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Liberty of London

I’m waiting for my son Joseph to arrive in London. I’m so excited I can’t stand it!  I had plans to attend a museum but felt distracted and decided to walk to a famous department store instead. It’s Liberty of London.

I had no idea this department store was so elegant! Among all the chain stores in the area Liberty appears: a half timbered treasure!  Everything inside was absolutely sumptuous.  The scarves had my attention and held it. I couldn’t stop reveling in the rich patterns and fabrics.

I finally pulled myself away to find which level houses the yardage. Liberty is famous for its fabrics that quilters and seamstresses covet. This was a good option for me–since I can’t afford anything else in the store and have absolutely zero room in my suitcase! I settled on a delicious fabric called “Earthly Delughts” to make a scarf. I purchased half a meter for £25.

I couldn’t resist cruising through the shoe department as I left. It appears that heels adorned with jewelry is a thing. I better get my gluegun out when I get home.

I also visited Flying Tiger, a Danish store that got my attention recently–and it’s priced for you and me.  The Danish are so clever and creative with their designs. Consequently, I wanted to buy everything in the store for my grandchildren! I settled for a couple flat things I can easily mail  and a silly pair of reading glasses for me.

I had a bite to eat at Leon, which in my opinion is elevated fast food.  I had a breakfast sandwich at their Heathrow location a year ago and bought their cookbook as a result.  If you like reading cookbooks, I recommend it.  It seems like the older I get I enjoy reading cookbooks more than making the recipes!

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