The place looked so cool and the best part is you can have one or two more friends join you so you don’t swing alone. I’ve just realised that I didn’t really get pictures of the rest of the exhibition so you get the whole vibe but if you follow me on social media, especially on Instagram (wink, wink) you might have seen some pics, clips or boomerangs from the day. If you live in the London area and looking for something fun (and free) to do in the city then I would definitely recommend you to check out this exhibition in Tate Modern, and there rest of the museum if you’re into this kind of art.
Do you ever get that urge to do something spontaneous, something that you don’t normally do on a regular basis? I feel like we get so caught up in our daily routines that we forget that life is more than just eat, sleep, work, study, repeat. I’m not trying to get too deep here but what I’m trying to say is that living also means doing something fun and spontaneous from time to time.
The other day, I was coming out of the tube station and I was handed a copy of the Evening Standard. As an amazing soon to be journalist, I don’t normally take it but this time I was like why the hell not, I’m gonna have a quick browse when I get home to see what’s in the news. As I was flicking through the newspaper, I saw an article about a new exhibition at Tate Modern. It legit looked like an adult playground with swings, a giant pendulum and a very colourful carpet. I did some research on Instagram as well (Instagram is my new Google) and I decided I needed to go to Tate Modern ASAP.
I texted my best friend like like ‘yo, what you doin’ tomorrow’ and the next thing you know we had quite a spontaneous fun filled day ahead of us. After we both finished uni the next day, because we’re good students and we can’t miss class for a museum trip, we met up and headed straight to Tate Modern to check out the ‘One, Two, Three, Swing!’ exhibition.
After Tate Modern, the next thing on our plan for the day was to visit Dominique Ansel Bakery, which if you’re wondering, it is right next to Victoria Coach Station in London. Getting there was a bit of a struggle seeing as the weather was not very nice. We had to cross the Blackfrairs Bridge in order to get to the tube station and the wind you guys…it was so unnecessary. And out of all days, this was the day that I decided to wear a freaking skirt. I mean… I definitely looked good but I tried to take some outfit pics on the bridge and I think I flashed everyone that walked by.
Jumper- old H&M
Skirt- Vero Moda
After a failed shoot on the bridge we finally made it to the bakery. We wanted to visit this place for so, so long and before we got there we even knew some things that we wanted to order. Cookie shots and blossoming hot chocolates? YES, please!
The place looked so autumnal and instagrammable, it was literally #goals. As soon as we sat down we started taking pictures, with everyone’s eyes on us because we had no shame. You gotta get those instagram/blog shots right. The food was amazing as well! I ended up ordering a croque monsieur, a cookie shot and a blossoming hot chocolate and OMG I was in heaven. The blossoming hot chocolate is literally a hot chocolate, they put a flower shaped marshmallow on top of it and after a couple of seconds the flower surprise, surprise…blossoms. I think it’s such a cute concept and this is one of the things that the bakery is really famous for. Along with the cookie shots, which were delicious as well.
So this was the big, spontaneous day in London. We didn’t do that much but still it was something that made us break away from our boring student life routine. The less routine, the more life, right?
I hope you enjoyed this rather different post from me and please let me know in the comments section what would you do on a spontaneous day out!
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