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I’m sharing this post for the next time I head to London!


By now half the world has had a first glimpse of the royal baby, but my eyes were fixated on Kate Middleton, not only her natural beauty and radiance (talk about a post-baby glow!) but the fact that she did not try to conceal what every mom on the planet already knows….yes, after you have a baby you still look completely pregnant!



I am so tired of all the celebrities who appear as though they are svelte right after giving birth and as all moms know, that is just not the case. Some famous moms even go into seclusion until their figures recover (like Kim Kardashian and many others-I’m not singling her out intentionally, she’s just a very recent case).

Yes, the weight does go away.  For me it was about 4 weeks or so before I stopped looking like I hadn’t had the baby yet.  Thank goodness that Kate is real enough to show the world what we really look like after giving birth.  She should be knighted for her bravery, and I mean that sincerely.

If more women would embrace the reality of what birth does to a woman’s body, and in a VERY public way, surely it will make it a bit easier for the rest of us (commoners!).  Perhaps post-partum depression will lessen, or at least new mothers might feel less stigma associated with a post-pregnancy physique.  Its time to feel like hey, it’s ok not to look perfect after you have a baby…its just part of the process, one I would gladly repeat any day….looks like Kate would too!

Would love to hear your thoughts on this topic…

Cool ‘street food’ concept from London…we need this in the US!


Adorei o projeto desse restaurante “take-away” em Londres. O espaço restrito, com programa pequeno não foi sinônimo para falta de criatividade! O tom sóbrio escolhido para as paredes, forro e piso, contrasta com a madeira claríssima do balcão e o azulejo da cozinha. Essa por sua vez, é outro ponto positivo do projeto, e fica aberta visualmente ao público, assim os consumidores podem acompanhar o preparo dos seus lanches enquanto esperam! Detalhe querido: quem resiste aos cardápios desenhados? Um charme só!

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I loved the design of this “take-away” restaurant in London. The restricted space with small program was not synonymous for lack of creativity! The sober tone chosen for the walls, ceiling and floor, contrasts with the light wood applied in the counter and the kitchen tiles. This area turns out being another highlight of the design, it is visually open to the public, so consumers…

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This is fitting of a reblog! I would love to go to the Chelsea Flower show one of these days. Have been to the Philadelphia show, which was mind-blowing…can not imagine how much I would swoon at Chelsea!

Little London Observationist

Like last year, I was lucky to have a sneak peek at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show on Press Day.


It’s brilliant to be able to avoid the crowds, especially for this year’s 100 year anniversary show – sold out, of course!


I never know which way to walk first since it’s such a huge area to explore, but this year I found myself heading toward a grassy patch with intriguing small huts, which I found out were “artisan retreats” filled with artists like Cath Kidston, the London College of Fashion and more.


Drawn to bright blue colours, I headed inside the first hut, delighted to find myself face to face with paper cutout artist Rob Ryan! We had a little chat, he showed me his new kneeling chair which looks something similar to this and said he’d be happy to do an interview for LLO. Looking forward to…

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