Tuesday, 25 October 2016

#THROWBACK: A day in fashionable London town...

Hello lovelies,

My plan is to post as regularly as I can over the coming weeks, so I'm starting with a bit of a throwback post today.  Yes, I'm travelling back to August...before my summer holiday to Cannes (I'll feature the outfits and fashion from this soon) and after my very special bridesmaid OOTD, which you can read about here.

As you know by now, I regularly visit London and plan to do so even more now that one of my loveliest friends Jen is living there.  So just before my summer holiday, I flew solo to London to catch up with her for a day of shopping, fizz and gossip.  It ended up being a trip with fashion at the centre; without even trying to be!

We started off in Victoria's Secret (Pink knickers an essential purchase!!) then ended up in Fenwick on Bond Street, with a visit to the Bond Street Kitchen for a brunch of scrambled egg on toast and bottomless Prosecco.  Now I must add here that it was about 1230pm-and that bottomless for me is usually two glasses; its definite value for money if you go all out but as I'm a lightweight it would've probably worked out cheaper if I'd just bought a glass of fizz! Nevertheless it was a wonderful treat from Jen and one which I wasn't expecting-plus it was the perfect setting to offload some gossip!

Once refuelled and ready to go, we headed towards Regent Street, taking in lots of shops along the way.  I had a holiday almost upon me, so I used the day to actively encourage Jen to spoil herself; she got herself a few treats-including some divine red Christian Louboutin nail polish from Selfridges.  It's always fun to spend time in Selfridges on Oxford Street; the time seemed to run away as we took in all of the amazing shoes, clothes and handbags we were lusting after.

We were heading slowly towards Burberry on Regent's Street, the flagship, the mothership, my favourite place on Earth!  You may remember I had breakfast there with Natalie at Christmas (here) and thought it would be the perfect place to take Jen for a mid-afternoon cake date.  Jen had never been to this Burberry before; and she absolutely loved it.  It's my favourite London landmark-I love to share it!!

The history of the trench coat-the famous Burberry staple-was being celebrated with a mini exhibition in-store.

Thomas's is an amazing place to eat; I hope to one day visit for afternoon tea!  This time, a cake and a coffee was top of the list-Millionaire's Cheesecake for me and a classic Cherry Bakewell for Jen, served with some delicious coffee to wash it down-yum!

A quick stop off at Waterstone's, and time spent at the biggest selection of fashion books I've ever had the pleasure of coming face to face with (I opted for Givenchy and Audrey Hepburn in case you were wondering!), we strolled along to Burlington Arcade.  Most of the shops were closed by this point but I was really excited to see all of the Vogue 100 covers still hanging pride of place.  A perfect camera moment!

 I also loved the Camellia's in the window of Chanel!

Apart from a quick bite before I boarded the train, our last stop of the day was a walk along Bond Street again, to visit Alexander McQueen and to window shop.  From a visual merchandise point of view, the windows on Bond Street are by far some of the best in London-particularly if you love high-end fashion like me!

I really loved seeing fashion on all floors at Valentino!

Sadly, it was time for me to leave-but it was such a fun day with so much friendship and fashion crammed in for good measure! Until my next London visit...



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