A Breath of Fresh Air (In London)
French Connection Dress (sold out, but I'd love this or this just as much!) | ASOS Straw Hat | Anna + Nina Letter Necklace | & Other Stories Ring | Quay Australia Sunglasses (old, but I've just bought these similar ones) | Steve Madden Sandals
I love living in London. It's city living at its very best—everything you could ever want is within easy reach. There are world-class museums, incredible restaurants and breathtaking buildings. But sometimes London can get to be a bit too much.
Along with city life comes smog, congestion, and so many people! Sometimes you need a breath of fresh air—literally and figuratively. And you know what? London just so happens to offer that too.
My favorite spot to really escape the stress of the city is Hampstead Heath. Unlike, say, Regents Park or Hyde Park, it feels rustic and a bit untouched.
The grass is a little unkempt. The trails are mostly unpaved. And there's just so much space.
You can literally run through a field all on your lonesome. Or maybe take a spin underneath a tree in full bloom. And isn't it great to give into the urge to do so—to feel just a little younger and freer?
I grew up with a very outdoors-y family. During the summers, we'd regularly hike in the mountains, tent and freeze-dried food in tow, and camp for several nights at a time. Sometimes we'd even go for week long rafting trips in Montana or Idaho—no showers in sight!
Now, I think I've always known I'm a city person at heart, but I always did really appreciate how refreshing those trips felt.
It's good for the eyes to take in a bit of greenery. It's good for the lungs to get a few breaths of clean air. And it's good for the soul to get away from it all—if only for a few hours. Sometimes that's all you need.
Where do you go when you (literally) need a breath? You can find me here in Hampstead Heath this long weekend!
Until next time,