Hopelessly romantic, perhaps - even I, lover of green velvet and gold jewelry that twists and twines, wouldn't wear aesthetic garb to an office - but daringly modern in the beliefs that clothing should be comfortable and long-wearing, furniture should be attractive and practical, and that art should make our days on earth bearable. They let fresh air in stuffy Victorian rooms, and minds. I loved this exhibit, only wished there had been more of it.
Before trudging over to the V&A, we grabbed a roll and coffee in Shepherd's Market, and pressed our noses against the windows of a favorite shop:
Tin soldiers: you won some, you lose some.
After the museum, we wandered through Harrods Food Hall, not what it once was, but still fun.
the fish display
part of the cheese display
incredibly expensive cherries
All just to whet an appetite for dinner.