Sunday, June 3, 2012

Get Your Diamond Jubilee On

That I am an avid Anglophile is no secret. It's not just the royal family thing, it's everything. I truly love it there and love almost all things British.

Naturally with the Diamond Jubilee  there there is a plethora of the UK themed items. Give  me an item with the Union Jack on it and I'll want it. It's been hard not to go on a buying spree because even if the item is kind of silly( Corgi necklace?) I want it.

In the Jubilee spirit here's a round up of some rather fun items celebrating that Sceptred Isle. Some are silly, some are neat and one is extravagant. No matter, because browsing is awfully good fun too.   They are from UK and US  sites but the UK  ones  ship here.

Judith Leiber bags are always amazing. I've admired them since the '80s. If only I'd bought one them when the price was in the low hundreds  as I recall. So while this Big Ben  bag is not in my budget it is something to admire.

Corgi Necklace- You thought I was kidding didn't you? There are many styles out there, cause Corgis like all dogs, are cute . Anna Lou of London gives us one with a crown ( matching ponytail holder available too ) .  20 £

Elemis - Elemis is a top british skincare brand that makes some amazing products including the aptly named Spa@Home line.  Their Frangipani Monoi Body Oil smells better than it has a right too, instantly taking you to a valley of flowers in Hawaii . There is also Lime and Ginger Body Wash for a zesty pick me up, and the matching  Lime and Ginger Salt Glow which has become a cult favorite.  Try also the Elemis Spa@Home Treat Your Feet Foot Cream with jojoba oil and shea butter for utter foot bliss. It's non greasy but makes feet softer within one use. Prices range from $ 30 - 50.

You can  find Elemis at  .

Boden Beachcomber Bag - Hit our shores and fly a different flag with this soft Union Jack  printed tote from Boden . $ 78

Nail Rock- These nail wraps come in many designs but I have wanted these metallic Union Jacks for so long.  Princess Eugenie was seen rocking a similar look at the Epsom Derby yesterday. Available at Topshop and Asos .
Also at select Wal Mart stores.

Visit Britain Mugs- Visit Britain is the tourism arm of the country and they have a cute array of gift items, many with free worldwide shipping. The Queen mug is 8£ , there is a  Bone China Tankard for 19.95£  as well as Olympic merchandise.

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