Friday, August 21, 2009

The British Invasion

Well folks. It is now exactly just two weeks and 6 hours until my plane takes off for London. I could not be more excited. It only seemed appropriate to make this week's favorite things the British edition. Partly because I love England so much, and partly because I have realized that instead of paying high prices for shipping, I can order things offline, have them sent to TLS's British address, and they'll be waiting for me when I get there. Someone hide my credit card from me. All prices are in GBP. Currently the exchange rate is: 1£= $1.65.

Many of my readers know my love of fun coffee mugs. When you are in London, obviously a trip to Harrods is a must. I love the quirky elegance of this mug. It's pricey, but makes a great souvenir or gift. £11.95
Another fun, quirky gift idea from Harrods is this "Lovers and Other Strangers" address book. I absolutely love the color. £14.95
A beautiful pearl bracelet from Harrods by Thomas Sabo, £29.95.
A beautiful blue and white tea for one set from Harrods, £26.95.
From another British staple, Fortnum and Mason, a luggage tag in my favorite color. £17.62




When I first when to England with my mother in high school, I saw this darling little box from Wedgwood and knew I had to have it. My mother talked me out of it because it was £17 and I couldn't store anything in it. Since then, I've always wanted it. It is now up to £22.50, but I don't care. I am determined to make it mine by the end of this trip.




Another gift idea from Wedgwood that I am lusting over is this teapot candle. It is a single person sized Jasperware teapot that is filled with an Earl Grey scented candle. At £20.00 the price is a bit high, but it would definitely make a nice hostess or other gift.
From Marks & Spencer, a cute umbrella at a great price. £5Also from Marks & Spencer, a pair of Mr. and Mrs. mugs that would make a great gift for a newlywed couple. £9.50

13 comments:

  1. Such great finds! Thanks for posting, my parents are headed back to England on Monday, I think I need them to pick up a few of these things for me!

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  2. Nice finds! I love the teapot candle!

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  3. have so much fun shopping!! hope the weather is nice.. i was in London 2 Novembers ago, and it rained way too much!! but loved Harrods... xxooo

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  4. Such cute picks! I love the one set tea cup! I have one of these in pink and white lace look!

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  5. Super cute gifts!!
    Have a fabulous weekend!!!!
    xxxx me

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  6. just found your blog, it's super cute! love the bracelet! I'm kind of obsessed with Harrods! I can't wait to go back to London just to go shopping.

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  7. What a grand lot of goodies you selected Miss Flip-Flops, and at three of our favorite haunts over there! We can't wait for you to b on your way, we're so excited for you!
    tp

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  8. Okay I LOOOOVE M&S more than anyone ever should so of course I love all there stuff. I love their clothes too - not too expensive but versatile. Talking about M&S makes me miss there chicken salads - which, when I worked at Bishopsgate, I had nearly every day as there was an M&S nearby. I'm getting supper jealous of your trip now. Feel free to travel down to Surrey to a lovely village called Hinchley Wood and give my old neighbors a hug. And then you can mail my dad some bread b/c he loved the bakery in town. LOL. OMG that's it. I'm coming with. What says "romance" like your BFF JILL tagging along? xoxoxo

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  9. Everytime we fly to Germany, we stopover in London. I have yet to venture into the city though. Maybe soon though...

    Also, you have an award on my blog :)

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  10. Getting Lost in London got me hooked on Marks & Spencer!!! Too cute. :)

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  11. I want to go back to London now! Great picks

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  12. I looove Harrods by Thomas Sabo! Gorgeous!

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