Daily Archives: June 9, 2010

Wishlist: Summer sandals

I går begav jeg mig ind til forfærdeligt befærdede Oxford Street, for at tjekke High Street butikkernes og især Topshops skoafdelings udvalg af sommersandaler. Jeg ledte efter et praktisk og behageligt alternativ til mine trofaste (men ikke så kønne) “Jellies” og havde forbudt mig selv overhovedet at overveje plateau og høje wedges.

Jeg prøvede blandt andet denne Nicklin sandal fra Aldo. Koster 40 pund i sort og den grå er på udsalg lige nu på Aldos website.

English: Yesterday I went to the most dreaded place of all, Oxford Street and Top Shop’s shoe department to look for some practical summer sandals. I seriously need a comfortable pair as I always end up wearing my Jellies. High wedges are no-go this time. So, although they are a bit boring,  I might end up getting these Nicklin sandals from Aldo. Price 40 pounds (the grey ones are on sale right now.)

Photo via aldoshoes.com

Prøvede også disse fra Kurt Geiger (Huong 120 pund) men kvaliteten var for dårlig til prisen. De ser faktisk lidt billige ud.

I also tried one these from Kurt Geiger (Huong 120 pounds) but the quality wasn’t that great considering the high price. They actually look a bit cheap.

Photo via kurtgeiger.com

Og jeg prøvede dem her fra Carvela (Klauss, 95 pund),

And I tried these from Carvela, Carvela (Klauss, 95 pounds).

Photo via kurtgeiger.com

Jeg overvejede endda at købe at par sandaler fra Office som var næsten magen til mit favoritpar fra sidste sommer, Aldos “maune”. Office’s nye version har en lavere hæl, så de egner sig bedre til hverdagsbrug. Her er et billede af Aldos version.

I even considered buying a pair from Office that is almost identical to my favourite Aldo suede wedges from last year. Main difference is that these have a lower heel and are more comfortable for everyday use. I can’t find a picture of the Office ones, but here’s Aldo’s old version.

Foto: Aldo

Jeg spottede også ret mange fine på Kurt Geigers velassorterede website. Må kigge forbi butikken senere og prøve dem på. Her er nogle af dem:

I also spotted quite a few nice ones on Kurt Geigers brilliant website, so I think I’ll have to stop by the shop later. Here are some of them:

"Lotus" from KG by Kurt Geiger, 75 pounds. Synthetic material though, so might not be that comfortable. Photo via kurtgeiger.com

Kurt Geiger "Depp", 120 pounds. I quite like the quirky look of these, but would def. need to try them on. Photo via kurtgeiger.com

"Links", KG by Kurt Geiger. 65 pounds. Very nice but not practical enough. Photo via kurtgeiger.com

"Attila", KG by Kurt Geiger, 65 pounds (before: 100). I really like these plus they are on sale, yay!! Photo via kurtgeiger.com

"London", KG by Kurt Geiger, 59 pound (before 85). I like the basic and classic look of these and can imagine myself wearing them all summer. Photo via kurtgeiger.com

Have a look for yourself:

www. kurtgeiger.com

www.aldoshoes.com

www.office.co.uk

Cozy in Clapham?

Foto: Mette Bassett

Sidste lørdag var vi på udflugt til Clapham i Sydlondon. Vi har hørt meget godt om området, da flere af vores venner bor der. Vi startede med et par eftermiddagsøl og burgere i solen på gastro-pubben The Avalon. Den er så fin og har en kæmpe gårdhave bagved, men deres service er mildest talt forfærdelig. Og det slår skår i oplevelsen, når man er omgivet af otte zombie-lignende, surmulende tjenere, som vandrer nytteløst frem og tilbage i slow-motion. De meste af deres hjernekapacitet må være blevet  brugt på at undgå gæsternes blik. Det mindede mest af alt om den mugne service man får på 9 ud af 10 cafeer i København. Der er intet der kan pisse en gammel tjener som mig af som dårlig service. Nå, nok om det.

English: Last weekend the weather was lovely so we went to check out Clapham. Although we love Maida Vale where we live, we’ve considered moving somewhere else to get more space for the money. We started out with a pint and a burger at The Avalon – a gastro pub with a big cosy beer garden in the back. The burgers and especially the surroundings were good but the service was horrible with 7 out of 8 waiters walking unsmiling around like doped zombies, avoiding all eye contact. What a shame.

Foto: Mette Bassett

Efter maden satte vi kursen mod det store grønne område, Clapham Common, der i dagens anledning var pyntet op med frisbee-spillende mennesker, logrende hunde og masser af hvidvinsdrikkende picnic’s. Det virker også som det perfekte sted at jogge (jeg er nemlig lidt træt af at løbe rundt i cirkler i den overbefolkede Pad Rec)

English: After the meal we headed in the direction of the huge area of grassland, Clapham Common. I wouldn’t mind having that as a neighbour as it’s the perfect place for jogging (I’m a bit tired of running in circles in the crowded Pad Rec), frisbee throwing and picnics.

Foto: Mette Bassett

Jeg havde gravet det afslappede weekendtøj ud af skabet: tube top fra H&M (2.99), harembukser fra H&M (7.99), jelly sko, Chanel armbånd/cuff.

English: I opted for the most relaxing weekend outfit I could dig out of my closet: tube top from H&M (2.99), harem trousers/pants from H&M (7.99), Jellies, Chanel cuff.

Foto: Sam Bassett

Vi endte udflugten med et besøg i det store Sainsbury’s supermarked i området. Det er ti gange bedre end vores nærmeste i Kilburn (hvor kedelig er jeg lige at diskutere supermarkeder 🙂 )

Dommen: Clapham er er super fint og ikke alt for dyrt område i udkanten af London. Men jeg tror ikke vi er færdige med Maida Vale endnu. Næste gang tjekker vi Hampstead-området ud.

English: We ended up checking out the big Sainsbury’s Superstore at Clapham High Street. What a great supermarket, much better than our nearest Sainsbury’s in Kilburn (how boring am I, discussing Sainsbury’s on my blog :-)).

Verdict: All in all Clapham is a cool area, especially if you have kids and want some more space and quiet surroundings. But for the time being, I think we’ll stay put in Maida Vale. Next time I think we’ll explore the Hampstead area.

Foto: Mette Bassett