We're day four into our English adventures and we've shot two wonderful homes for our book and purchased a full year's worth of loot. Cannot thank everyone who's written with suggestions enough for all their help! We're hoping to pack in as much as we can! Above, Queen Vic holds court in Hyde Park.
Here's evidence of a portion of the purchases: an (affordable by comparison - see below) Panama hat from William Evans, leather gloves from Swaine Adeney Brigg, grapefruit and rosemary room spray (that, damnit, I'm wearing as perfume...because it's like a nose poem) from Floris, an Anglo Indian porcupine quill box from the incomparable Henry Gregory and lady's spectators from Church's.
We've seen three Nissan Figaros so far - and all are perfection.
Porter, having a rest in Hyde Park
A view inside Michael German Antiques
Brellis at Swaine Adeney Brigg
Port sitting on a star across from the Connaught Hotel (the hotel is kinda heavy, but the Connaught Bar is a true deco gem).
We went out to Norfolk to visit family; it was like a Barbour ad and/or a stay in Masterpiece Theater.
...and then came back to London and all the wonderful Fiats and Minis.
Here's a peek inside the Henry Gregory basement where we found a striped mini-trunk (see below)
and here's Port down the road from the flat we rented from AirBNB.
Lobb's footwear fantasies.
At Swaine Adeney Brigg, I grabbed this Herbert Johnson Panama hat - which actually fit my gigantic head - and almost cried when I saw that it cost around GPB 750 (I got the less fancy one above instead).
Excellent labeling at Goyard in Mayfair.
More Fiat 500s
And a little international army from Andy Morant Toys at the Portobello Road Market.
Me, with my Henry Gregory mini-trunk on Day 1.