14.11.11

Hackney London

Good Monday,
we spent the weekend in Hackney (London), were we stayed at friends who just bought a house there.
Really, it makes me (badly) want to move back to London, not only for the London buzz but for the fact that most of our friends live there.
Anyway, they live in a beautiful Victorian Terrace house, with their cat. They are doing lots of DIY to get rid of strata of ugly previous decorations and the result so far is beautiful.
The weather was great and so we walk all day on Sunday, Columbia road is not so far and we spent the morning, browsing the market and shops and eating delicious Italian food in a gastronomia (deli) called "Campania" (highly recommended).
Today I'll paint the living room white, finally :)
Have a nice day. 



28 comments:

Paul & Paula ★ said...

beautiful place and it looks like you had a really nice autumn week end as well...
for a while we lived near columbia road as well and Iloved to strll around there on sundays (was not that busy back then) and heading to the flower market! xxx

Mirva said...

The place looks beautiful! I love the chair in the first photo.

Your words made me miss London so much. I wish to be able to take my daughter there some day...

mirabellef said...

c'est beau beau beau !

Trula said...

Beautiful shots. They make me miss London, too. Especially East London.
Happy painting.

C SATHAL said...

super belle atmosphère et j'adore l'appart' !
cool week end !
C

Anita said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend was had! Adore the place! Happy week to you!

Mamzelle Titoo said...

Oh waou !!!! a Morris Traveller !!!!! ;-)

The house seems to be very nice ...
And I can't wait to come back to Columbia Road !

Have a nice week :-)

myssja said...
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myssja said...

J'adore la voiture too:-)

camille said...

wow. je rêve d'avoir une "avancée" comme ça (et de vivre dans une péniche aussi, mais c'est une autre histoire).

Lollipop said...

sublimes///
xxx

ps: there is not white as great as the one you adviced (to?) me ... thx!

Chiquita banana said...

so lovely !
besos

Arctic Mum said...

LOndon is nice, but it's good to live in a smaller place too. But I wouldn't mind living in London for a while, I must say. To make a change from the Arctic. Sometimes it's just too far north.

Kylie said...

It looks fantastic! Oh I wish I lived in London again too! Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos Alessandra :) Kx

fliss said...

Nothing like a trip to London and a friends reno to get the paint brush out!!! The thought of living in London again is a sweet one. Happy painting Alessandra.x

Maria said...

Thank you again♥

Janis said...

Me too, I could picture living there, what a dream it would be ... so much to do, so much art!

pierre said...

last picture, just kill me...

explodingcucumber said...

I've been to London only once and I thought it smells a bit.
;-)

pierre said...

it's lovely too empty...?

la casita said...

Hello there, thanks for getting in touch, always very much appreciated!
Si, London is noisy, smelly, busy and expensive but I love it :)

pierre, :D oui it's rather empty, they just moved in. when decorating will be done it will be full of great stuff, and i will (if they allow me) feature it in my blog.

mathilda said...

Pipilotti Rist & Sigur ROs! It's in London? C'est aussi çà la chance d'habiter à la ville ...

la casita said...

Mathilda, YEP! I'll miss Sigur Ros but not Pippilotti :)

P R I M O E Z A said...

it would be so satisfying to renovate your own place - especially when it has such lovely bones like this one.

at swim-two-birds said...

supernice room you have; what a light!

fanja said...

how i miss east London.. lovely pics Al.

kristina - no penny for them said...

oh, lucky friends of yours! and lucky you for visiting them...

silver said...

We also want to live in Hackney and visit friends there often, it has such a great atmosphere. X