In the Portrait of a Lady Henry James described Isabel Archer with these words:
“Her life should always be in harmony with the most pleasing impression she should produce; she would be what she appeared, and she would appear what she was. … her inflated ideals, her confidence at once innocent and dogmatic, her temper at once exacting and indulgent, her mixture of curiosity and fastidiousness, of vivacity and indifference, her desire to look very well and to be if possible even better; her determination to see, to try, to know; her combination of the delicate, desultory, flame-like spirit and the eager and personal young girl…”
I really don’t know why, also because I’ve read this book a long time ago, but these words echoed in my mind during my little “London escape”. James’s words sound perfect to describe London vibes for me. Furthermore, London’s light is magical: and when I say “magical” is because it seems to be in an Harry Potter book in every single moment, in every single corner! Shooting an engagement session in London was a special experience for me and Notting Hill is vibrant and colorful, like a kaleidoscope.
Magic is everywhere…where will I find the next one?