Thursday, July 14, 2011

Congratulations to Andrew and Grace

Forgive me for taking a break from my usual Provence and cooking posts but I just have to share a photo from the lovely wedding we were invited to and went to London for. Andrew, the eldest son of our dear friends and former neighbors Ken and Ramona married his lovely fiancé Grace last Sunday at Hampton Court Palace - don't they make a beautiful couple? Wishing them all the happiness in the world!

But what is London without a little retail therapy? The sales were on and so I hit the shops and came home with a lot of books, one little cashmere sweater and another photo I just have to show you:

This sandal with a simple espandrille sole and a bit of leather at £ 335? Just in case you are wondering, this translates into $ 535 or € 379 and even the sales price of £ 201 is still a whopping $ 321 or  € 227. If ever I have seen consumerism gone mad, this is it! What do you think?


  1. Barbara, what a beautiful couple. So glad you were able to attend...and the shopping....what is it with those expensive shoes? :-)

  2. I'm stunned at the price of that shoe! I'm so glad I don't need retail therapy any more.

  3. Susan and Rosaria - I just thought that the price for those shoes was one of the more ridiculos things I saw in recent times!

  4. Lovely couple. What is it with commercialism? Just because the shoes are expensive does that make them more desirable? I think not.

  5. Lovely and gorgeous couple!
    And the shoes... Wow!