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Outfit: Topshop
Pictures: Nikon D5500 on a 18-55mm lens

Quick poll: is this a leopard print skirt or is it just a lot of pandas? Anyway.

Dusky days out with the boyfriend. The air conditioned domed things along the Gardens that look like alien eggs always struck me as a slightly odd structure, but my first time there changed everything. They were having a fairytale-inspired tulip exhibition which we wanted to check out, so we braved the heat down one Saturday in May – and I do mean braved: it was thirty three degrees, all the non air conditioned flowers were wilting.

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They were also giving out free tulips that looked like they came right out of a Beautex tissue box

It was altogether a very touristy experience, fighting the throngs of other people jostling to get a good shot of the flowers. How did I get those relatively untouched shots above then, you ask? That’s a secret I’ll never spill… though it does have to do with Shane’s impressive intimidation skills. Ha.

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Perhaps the best part of the entire experience was finally settling down for tea in Pollen, their in-house restaurant in the Flower Dome. Unreasonably expensive, for sure, but an amazing respite from the crowds. What d’you know – we found the one crowd repellant more effective than mosquitoes. Overpriced brunch. I called it, you guys. You heard it here first.

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