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First night in London

Shopping

After our legendary afternoon tea at Grosvenor House, we did some window shopping in London. No one does Christmas lights better than London. No one. It was great fun walking around Oxford Street and Regent Street and hitting some of our favorite places like Liberty London.

Liberty London

Liberty London

I love Liberty’s stationery section. It’s amazing and huge and there are always great gift ideas!

Stationery at Liberty

Stationery at Liberty

We capped off the evening, taking the kids to Hamley’s Toy Store!

Hamley's

Hamley’s Toy Store

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Dress like Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus I shared the latest Marks and Spencer’s Christmas advert yesterday, but did you know that you, too, can dress like Mrs. Claus from the advert?

I really love this concept. You can buy her dress, her jacket, her sweater or you can buy the teenage sister’s shoes! It’s the ultimate sell. Why can’t all ads be like this?

I’m filled with the same level of glee as when I discovered I could raid the wardrobe of Emma Pillsbury from “Glee” or Jess from “New Girl.”

Wicked Witch window display

Now that is what I call a window display! Nice one, Harrods!

Harrods Window Display for Halloween

Pop-In@Nordstrom: Liberty London

I’ve blogged about my love affair with Liberty London before. And so you can imagine my delight at seeing Liberty London’s home decor and giftables available stateside — at Nordstrom’s Pop-In Shop! Items range from gardening tools to stationery to clothing.

Here are also some other pieces that I have my eye on:

Floral print suitcase

Floral print suitcase, $95

Floral Print Charm Necklace, $30

Floral Print Charm Necklace, $30

Liberty Print Ballet Flat

Liberty Print Ballet Flat, $200

Liberty London will be at the Nordstrom Pop-In Shop until Aug. 2.

John Lewis’ 2014 Christmas advert

Nothing says “Christmas is coming” quite like John Lewis’ annual Christmas advert.

Here’s this year’s present.

What do you think? Do you like #Montythepenguin? I’ll admit that I cried the first two times I watched it. (It’s definitely an improvement over last year’s bear advert, but not as good as the 2011 version)

Hunter Rain Boots on sale at Nordstrom

Hunter Rigley Boot

Attention Hunter Wellie fans! These Hunter ‘Rigley’ Rain Boots are currently on sale at Nordstrom for $116.98, regularly priced $195. They come in Dark Ruby. Get ’em before they are gone!

J. Crew takes London by storm

The J.Crew flagship store on Regent Street in London opens this Friday!

Check out the good looking windows and displays, courtesy of Confetti System, a New York-based design duo consisting of Nicholas Anderson and Julie Ho. Photos courtesy of Daniella Zalcman.

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J. Crew taxi

Bloomingdale’s is puttin’ on the Brits

Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale’s is showing the Brits some love this month with a section on their website called “Puttin’ on the Brits.” They’re currently featuring more than 40 British brands, 14 pop-up shops, 60 in-store events and more!

Hunter ‘Rigley’ Rain Boots

Hunter Rigley Boot

I love early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! Check out these Hunter ‘Rigley’ Rain Boots on sale for $119.90, regularly priced $195. They come in Dark Ruby and Black.

Nordstrom cardholders can get a jump on the savings until tomorrow. Then the sale opens up to the public! Get ’em while the getting’s good!

Merci Shop in Paris

On our trip to Paris, we visited Merci, a three-story concept store in Marais that donates all profits to charity (helping underprivileged women and children). They sell clothing, furniture, housewares, stationery, gardening supplies, perfume and other toiletries. In addition, they have a charming little bookstore and three cafes. It really was a (high-brow) one stop shop!

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