This past weekend, the boy surprised me with a quick getaway trip to Southampton for some much needed adventure. The picturesque train ride, made even better by a steaming hot soy latte and great company, reminded me that there was life (and real foliage) outside of the city. Staying cooped up in the city for so long sometimes makes me forget what natural landscape is...

Outfit details: Chloé bell sleeve cardigan with attached scarf, Chloé silk floral blouse, Topshop moto skinny jeans, Chloé paraty bag and susan boots


One of my favorite highlights of this trip was our breakfast at Tate's bakery. They're most well-known for their chocolate chip cookies (a bit too crunchy for my taste and my heart belongs to Levain bakery's cookies), but I think that their other baked goods should get some more credit.

As if their delectable treats weren't adorable enough, the bakery is actually a little house - picket white fence included. I'm a sucker for all restaurants/cafes/bakeries with outdoor seating so this place in my book automatically gets about a 50pt bonus.

I let out a mini *gasp* when I bit into this raisin scone. Yes - it was that good.

Peanut butter and flax seed "health" cookie - somewhat acceptable to eat for breakfast? ☺

Cinnamon bun - the boy pretty much gobbled this little guy up in a few minutes flat. Unlike a lot of cinnamon buns, this one is really fluffy and soft with equally as perfect frosting. The end result is kind of like eating a cloud of cushioney, pillow-like sweet cinnamon dough whilst getting sticky gooey frosting all over your lips and fingers. Wouldn't have it any other way while eating a cinnamon bun - if you're going to go there, I say go all the way.


I was most excited on this trip to go apple picking because what could possibly be better to do on a beautiful fall day in the countryside?

They also had lots of lovely produce to choose from - locavores eat your heart out!