Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Peace on earth this Christmas is unlikely if you don't get me something gorgeous from Harvey Nichols


an early morning walk in Green Park

St Paul's in the distance

somewhere off Bond Street

a stunning desk at Paul Smith

my favourite food shop in the world - Ottolenghi on Ledbury Road in Notting Hill

Anya Hindmarch's handbag stickers - Ledbury Road is reflected in the window

it is at once incredibly comforting and disturbing that Emma Hope's shoes are exactly the same as they were 10 years ago

Joseph shops are everywhere in Notting Hill and Chelsea

we looked at many flats to buy in 1999 - a two-bedroom used to be around £350,000 in those days around Holland Park or Notting Hill - we thought that was sooooo outrageous that we decided to pay rent instead for the next 10 years... look at the garden apartment advertised above - we were clearly idiots

our flat on Kensington Park Gardens

the kitschy antique shops on Kensington Church Street between Notting Hill Gate and Kensington High Street

I love how shops with glitzy lights are not necessarily glitzy shops in England - in Hong Kong a shop with chandeliers would be made of marble - its customers would expect that, rather than a rickety drafty door with an old fashioned bell to announce the customer's arrival to the shop's tweed-clad, frazzled but passionate owner...

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