I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.

A slightly-too-early-to-function breakfast in the clouds

Leather jacket – Day Birger et Mikkelsen. Padded down-vest – Uniqlo. Silk top – Partimi via A Boy Named Sue. Wool dress – ASOS. Boots – ASOS. Bag – Kurt Geiger. Scarf – DIY Knitted snood. Body rope – Brook & Lyn.

Ohh I feel like one of those plastic baby dolls that have eyelids that close when you tilt horizontally, or a roly poly toy… anyhoo, the world is swinging. I’d always wondered what sorcery was behind the mechanism for the eyelids, but I’ve figured it out now. Them dolls too must’ve gotten up at stupid-o-clock to get on a bus full of 6am bobbing heads and cerealy morning breath, and cruised down along a rose-coloured sunrise to have breakfast on the 40th floor at Duck & Waffle. I must’ve still been asleep when ordering too, because I asked for breakfast tea instead of coffee, and ordered sourdough bread with Nutella and a bowl of fruit in yoghurt – all the things we have IN ABUNDANCE at home. Hubby went for a glorious full on English breakfast with a cup of americano – perfect choice, really – so I challenged him to find North out the window and I stole a strip of bacon or five.

Book an insane-o-clock breakfast at Duck & Waffle (open 24/7, believe it or not, but book in advance) when you’re next in town, or a dinner, but make sure you arrive around 5pm for drinks and see the best show as the sun sets and the city lights up. The view is spectacular, and the lift down (Floor 40 to 1 express) adds to the whole thrill. The price-point isn’t too bad too – £12 for hubby’s  full-on fuel on, and £7ish for my sleepyhead bird food, plus caffeine. It’s really an unbelievable way to start a murky-weather Monday, but now I’m going to bed and sleeping like a dead person.

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  1. brilliant layering!


  2. Oh, I have to try and go there for breakfast. It looks delish.
    I bought the same skirt from ASOS but in red….I absolutely love it. It’s so nice and warm.
    Also, where is your belt from please?

  3. Amazing photography! I am going through this post again and again!

  4. Dannielle

    Great restaurant with a spectacular view!

  5. The food looks amazing! I’m starving for breakfast now! And you look so chic in your photos! Love the scarf and skirt!



  6. Gorgeous photography! The breakfast looks incredible. Sometimes I struggle with the english breakfast vs. the healthy brekkie too.


  7. I just love your foodie posts (naturally). The London cityscape is simply spectacular – I miss it!

  8. Oh the photos are gorgeous as usual, I love the juxtaposition of the bread with the red nails. Love your DIY snood!

  9. Love how amazing saturated the photos are. Definitely putting this in my list of must go’s the next time I come to London. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

  10. Really great photos, thanks for sharing!
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  11. Ooooh you’ve sold this to me! The location is the perfect gimmick and what you chose looks so appetizing. Lovely skirt too, been on my wishlist for a while!

  12. That view is absolutely amazing! I honestly think I’d eat there just to see that for myself

  13. I love London!!! it’s an amazing place!!! nice outfit, it’s interesting prints combination!!!!


  14. what a great place!!! This must have been very exciting to take images there!

  15. This is my first week in London ending. I wonder why I never visited it before. Beautiful! a. from http://doc-fashion.blogspot.com

  16. Woah amazing! Did you go with Charlie? I love the food shots, they look abso decadence I love it. Now that’s what I call a breakfast! Also loving your wintry outfit and all those layers, esp that skirt with the tartan print, fab and it looks like it has a slightly fuzzy or wooly texture, loves!

  17. I’m so glad you warned me about the lift, as I was not expecting the 0-40 ZOOOM!

    Really looking forward to going back at night time, and thanks for the sunset heads up, such a good idea!

  18. This looks and sounds amazing! Can we please go next time I’m in town?? xx

  19. Yees please, in fact we should get everybody together and go for lateish lunch and see the sun set! x

  20. @Shini, Yesssss. Count me in.

  21. Beautiful photos and outfit!


  22. Beautiful photos! The view looks so cool.
    And I love the body rope.



  23. I love this place and I’ve been there from evening drinks with friends. It is well priced and the views are amazing over London.

    Hope you caught up on the sleep you needed.


  24. Jessie

    Love your blog so much Shini!Also,did anyone else think of The Apprentice when they saw the first photo?

  25. Beautiful photographs – as always! The breakfast looks amazing. Your outfit is insane.

    Enough of the gushing! (Seriously though – amazing post! Every time I read your blog I want to learn more about photography)


  26. I love your blog so much! You really inspire me to go to new places and try new things. Thank you so much! And your pictures are such a treat!

  27. Wonderful outfit. and wonderful pictures!

  28. doesn’t matter if you were half asleep. the breakfast still looks perfect.

  29. Beautiful photos!

    From http://www.xeanafashion.com

  30. the brealfast was amazing! fantastic location!;)

  31. stunning photos


  32. Love seeing those shoes every time! And that breakfast looks totally worth waking up for… also, your pantry sounds like a gourmet supermarket.

  33. It’s so strange to see you photographing where I work & where I go for walks on my lunchbreak. I once wrote a short story inspired by the church that last photograph is taken next to. I’m currently working with the guys who built the building you had breakfast. All great stuff.

  34. Haha I love the text, maybe you should have drink some coffee at home, first, so you would be ‘sober’ while ordering :) anyways, the photos are just beautiful! the food looks so delicious I just want to eat my laptop right now.. xx

  35. very nice picture, miss London badly. love your blouse (wore inside) .
    Love from Yati, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  36. Great pictures!


  37. Beautiful photography of both food and London as always.

  38. I long for the days that I can go back to deathlike slumber after the breakfast of champions (which could be, I dunno, a mountain of pancakes, a proper fry up or a single bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade). It’s pretty much the only thing about unemployment I truly miss.

  39. Quirky that that the typical english brekkie is served on traditional looking Japanese earthenware. You described the pitfalls of brunch perfectly but everything looks lovely though!

  40. just beautiful!

  41. You make breakfast look so good, Shini! And such a spectacular view. x


  42. Great post, great pictures!!

  43. domi

    Shini, beautiful stuff as always! Please tell me, what is the nail polish you are wearing? It’s georg !!!

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  45. CW

    Those pictures of London are beautiful! They are not exactly satisfying my desire to go back to London, but I guess they will have to do. That fruit cup does look quite nice, though. I will have to remember to check this place out if I ever get back there.

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