My Design Travels

Liberty of London ... Christmas windows 2014

Deirdre Brennan - Friday, December 12, 2014


I am spending far too much time reminiscing about this time last year in London ... the Christmas windows, the shopping, the Christmas lights and catching up with friends !!  I couldn't help but take a peek at Liberty's windows this year.


Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Fortnum and Mason and Liberty excel with their window display and they simply must be seen to be believed.  In Paris it is without doubt Hermes who win the prize. 


They sparkle like jewels and are surrounded by crowds of admirers and adoring children, all rugged up against the winter chill.


All this is made that much more atmospheric with the shorter days ... the evening closing in by around 3.30pm.  This is the cue to head to somewhere smart like Claridges or Browns for High Tea or .. simply champagne. 


This is without doubt my favourite time of year to be in London ... they do Christmas like nowhere else and I can't wait to give you a glimpse of London this time last year.  

Christmas 2014 is the beach for us ... and I can't wait but am reminiscing !!

Follow Mydesignfile on Instagram

claridge's .... a very british residence

Deirdre Brennan - Wednesday, May 23, 2012


We all think of afternoon tea when we hear the name Claridge's, however I was fascinated to learn more of the history of this favourite London icon while reading one of my favourite blogs ..... from Mulberry.  


Mulberry, another British icon known for its luxurious fashion and leather goods, chose Claridge's for the fifth time to host its Autumn/Winter 2012 show during London Fashion Week.              

As part of sharing this experience with its readers Mulberry asked Claridge's about its history and for any interesting facts about the hotel.

I hope you enjoy these snippets about Claridge's as much as I did.  It will make it all the more meaningful when next you meet there for afternoon tea.

PS.  There is something terribly smart about black and white floors whether they be tile or marble, large or small .... and the entrance at Claridge's .... just so glamorous !!!   




Subscribe by Email

Subscribe in a Reader

Recent Posts


london fashion week 2012 styling liberty of london christmas in paris london olympics shops paris London Christmas fortnum and mason jubilee tea salon Art Deco currumbin surf club diaries london christmas 2012 trims san domenico house, london Christmas Decorations design anibou sydney christmas wreaths laduree London Christmas Windows Fortnum and Mason, London Christmas gifts London shops mulberry leather and fashion furniture antiques petersham nurseries cafe cafe, good food style London wallpaper olympic games Claridges London the greenwich hotel, new york wood the pelham hotel, london apple store Cartier London queen elizabeth milan furniture fair hotel de crillon, paris colours liberty london black and white floors furnishing fabric christmas white interiors New Bond Street London apple macarons elephant rock cafe paint soane britain ribbons artwork loulou's london plant nurseries Tiffany elegance lighting milan furniture fair 2012 new bar plaza athenee, paris smythson beach houses garden books claridges, london Christmas lights Richmond, UK Harvey Nichols, London Paris membership clubs london christmas trees bedrooms colour Thailand curtains happy haus fashion Tiffany London hotel guestrooms hotel lancaster, paris diamond jubilee 5 star hotels passementerie winter currumbin architecture queensland holiday queens jubilee rustic zona tortona, milan hotel guest rooms braids 18th biennale of sydney new restaurant salone del mobile 2012 beach conran stationary timber interiors kit kemp the langham hotel,london Paris hotels fortnum and mason beach holidays london christmas 2014 travel robin birley scandinavian interiors The Ritz, Paris firmdale hotels Summer design tips boutique hotels interior design anouska hempel fabric beach shack Jewellery London le marianne hôtel, paris Harrods, London gervasoni furniture the siam, bangkok swedish apartments hermes sofas images of London la suite west, london neutral colour palette winter holidays 5 star hotels Paris pied a terre nightclubs london Ham Yard Hotel London


    Something else?

    1. Beach House Inspiration ... with a touch of black and white Deirdre Brennan 06-Jan-2016
    2. rustic kitchens with style Deirdre Brennan 12-Jul-2015
    3. Latest Stylish Hotel Design in Madrid Deirdre Brennan 23-Jun-2015
    4. winter whites .. the warmth of white interiors Deirdre Brennan 10-Jun-2015
    5. le marianne, paris ... boutique hotel style Deirdre Brennan 01-Feb-2015
    6. beach houses .. currumbin .. my edit 2014/15 Deirdre Brennan 18-Jan-2015
    7. christmas in paris .. Deirdre Brennan 22-Dec-2014
    8. London Christmas .. a glimpse .. No 4 Deirdre Brennan 21-Dec-2014
    9. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 3 Deirdre Brennan 19-Dec-2014
    10. Christmas in London .. a glimpse .. No 2 Deirdre Brennan 17-Dec-2014

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...