A day in Richmond

Happy Sunday! So by now you might have noticed that the Sunday slot on the blog is usually reserved for some for of day out/afternoon tea/things to do type post, and today is no exception. Last weekend, for Mum’s birthday, we had my brother and his wife and two children over to visit, so we headed to Richmond for a family day out. Close to London but without the overcrowding and tourist traps of the city, and with plenty to see and do without spending a fortune – it’s one of my favourite places to spend the day.

We arrived hungry, so our first port of call was Jackson & Rye. I’m a big fan of their breakfasts and often visit the restaurant in SoHo, the decor is exactly my taste too, rustic but without feeling derelict. The Richmond restaurant overlooks the river and has a beautiful long marble bar if you just fancy an aperitif, or leather booths for long, relaxed lunches. 
So the pre-holiday health kick went out the window, as we couldn’t resist the burgers and Mac ‘n’ Cheese, as well as a cheese cake to finish, but we soon walked it off with a stroll down the river bank and through the winding shopping streets.
After mooching round the shops (I picked up lots of home pieces in Anthropologies, home haul video coming soon!) we stumbled upon the Farmer’s Market, discovering home made macarons, beautiful flower arrangements, and delicious biltong.
If there’s one thing I learnt on our day out to Richmond, it’s that my sweet tooth definitely runs in the family, with Mum, my brother and both my niece and (2 year old) nephew ordering double Mr Whippy ice creams! Charlie had strawberry sauce too which I immediately regretted not getting too, it looked delish! But as you can see from my face, I was still pretty pleased to be enjoying my first ice cream of the summer!
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I chose a new casual day dress with pretty detail on the neckline from M&S for the day trip, as well as some white leather mules (also M&S) which have a super spongy sole making them incredibly comfy for a day wondering around. My was perfect to throw in all my little purchases for the day, as well as my cardigan for those cool moments when the sun went in!
Have you spent a day in Richmond?