This edition of MIMM heavily features shopping, in case you couldn’t tell from the title. Food also plays a pretty significant role but since it was all store bought, it still counts as shopping. XD
Marvelous is Oxford Circus. So, so many stores that close at a normal time, and where most of the following marvelous things are located.
Alnwick’s a small town so I get why many of the shops closed at 4 or 5 pm. London’s a big city, yet quite a few stores close at eight or even six. Then again, this might be normal in a lot of places, maybe I’ve just gotten used to the bustling night life in Taipei city, just think about all the night markets.
Marvelous is Top Shop.
I’ve seen their ads in magazines countless times but have never been so I was super excited. The store we went to was so big and I could probably spend hours in there if I had the time. At the sunglasses area, I spent so much time trying them on and settled on this pair for me,
and this pair for Joy.
I also picked out some bright eyeliner and cheetah print pants.
The cheetah print pants are for Joy but here’s a little funny story about me and cheetah prints. One day, we came across some cheetah print flats at a shoe store and I exclaimed,”Who’d wear something like that?” Then I looked down at my feet and realized I was wearing my cheetah print crocs. Yup, someone like me.
Marvelous is Selfridges, the very department store created by Harry Gordon Selfridge in 1909. I love how so many things in London have history behind them.
The awesome Christmas store. It’s not often that you see Christmas decorations in the middle of the year. Not that I’m complaining, I love the Christmas spirit and holiday songs just make me so happy. 🙂
RED VELVET CUPCAKE!!! This requires all caps and many exclamation points since I’ve been wanting to try this delectable dessert forever. It was even more delicious than I imagined, if that’s even possible, and the cream cheese frosting was simply superb. I must learn how to make these on my own.
Turkish Delight! So glad to spot this in the supermarket. I had been scouring the candy racks at Tesco and Morrisons for them to no avail. (maybe I haven’t been looking properly?) I was starting to come to terms with the fact that I wouldn’t be able to find Turkish Delight on this trip when I spotted these little gems. Going to wait until we get back to try them and I can’t wait.
Marvelous is the Tate Modern. See? I can be deep and artsy too. Okay, I didn’t actually ‘get’ many of the pieces-hey I’m no art major-but I did get to see the works of Picasso and Monet with my own eyes. Simply a treat for the eyes.