Wednesday, April 25, 2012

English Exploration Pt. 1 | Portobello Road, Norfolk and Loads of Cute Cars

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

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.


Reese said...

The mini trunk is fabulous! Why don't I ever find things like that in London??

Karena said...

Adore all of your finds Hollister and your family home looks like a dream! That trunk....oh yes!

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Lost in Provence said...

Oh crap. Now I want a Nissan Figaro.
And I don't even know how to drive.
But I would learn if I could have that car!

Happy travels and thank you for the oodles of inspiration.

Sir Fopling Flutter said...

Great photographs. I'm glad you made it to Andy Morant's stall.

Christina said...

I love these photos. Sounds like an epic time. Would you mind if i Pinned some of these?

Janette - The2Seasons said...

Last year I rode my bicycle from the very bottom tip of England to the very top of Scotland. It was pure magic.

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Hi Hollister. I really want to explore London when given enough time and chance. think I'm gonna enjoy my stay there.

Lara said...

what an insane cliche this all is.

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