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Last Days of Fun – Bond Street

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

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.

Elsa, Franklin and Winston

Look who we found! ‘Allies’ Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt, The sculpture is by Lawrence Holofcener.

Shops Royal Arcade

I was almost talked into trying on an £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

Shopping

We stopped for a snack on lovely South Molton Street, with its pedestrian-only street and inspiring fashionable people.

P With Winst & Frank

I especially had a great time at Camper, Jo Malone (where we got arm and hand massages!).

At Sonia Rykiel I tried on several incredibly beautiful shoes.

I fell in love with Radley’s practical yet whimsical handbags and accessories.

Telephone Flowers

The flower stall at the top of Bond Street is ‘Stella McCartney’, a cool and interesting ad concept.

Burlington Arcade

Burlington Arcade

I love Burlington Arcade! It’s full of unique very-British-y merchants, I could have stayed there forever.

Piccadilly

We literally spend the whole day walking, I was grateful for my comfortable shoesΓ‚ – we probably walked the whole of Mayfair.

Piccadilly

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.

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6 Comments

  • Reply manandvanlondon

    when you go to parish, you will feel and see the beauty of the city..some people there are very sensitive of what they feel they will have to do that thing..

    29 October, 2009 at 3:28 am
  • Reply Torri

    I love your pictures of London! I'm planning on visiting there very soon. πŸ™‚ You've given me some ideas of what places to visit and what to see. πŸ™‚

    Thanks!
    Torri πŸ™‚

    PS–By the way, nice blog!

    4 June, 2010 at 12:00 pm
  • Reply Elsa

    Thanks Torri, enjoy your trip! Can't wait to read about your adventures… πŸ™‚

    4 June, 2010 at 12:27 pm
  • Reply Torri

    I love your pictures of London! I'm planning on visiting there very soon. πŸ™‚ You've given me some ideas of what places to visit and what to see. πŸ™‚

    Thanks!
    Torri πŸ™‚

    PS–By the way, nice blog!

    4 June, 2010 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Elsa

    Thanks Torri, enjoy your trip! Can't wait to read about your adventures… πŸ™‚

    4 June, 2010 at 4:27 pm
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