Friday, September 30, 2011

Back from Bath, London and Paris!

Ahoy! Back from the vacation and suffering some majorly post-holiday blues right now. It's just so nice to get away from everything and not have to work! But in order to afford nice holidays, one needs to work and therein lies the irony, lol.

England at this time of the year was lovely! The weather was sometimes cloudy, sometimes sunny and never went above 18 degrees celsius. Sooooo niceeeee.

Bath especially I loved. Not just because of the heavy Jane Austen influence there but the entire city is just really delightful and has so much history to it.

There was a hiccup to the early part of the trip when dum dum de dum, the airline lost my luggage and I practically arrived in Bath with the clothes off my back. Worse was I had to skip the Jane Austen Promenade Walk on the first day of the festival as my Regency dress was in that luggage. I was pretty crushed for the first and second day then. But such is life and the vagaries of the economy airlines that one decides to take =( The luggage was finally found and delivered to my hotel in Bath on the evening of the third day but in the end, I still missed the Jane Austen Festival in its entirety.

However, I couldn't leave Bath without wearing my Regency dress and bonnet and taking some photos!

Photos taken at The Kennard, which was the hoteI stayed in during Bath and which really was the prettiest little place as well!

The rest of the trip was spent in London plus a day trip to Paris. And, I did manage to find the BtssB store in Paris when I was there! I am rather proud of the fact that I managed to successfully navigate the streets of Paris, armed with a map, to find the store on Ledru Rollin, heh!

The store was empty when I entered but the shopgirl greeted me with a smile which was encouraging since one does sometimes hear about rudeness at the Paris shop offshoot. Dir en grey was playing in the background as well when I was there, lol. While I controlled myself and didn't purchase anything from the store (I was tempted though!), I was pleasantly surprised to find the store stocked with a good array of items. The shop is located in a rather quiet suburban area of Paris and the nearest Metro station is Ledru Rollin so it is slightly off the beaten track. But if you have some time to kill in Paris, I recommend tracking down the shop for a visit. Also, located near enough to the shop is Jardin des Plantes, which is a beautiful botanical garden with a museum and lovely for photos in loli finery as well =)

More on the sights of Bath and daily outfits worn in next post!


  1. aaah!! The Paris Shopgirl is so cute!! I love her!
    You should have visited the AP shop as well! :) It's just a few minutes away from Baby. <3

    1. Oh my goodness, I had NO idea the AP shop was so near the BtssB shop! I'm kicking myself now for not doing adequate research for Paris, darn >_<"