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London HOT-SPOTS: Part 2 ~ 1920s Modan Garu meets Art Deco Brasserie Zedel for lunch...

Stepping into the glitzy Brasserie Zedel from the bustling crowds and constant traffic of London's busy Regents Street...is really like stepping back into time. The instant the doors closed behind me, noisy clangs of modernity was silenced with a serene murmur of gentle chatter and whiffs of dark coffee against a backdrop of black and white photographs on the old wood laden cafe wall...it seemed I was in 1920s Paris rather than 2014 London. Passing through the small cafe to the next wooden doorway, I was caught by the gold and cream canvas interrupted by black, white and brown highlighted Art Deco carpet enticing me to follow the golden rail downstairs. Moving past the spacious white tiled and chandelier-ed hall towards the glow of a bright dining room, I was instantly hit by the magnificent marble columns and gilded ceiling....it was indeed as decadent as you would imagine the flapping Jazz age to be. And I could certainly imagine myself wearing a floor length silk number matched…

How-To/LookS: Part 1 ~ Becoming a 1920s Modan Garu....through dressing in a Yukata!

As I hear the wind roar past my window on this chilly Sunday, I hope you darlings are wrapped up warm and having a pleasantly sweet day of rest. Indeed there is much to look forward to and much to tell....especially an exciting bit of news I have kept under wraps the past few days until it is officially published in this post....my amazingly talented friend Caroline Opacic from Caroline Opacic Photography has agreed to become Walking In May's official photographer! I am sure you darlings have heard me rave on about how amazing she is and witnessed her beautiful photography work in the past few posts, but I must tell you how thoroughly impressed I was when we had our recent Yukata photoshoot. For once, arriving half-dressed with only a big long cardigan to keep my modesty, I felt as though I was experiencing what a bride might do on her big day. As my dear friend Naoko busied herself around me to get me dressed as authentically as possible with what limited resource she had in that…