Photos: Alex Ry
It's been a minute since Alex and I left London. I turned twenty-five there on September 16, and although it's now past one month later, it feels like yesterday. We woke up to drizzling rain and continued our morning tradition of coffee and a cinnamon bun at Monocle Cafe before continuing on the Day of Birthday Dreams sightseeing around one of the world's loveliest cities. I saw Big Ben for the first time (twinklier than I imagined) and the London Eye (smaller than I imagined). Alex treated me to champagne and one of the only delicious meals in England—fish and chips.
Despite the food, it's a city I already can't wait to get back to. I've always heard London is the European sister city to Seattle, and now that I've been the weather and the tones and the mood for myself, I'd have to say I agree.