Tiny Dancer

27th February 2015

Valentine's weekend
Valentine's weekend
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Valentine's weekend
Valentine's weekend
Valentine's weekend

Danse des petits cygnes

I cried three times: as the orchestra played the opening music, when Odette first appeared on stage and at the moment the four ballerinas linked arms to perform dance of the cygnets. Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House was completely and utterly enchanting, and I’ve been listening to Tchaikovsky and talking about ballet ever since. (I’m a bit soppy when it comes to live music!)

It was lovely to spend Valentine’s weekend in London, there were flowers and Valentine displays wherever I looked, and I lost count of how many people wished us a Happy Valentine. How nice!

We stayed at the Kingsway Hall Hotel which was great value and just 5 minutes walk from Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House and Mishkin’s, one of my favourite restaurants.

I enjoyed seeing the new season collections and discovering what colours and fabrics will drift into our subconscious over the coming months. I love all the little details, from the doorways to the street signs, I’m definitely more inspired by London now I no longer live there!


Dress and coat – Boden | Boots – Ash | Bag – Vintage

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  • Reply KatGotTheCream 27th February 2015 at 9:18 am

    So pretty, you've made me want to go to the ballet. I desperately looked for a performance of the Nutcracker at Christmas but missed out. Happy Valentine!! X

    • Reply Candy Pop 28th February 2015 at 2:27 pm

      Thank you, there's always this year!

      See you soon..

  • Reply Victoria - Florence and Mary 27th February 2015 at 9:49 am

    Oh that bag, swooooon! And you're looking pretty fab yourself.

    Have a great weekend,

    Victoria x

  • Reply 27th February 2015 at 9:55 am

    What a romantic day ! Love is in the air in all your pictures. I'm a fan from your look ! Love the Boden dress, the coat and the vintage bag is just adorable !
    Your Channel pearls are so chic ! Also I take a look to your restaurant favourite and I keeep it for my next trip in London, always so inspired ! Have a nice weekend 🙂

  • Reply Ingrid Orens 27th February 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I am totally head over heels in love with your dress !! Must find where Boden is sold in Belgium… (orrrrr, talk to the Hubby about a short trip to London ? ;-))
    Lovely photos, as always (just came back from the florist with… yep, roses !)
    Have a great weekend !

    • Reply Candy Pop 28th February 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Thank you, Boden is sold online but I've no idea if they post internationally. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Lobster and swan 28th February 2015 at 9:09 am

    Love this outfit! Beautiful post x

  • Reply Heather @ my little red suitcase 28th February 2015 at 9:40 am

    that's lovely, you just put the valentine back into Valentines! X

  • Reply CraveCute 28th February 2015 at 3:56 pm

    What a splendid post! I love every bit of it. Thanks for taking us along on your Valentine getaway. ~ Diane

    • Reply Candy Pop 28th February 2015 at 4:19 pm

      You're most welcome, thanking for visiting Candy Pop!

  • Reply Jo 28th February 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Love your coat! I loved it in the catalogue but as I had already bought a Boden coat before Christmas I couldn't justify a second!

    The first ballet I ever saw was Swan Lake whilst I was at uni and I absolutely loved it. As I had played in a couple of orchestras during school (violinist) I got as excited about the music as the dancing! It's a magical experience.

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