Thank you to Times of Glory for recommending that we check out the Wallace Collection. We loved it.
The museum at Hertford House displays the art collected by Marquesses of Hertford. Sir Richard Wallace, after whom the collection is named, was the son of the 4th Marquess. The collection is known for its 18th century French paintings, but I was more excited about the art and artifacts from the 15th century and earlier. I did enjoy seeing The Laughing Cavalier.
There is a beautiful glassed-in courtyard restaurant, where we had a delicious lunch.
I was wearing the Versace top I bought for 20 pounds so I asked MrB to take a picture of it for y’all. Apparently I should have been more specific and asked, “Please take a picture of me where it doesn’t look like I’m carrying two bowling balls in my top, with one being much larger than the other.”
Later on, near our hotel, we saw a restaurant adorned with lovely blossoms.
Naturally, I stopped to molest a flower.
Now we’re about to leave for the theater, where I will continue my effort to set some kind of world-record for unphotogenic-ness. Maybe I can get post-lobotomy hair and bowling-ball boobs into a single shot. What can I say? I dream big.
Times of Glory says
Dear, I’m so glad that you like it! And you certainly have another wonderful day! The top looks cool on! Hey, your hair is more than fine… right side from my side? I cannot see anything wrong…. It may take some time to get used to:)
P.S. The photos are great! I love the one you are next to the flowers xxxxxxxxx
The Clothes Horse says
I love your flower molesting shots, look forward to them every time! Your hair looks fab!
I love London; you must go to vintage shops. I guess it’s the place for that, and also to the war museum, it is so impressive -I don’t like wars but I mean; is a cool experience-.
Hahaha keep dreaming big, lopsided dreams, Wendy! Someday they’ll come true! 🙂
London! Fantastic! I know you’re having a great time, seeing and experiencing all that you can. Don’t fret about your BBs or your hair, please.
You might like to go to this place, too, where the designs and workmanship are exquisite. I had seen a CBS Sunday Morning piece about him and his store, so the last time I took students to London, summer 2001, I made it a point to go there in my free time, mainly to look and enjoy. I did find a couple of things I could afford, even.
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I know you’ll like that Dorking, right? Also from Wikipedia: Dorking is a market town at the foot of the North Downs approximately 25 miles south of London, in Surrey, England.
fashion herald says
great pics, i wish i had a bowling ball problem.
that restaurant with the flowers is beautiful!
You silly goose, you look radiant in all these! I was just commenting on Times of Glory that you always seem to look adorable in pictures. 🙂
First off: I’d just like to have enough up top to amount to just one bowling ball.
Second: That top is sweet!
Third: Your hair is superb, so stop it already!
Fourth: I’m calling the Flower Police on you!
miss vintage love says
You look great! Oh, and that drink looks delicious!
Sharon Rose says
Hi Wendy!! The top is ultra gorgeous and like Enc, I wish I had enough to have that occur to me!! This looks a fabulous place to go to and I’m so pleased you both had a great time!! Haha, you are such a flower magnet, you will miss the hanging baskets of England!!
Tamron Lohan says
You’ve won a Premio Award! I’ve tagged you. Thrilling, I know.
love the top. your descriptions crack me up as usual.
Oh wow I didn’t know you were in London. Have you been to the V&A? The shop there has the most amazing little gems.
Coco, I usually visit the V&A but not this time. Trying to do a few things I haven’t done before!
Jen (MahaloFashion) says
Wendy you always look so hip and happening, wish I could have gone to the museum too!
pistols at dawn says
You had me at “bowling ball boobs.”
Ladies Who Lunch says
I work around the corner from The Wallace so its my fave place to have tea and a snack. And ogle my laughing cavalier!
You flower molester! I’m going to report you to the Bureau of Flower Sanctity, or something!
Aw, you made me laugh with this post. Glad you had fun at the Wallace collection and that you’re having a wonderful time in London!