Wonderland

27.12.13 

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Once the city of London began lighting up to celebrate the arrival of the festive month of December, it was time for the annual pilgrimage to the magical world of Winter Wonderland…

As we approached, it seriously felt as though London’s 8 million inhabitants all decided to gather up in this tiny corner of Hyde Park that day, just to have their share of the holiday festivities in the big city. We were told that there was going to be an eternally long queue to enter this holy sanctuary – and they weren’t joking either. After an hour waiting in the freezing cold, we finally managed to cross the barriers to have a glimpse at how Londoners celebrated the arrival of the holiday month.

Objectively speaking, Winter Wonderland was simply an ordinary christmas market coupled with some carnival rides. However, roaming around the place for a while did somehow make me feel like a 8-year-old, lost in this brightly illuminated space, and hypnotised by all the sweets counters and carnival rides. There were countless stalls selling gifts and christmas ornaments but, being a self-professed glutton, the main attraction for me was unsurprisingly the many food counters that offered all sorts of things from marzipan, churros, roasted pork belly, exotic cocktails to the more traditional options of hot dogs and mulled wine. It was really difficult not to succumb to the temptation.



  • caroline

    Magical!!! I love all the lights.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

  • Mindy

    love your photos!

    x
    Mindy

    http://www.KINDofLUXE.com

    • http://www.socapricious.com/ Mai

      Thanks Mindy! going through your blog as we speak ^^

  • Shiny

    The photos are so beautiful and the food looks yummy :) Love your blog, followed!

  • http://chicblackchick.net/ Monica

    such enchanting pictures (and so frickin delicious how do you survive not eating everything in sight? those pastries had me craving chocolate like nothing else oh my goodness)! Also the falling snow effect is so cute : ) adds all the extra ambience i love it

  • http://www.pinkoolaid.com/ Pinkoolaid

    lovely photos dear! happy holidays

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  • http://likeaharte.blogspot.com/ Ivana Petrovic

    This looks unbelievably fun and beautiful! This is definitely now on my list of things to see when I visit. Perfect outfit for the festivities too – that leopard coat is stunning!

    Like A Harte

  • http://www.krystelcouture.com/ krystel

    Beautiful photos! Love your coat :) Happy New Year! <3 xx

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  • MellowYellow

    Amazing photos! Love your outfit! Happy 2014!

    xx,

    http://www.mellowyellowblog.com

  • Shanni Sun

    These are so freaking beautiful photos! Argh! It looked like so much fun though especially how you describe it. I’m glad to see you blogging again! :) x

    Shanni
    http://shannisideup.blogspot.com