Friday, September 23, 2011

Shopping in London...

Hello mes amis! Here are the last few pictures of my London shopping trip. The picture above and below are the Horse Hospital and Stables shopping mall. It is literally old horse stables from the late 1900's converted over to a mini shopping mall with all of the architecture and design left in it's original state. It was really a cool and nostalgic place to spend some money! It is located in the Camden section of London, and it is a very popular shopping destination for locals and tourists alike.






Picadilly Circus...
LOVED the big sign....especially the message for Japan!



...everyone needs a good rifle maker!


A cute little old-fashioned sweet shop down in Picadilly Circus....



An upscale nightclub complete with red-carpet and velvet ropes....
...yes, that's Mary Kay trying to get in. (haha)


I just loved this humble little building in the middle of such a huge city. It's probably been an "Oasis" for many of people in the past...



The most awesome antiquing at Portabello Road....

...everything from A to Z could also be found here!


from  flowers....

 vegetables...


fruits...


... Paella and Calamari....



... to hilarious masks of royal figureheads.


Our last great meal in London....
Indian take-away...and it was one of the most delicious meals I think I have ever had!
If you are ever in London, you must try the red curry chicken with the long grain rice and traditional Indian bread, Naan.

Here are those beautiful earrings up-close that I purchased from the Victoria and Albert museum's gift shop. Expect some tassel inspiration in my up-coming winter designs!!!

I am so inspired by my trip to London and so very thankful that I had the opportunity to visit such a wonderful place so full of history!

6 comments:

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I have really enjoyed seeing all your pictures and hearing about your trip. Looks and sounds like you had a great trip - thanks for sharing it with us.

Liz said...

I love hearing about your trip! Im so glad to hear you're having so much fun, and soaking up so much of the city! You've given me the travel bug again :) It's been years since I've been in London, but I'm ready to explore it again. Thanks for taking us along with you!

Anonymous said...

Love the pics of Camden and Portobello Rd. Thank you for sharing your trip with us, it's been fun!

Have a safe trip home..

Theresa

Petite Michelle Louise said...

so wonderful for you! what an adventure mon amie! i can't wait to see how it has inspired you through your gorgeous creations. i've missed you!

Anonymous said...

i can't wait to visit london one day! mary kay standing in front of jewel - funny! thank you for showing a close up of the earrings - beautiful! thank you for sharing your trip! ruby wand

lorraine said...

Wish i was there...Oh wait....i am....Thanks to you Christine :)