Carly Carson is an award-winning contemporary romance author who will probably never marry into the British nobility, as she is already happily married to Traveling Man. But there's nothing wrong with a little fantasy in one's life, right? Learn more about Carly and her books at her website.
Today I thought it would be fun to share some of the upscale parts of London, places where a duke and a duchess might go.
Fortnum and Mason (shown above) is where a duchess might shop. The store features food that's too beautiful to eat and is known for its luxury hampers (picnic baskets to those of us who aren't nobility.) They sell this wedding cake, which is lovely enough for a Duke's bride, don't you think? The store is known for its afternoon tea, and its patronage by the royal family.
How about Westminster Abbey? Kate and Will got married here. I think a duchess could make do. :) My kids had to visit the abbey so my husband and I left them there to walk over to the Churchill war rooms. Here's an irony: On a deserted side street, we saw the Queen passing in a small cavalcade on her way to Buckingham Palace to celebrate her birthday. It was her jubilee year and we'd decided to avoid that birthday scene altogether. Suddenly, there she was. We never told the kids.
Everyone has heard of Harrods, and the store is grand in many ways.Now in England, everyone is big on kingdoms and whatnot, so I think it's appropriate that Harrods has a Pet Kingdom.
The Duke of Devonwood has some bloodhounds that probably wouldn't enjoy this cushion. But a Duchess's dog certainly would.
Since I write romance novels, this is one of my favorite pictures from England. This window box, located in the Kensington area, reminds me of a beautiful heart.
Have you ever visited England? What did you like most?
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The Duke of Devonwood could handle Miranda and her schemes...if only she weren't so enticing.
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