Oh, to visit The Paradise and shop for hand-stitched velvet gloves, tea gowns from Paris and the finest perfumes from Morocco!
I truly could not think of any finer way to spend a day. Especially if I was accompanied by a Lord of the Realm to pay for my purchases, an attentive sales assistant at hand to ferry the parcels to my horse and carriage and a flute of champagne to accompany my high-tea as I recovered from the sublime experience.
Anyone who knows me will tell you of my passion for beautiful department stores.
I’ve been on pilgrimages to the world’s loveliest ...