The V&A Museum
Personally I hadn’t real anticipated ever having the V&A in my Christmas in July round up, but then why not? Not only does the Victoria and Albert Museum have the most amazing exhibitions, my personal favourites are the fashion ones, but they also have an amazing shop to get souvenirs and gifts!
The event was an early morning one in the Raphael Gallery and started before the museum was open – I felt super sophisticated walking in with my huaraches didn’t I?!
There’s a lot new for the “You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970” exhibition that starts in September, and it’s all very brightly coloured and 60s-esque. But for all the Christmas lovers out there, myself included, there’s also a lot that you can get specifically for the festive season including crackers, quirky gifts for men and, my personal favourite things, biscuits and chocolates.
There’s a whole range of little woodland creatures in the form of things for around the home and jewellery but I love this squirrel watering can (the water comes out of his little mouth). I’ve recently been dabbling in the garden so nature has grown on me quite a bit, which is probably why I love it now.
Okay, I love a Swatch watch. They light, comfy, come in all sorts of colours and designs to literally complete any outfit and most importantly, they’re affordable. I found quite a few watches that I want for myself, and a few that I know I’ll be trying to get for my dad for Christmas. So I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for when they’re all online or in store.
TK Maxx and HomeSense
Georgina and I had no idea that these two were actually sister brands, so we definitely learned something when we got to the event. TK Maxx always has loads of amazingly priced items and now that I think about it, there’s always one pretty close to wherever, so it’s always good to be able to see a sneak peak of some of the things to come.