Sunday, 7th August was the day I decided to head to London. Primarily for a blog event. However I was a bad blogger and spent more time browsing the wonderful goodies in Selfridges than I did at the event talking about SEO and camera techniques.
Brigita (my Lithuanian friend) came along for the trip. Not a blogger but a London first-timer and desperate to see The Queen’s Residence, the Thames and the rather fabulous Selfridges Beauty Hall. My brother thinks she looks like me and calls her my Polish sister (random, I know). Judge for yourself from the pictures further down below.
My bank balance took a hammering in Selfridges as I stocked up on a few beauty treats, a new Beauty Blender and a Pumpkin Sleeping Mask. Liberty’s also proved to be my downfall. Why do these stores have to be so aesthetically pleasing and stock such beautiful goods? It just encourages you to part with your cash!
Objects you certainly don’t need, however you feel they will enhance your life somehow; it could be a face cream to clear up those dry spots, a coffee table book or the shiniest lip gloss on record. these wonderful products reel us in.
If you’re any kind of fashionista with a penchant for gorgeous bags, purses and accessories, this is one store you cannot afford to miss, even if it is just to window shop. Set over several floors, 121 Regent Street is Burberry’s Flagship store. A super stylish playground for fashion conscious ladies (and gentlemen) with large bank balances and even larger overdrafts.
After spending hours browsing 121 Regent’s Street, dabbling with a little luxury makeup and dreaming of a home filled with Burberry cushions, it was time to refuel. Cue Thomas’s.
Located on the ground floor, this cafe is something else. The food is superb, light bites all presented beautifully. The cafe, food and service are all exquisite. Your chair pulled out for you, your shopping stowed away for safe-keeping, complimentary water brought to the table. I felt like Royalty.
I highly recommend the buttermilk pancakes with rhubarb compote, yogurt and honeycomb! Delicious and perfect for a tea-time treat.
Visiting such a luxurious, expensive store, is a world away from the service you receive on the high street. Leaving Burberry, I felt like a Queen. As for Thomas’s, I cannot wait to go back. A perfect place to recharge the batteries. A haven in a frantic city. I certainly have a new favourite place.