October 24, 2008

B-day Adventure, Day 1

It's about 18:20 London time, and I've basically been awake since 7:30 Thursday morning. Luckily, the flight was uneventful, and I made it through Customs, unscathed. After checking into my hotel, I headed for the V&A Museum. I should have photos of that tomorrow. I also picked up a copy of India Knight's book, The Shops, which I will give away soon!

A gorgeous suzani coat for about £600.

The famous Dale Chihuly chandelier in the main hallway of the V&A.

Pieces from the extensive ironwork exhibition.

Swarovski chandelier "Swarm" by Zaha Hadid (2006).

Courtyard of the V&A.

A leaf along the road.

Christmas ornaments were everywhere, and most of the shops were already decorated. Talk later.


  1. Oh, how I wish I were you right now. Enjoy your visit to the V&A Museum. It's a great place to learn about decorative arts. I can't wait to see the photos.

  2. what about the painting?????

  3. I can't wait to see the photos! Have loads of fun!!

  4. Thought of you yesterday when I saw Sarah Lyall's new book Anglo Files in the bookstore - all about an American in London

  5. Anon... no trouble at all. no-one was at the customs desk.

  6. love all the pictures and commentary - amazing that Christmas is already in the stores. Looks and sounds like you had a great trip - enjoy your extra hour of sleep today.

  7. oh god that coat! i've had suzani and kilim on the brain for years!


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