Today's shopping trip was rather short-lived, due to the cold, the fact that everything I wanted was out of stock (and the end of the line) or too expensive, and also because I don't really enjoy shopping. I like to have nice things, but I don't necessarily like to go looking for them, and when I do serious shopping, I like to shop alone. The thought of a Saturday afternoon shopping for clothes with a female friend is my worst nightmare.
My friend Bridget and I decided to reconvene next week, after we were exhausted from looking in four shops, even with a break for lunch, and even when those selectively chosen shops were design greats The Conran Shop, Skandium, Divertimenti, and Brissi.
Brissi's USP is that almost everything in the shop is greige. There's not a single injection of colour anywhere to be found. It's like The White Company, slightly warmed up. If you happen to be in the market for such things, they also sell this beautiful free standing tin-plated copper bath. If your budget doesn't quite stretch to £3,600, they also have a beautiful selection of products which include china, bathroom accessories, mirrors, candles and, in fact, very stylish shoes.