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Over the river and through the woods to Tottenham Court Road we go!

I am going to let you in on my most recent discovery.

If you are a stylishmews follower and consider yourself a bit of a reluctant shopper, get yourself to Tottenham Court Road.

Many of you who have lived in or, traveled to the United States, are no doubt  familiar with the home and lifestyle stores Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn and William Sonoma.
I rarely go to Tottenham Court Road, unless I am in desperate need of the odd piece of electrical equipment. It is not what I would call a stylish quartier. Lo and behold, the face of TCR is changing with the (week old) addition of the American home furnishing and lifestyle emporium West Elm; a cross between Pottery Barn and William Sonoma (hardly surprising since it is owned by the same parent company).

All I can say is, I went there looking for a hostess present and walked out having accomplished my mission, including, something for myself.
West Elm will be a great addition to your list of places to go if you are in need of unique and thoughtful presents. In addition, the furniture, bed linens, tabletop, and design service are wonderful. Staff is friendly and only too happy to help.

Here are just a few things that struck my fancy:


I fell in love with these beautiful agate coasters


Great raffia covered trays in 3 sizes.


Lovely glass knotted paperweights.

If you heed the words of this post you just might find the gifts you are looking for in time for the holidays!

West Elm

209 Tottenham Court Road
London W1T 7PN
020 7637 9150

Monday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday 12:00–6:00 pm

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