Late night shopping in Westbourne Grove

Get all your Christmas shopping done in the most pleasurable way possible – by heading down to Ledbury Road and Westbourne Grove on Wednesday evening for the late night shopping evening from 4-8pm. Many shops in this area are small independent stores, support us!

Start off with a cocktail at Beach Blanket Babylon then meander down Ledbury Road until you reach your final destination for dinner – either The Ledbury or Bumpkin, both are a delicious way to end your successful shopping trip.
Here are my top tips for pressies:

B & T Antiques for chic presents for the home.

Aime and Petit Aime have the sweetest things for childrens rooms, clothes and shoes.

Assya for the prettiest pink earrings I have seen which I am currently lusting after.

Our new Owl Hot Chocolate cup designed by Helen Musslewhite which was delivered last Friday, perfect for stockings.

A signed copy of Ottolenghis cookery book. The lamb, mint and ginger recipe is wonderful on p.104

The most gorgeous childrens clothes ever from ilovegorgeous

Cute nighties and underwear from my favourite store Alice & Astrid, everything is just too tempting.

…And then you have Bamford for boys stuff, Matches, Brora for everyone and loads more. Happy Shopping!

Miss Melt will be bringing you more edible ideas for the most delicious Christmas ever…next week Christmas Food.

Fill your stockings with chocolate from the just launched Melt Chocolate Bar range (see left image) or our ever popular hot chocolate blocks, as recommended in the December issue of House and Garden.
Indulgence rarely comes more easily than this: for a luscious chocolate drink, simply dissolve one of Melt's chocolate blocks in a cup of hot milk - and voila! The stylishly wrapped blocks come in several different flavours...For details of these and Melt's other, superb chocolate products call 020 7727-5030
House and Garden magazine Dec 2009.