48 Hours In London

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London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Design Sponge, Grace Bonney

Two weeks ago I spent a quick 48 hours in London. It was the Blogtacular weekend and I was excited to be speaking with my plant fellow Judith about our Urban Jungle Bloggers community. Our presentation was a success if you ask me: We had a big audience (even sitting on the floor as all chairs were taken) and a vivid Q&A session after our presentation. Another personal highlight of this year’s Blogtacular was the keynote speech by Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge. I felt very inspired and it was beyond cool to meet her in person and enjoy a fun and chatty coffee break with her, Anne and Judith. After the conference we headed off to the London store of West Elm where Pinterest organized a Pintacular DIY party with one overarching topic: Urban Jungles. Truly a fun green day!

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Grace Bonney, Design Sponge

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Pinterest

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers

Sunday was our day off and Judith and I kicked it off with a relaxed breakfast with the at{mine} team. Afterwards we decided to walk the calories off by crossing the City of London. By coincidence we noticed a sign promoting the ‘Open Garden Squares Weekend’ – apparently all London was clad in green for the Urban Jungle Bloggers. We entered a wonderful, Hogwarts-like building and its green courtyard full of English roses, lush greens and impeccable English lawns. We topped our visit with a very British tea hour and homemade cake and felt fully inspired by London in a mere 48 hours!

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Motel One

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Motel One

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Motel One

After the green squares it was time to head ‘home’, to the charming Motel One Tower Hill who kindly offered to host us during the weekend. I know Motel One from several stays (you remember the wonderful Motel One visit in Vienna) so I was happy to be saying in their new London house located just a few walking minutes from the Tower of London and the famous Tower Bridge. The hotel is comfortable and offers probably one of the best price-performance ration in the City of London. Plus a good and yummy breakfast! And you are located in the City of London with a tube station just around the corner. Definitely a good place to stay for your next London weekend trip!

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Motel One

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Motel One

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Motel One

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Motel One

London, 48 hours weekend, Blogtacular, Urban Jungle Bloggers, Motel One

Photography by Igor Josifovic

This post has been brought to you in collaboration with Motel One

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  • Reply 2moiselles June 30, 2015 at 09:41

    I miss London so much!! Thanks for this very nice post!

    • Reply Igor June 30, 2015 at 09:48

      You are very welcome!! London is really a great place for instant inspiration!

  • Reply Amy @apidaecandles.de June 30, 2015 at 10:37

    Igor and Grace, very cool!

    • Reply Igor June 30, 2015 at 10:48

      Right? I was pretty happy to meet her and she is as nice as I imagined her to be:-)

  • Reply susan / fleurishing June 30, 2015 at 13:58

    I hope to make it to Blogtacular one of these days…I’m a big fan of D*S (because of Grace) and rceently watched her keynote (loved it). How awesome you were able to have some time with her + Anne!

    • Reply Igor June 30, 2015 at 20:51

      Yes it was truly my personal highlight. It’s amazing to meet people you’ve been following for such a long time online and then they proof to be as natural and friendly as you imagined them!

  • Reply Ilse July 8, 2015 at 14:49

    Lieber Igor,
    Du hast London wunderschön in Bildern eingefangen.
    Ich danke Dir!
    Ilse.

    • Reply Igor July 8, 2015 at 15:14

      Danke Dir fürs Lesen und Kommentieren, Ilse!

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