My Happy Things 7.14.15

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I’m back from London ūüôĀ

I’m so sad, but I also figured that I would make myself happy by posting my last “happy things” London edition. ¬†After some very spotty wifi services, I can finally show you guys all the cool things that I did!

I had the most amazing trip, and I can’t wait to show you all more pictures as I download and edit.

I’m on to Utah to spend some time with my family at our cabin, but I will post right when I get back!

Here are my happy things for the week:

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Going to Abbey Road!  This was the coolest experience.  I almost died trying to get this picture, but luckily the cars stopped for half a second to let me get this.  It was truly magical.

Also, this group of three people randomly walked up and asked me to be their fourth Beatle which was kind of fun. ¬†I didn’t get to be Ringo, but I think I’ll let it slide.

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The vintage teacup exhibit at the V&A Museum! ¬†Oh my gosh guys. ¬†This was my dream. ¬†I’m not kidding. ¬†There were rows and rows of teacups like this. ¬†Six rooms full. ¬†It was my heaven.

And yeah, that little blob on the end is me. ¬†That’s how many teacups there were.

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The ceilings at the Courtauld Gallery.  They were so beautiful!  I was almost as excited about the ceilings and walls as I was about the art.  I saw some Monet, Van Gogh, and Degas which was amazing!  I could have spent all day in there.

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Going to the Harry Potter Studio Tours in London.

I can’t even explain this one. ¬†It might become a whole post in itself.

I’ll just say that if you’re a Harry Potter fan, this is something you can’t not do in London. ¬†It was one of my favorite activities I did while I was there. ¬†I may have cried at one point (but that’s not something we need to talk about).

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It took me the whole month to find a pour over, but I did it! ¬†The CoffeeWorks Project saved my life. ¬†I am forever grateful. ¬†It was the raddest little coffee shop, and I’m so glad I got to go. ¬†You guys are the besssss.

NYC Baby by Karen O is one of my favorite songs!  I had it stuck in my head for the last few days I was in London (???), so I figured it had to be added.

Thank you to London and to the amazing people I met while I was there.

It was truly incredible.

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Song of the Day: posted above

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The One Where Sara Spent Her Spring Break Watching Too Much ‘Friends’ and Strolling Around SF

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Hallo friends!  Happy Easter!

My spring break was¬†last week two weeks ago, but I’m just now getting to posting about it¬†because I’m busy and in college because I spent my weekend getting tattooed, working, and¬†volunteering at the art museum.

(So I’m not a total shit.)

But anyways…the title pretty much explains it all. ¬†My spring break included watching a whole season of Friends and hanging out with some aunts and cousins in Napa and San Francisco.

A whole bunch of candid photos of myself and some random pics of San Fran is pretty much what you can expect of this post. ¬†Someday I’ll get back to blogging like a real blogger (probably when my geography test this week is over and I don’t have to stress about that).

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My aunt and I drove from her house in Napa Valley (where I spent the first few days of my spring break) to San Francisco. We ended up at Flax, which is the coolest art store I’ve ever been to. ¬†If you’re ever in San Fran and really like art stuff, you need to go to Flax. ¬†You have to!

Their stamp selection alone is worth a visit.

(Yes I just got really excited about stamps.)

(Yes, I’m still single.)

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Then we went to a few little shops around the block…..

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And then we ended up at Sight Glass.

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Which was my haven.¬† (I could almost hear “Smelly Cat” walking through the door…)

Seriously though, just leave me here with a few pairs of oxfords and some of my favorite CDs and I’ll be the happiest girl in the world.

(Sight Glass. ¬†Thank you for your amazing coffee and amazing boys. ¬†Also, thanks to the super nice employee who geeked out about coffee with me, gave me coffee bags, and kept his judgments to himself. ¬†You’re a swell guy).

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Next was lunch at The Rotunda in Neiman Marcus.

I literally ate a cheese plate for lunch.

(Now accepting applications for boys who enjoy¬†stamps, coffee, Friends and cheese. ¬†And girls who wear overalls…)

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Chinatown was the next stop.  I heart Chinatown.

A lot.

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Nothing makes me happier than doing touristy stuff in San Francisco.  Even if I move here someday, I will probably spend my weekends in Chinatown.

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And at Mocca. ¬†A must stop lunch place if you’re ever in town.

Get the turkey sandwich with brie and cranberries.  Get iiiiiiit.

Remember the episode of Friends where Monica gives Ross her last leftover Thanksgiving sandwich? ¬†The one with the “moist maker” in between? ¬†The turkey sandwich at Mocca is a fancy version of that sandwich.

Also there’s no “moist maker”.

Which is fine with me.

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Random hallway in Chinatown.

Dress: Thrifted / Sweater: Old / Shoes: Aldo / Purse: Leather Shop / Sunglasses: Ray Ban
Dress: Thrifted / Sweater: Old / Shoes: Aldo / Purse: Leather Shop / Sunglasses: Ray Ban

For my trip,¬†I decided to wear my new (old) thrifted plum-colored velvet dress. ¬†It’s a new fave, and it looked great with my grey sweater. ¬†(SF is chilly!)

Thanks for reading my weird post about San Francisco, my clothes, and way too many Friends references.

What’s your favorite place?

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*Song of the Day: I Left my Heart in San Francisco–Tony Bennett

(I really did.)