Sonntag, 21. März 2010

London Calling

Hallo meine Lieben,
ich bin am Freitag mit meinem Patenkind für einen Kurztrip nach London aufgebrochen und auch schon wieder zurück.
Ihr kennst sicher alle die  typischen Sehenswürdigkeiten und Postkartenmotive.
Aber kennt ihr auch Libertys?
Libertys ist das schönste, extravagenteste und älteste Kaufhaus Londons ( vergesst Harrods).
Allein die Architektur dieses einmmaligen Bauwerks ist umwerfend. Die Ware und die Dekorationen sind schlichtweg ein Traum. Da macht es fast gar nichts, dass ein Normalsterblicher kaum über das nötige Kleingeld verfügt um dort einzukaufen.
Vor allem darum nicht, weil das Personal auch dann bezaubernd und freundlich ist, wenn man nicht aussieht, als gehöre man zur klassischen Käuferschaft.
Und um seinem Namen alle Ehre zu machen, darf dort jeder Verkäufer nach seiner Fasson glücklich werden, ob im untadeligen Anzug, mit Bart und Turban, mit Irokesenfrisur und löchrigem T-shirt, kurzem oder langem Rock, welcher besonders einem männlichen Verkäufer ganz hervorragen stand.
Ich liebe London, und ich liebe Libertys.
Falls ihr noch London fahrt findet ihr Libertys in der Regentstreet.
Ich bin sicher, auch ihr werdet es lieben.
Ich hoffe auch ihr hattet ein schönes Wochenende
Janine
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Hello my friends,
on friday I went to London with my goddaughter for a short trip and I am back allready.
I am sure you all know the typical sights of London, and the postcard- images, but do you know "Libertys"?
Libertys is the most beautiful, most extravagant and oldest department store in London ( forget about Harrods). The architecture of this phantastic building would be reason enough to enthuse about Libertys, but the decorations and the goods are utterly a dream.
It almost doesn´t care that the avarage consumer don´t have the necessary money for shopping at Libertys, especially because the sales people are even than very friendly and polite, when you don´t look like if you belong to the classic buyership.
And to live up to it´s name, every employee is free to decide how his or her livestyle is and show it.
You´ll see classical suits, beards and turbans, iroquoise hairdos and shirts with gaps and rips, all kind of dresses and short and long skirts. By the way that long black skirt looks quite interesting on that young gentleman working in the lamp-department.
I love London, and I love Libertys.
If you are going to London, stop at Libertys in the Regent street.
I am sure, you´ll love it too.
I hope you had a great weekend too





The frontage
showcase- decoration
Goods an five levels
always something special
Like to have a cup of tea?
Some of the goods
Mr. Pelican is guarding the floor

Kommentare:

  1. Oh, wie ich dich beneide. Ich liebe London.
    Aber schön dass du wieder da bist;-)
    Liebe Grüße
    Elsbeth

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  2. Oh, Janine, thank you for those memories! I love, love, LOVE London and it's been many years since we've been back there... You are so lucky you got to visit!! Love, Silke

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  3. Wow! I'd love to visit that store! I'll have to tell my sister about it ~ she goes to England every other year with her husband. I love the glass vase with the pink & blue spools of thread in it & the fabric flowers & birdhouses ~ so cute! I'd love to visit England again someday! Happy Sunday ~ Jill

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  4. oh! how jealous iam! i adore london! lucky you!!!!

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  5. Ich beneide dich auch. Ich moechte jetzt so gerne irgenwo reisen...fast egal wo. London waere aber wirklich toll. It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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  6. How great to visit London. It looks exciting over there. You are very lucky Janine. I'm glad you had a good time. Have a great week! Take care.

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  7. I think that "Libertys" facade is very much alike with the old traditional German houses (white and black/maroon combination), which I like very much. As for interiors, simply gorgeous.

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  8. What a lovely way to spend time with your god daughter!!! I've never been to London, and love your pictures and commentary. Sounds like you had a super time, Janine! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  9. oh my!!! i love the idea of liberty! where everyone can be whoever the are :) what lovely images you captured and so very very inviting!!

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  10. Oh wow, Janine, I have never been in here, would certainly go now. keep my fingers crossed for a visit. Looks positively beautiful.
    So pleased you visited here. Thank you for sharing your amazing day!

    Hugs!

    Julie

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  11. OOOH Janine, How WONDERFULLLLLLL!!! OMG!!!! I wish I could have been there with you both. This looks magnificent. From your picture I can tell you had a wonderful time. I can't wait to go. I love all of you beautiful pictures. It's the next best thing to being there myself he he he he! This is great. Thanks always Janine, for your kind, kind words and your wonderful friendship. You are such a sunny spot in the world. really and truly you are. I love what you are planning to do with the children in Africa! I know that they will appreciate it. Oh, please feel free to right click and use it with my blessings.
    Thanks so much for sharing your tender heart.
    Hugs
    V

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  12. oh wow !!! lucky you Janine!! these photos are awesome!!! what a fun trip...and I bet you got lots of inspiration!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  13. What a great place! How lucky you are to have gone shopping there. I loved the teapot lamps! Thanks for sharing Janine! xo's Paulette

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  14. Wow, wow, wow! What a store! I'd love to run my finger along the side of that cake. Mmmmmm. What? No pictures of Harrods? Woulda loved to have seen that elephant for sale. I have a little pocket change....

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  15. Toll, wirklich klasse, ich möchte es auch sehen. Leider war mein Termin im letzten August nach London zu fahren geplatzt. Aber ich denke, ich sollte es wohl besser nachholen!?!
    Liebe Grüße
    Kerstin

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