London Life

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to join one of my favorite shoe brands, Hydrogen-1, for a long weekend in London. Along with my pals Saul and Anthony, we took England’s capital by storm, pulling out all the stops while sporting select pieces from Hydrogen-1‘s autumn/winter collection.

We left our days open to leisurely walks around some of London’s famed neighborhoods, which was such a treat since it was my first time in the city. One neighborhood, in particular, really romanced me: Notting Hill. Aside from lending its moniker to my favorite Julia Roberts flick, the neighborhood was a color-hunters dream. Townhouses stood side-by-side in various pastel hues like cheery guardians near one of London’s top tourist spots, Portobello Road.

As most of you know, I’m a voracious foodie so we made sure to hit up some pretty spectacular spots for grub and libations throughout the weekend. Among these spots, I fell head over heels for Hubbard & Bell, which was located on the ground floor of our quaint (but exceptionally trendy) hotel, The Hoxton Holborn. We noshed on local favorites like Shrimp Cocktail in Rose Sauce, Burrata Toast, and Duck Breast in Agrodulce sauce – washed down with three (or four…?) classic Old-Fashioneds.

Needless to say, we had an absolute blast in London and I certainly can’t wait to go back. I can’t thank Hydrogen-1 enough for giving me the opportunity to explore a city that had for years been high on my “Places To Go” list.

In this post, I’m wearing the Brown Leather Wedge Derby and the Minimalist Black Leather Sneaker from Hydrogen-1. Hands down, these shoes are some of the most comfortable I’ve ever owned. Even on days when we walked for 2-3 hours, my feet never hurt – it was incredible. If you’re looking to upgrade your shoe selection for winter, look no further. You can learn more about Hydrogen-1’s epic collection or snag a pair of your own by clicking here.

SHOP: Minimalist Black Leather Sneaker | Dark Brown Leather Wedge Derby


Scout Sixteen is a lifestyle blog from Justin Livingston. Justin grew up in Mississippi but relocated to New York City in 2008. On Scout Sixteen, Justin shares his passion in fashion, travel, food and drink, and mental wellness.