Reviews by mopsy


18 reviews, joined 27 January 2005

Coco Ribbon Coco Ribbon (Boutique)
03 August 2005

I think it's a lovely store and I don't consider Alice Temperley and Matthew Williamson to be "selling out" (as per the review by Nicole, below).

Staff have always been friendly, selection is great and the prices are reasonable - not the cheapest shop, but worth it.

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Jimmy Choo Jimmy Choo (Shoe Shop)
05 May 2005

Attractive shop selling the usual (beautifully designed and made!) range of Jimmy Choo shoes and bags. There's a better selection than you find in their concessions and the staff were fairly helpful.

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Nicole Farhi Nicole Farhi (Designer Shop)
05 May 2005

Nicole Farhi may not inspire the passion some other labels do, but as per the review below, it's all very 'wearable', and that's a good thing. Great for sensible work clothing and well-tailored trousers.

And Nicole's restaurant in the basement is great for lunch.

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Hakkasan Hakkasan (Restaurant / Restaurant)
05 May 2005

Hakkasan serves good Chinese food, well suited to western palettes, in stunning surroundings.

If you just want good, affordable Chinese food, you're better off in Chinatown. But if you want a great night out with wonderful cocktails in a stylish restaurant designed by Christian Liagre, Hakkasan is where it's at.

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Harvey Nichols Harvey Nichols (Department Store)
05 May 2005

Harvey Nichols is definitely my favourite shop in London and in my top 3 worldwide. Doesn't have the sheer size of Selfridges, but consequently it's more personal and easier to find your way around. The food hall, restaurant and bar are great too!

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Elemis Day Spa Elemis Day Spa (Spa)
05 May 2005

Was taken here as a treat after a day of shopping and lunching. Lovely treatments from skilled therapists using Elemis products. Can't wait to visit again!

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John Soane Museum (Museum)
04 May 2005

What an amazing place! If you live in London and have any interest in architecture, culture or interior quirkiness you need to visit the Soane museum.

John Soane apparently bequeathed his house to future generations and we owe it to him to explore this magical space. It's more intimate, unusual and thought-provoking than any museum I've visited.

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Frederick's Frederick's (Restaurant)
31 January 2005

It's so easy to miss this restaurant, tucked away just off Upper Street and looking like it might be more of a pub than a restaurant. Inside it's larger than it looks and in the summer there is outside seating too. Food is generally very good with decent portions and something on the menu for everybody.

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Dorchester Dorchester (Hotel)
31 January 2005

Quite refreshing after one too many boutique / "design" hotels. Excellent service, traditional luxury, well appointed rooms and a range of super treatments in the basement spa.

I went for a weekend treat and thoroughly enjoyed it, but I'd especially recommend it for visitors to London, who will love the proximity to Hyde Park and the shops of Mayfair and Oxford Street.

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Grocer on Elgin Grocer on Elgin (Delicatessen / Greengrocers)
31 January 2005

Fantastic place to pop in for a delicious ready made evening meal after a hard day at work. Fresh ingredients, great selection and it's open late most nights of the week.

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Agent Provocateur (Lingerie Shop / Adult Shop)
31 January 2005

One of many wonderful shops in The Royal Exchange. Same great products as the other Agent Provocateur shops and if they don't have something in stock they can usually get it from one of their other shops.

A great place to buy lovely presents for long-suffering girlfriends of City workers (hint!)

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Browns Focus Browns Focus (Boutique)
27 January 2005

Always worth a look when visiting the main Browns store across the street. Younger, more casual names but still exceptionally good buyers and prices to match the quality on offer.

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Browns Browns (Designer Shop)
27 January 2005

One of my favourite shops on my favourite London street. Cutting edge fashion and the buyers here really know their stuff - the range of designers is amazing. Very pricey but worth it.

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Boyd Boyd (Designer Shop)
27 January 2005

Elegant, imaginative and sexy clothes with lovely staff and great service. Worth a trip to Elizabeth Street just to see Tracey Boyd's latest pieces.

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Bill Amberg Bill Amberg (Leather Goods Shop)
27 January 2005

The best leather goods available. Amberg makes almost everything imaginable with leather and it looks fantastic with superb workmanship.

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Angels Angels (Fancy Dress Shop)
27 January 2005

Huge store across 4 or 5 floors with great choice and quality. Hard for anywhere else to compete really. It's expensive but worth it with everything from facepaint and novelty wigs to full period costumes and everything in between.

Staff are very helpful and can put together a convincing version of pretty much anything in no time at all.

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Alexander McQueen Alexander McQueen (Designer Shop / Menswear Shop)
27 January 2005

Beautiful shop and fantastic clothes - some wild, some more wearable, but all stunning and, of course, expensive.

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Kemia Bar (Momo) Kemia Bar (Momo) (Bar)
21 January 2005

Very cosy and fun bar for a few late night drinks with friends. Cocktails are great and service fairly quick and friendly. Not too easy to get into as it's mostly members only or private bookings.

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