Advent Stories #1 | The Lady Sings The Blues

Blu taps her Oyster card and the barriers part to let her through. Walking outside Aldgate Station, a sharp gust of wind blows her fro off her face. Christmas is all around, the lights, the decorations, London sparkles, a season for celebration. She walked the back road with a familiarity she’d missed, looked up and…

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The Holiday Windows | Fortnum & Mason- Cats

I love this window so much I could cry and I am not much of a cat person, they play way too hard to get for my patience but this window, this incredible window, is all the joys of Christmas wrapped up in one; Happy, festive, traditional, whimsical, fun, lovely… and all the superlatives one…

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The Holiday Windows | Selfridges – Futuristic and Minimalistic

I hated this window when I saw it, it didn’t make sense, where was the pomp and ceremony? Where was Christmas, the glitz, glamour and tree. I didn’t even think s’nice I just thought wtf is this. BUT as with the liberty window it took a few visits for me to actually really love this…

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The Holiday Windows | Harvey Nichols- Tipsy & Tinsel and A Secret Forest

At first I was unsure about this window, I thought s’nice but not at all festive but having had time to digest it, I rather like it. It reminds me of this window from Harrods that led to my short-is story, but this feels like the continuation, the arrival in the alps of all the…

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The Holiday Windows |Liberty- The Tree of Liberty

I love Liberty and its entire history, I love its old and rickety interiors, am obsessed with its Tudor facade and how indoors feels like going to your grandmama’s house with a hodgepodge of fabulousness going on. And I really wanted to love this window. The Tree of Liberty explores a magical time when snow…

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The Holiday Windows | Harrods- The Kingdom Of Christmas

The Holiday are coming… the holidays are coming and there is nothing more magical than the windows of the departments stores in London. You’ll be hard pressed to find any better, anywhere else in the world; a big statement to make but colour me biased. London has a way of bringing christmas to life in…

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Advent Stories #11- The Mom Ultimatum

‘Mom please…mom please hear me out. Mom…’ Kaiser cannot get a word in edgeways. He has been on the phone to his mother thirty minutes and she has not stopped. ‘Hear you out saying what? You got married to a woman you met two days ago. Have you lost your damn mind?’ ‘No mom, I…

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Advent Stories #4- Mom Is Going To Kill Her!

‘Mom is going to kill her!’ ‘I cannot get through to her.’ ‘Mom is going to kill her!’ Sloane has her two sisters on the phone, you know the ones who did not elope with some stranger. Those ones, some would call them the good ones, the well behaved ones. Even she, much trouble as…

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Advent Stories #3- Boy Meets Girl

Bella curls up in bed, next to her husband, the sun is just rising and she spent the better part of the morning watching it rise before returning to bed. The conversation she didn’t have with her sisters weighed heavily on her mind. She felt like a coward for doing what she did, dropping the…

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