When I was younger, I used to love trips to a particular South African department store. I hated leaving so much so that I used to dream about hiding in a tent in the ‘outdoors’ section, waiting for closing time and then having free reign of the store throughout the night to do exactly what I want (namely eat as much chocolate as I could stomach, try out all the fun gym equipment and then take a nap in ‘beds and bedding’). Even as an adult, I am still tempted by this idea, especially with stores like the San Francisco based boutique called BellJar. There is nothing I love more than an Aladdin's cave filled with eclectic, interesting, brightly coloured knick-knacks expertly grouped and beautifully displayed. The BellJar caught my attention for all these reasons, along with the fact that there seems to be so much variety in the stock. I also love that not only does owner Sasha Darling have a fabulous name and heaps of talent, but she is uber-stylish to boot!
What do you think? Would you happily spend the night in this shop?
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