Travel Lust: London

Maybe it's because I've been so engrossed in the house and in projects, that I've barely had time to sit down, but I have a serious case of the travel bug lately.  We've already taken a two week vacation to Africa this year, and I am desperate for another getaway.  My husband can vouch, I think I send him a photo of a place I want to see or a deal on a flight/hotel/cruise every other day.  I already spend time daydreaming about it, so I thought I'd turn my wanderlust into a new monthly column, Travel Lust.  I am starting with, what will hopefully be our next trip, London!  

I've been to London twice, once for two very quick days (one of which we took the train to Paris) and the second, for a work shopping trip.  Kyle's never been, but is obsessed with all things British.  I already like the city (a lot), but I imagine if we had time to explore, we would really really love it there.

Stay: We would rent a fabulously British AirBnB in a great neighborhood.  I'm feeling

this adorable flat

, with terrace, in Notting Hill.  My two previous trips to London were focused on shopping, next time I return I want to experience life beyond High Street, and Notting Hill seems like as good a place as any.

Do: Since London is on top of Kyle's places to visit, we need to make it to a proper British football match.  We attended one in Barcelona and it was an amazing experience!  The energy was like nothing else and despite not sitting together, we had the best time.

See: I've seen the sights, but I would love nothing more than to get on the double decker bus and play tourist for the day, learn all about the gardens, the palaces, the Parliament and the royals.

Shop: As I mentioned I've hit every shop on High Street, but what I haven't done is Portobello Market, and we all know I love love love a flea market.  That's a must for my next trip.

Experience: My final must is taking a ride on

The London Eye

.  This giant ferris wheel is over 400 ft tall and offers the best views in the city, and you can even book a "

champagne experience