easter in london!

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we had such a wonderful easter holiday yesterday here in london! i had a few minutes this morning to get a bunch of our easter pictures from the day ready for the blog, so here they are! we went to church, ate a lot of good food, a lot of yummy treats (#maitrechoux for the win!) and were able to see some old dear friends as well.

some photos from the day…

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my jumpsuit is from HERE by the way!

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after church, we watched this man, maxwell the bubbleologist, put on the coolest show all with bubbles just down the street. i loved everything he said to the kids as he performed. he talked about how all of them have two hands, and they can use them to make music or art or do anything in the world! or they can use them to just do games or text on their electronics, but what a waste of two hands. when he messed up or pretended to make mistakes, he asked the kids and crowd over and over what to do when you fail. they all had to yell back “try again!” it was amazing how creative and outside the box he was with his bubble magic. we loved it.

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getting wiggles out before dinner!

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we enjoyed a sunday roast at the mitre for easter dinner. the roasted chicken (which the kids had) was our very favorite.

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samson finished a side of peas that papa ordered him to eat with his roast so quickly, he said, “hey papa! can you order me six more plates of peas???” haha! he ate two more helpings of them.

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kinder easter eggs filled with another egg with toys inside! my kids loved them.

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quite possibly the most delicious thing i’ve had here in london, came from maitre choux. we ordered four eclairs and devoured them so quickly outside, we went back and ordered four more. the light pink one with the raspberry on top was my all-time favorite. i think i ate three! and i’m trying to find a way to get back over there for more before we leave london!

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but honestly, all of them were just as delicious as they were gorgeous.

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we have so enjoyed getting to see london and meeting many of the wonderful people here. it’s sad to think about what happened a few weeks ago on this bridge, but it’s been wonderful to see how resilient the city is and also how kind and helpful the people of london have been. we have seriously fallen in love with this place.

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at the end of the day, we stopped by holland park to see old friends from our days in DC who now live in london. we walked by the most beautiful tulip gardens and also so many stunning peacocks who were just hanging out on the grounds!

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hope you all had a wonderful easter holiday with those you love! we are so excited to get out and explore a little more of london today, although to be honest, it looks like spring has come to stay in new york and i’m a little sad to be missing it. can’t wait to get home!

WEARING:

my gingham jumpsuit, my white blouse underneath, my white leather sneakers and trench coat.

the kids trench coats are from here. their rain boots are from here (and to answer a few questions i have received about having the kids in rain boots, my little ones actually prefer them to sneakers and find them quite comfortable!)

  1. Katie

    Oh my goodness, I used to be a barmaid at The Mitre!! Many happy memories!! So glad you are enjoying London, it’s one of my favourite places in the world! Your pics are gorgeous! Enjoy the rest of your time there!! xx

  2. sabine

    Hello from NJ!
    What a wonderful Easter vacation – especially loved the pictures of the 4 eclairs in the box! Looks too good to eat ;-)
    Anyway, I was wondering about your outfits in general: I know you rotate/donate etc your wardrobe frequently. Do you have to buy your clothing or do you get to wear stuff for free? Just curious ;-)

    Thanks!Sabine

  3. love your gingham jumpsuit- and those eclairs look amazing! travel is such a gift, and you guys are rocking it for your kiddos!

    xo, brittany
    spring bags under $30 on my blog today!
    http://www.notablob.com

  4. Erin

    Looks so beautiful!! What a wonderful way to spend Easter!! You all look darling as usual! Happy Easter!

  5. courtney

    i highly recommend somerset house if your in the covent garden area (great for kids too), as well as natural history and science museums. london is such an amazing place and holland park is the best!

  6. Mara

    Your eyelashes! Love!! Can you please share the mascara or is it eyelash extension type! I neeeeeeed!!! Thank you ;-)

  7. Corina

    Beautiful as always, Naomi!
    Have a great time xxx
    London is gorgeous, there’s no doubt about it

  8. I love your family posts!! It is soo refreshing to see a mother and father that seem to do it all and have fun exploring with your kids. I am in awe haha! You must be so organized!

    I was wondering if you have another job apart from blogging and being a mom? Even if that it quite a mouthful already :-)

    I only have a son (for now) and it is a juggling act already…

  9. Samson is a kid after my own heart! I once ordered coq au vin from Mimi’s Cafe in Orem and when the waitress came over to ask how everything was I asked for more peas. She walked back to the kitchen to ask the cook and I could hear him laughing all the way from my table at my request! When she came back with my peas the waitress told me the cook said he’d never had that request before and he was extremely flattered. I love a good bowl of peas!

  10. Jo

    Glad you had a good time in my city! And glad you acknowledged what happened on that bridge just a few short weeks ago. Eventually.

  11. vicky

    Naomi, I have to know what kind of toothpaste you use?! your teeth are SO white!

  12. gorgeous pictures. looks like spring has sprung in london!

  13. Sierra

    Sounds like you all had a great Easter. All of your food and yummy treats look amazing! And Maxwell seems magical. Enjoy your trip! Beautifully Candid

  14. Leni

    Those pictures are really great! Happy Easter guys :D

    https://lenivienna.com by Leni

  15. We are Americans currently living in Edinburgh (my husband is a linguistics student at the University of Edinburgh) and Kinder Eggs are our kids’ LIVES. They get them as a treat a couple times a week if they’ve had good days at nursery school & we have the little toys coming out of our ears. Too bad they’re illegal in the U.S. (choking hazard AGHHHH) or we’d be bringing loads of them home in our suitcases!Glad you’re enjoying your time in the UK!

  16. Julie

    Hi Naomo! It’s so funny to see you in places we visit to often and know so well! We were last Wednesday at the Science Museum with my older 2 and we saw the bubble man too! As my husband always say (he grew up in the UK), you can’t be a Sunday roast and the one you had at the Mitre looks delicious. It’s a proper institution in this country;-)!! I have never tried Maitre Choux but those pastries look divine, I must check them out asap! Lovely to see you all enjoying this wonderful city that is London. Much love from SW London, Julie xx

    http://www.jafinthebox.com

  17. Elma

    I read all texts and try to feel each step with my heart! That was amazing. Very nice pictures also gave me a feeling like I was also with you;)… Thanks to share your Easter memory with us

  18. Wow, all of these photos are beautiful! Those pretty, colorful walls are so charming. I wish I could’ve come along with you all on this trip. I’m dying to go back to England someday – hopefully soon!

    I love London, but the English countryside really makes me swoon. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    xo E
    http://www.holaitserica.com

  19. Kelly

    I spent Easter in London too (and it’s what I wrote about today!) and it really was incredible!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  20. Pam

    Such cute pics!
    Hope you had an amazing easter sunday <3

    PS: e's chocolate egg looks so good (as if I hadn't had enough already .. lol)

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.com

  21. Maddi

    The look you are giving Samson in the stroller pic – he will never doubt how much you love him. You are looking so gorgeous too!

  22. Darlene Lynn

    Kinder eggs are one of the things my oldest misses the most from when we lived in Sweden! SO GOOD! We would always pick them up next to the bus stop before we went on bus rides around the city. Kept him occupied in his pram for at Least an hour between eating and the toy! Win win!

    http://www.thewanderlustmoms.com

  23. Cynthia Marie

    I just love your style, your fam, your blog… all of it. I am so inspired by you. I have always been curious, how do you white your teeth?? Do you get them whitened? Are they veneers? What? I’m wanting to get mine done. Yours look so good.

  24. The bubble guy! The smile on his face! Ah it makes me so happy! And his whole message <3 #HONYmoment (HOL moment?) // Those Kinder eggs are MASSIVE! And the eclairs are beauuuutiful. Art. // Love your jumpsuit! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  25. Audrey

    I’m a long time reader and rarely comment, but your family is so sweet! What a lovely trip. I love London, so enjoy your time there!

  26. Lo

    Your roast looks incredible! Also, did your kiddies go totally mad for the Kinder Eggs? I’ve heard they’re banned in America…?

    Lo
    http://www.themixtures.com

  27. So glad you loved Easter here in the UK. Being nosey, what do the littles think about our chocolate compared to american chocolate?!

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  29. Dana

    These pictures are so precious! (Eleanor eating that chocolate egg made me giggle)
    I studied abroad in London so reading posts about others exploring London makes me miss it so much. Hope you had a great time!

    Dana

  30. Lucy

    People can get so funny about things can’t they!
    My 5 year old always wants to wear his Hunters, and people love to comment…. not always positively!

    Lovely photos as always, enjoying my country :)

    X x

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  32. Loving this jumpsuit, I was wondering if you could tell me where you got that COMFY looking pink one that you wore on the plane? IN LOVE WITH IT FOR TRAVEL.