A little bit of shop envy…

Thursday 27 September 2012

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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  1. Wow, Meghan! Magical place...I could spend hours and hours in there...but in the night...I don't think so, I'm not so brave!

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  2. in this shop? is there anything to eat???


  3. What a treasure trove! I love the wallpaper they used... Jungalow Style!

  4. So much to admire - I'm sure I could spend a day (and a fortune!)in here. So pleased I stumbled across your lovely blog. I'm a fan of blogs with varied posts and I'm delighted to be your newest follower.

  5. Oh yes, I love it. But rather than sleep in the shop, I'd like to just take everything back to my place. And, Sasha Darling... what an awesome name :) x

  6. is this gorgeous or what!!!
    love love love the store!!


  7. it would be awesome to be left in a store all night!! i always thought that would be cool as a kid but there had to be some food involved, too :)

  8. Most definitely! I probably would not want to take a nap, though - I would be up "shopping" all night.:)

  9. Yes, I would spend a week in this shop.

  10. This is paradise !
    I love it.


  11. What a treasure trove of amazing pieces! I would happily sleep over in that shop!



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