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(Cardigan: Reformation, Top: The Deep End Club: Bag: C/O J Crew)

Living in London, it's inappropriately rare that I ever venture out of my little central bubble when I'm in town. I'm rarely any more West than Shepherds Bush, more south than Tooting, more East than Shoreditch and more North than Kentish Town (and I wonder why people don't come to visit me in Zone 6...) I know it's a bad habit, and I have a list as long as my arm of places across the city I'm desperate to visit- but the temptation to revisit old favourites often gets the better of me, leaving me frightfully under travelled for a city with so many transport connections (huzzah- the most dull thing I have ever said)!

So, on Valentines day, before we spent the evening cooking spaghetti with too much red wine and singing Barry White until the early hours (joking about the latter), Joe and I headed West to Richmond for a spot of exploring and a little lunch. We'd never visited together, and although we ended up on a train with hundreds of excited rugby fans (forever well timed)- were pretty excited about seeing a new part of London, and visiting a spot I'd had on my 'to visit' list for a while, Petersham Nurseries.

Although the weather wasn't the best for trudging uphill across the park (now I just need to wait until mud splattered jeans come into fashion), we managed to cosy up in one of the Petersham greenhouses for a healthy lunch (it's part of the tearoom cafe, not just a random greenhouse) and potter about (pun intended) across the centre, before admiring the most beautiful town houses (and dreaming up absurd 'one day...' scenarios), picking up desert supplies and beating the rush home- I'll definitely be back Richmond!
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Petersham Nurseries What Olivia Did Petersham Nurseries What Olivia Did Petersham Nurseries What Olivia Did Petersham Nurseries What Olivia Did Petersham Nurseries What Olivia Did Petersham Nurseries What Olivia Did
(Cardigan: Reformation, Top: The Deep End Club: Bag: C/O J Crew)

Living in London, it's inappropriately rare that I ever venture out of my little central bubble when I'm in town. I'm rarely any more West than Shepherds Bush, more south than Tooting, more East than Shoreditch and more North than Kentish Town (and I wonder why people don't come to visit me in Zone 6...) I know it's a bad habit, and I have a list as long as my arm of places across the city I'm desperate to visit- but the temptation to revisit old favourites often gets the better of me, leaving me frightfully under travelled for a city with so many transport connections (huzzah- the most dull thing I have ever said)!

So, on Valentines day, before we spent the evening cooking spaghetti with too much red wine and singing Barry White until the early hours (joking about the latter), Joe and I headed West to Richmond for a spot of exploring and a little lunch. We'd never visited together, and although we ended up on a train with hundreds of excited rugby fans (forever well timed)- were pretty excited about seeing a new part of London, and visiting a spot I'd had on my 'to visit' list for a while, Petersham Nurseries.

Although the weather wasn't the best for trudging uphill across the park (now I just need to wait until mud splattered jeans come into fashion), we managed to cosy up in one of the Petersham greenhouses for a healthy lunch (it's part of the tearoom cafe, not just a random greenhouse) and potter about (pun intended) across the centre, before admiring the most beautiful town houses (and dreaming up absurd 'one day...' scenarios), picking up desert supplies and beating the rush home- I'll definitely be back Richmond!
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63 comments:

  1. Beautiful, and brave with the rugby traffic. I live near Richmond so know what it's like if you get stuck!

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  2. Lovely post!!!!!! Love the outfit as well!

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  3. This looks like such a beautiful place!

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  4. what a cute valentine's date! love nurseries, especially on cloudy days. love the wellies scattered throughout the post and your bracelet
    xx Sarah
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  5. There are so many beautiful places in London! This looks lovely! xx
    Summer,

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  6. This looks like the perfect place for photos! I really love the sign about longer days!

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  7. beautiful photos as usual Olivia <3 and this place looks so serene and lovely :)

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  8. That place looks so cute, I love the photography in this post xx
    Corinne

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  9. This place looks gorgeous! I need to go next time I'm in London :)
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  10. Looks so quaint and lovely, this is definitely next on my list of places to visit! I'm always on the hunt for new places to explore and things to do in London so I love these posts <3

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  11. Beautful photos:) xx
    Bianka
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  12. Oh Olivia this looks like such a perfect day off. Off to suggest it to my boyfriend!
    Sophie
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  13. This place looks amazing and so cool! I need to start going on more adventures tehe!
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  14. Your shots are always great!

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  15. beautiful photos! x

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  16. My 'hood! I love being so close to this place in the spring and summer time, their food is AMAZING. As is their cake- I love the little cafe but the main restaurant is so tasty for a fancier occasion too.

    xo Camilla

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  17. What an utterly beautiful place!
    Catherine xx | Brighton Girl

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  18. This just looks so so cute, and I love your outfit too Liv x

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  19. A greenhouse sounds like the perfect place for a date in winter!

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  20. Gorgeous place and pictures!! =D

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  21. Everything looks so beautiful! This seems like the perfect little day of exploring. Thanks for sharing with us.

    With Love, From Sarah
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  22. Richmond is such a beautiful part of London, I love the architecture and town vibe to it!

    Lauren x
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  23. I love Richmond and have been wanting to go here for ages!! Looks so cute! Steph x
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  24. This looks like such an interesting place to visit & the photos are perfectly captured, especially the one of the cafe! Great post Liv x

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  25. Olivia - Huge fan of your blog! This place looks amazing. Am bookmarking now for my next trip from NYC.

    xxColby
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  26. Nice photos !

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  27. This looks like a gorgeous place! I don't even care one bit for plants but I'd still like to go...no doubt because of the food! x

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  28. gorgeous pictures! really stunning!

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  29. This looks like such a lovely day out! There's something about garden centres that are so peaceful- I loved the quote on the blackboard as well, I'm so excited about the lengthening days!
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  30. Ah, perfect as always, Liv! The setting for these photos make that basic outfit so much cooler (not that you're not cool enough already) and I just adore that "brunch" cardigan! And it's always nice when Joe makes an appearance on your blog. I read his first post today and well, you two make a great blogging couple.
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  31. This is now my favourite post of yours and trust me that was hard to beat!:) Your photography is so simple and still so nice at the same time...i love posts like these

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  32. You always have the most lovely pictures, looks like you had an amazing time! Love your outfit too!

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  33. Gorgeous photos! It looks so peaceful and serene... A lovely outing :)

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  34. Such a beautiful place!! I'd love to go there sometime <3

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  35. Lovely photos, looks like a really nice day! :)

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  36. SUPER LOVE THE OUTFIT :)
    anyway, would you like to follow each other on gfc/bloglovin and instagram?

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  37. That brunch cardigan is the cutest. It reminds me of something out of Grease I think.

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  38. Looks like a lovely day out and I just love going out to explore in my city and there are so many things you discover. I love the outfit and it's perfect for a day out.

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  39. The greenhouse looks gorgeous! Love your bag and bracelet!

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  40. this place is seriously so cool! beautiful pictures xx

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  41. This place sounds amazing! And the photos are beautiful.

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  42. This place looks gorgeous! what a beautiful place to stop and have a cup of tea too.

    Louise x

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  43. these photos look so calming! You must have enjoyed it :)
    Nikki
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  44. Your pictures are always so gorgeous! And I would really love to visit that amazing place :)
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  45. Lovely photos- such a beautiful place! :)

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  46. Beautiful photography. Can you tell me what camera and editing software you use. Thanks! :)

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    1. Camera details are all here: http://www.whatoliviadid.com/2015/01/my-camera-kit.html

      Also- I use Photoshop with some VSCO Cam settings!

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  47. nice post.
    love your photos too.
    thank you for sharing the beautiful place.

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  48. What a beautiful place. The flowers in that green house are so retty.

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  49. As always beautiful. I love your blog and your looks. You're so pretty. This dress is wonderful, I would have wanted this to be.
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  50. Such beautiful pictures....you really do capture the moment, and I want to be there too! Thank you ! xx

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  51. Just nice pics and your bag is really cute! Richmond is beautiful, we take our dog out to the park a lot x
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  52. Gorgeous photos ! This place looks magical from the way you've captured it. And not to mention your purse is amazing too ! really cute simple nude crossbody !
    I've been loving your blog lately !

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  53. gorgeous pictures! amazing!

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