Harrods and Portobello Market are about four tube stops from each other but speak of two different Londons. Uber Luxury and Uber Boho. As I sort of self identify with this whole Les Bobos phenomenon (bourgeoisie and bohemian) both give me equal amounts of aesthetic pleasure. Here are her best faces.
Harrods Food Hall (and one isolated furniture piece)
My fascination when it comes to Harrods is mainly the Food Hall. It is extravagant, elaborate, over the top and out of this world. To be fair, I still think Le Bon Marche and Galeries Lafayette wins when it comes to gourmet presentation, but still, I wouldn’t sniff at the offerings in Harrods.
After a morning of food-lust, you can then take the Picadally line from Knightsbridge underground to South Kensington, where you change to the Circle line to Notting Hill Gate. Once you emerge from Notting Hill Gate, keep looking for the Portobello Market signs. It comes out in full swing on Friday till Sunday.
So which of the two Londons did you like most? Or are you like most of us, ready to embrace the city in all its Les Bobos glory? It’s certainly what gives her such a unique personality, isn’t it?