Our final days in London were a bit of a whirlwind. There still seemed so much to do and yet time was closing in on us.
Feeling inspired after the Paris trip, we decided to fit in a little shopping.
It was long overdue, I’d been running around for days with a list of things I absolutely had to have and yet I hadn’t actually managed to buy a single thing.
Things I’d convinced myself I needed so badly and couldn’t find anywhere in North America.
We took the tube to Bond Street Station, walked a few feet west and found ourselves in every shopaholic’s dream.
Bond Street has the most luxurious, elegant and unique shops in London, it’s worth just the browse.
We set off from New Bond Street, I was determined to try on everything! especially stuff I couldn’t afford.
I tried on shoes, jewelery, clothes, perfumes and everything else in between.
Look who we found! ‘Allies’ Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, The sculpture is by Lawrence Holofcener.
I was almost talked into trying on an Â£18,000 wedding gown – but I had to draw the line somewhere.
Sensing my hesitation, the sales woman looked at me with mock sympathy and said “I know, love, but remember you can’t put a price on love”
And that was the theme for the rest of the afternoon, the theory was I could get anything I ‘loved’ because love is priceless
We stopped for a snack on lovely South Molton Street, with its pedestrian-only street and inspiring fashionable people.
At Sonia Rykiel I tried on several incredibly beautiful shoes.
I fell in love with Radley’s practical yet whimsical handbags and accessories.
The flower stall at the top of Bond Street is ‘Stella McCartney’, a cool and interesting ad concept.
I love Burlington Arcade! It’s full of unique very-British-y merchants, I could have stayed there forever.
We literally spend the whole day walking, I was grateful for my comfortable shoesÂ – we probably walked the whole of Mayfair.
Soon it was evening, the shops closed, street lights came on, it had come time to go home, and a day closer to the end of our vacation.