Sparkle & Joy – Christmas shopping in London

December 16, 2016

Sparkly, joyful and frenetic London at Xmas.  Frosty weather adds to the Christmas buzz as the masses rush around in big colourful scarves and matching hats.   The exit out of the tube at Oxford Circus overwhelms with twinkly lights all around and festive music.  London’s west end has put it’s party dress on again and doesn’t she look great! First stop are the stunning Liberty store windows with a Nutcraker ballet theme; then a dash towards Bond…

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Love Liberty London store

September 19, 2016

With a heritage going back to 1875 when Arthur Liberty had a vision of an Eastern bazaar that would change the whole look of fashion and homewares in England, this iconic building which was built in 1924 stands proud in the heart of London’s west-end near Regent Street. Liberty prints, hand-made in England and originally styled on oriental fabrics have become recognised internationally as quintessentially British, exclusive and quirky. These iconic prints and fabrics have always been…

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Window shopping in an exquisite corner of Notting Hill

September 19, 2016

I never tire of a trip to Ledbury Road; this special gem of a shopping spot tucked between the famous Portobello Road and the hip Westbourne Grove with it’s quirky backstreets and pretty gardens.  If you have a few hours to spare or it’s part of a wider tour, this has the ‘exclusive club’ feel of the Notting Hill set.    Exclusive fashion brands such as Emma Hope, Matches, Joseph and Diane Von Furstenberg sit along side the Nicole…

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