Next city on the European recap: London. Read on for a visual guide of trends, shops and eats!
There is no shortage of visual stimulation on the streets of London. A variety of sights include chic moms on King's Road decked out in purple, on-trend in plaid and neutral tones, the seasons "must have" over-the-knee boots, the endless sea of backpacks and a vibrant statement you'd only find on Regent Street.
While she's getting creative overseas, deb discovers some of the best places to eat and shop. Clockwise from top left: the Bluebird Cafe - dine al fresco at this Terrance Conran hot spot complete with a market, restaurant and boutique, a place to hang "the bow": the Number Sixteen Hotel - don't stay anywhere else. Each room is beautifully and artfully appointed, they never disappoint! Ottolenghi - amazing eats at this cult favorite gourmet take-away spot in Westbourne Grove, Wild & Gorgeous (the perfect way to describe this orange wicker motorcycle!), Themes & Variations Gallery features some amazing Fornasetti pieces like this grass skirted chair, the iconic Paul Smith storefront in Westbourne Grove, and finally what's not to love about these dachshund benches at Liberty London!
Simone Rocha, daughter of designer John Rocha, with a pretty and ethereal store front
DOVER STREET MARKET
Dover Street Market is one of Deb's favorite concept shops in Europe. A giant Kewpie Doll, a grabbing glove clutch, Thom Browne's dachshund bag, these polka dot statement bags from Miss Comme de Garcons. Eccentricities abound - and we don't mind at all! You can find their other outpost in NYC, should you need a fix closer to home.
Looking for more great places to go in London? Check out some of Deb's other favorites!