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Category Archive: Shopping in Mayfair

Insta-Found! Christmas Lights in London 2014

I love my Instagram feed at this time of the year, especially when London turns on its Christmas lights. Aaaah! I can almost feel the cold creeping up through my boots, as I make my way through the Oxford Street crowds to find respite (and perhaps a cheeky mulled wine) in a Soho cafe. Look, […]

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Wee Christmas finds: Fortnum & Mason decorations

Every Christmas brings a proliferation of London-themed Christmas decorations, so you’d think it would be difficult to find something new – and a bit special. But this handsome collection of hand-stitched fabric ornaments by Fortnum & Mason is really rather splendid. Some might shudder at the notion of a department store-themed ornament, but I like […]

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Wee Birdy’s London favourites

I did this magazine interview a while ago and it never eventuated, so I thought it shouldn’t go to waste. Enjoy reading about some of my all-time London favourites! What are your favourite local stores, boutiques or markets for great fashion finds and bargains? I adore Liberty. It’s quintessentially London and the most stunning shopping […]

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London must-drink: Bloody Mary at Automat

Anyone who's spent a little time in my company knows that I fully appreciate the finer qualities of a well-made, full-bodied Bloody Mary. I won't linger on the makings of the perfect Bloody Mary, suffice to say that it usually comes down to good quality tomato juice (and vodka), as well as just the right […]

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My Secret London with Alex Monroe

London-based jeweller (and Wee Birdy favourite) Alex Monroe is renowned for his delicate, whimsical (and Valentine's-worthy) creations. So when I had the opportunity to ask him about his secret London destinations, I jumped at the chance. Here's what he had to say … "Warning! Don’t forget that although I make particularly feminine jewellery, I am […]

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Wee Valentine’s finds: The perfume

  I know … a bottle of perfume isn’t the most wildly original or personal Valentine’s Day gift. That’s why the department store counter is probably best avoided at this time of the year. However, the extremely clever people at Ormonde Jayne, arguably London’s best-kept secret perfumery, have got Feb 14 all wrapped up with […]

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