"London - 12:07am . . . "

Outside the Ritz Hotel

For me . . . so many cities come alive at midnight.  The crisp night air.  Swanky couples leaving a late dinner.  Men in tuxedoes.  Young, hip kids heading out to the clubs.  Assorted prostitutes.   And occasionally, the random interior designer - on an over-night layover before heading back to San Francisco - bundled up in a sturdy wool coat.  With a camera.

Such was an evening last week . . . when I headed out into the Mayfair area of London . . . to capture a bit of holiday spirit and window shop.  And London did not disappoint.

Enjoy . . .

Ralph Lauren (Bond Street)  Women's Collection 
New Bond Street

Gieves and Hawkes, Savile Row

Ralph Lauren Home Collection
New Bond Street
Bike Rentals along Green Park 
Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park
Ralph Lauren Women's Collection
Asprey of London, Bond Street 

Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner

I certainly hope you weren't really expecting to see any pictures of the aforementioned prostitutes.  lol.



Squeak said…
Absolutely magical! Thank you for sharing these with us.
Anonymous said…
I adore this post! Gorgeous photos and, as always, I get such a kick out of your witty prose.
Merlin said…
Is there a tongue in cheek to "ho, ho, ho"?? The photos are spectacular, "oh, Ralph!" franki
Totally worth the lay over! Photos are lovely, but probably so much better to be there in person!
Asprey's lights, and the frosted touch at RL are both dreamy. I miss UK at Christmastime.

But I have eternal sunshine and palm trees, and fresh mango and coconut cocktails so every morning so I guess I shouldn't complain;).

But this time of year, nowher eis quite like London and the english country side.
Karen said…
Beautiful images. Our family spent the week after Christmas in London some years ago and it was one of the most magical of vacations. Lucky you, to be there this time of year.

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