I have always said New York is like a playground for adults, and yesterday Oxford felt much the same. The day began in Cowley, with a hot chocolate at Pegasus Theatre, followed by a browse at the wonderful Magdalen Arms market. Think homemade jam, vintage knick knacks, bunting and flowers. Everything a good market should be made of. I didn't leave empty handed, thanks to the Comma Shop stall (I will add some photographs this week).
Next, The Old Fire Station, and Judy's Vintage Fair, I was thrilled to find Judy there - Judy and I met while working as Personal Shoppers in Selfridges, London. Years later, and our fashionista paths cross once again.
After another coffee shop break, chatter, lunch at Wagamama and vintage diamond shopping (a story for another time), we drifted back to Cowley, and Cafe Coco, where we were joined by Garrett. Sitting in the window of Coco, watching the bustle of the Cowley Road, can make minutes turn into hours. So, some four drinks later, and our next stop, Truck Store, to hear Oxford's Spring Offensive play. They were good, the store was full, and people spilled out onto the pavement, as passers by looked in. The day ended in The Star, where we were joined by Xander and Miranda. More laughter and more memories made.
Here are the photographs I took at the Magdalen Arms Market Day. There was talk of another market. I do hope there is.