Monday, 2 July 2012

French Market

the sun came out briefly on saturday so i jumped on my bicycle and rode over to Willesden Green for the french market being held on the site of the [doomed] Willesden Library.
the aroma of cheeses, pastries and lavender soaps couple with the "vintage" french music playing made me feel like i was at food & crafts market held on Tuesdays in Lorgues - where we go when staying with my folks in Provence.
after a stroll around we went for a little wander around Queens Parade on Willesden Lane - where some empty shops have been transformed into pop up shops/studios for a few small business selling arts, crafts, beauty products, vintage clothes, recycled furniture, etc.
Queens Parade, Willesden
there are some great little shops in there - i managed to spend a few pennies and came home with some lush rose oil products from Jardins d'Eden ("heavenly treats for the urban dweller") and had a chat with the owner, who's father began the family business making soaps with olive oil in the Lebanon.  we then went for a delicious Genie Juice at Punch n'Juicy and tried to soak up a few rays...tho its still a bit chilly with the wind.  will we ever get a summer this year?!
Genie Juice....magic!
when leaving i spotted this mattress at the back of the Library where new apartments are being developed...which, i hear, is soon to be the fate of the Library too sadly.

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