Hi folks! Hope y’all had a syndromeless Monday! As promised, this #OOTD file is all about Norwich, a beautiful and vibrant city in Norfolk, England. I moved to Norwich in September 2017 to study Medicine at the University of East Anglia. When I visited Norwich for the first time back in February 2017 for my medical school interview, I absolutely fell in love with the city as well as the university. Norwich is a place where the countryside meets the city life so you can have the best of both worlds! There are lots of local shops as well as big retailers, cafes, restaurants, museums, parks, cathedrals and so much more! So I wanted to show you guys today some of my favourite places and things to do in Norwich!
I just want to start with this gorgeous snapshot I took walking through Eaton Park which is right by my house. I mean how beautiful is this view?!! I was walking home from uni one day and couldn’t help but stop for a few minutes to watch this beautiful sunset. Eaton Park is one of my favourite places as it’s just perfect for a little bike ride, a short stroll or a nice picnic on a sunny day, whichever you like the most!
Taken from https://www.flickr.com/photos/21804434@N02/5319414055
Moving on, I went to The Ivy Norwich last week for one of my close friend’s birthday lunch (You might know her, Jackshanaa, from my previous blog posts about Mallorca). And although it’s a bit pricey, the food was really delicious and we just fell in love with the decor.
The interior of the restaurant is so gorgeous, every corner is just picture perfect! Anyways, I wasn’t very hungry that day so I only had fried halloumi with couscous and tomatoes and I just LOVED IT!
Also how cute is my new Chloe bag?! It fit in very well with this colour combination so I just had to take this pic haha! If you’d like to get your hands on this bag but you think the price isn’t really worth it, click HERE for a more affordable option for a fraction of the price!
Zara red v-neck sweater (mine is no longer available), similar HERE // Zara check tweed mini skirt (mine is no longer available), similar HERE // Grey heeled boots (mine is from a local boutique in Turkey), similar HERE // Chloe Nile Bracelet Bag
I chose to wear this red v-neck sweater with my check tweed skirt that I got from Zara couple seasons ago. I think these two complement each other very well without making a very full on head-to-toe red look. One thing I love about this skirt is the red hem lining as it brings a bit more sophistication to the overall look. Instead of completing the look with a pair of stiletto heels, I chose to wear these grey suede heeled boots as I wanted to tone it down a bit for this occasion.
After our lunch, we decided to have a few cocktails because why not? LOL. Day drinking at it’s best. So we went to another place called “Turtle Bay“, just down the road from The Ivy. It’s famous for its incredible Caribbean cuisine but they also have delicious cocktails and an amazing 2-4-1 deal during happy hour! I had a Strawberry Daiquiri and a Jumbled Julep and they were both very nice!
One last fave spot that I’d like to share with you guys is The Royal Arcade in the city centre. It’s a wonderful place to visit, packed with classic and independent boutiques and shops! There is something for everyone from retro/vintage clothing stores like “Lady B Loves” to dessert shops like “Macarons & More“. And if you’re a macaron monster like me, you’ll just love it there!
I got this box of 6 macarons and seriously, they were so good! From top to bottom the flavours I chose are: raspberry, strawberry passion fruit, cappuccino, lavender, praline, pistachio. My favourite one is by far the pistachio flavoured one as I absolutely love pistachio. Not to mention that I found out it’s made from Turkish pistachio! I guess that’s why I loved it so much haha!
And that brings us to the end of this #OOTD file. It’s been a long one (oops!) but hopefully you guys have enjoyed it! Let me know what you think in the comments section below!
So until next time, stay inspired folks!