A Breath of Fresh Air (In London)

 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays

My Outfit

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.

 Cherry blossoms in Hampstead Heath park in London
 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays

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.

 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays
 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays
 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays

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.

 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays
 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays

The grass is a little unkempt. The trails are mostly unpaved. And there's just so much space.

 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays
 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays

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?

 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays

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!

 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays
 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays
 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays

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.

 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays
 Cherry blossoms in Hampstead Heath park in London 

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.

 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays
 Exploring Kenwood House in Hampstead Heath, London wearing a summery white dress, straw hat, and bold sunglasses | Sundays and Somedays

Where do you go when you (literally) need a breath? You can find me here in Hampstead Heath this long weekend!

Until next time,

- B