16 January 2011

Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Lunch at Selfridges for less than £10

On Sundays if we've nothing planned, hubby and I generally look out for the boot sales open and then go for either a country drive or a drive through London afterwards, with lunch thrown in.

Today we went to a fairly local boot sale and I bought a Beatles album on cassette for 50p and a Soul To Soul 80s album on CD for 50p.

We weren't there long, so we went off for our usual drive and we ended up driving through Camden, past Regents Park and London Zoo and parked up on New Bond Street for a spot of lunch and some window shopping.

We headed to Selfridges and browsed through the designer handbags and in the Hermes section, I picked up a free Catalogue and cheekily asked them for a bag to put it in! I'm sure many passing shoppers thought I must be quite fortunate to afford a piece of Hermes so soon after Christmas, lol!! I'll be using the bag for my vintage and designer scarves.

We went to the Food Hall and ate at Eat, sandwiches, nuts and tea and coffee for less than £10-bargain!! Refreshed, we browsed back through the departments of Rolex, Prada and Louis Vuitton and picked up their latest Catalogues too-they are so well made and not bad for a bit of freebie browsing material!!

We then took a leisurely stroll up South Moulton Street back to the car and a nice leisurely drive through Westminster, along the Embankment and past the Tower of London.

London has to be my favourite place and living so close to it is an added bonus, I'll certainly be visiting again in the near future!!

What is your favourite city or place in the country, do you get a chance to visit it regularly too?

18 comments:

Penny Dreadful said...

Haha, excellent cheeky ask on the Hermes bag! I hardly ever go down into that part of town but it is a lovely place to go window shopping in x

viviane said...

I love London, too and it is my favourite place! Wishing I could visit it more often, but this is a bid expensive for me. Hotel stais arn't cheap there.
Love the region around Portobello Road and Brick Lane for vintage shopping and visiting All Saints flagship store. Love the V&A museum, too! Their bookshop is awsome!
And of course Liberty's near Carnaby Street!
Also love hanging around in St James Park - love the many differnt plants and the birds :)

WendyB said...

Love the bag story!

Vintage Vixen said...

That sounds like a perfect day to me. I love your cheek by asking for a Hermes bag. xxx

Jan said...

Sounds like a really great day out ,and as for the bag ,well its no good having cheek if you dont use it lol ....love Jan xx

Carol said...

Sounds like a gorgeous day and reminds me how much I love visiting London. I am visiting London again in February for my birthday and I can't wait. I do love the zoo and as I live in Glasgow we go to Edinburgh zoo, never failes to amuse me.

Carol x
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CameronPoe2409 said...

Sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon. Me and my husband like city breaks, just a chance to relax and enjoy ourselves. I really like Liverpool and Manchester, they are becoming such great cities with the regeneration work that's been ongoing for the past few years. I do really love London, I'd be quite happy to sit at a outdoor cafe or stroll down the south bank watching the world go by! I'm planning a weekend in London to celebrate my 40th so will definitely add a visit to Selfridges on my things to do list! xx

janettaylor said...

Gorgeous story!

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Hope Adela said...

that sounds like so much fun! i love your blog! =)

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Bonnie said...

Oh, I love London...at least, the London of my dreams! One day I will get there. Once, quite awhile ago, my boss and I worked a Hermes group that stayed at our hotel (the Royal Hawaiian) and at the end of their stay the boss got a beautiful Hermes scarf and I got a bottle of perfume. Nice memories!

xo, Bonnie

PS - I very much heart your Escada jacket.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

London is my favourite place to be and although I am only 50 miles away, I only go a couple of times a year. Sounds like a lovely day, wish I was closer!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Sharon, it sounds like a lovely day and I'm impressed with your thriftiness yet again.

I love London best and have lived here all my life. The Actor and I drove the long route home from Hammersmith last weekend, something we don't do often enough. It was lovely to go through Kensington and Hyde Park and look at all the familiar sights xx

Make Do Style said...

If you don't ask you don't get - trust you!! xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

This sounds like a lovely, lovely day. Mine is definitely London. Walking along the Embankment, walking through the East End, walking through Bond Street... Any walking in London. I do love Paris, too, but London feels like home.

Pearl Westwood said...

Thats so funny about the bag!! To be honest nothing pleases me more than a nice brochure to take home I have a stack of them! I love London too and wish I could go more often. I live in Manchester and do forget how fond of it I am!

Life In a Little House said...

that would be really cool to live so close to London I have not been to Europe yet but I am hopeful my husband will bring me he goes there often for work. I would like to go back to LA it is about 2 hours from us. And they have an amazing fashion district. They have a whole street lined with fabric shops ....it is just wonderful. We went over Christmas but we need to go back there is just so much to look at we did not even go in half the stores. ~Have a wonderful day ~Love Heather

MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-thanks for all the wonderful comments, its great to see how many of you adore London too! xx

claudia said...

I love London but I confess my heart is in Scotland. We booked a super cheap flight for February, we'll fly to Edimburgh but stay most part of the time in Glasgow. Can't wait to go to Monsoon, Topshop and Dorothy Perkins. In between we'll drop by a pub and have haggis with neeps and tatties ;-)

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