Whilst in London, Angela and I visited a couple of the Cath Kidston shops to buy props for our stand. The Covent Garden shop had just been refurbished and it had the most amazing dressing rooms, papered with wallpaper reprinted from vintage fabric designs. Unfortunately the lady running the shop was a bit grumpy and she wouldn't let us take any photos (why, when Cath Kidston product images are easily available on the web anyway?).
I mentioned this to Teena of Kitschen Pink, who I shared a lovely cuppa with in Cambridge the following week. And she sent me a link to the HenHouse, who must have visited a different Cath Kidston store as she has lots of lovely photos on her blog -see them here.
Talking of Cath Kidston, her publisher was exhibiting at Top Drawer, and I managed to get a sneaky look at her new book . I have to tell you, it is going to be really great. Apparently she is debating about what to do for her next book, it's between 'frocks' and 'kids'. I hope she does kids!
And talking of lovely shops, here are some more photos from Creme de la Creme a la Edgar. They also wont allow photos inside (which I can understand in their case), but I did get some reasonably good shots from the street.
This is truly the nicest children's shop in the world, visit Copenhagen if you can! In the same street (Kompagnistræde) there are several other lovely shops too, like these...