Tuesday, 3 December 2013

London's Christmas Windows: a Virtual Tour

December is in, it's official; 
Christmas is here.  
Indulging oneself with advent chocolates, 
shopping & reckless spending 
is no longer considered taboo. 

Nor is gazing at {fat} men in red...

Selfridges Christmas Windows, A Mum in London

Selfridges' Christmas Windows

The theme: oversized objects of desire
(ex. a gigantic YSL clutch)
overlook Christmassy settings full of mini Santas. 

The feel: It's like being a 2 year old in Christmas Wonderland;
you want everything you see.

The highlight: the delicious gingerbread London display,
made from biscuits and caramel.

Fortnum & Mason Christmas Windows, A Mum in London

Fortnum & Mason's Christmas Windows

The theme: traditional, retro displays 
of Christmas time in the ideal 50s family. 

The feeling: It's like watching an old feelgood Christmas movie: 
warm & cosy.

The highlight: the perfect housewife
rushing out of her kitchen with her pudding. 

Liberty Christmas Windows, A Mum in London

Liberty's Christmas Windows

The theme: inspired by Christmas crackers,
Liberty's displays are fresh & colourful.

The feel: It's like drinking a refreshing cocktail,
while watching the snow falling.

The highlight: The rubber duck inside a fine porcelain cup.

Harrods London's Christmas Windows, A Mum in London

Harrods' Christmas Windows

The theme: Harrods Express wagons display
the 1900s version of a very, very glamorous Christmas.

The feel: It's like watching The Great Gatsby,
while munching on caviar and sipping champagne. 

The highlight: the macarons' pyramids in almost every display.

Click here to see more photos of London's Christmas windows displays.

18 comments:

  1. As I'm not going to London again until next year, it's been lovely to see these pics on your blog!

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    1. Thank you, Louisa, happy you liked them :)

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  2. Ooh wish I'd been to Fortum and Mason - that looks brilliant! Lovely idea for a post - our favourites this year were John Lewis - really imaginative

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    1. Thank you. I missed John Lewis's windows (Oxford Street was way too crowded), I'll go have a look on a less busy time (if that exists)!

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  3. Your blog sounds interesting, hope we'll share news! Cheers from London!

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    1. Thanks, yes, why not! But I do not speak Italian ;)

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  4. You know what's really sad - I have been both to Selfridges and Harrods yesterday and it has been so crowded and I so stressed - I didn't even look at the displays :-(

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    1. Oh yes, it can get very, very crowded. I guess the only way to see the Christmas displays in peace is to go there at 5 o'clock in the morning :)

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  5. Love this post, love a good shop window! So far I've only snapped a pic of Hamley's - thought it'd make a good SilentSunday shot! Off into town today, can't wait to head to Liberty!

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    1. Thank you & have fun! Will check your Sunday pic to see which one prevailed :)

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  6. Good Efforts taken dear.. :)
    Your Christmas windows virtual tour is very exciting ..As my virtual tour will be a dream come true..I am going to London in next week at my friends house and hope your tour will help me at that time.

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    1. Thank you, hope you have a great time in London :)

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  7. Thank you for the virtual tour! Christmas windows is something you don't really see here in Lima -or at least not as fine and detailed ones like in Europe (and Christmas has a different feeling when it's sunny and summerly).

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    1. You're very welcome, Anna!
      I would like to experience the sunny & symmerly Christmas once - I bet it must be fun going to the beach on Christmas day!
      Regards from (nearly frozen) London :)

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  8. I love Christmas windows! I love the ones that have the special displays like John Lewis and Selfridges, but I also love just walking along Oxford & Regent st. and just look at all the "regular" windows. Everyone has something special for Christmas! Loved the post :) x

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    1. Thanks, Orli. London in Christmas time is really beautiful, isn't it?

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  9. Ooooh, I like the Fortnum and Masons one the best but I don't like Liberty's. Great photos!

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    1. Thanks, Mandy! Yes, Fortnum's windows are very Christmassy :)

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