The first night in London was spent checking out the new vanity cabinet in the bathroom (yay! - lots of storage space!), washing clothes and relaxing in front of the tv. (Naughty I know, but we arrived in cold rainy weather in London, after leaving warm sunny Istanbul. The last thing I wanted to do was go out and wander London's streets in the cold and rain. I could have done that in Sydney!)
My first full day in London started with a wander down Kings Road, popping into the old fav. Peter Jones and shopping at Marks and Sparks. How can you not purchase too much food there, as there is so much choice! Who ever heard of ready peeled and cut carrots. All you have to do is put some water in a saucepan and put them on to cook!
I then went out to see Pulse London at Earls Court. A design-led gift show. Lots of lovely designs put together by creative talent in the UK. A couple of designers I spoke to are: www.molly-mac.co.uk, www.helenacarrington.co.uk, www.cecilyvessey.com, www.arthousemeath.com and www.lauraolivia.com.
The afternoon was spent visiting the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour where I found a lovely fabric from Colefax & Fowler, Emperor Butterfly, which will definitely suit the chaise lounge in the front room back at home in Sydney.