Merry Christmas

Hello everyone!

I hope you guys are having a wonderful Christmas! I spent yesterday with my family in Germany and had an amazing evening with good food and nice presents!

I think as you get older it’s much more about giving gifts rather than receiving them. Don’t you agree?

Merry Christmas and enjoy your holidays

Victoria's Secret
A Victoria’s Secret gift I picked up in Copenhagen
Lakrids
Another gift from Denmark: White chocolate coated Liquorice topped with gold powdee

 

Mini-Guide: London

What I love about London is that there is always something new to discover, no matter how many times you have been there before.
I absolutely love sightseeing and think London’s history is so interesting that I could do the most popular tourist places again and again.

But especially when you are among English people who have seen everything multiple times and when the obvious spots are too busy during Christmas time, it is nice to just hang out in the centre and look for presents.

Here is my mini guide for a short gift shopping weekend. I hope you enjoy!

 

Victoria's secret
If you (like me) live in a country where Victoria’s Secret doesn’t exist, you might find it just as exciting to look for underwear, accessories and make-up here.
111 New Bond Street
London
pralines
Be it a present or just a treat to yourself – Charbonnel et Walker is the right shop if you like chocolate in fancy design boxes.
28 Old Bond Street
London
Burlington Arcade
Burlington Arcade is always a good idea if you are looking for antique jewellery, decoration and accessories.
51 Piccadilly
London
Sotheby's auction house
Auction house Sotheby’s displays many different artefacts from paintings to jewellery. Not that I could afford anything in there but it is nice to look around. It has a small arty book shop as well which is perfect to find very unique presents.
34-35 New Bond Street
London
Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason: One of the oldest department stores in England is an absolute must for me every time I go to London. It still has that old-fashioned 19th century style and gives you the opportunity to shop for delicacies, clothes, cosmetics, decoration and accessories. I like to get tea there which comes in beautiful tin boxes and is absolutely delicious.
181 Piccadilly
London

My favourite online shopping sites

1. H&M

H&M

I think most online orders I make are from H&M. In my opinion they just have the biggest variety of clothes. Work, party, sports, beach – you can find something for any occasion.

 

2. Asos

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Asos is my favourite online shop when I look for something really laid back and cool or a dress for very special occasions. For some reason it’s never anything in between for me although I know they have a lot different stuff in many different styles.

 

3. Nelly

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I like Nelly because they have so many amazing brands I can’t get in the shops in Germany and/or Norway: Hunkydory, Hunkemöller…just to name a few. Oh, and they also sell make-up and cosmetics which is always a plus.

 

4. Conleys

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Conleys is not the cheapest store but it definitely has a very fine selection of brands. Just flipping through the catalogue (which you can order for free by the way) makes me happy :) Conleys is a German online store, but they ship to other European countries as well.

 

5. Victoria’s Secret

It was only recently that I discovered the Victoria’s Secret online store. Gone are the days I could only shop there when going abroad :D

 

Where do you do your online shopping? What are your favourite stores?