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across the pond

  • road vogue

 

london: v cool iron work near buckingham palace

 

bushwick manager, emma, skips across the pond to celebrate her birthday and connect with her scottish roots. the puffins, moors, castles and mountains made for an enchanting trip.


destination:
london, eastern scotland, and the scottish highlands, specifically isle of skye

purpose of journey: to celebrate my birthday, to see friends & family, to travel solo for the first time, and to connect with my scottish roots

never travel without: rose water facial spray and melatonin

favorite outfit you packed: my blue backless jumpsuit. it’s my one and done outfit and was especially useful in the 95 degree london heat

how many pairs of shoes: 4. danner hiking boots, vans, hunter chelsea wellies, and heeled booties i didn’t touch

what are you listening to: a lot of kate bush, kendrick lamar, the clash, sza, pylon, orange juice, mobb deep (rip prodigy)

favorite meal: a toss up between the best indian food i’ve ever had on brick lane in london, and the haggis my cousin made for breakfast in kirriemuir

highlight of the trip: my last full day in scotland and my last day on the isle of skye, i took a boat trip to the ascribe islands to see the puffins that burrow in the cliffside during summer. my late father was an avid birder and always wanted to see a puffin more than any other bird but never did, so it was a really special experience for me to see them.

 

 

brighton: snakes in the royal pavilion’s grand dining hall - the main chandelier weighed one ton

brighton: the world’s coolest curtain tiebacks at the royal pavilion

brighton: wallpaper moment in the pavilion, king george iv was really on one

brighton: real grass

brighton: enchanting tho

brighton: colonialism is everywhere

scotland: dunnottar castle ruins in stonehaven aka the iron islands / the blacksmith at dunnottar

scotland: glamis castle where macbeth & the queen mother both once lived

scotland: the pinetorum at glamis / my cousin mary in the italian garden at glamis

scotland: i had several preferred trees at glamis

isle of skye: the old man of storr, made of volcanic rock, w sheep for scale

isle of skye: the fairy pools backdropped by the cullins

isle of skye: dad’s puffins 

 

follow emma @sensitive_teeth