Updated: Feb 3, 2019
In case you've missed it, I have been in London over the past couple of weeks. The weather is what you would assume it to be, bi-polar. I thought Texas was bad, however I've met competition!! One moment it is bright and sunny, borderline warm(ish) and the next it’s the perfect tea and nap weather (read rain and cold).
By no means did this effect my trip. In fact, I kept up with my Must Haves here in London, which of course I want to share with you!
Best Shopping: Bicester Village
This place, well it’s my heaven. I have this rule, invest in shoes and handbags. Clothes are trendy but staple quality pieces are here to stay. It’s better to have one pair of quality boots than 5 cheap pairs that will find their way to the bin sooner than later. However I have this other rule. I cannot by anything full price. I think I’ve made the exception once but generally speaking, all things must be on sale! So Bicester Village, is a premium outlet village where all high end brands are on sale. Like I said, heaven. It’s also the cutest (and best) outlet I’ve ever been to. It’s designed to look like the cutest little English village and they’ve designed it well. To see more, click here.
There is a disclaimer: I’ve never bought more than one thing when I come here but it’s always a lovely experience.
Best High Tea: Thomas' Cafe at Burberry
Where do I begin? I literally stumbled into this massive flagship Burberry store. I’ve never seen a store so large but makes sense as this is the creme de la creme of Burberry. They even have the cutest restaurant (cafe on the bottom and restaurant on the second floor) called Thomas' Cafe. High Tea at Thomas's Cafe is a must.
Go to shoes: Burberry boots (rain and regular)
You have to have both - remember the weather I mentioned above! Ironic fact, the rainboots are the item I’ve paid full price for and bought them in Dubai, where it rains twice a year! However, I knew they would come in handy one day, wherever in the world I may be.
Staple in my travel wardrobe: Zara floral bomber jacket
I saw this in Tokyo last year and snapped it up. It reminds me of the Gucci Flora print but at the fraction of the cost. It keeps me warm(ish) but is so easy to mix and match to spruce up any outfit, no matter the weather.
UK based Flower Designer I’m Obsessing over: McQueens
Kally Ellis is the founder and managing director of McQueens. According to their website, it all began at a small florist in Shoreditch in 1991. This gives me hope! Ms. Ellis is truly inspirational and the brand which she has created is nothing short of incredible.
Who I’m stalking: Jeff Leatham
This past weekend he flexed his floral muscle again in Blenheim and the result was nothing short of remarkable! You can read all about it here.
A completely lush moment worth mentioning from last week was when I received one bouquet from the Corinthia London and 1 bouquet from the founder of By Appointment Only (did you catch it on my Instastories?) Take a look...
I’m currently drafting the second part of my Must Haves for the Week here in London, so be on the look out for that.