June 17, 2016 – Friday

Thank God for a beautiful morning! Thankful that I’m given this day to spend with my family before our upcoming summer vacation with me and my hubby (without our kids 😒) . The way me and hubby plans for our vacation, is we test drive first, then once we learned the basics of the location we’re going, the second time we go, that’s when we bring the girls and the rest of the family with us. For my sanity and everyone’s. I want it to be an enjoyable vacation for all of us rather than stressing, try to find little things here and there. So my piece of advice to you mom’s out there, if you have a trusted family member that you can have the kids stay for the time you will be on vacation, do that. If not do what you need to do, meaning: research, research, research to make it an enjoyable vacation for all.

So back to our blog topic, last for this topic on what souvenir to bring back. Today will be the country of:

United Kingdom
πŸŽ’πŸ› Antique Hunting on Portobello Road ~ Portobello Road is a great place to hunt for London treasures. You will find all sorts of Knick knacks, from antique tea cups to silver utensils.
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πŸŽ’πŸ› Gourmet British Treats at A. Gold ~ A. Gold shop and deli near Old Spitalfields Market is a must visit for traditional British foods. On the sweet treat front, you can’t go wrong with Cornish gingerbread or Moffat Toffee. A. Gold also offers a wonderful selection of London and British-made jams, gin, chutneys and tea – each of which would make the perfect London-themed gift.
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πŸŽ’πŸ› Only in London – The Designer’s Makers Market ~ The specialty market features mainly London-based artists and craftsmen and gives you the rare opportunity to meet the makers of all the beautiful jewelry, cards, textiles and artwork on sale.
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πŸŽ’πŸ› Borough Market – A Foodie Heaven ~ Amazing lists of yummy delights
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πŸŽ’πŸ› Artistic Creations You Can Bring Home ~ The British Museum and V&A Museum in particular offer more than your average souvenir shop. Both museums commission special pieces for their own lines of jewelry, home ware, and accessories based on exhibits and make them available for purchase at their respective gift shops. Not only are most of the commissioned artists UK-based, but the collections are typically only sold at the museum
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πŸŽ’πŸ› Tea and tea-related accessories ( biscuits, Marmalade) ~ Harrod’s shop
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