Monday, 19 November 2007

Bond Street Christmas Lights

I love getting in to the mood for Christmas and I always look forward to my Christmas shopping.
I usually don't do my shopping until the second weekend of December as I like to savour it for a bit.
I always head to Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and Bond Street to get inspired and to pick up teas, decorations and gifts for my loved ones. Then I always finish the day with some tea at The Wolseley.

This week I will be heading down to Bond Street to watch Sophie Dahl turn on the Christmas lights and to enjoy the late night shopping they have - for once!
This is what the invite says:

"Sophie Dahl will become the most recent 'Bond Girl' and 'flick the switch' to switch on the stunning Christmas lights for Bond Noël. At 6.00pm on Thursday 22nd November 2007, on the corner of Burlington Gardens and Old Bond Street.

Closed to traffic, Bond Noël runs from 5-8pm. A perfect wintery setting- snow will be falling along Bond Street. Reindeer, carol singers, choir singers, entertainers and musicians will provide the entertainment for this spectacular Christmas event, while rickshaw sleighs whisk shoppers to and from their favourite designer stores. There will also be a chance to win over £10,000 worth of exclusive prizes in a Tombola for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity."

Hope to see you there!x


Matches held their 10 year anniversary party last week at their Richmond store, so I thought I'd pop in with Sylvia seeing as we usually go to the Notting Hill branch. Its always nice with a change.
The invite promised luxury canapes, champagne and amazing goodie bags which made it sound even more promising!
Got there about 30 mins after it started and the place was packed already! We had a little browse but to my disappointment the selection was exactly the same as the one on Ledbury Road. Yawn.
So we decided to grab a Bellini and wait for the canapes to arrive. Boy, what a disappointment.
If Matches idea of "luxury canapes" is a dried crispbread with some tasteless chopped tomatoes on top, then they have not lived. Clearly.
Second disappointment came from the so called goodie bags. We were given a small bottle of Cowshed bath oil. Now, I don't mean to sound like a snob but could they not have been a little more adventurous?!
We left in a huff and headed straight to McDonalds. At least there you know what you can expect.
On a positive note, I am really looking forward to the new Matches branch opening this month on Marylebone High Street!

Monday, 12 November 2007

Evian by Christian Lacroix

Apart from Fiji water, Evian is my bottled water favourite. It has low natrium/sodium, tastes great and I like the packaging (especially the glass bottles).
And now there is an even better reason to enjoy it - Christian Lacroix has teamed up with Evian to create a limited edition bottle!
The bottle will be available from November in high end grocery stores. None have been specified for the UK, but my guess is Selfridges, Whole Foods and Harrods a.o.

How very every day luxury!

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Designer Clothes For Sale!!

Yup, I have spent the last four hours listing LOADS of my stuff on Ebay!
I am selling Chanel ankle boots, Chloe bag, Paul Smith weekend bag, Chloe jumpers, DvF wrap dress, Chanel brooch and loads more.
Keep checking back this week as I will list even more stuff tomorrow!!

Saturday, 10 November 2007

New purchase - The Row

I have been on the look out for the perfect t shirt for quite some time now, and last weekend I finally found it in Harvey Nichols! Its from The Row, Ashley and Mary Kate Olsens fashion line. And no, I promise I didnt buy it just because its an Olsen item!!
Its absolutely perfect, light super soft cotton, perfect neckline and perfect length! Only downside was that it was very expensive - £150!!
I am also lusting after the long cashmere cardigan they did but opted for an Alexander McQueen one instead as it was a better colour.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Perfect afternoon pit stop!

A couple of weekends ago, my dear friend Sylvia and I were out shopping in Mayfair. It was an incredibly warm autumn day in London and walking up and down Bond Street worked up a real sweat! Where could we possibly go to have a nice cold Coca Cola and a sit down without having to fight our way through screaming kids and Hubba Bubba chewing teenagers?
Well, Claridges of course! We headed in to the bar area and it was like an oasis - such calm and nice friendly people.
We sat down and had a whole sofa to our selves! We ordered what seemed like the best tasting Coca Cola we had ever had and it was accompanied by some yummy nibbles - spicy nuts and parmesan crackers!

Highly recommended!

Style A to Zoe - Buy and Read this!

I must say, that although Rachel Zoe looks like a raisin stuck on a toothpick (ouch), she does have an incredible sense of style and she has managed something that very few people can do and that is to become a style icon in her own rights.
In todays fashion world, to me, there are only a handful of fashion icons out there.
There is only really Kate Moss who has had the same kind of influence on girls/women across the world. Back in the days, we had Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Katherine Hepburn and so on. I am not sure whether the lack of style icons today is a good or a bad thing. Any thoughts?

Anyway, the book is very inspirational and I was happily surprised by how "realistic" some of her advice are.
Available from Amazon, Selfridges and Waterstones.