the only christmas lights i got to see last year were at the grove in los angeles.
sure the big tree was decorated to perfection but it just wasn’t the same walking around it in the sunshine, frozen yoghurt in hand.
while i’m no good with the dipping temperatures, soaked feet or wrestling with an inside-out umbrella thanks to gale force winds, all common occurrences during a winter spent in the uk, i do love the way i only ever feel festive at home. and festive i have been feeling.
twinkling lights have been popping up all over london in the past week, and knightsbridge boast the best fancy-pants displays by far. exploding orbs of white and blue can be seen lining sloane street and covering the square. it’s pretty darn gorgeous. no expense has been spared with these festive ornaments and they make the displays on regents street and oxford street look like budget d-i-y jobs.
while out shopping yesterday, i wandered past harrods and couldn’t help but take some snaps of the absolutely dreamy designer disney window displays. they are beyond be-au-ti-ful and make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
i could have spent hours staring at the showstopping creations depicting ariel decked out in marchesa, belle dressed in valentino or cinderella wearing versace. no detail has been spared.
all my old favourites were there as well as characters that were clearly way after my time. tiana who? i thought before conceding that this mystery disney young gun did look awfully lovely in her ralph & russo ball gown.
one passer by exclaimed: ‘those are to die for’ before gazing at them mesmerised for a good five minutes. i dare you to walk past and not stare. it’s impossible. if you haven’t seen them, grab a girlfriend…this definitely isn’t one for the boys… and make your way down to stand and gawp. disney characters and gorgeous designer clothes? that’s my kind of dream.
after telling ang about the harrods windows she showed me this…. (so adorable)