we’re popping over to the u.k. again today, this time to a lovely spot set in the heart of brixton in south london. the laundry is a bustling all-day neighborhood bistro and wine shop housed in walton lodge, which was once an edwardian-era commercial steam press laundry built in the 1880s and opened in 1904 under king edward vii’s rule. the laundry is now known as a local saturday brunch and sunday roast destination with dining inside as well as al fresco — well-behaved dogs welcome. my kinda place. having grown up with my mum’s sunday roasts, consisting of prime rib, roast potatoes, peas, and my dad’s famous yorkshire pudding, this charming spot has my heart. i can practically taste those memories now.

we’re getting our brunching english best on with a tweed plaid vest worn over a minty striped button-down blouse, with a few layered necklaces, worn with my very favorite boyfriend jeans, and comfy chelsea boots. to keep us warm and cozy in merry olde england i’ve found us a great oversized chocolate brown coat, scarf, beanie, and a rain brellie for good measure. while we await our feast, i suggest reading all the broken places by john boyne, one of my favorite writers. the novel moves back and forth in time between a woman who’s haunted by her terrible girlhood past in nazi germany to her life in present-day london.

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