Santon Window Display

This shop had an incredible window display of santons. Escoffier have their workshop in Aubagne, and a shop here in Marseille, just behind the Mairie. These traditional figurines are also known as santons de crèche.   In a traditional Provençal crèche, there are 55 individual figures representing various characters from Provençal village life such as the scissors grinder, theContinue reading “Santon Window Display”

For anyone with a sweet tooth…

If you like traditional sweets, window shopping here in Covent Garden may not be enough for you. Hope and Greenwood sell traditional British sweets.  The interior is as good as the window displays above.  They sell my favourite, chocolate limes, along with pear drops, sherbet lemons, rhubarb and custard, and just about any other traditional sweet you can name.  According to their website, MissContinue reading “For anyone with a sweet tooth…”

Donkeys at the Window

Barcelona may not have won last night, but these Catalan donkeys are still proudly kissing the the badges on their shirts. These fun windows belong to Kukuxumusu on Calle Argentaria in Barcelona.  This is a great shop to visit for souvenirs with a difference: tshirts, mugs, pencil cases, key rings, with witty slogans and pictures.Continue reading “Donkeys at the Window”