I am Going to Harrods!

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Harrods the iconic department store in Knightsbridge London. Last time I went with my husband; I cannot even remember, he had to remind me; we walked in and could not even afford a shopping bag. 

In 13 days I take flight home to England to see my Mum (AKA MOM). Yesterday was her birthday so we chatted about what to do on my visit. I have decided a late birthday treat shall be to catch a train to London and go and visit Harrods. Whether we shop, browse or even have lunch, it's going to be fun! She has not been for a long time but she does know if you buy a pound of "tomahtoes" not "tomaytoes", you'll be given a Harrods bag! Great marketing.

Harrods is right next door to Hyde Park, so we'll take a wander through that too, it's similar to Central Park in New York. I used to walk through the park to work everyday. It is big and joined with Kensington Gardens.

Back when I was 17, I worked for the corporation that owned Harrods. I worked at a department store on the well known Oxford St. It's a bit like Michigan Ave in downtown Chicago. Although I have to say the window shopping is much better in London. Things have now changed and Harrods is owned by Qatar Investment Authority, sold to them by the Fayed family in 2010. (Wonder how much that cost!!)

The trip to London is really easy from my Mum's house by train, so I am not going to mess with driving and traffic. I have asked my Mum where else she would like to go, maybe to Bath or somewhere else I have never been. England is not a big country so we can go anywhere, as long as there is a purpose to the trip. If that happens to be going to pubs and hotels for lunch, well that's fine too, we do that a lot on my visits.

So wish me well at Harrods, I can afford a shopping bag this time but would like to find something really unique to bring home as well.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Hi Corinne Guest, Managing Broker who's kidding who here.... with your incredible marketing, you can afford anything that Harrod's carries.... I wish you well and a very safe trip....take care of you.

Jan 21, 2016 02:18 AM #1
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Barbara Todaro you make me laugh, but Harrods has some pretty high priced stuff, and too big to bring home too. I am surprised you cannot buy a house, well maybe you can, it's been a while. Thanks.

Jan 21, 2016 02:21 AM #2
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


I've only been once and it was many years ago, but it was truly amazing and unlike any store I think I have been in since. Have a wonderful visit, and some great shopping, even if it's only window shopping.


Jan 21, 2016 04:06 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I loved Harrod's, it is definitely an iconic shopping experience.  Enjoy and what a great gift for your mom( AKA MUM).  A

Jan 21, 2016 06:06 AM #4
Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun

I've never been to Harrod's but a friend who was there recently brought me a set of tea towels with the Royal Family's Crest on them. They are beautiful, far too beautiful to actually use. Enjoy the time with your mum Corinne Guest, Managing Broker.

Jan 21, 2016 04:35 PM #5
Barbara Birinyi
Quitman, TX
TX Real Estate Broker - Horse Property Specialist

Have a safe trip.  Kiss your Mum and maybe get her an Hermes scarf!

Jan 21, 2016 10:54 PM #6
Pamela Cendejas
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Kingman, AZ
Second Self Virtual Assistance (928) 692-3235

What a great vacation.  Building memories with Mum.  What could be better than that?!

Jan 22, 2016 03:13 AM #7
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

How wonderful!  A very happy birthday to your mom!   I hope you both have a very special visit!

Jan 22, 2016 04:39 AM #8
Joy Bender
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I so very much like fine department stores and would love to visit Harrods.

Jan 24, 2016 02:28 AM #9
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Tom and I are talking about taking a trip to Ireland and Scotland this Spring. Should we included London?

Jan 25, 2016 01:22 PM #10
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Corinne, I remember when you booked this trip. How exciting that your departure is just a few days away. I know you treasure the time you spend with you Mum.   May your trip be nothing but fun and your flights uneventful.

Jan 27, 2016 08:54 AM #11
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Had fun at Harrods years back, I remember buying some cheese and having a grand time! 

Jan 19, 2017 05:10 PM #12
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