Dear Diva Readers,
top: 5px; float: left; color: white; background: #781300; border: 1px solid darkkhaki; font-size: 100px; line-height: 90px; padding-top: 1px; padding-right: 5px; font-family: times;”>My love affair with Alfie’s Antiques started when I stalked a certain famous British interior designer – no names mentioned but her initials are NC – buying gorgeous picture frames one day in their Marylebone Antique mall. I figured if it’s good enough for one of England’s reigning queens of design then it’s good enough for me and have been shopping there ever since.
Recently our colleagues at England’s best source, Antiques News & Fairs, gave me the inside tip on an upcoming competition to celebrate Alfie’s 35th anniversary being in business.
Send Alfie’s your best, favourite and most exciting photos taken whilst shopping at Alfies! This could be anything from your favourite antique shop in the mall, your most loved purchase, an item you wish for, your favourite antique dealer, or even the maze-like building, the view from the rooftop terrace or the Art Deco architecture! The winning photo will be announced on Friday July 1st,2011.
What I love about Alfie’s is summed up in the theme song from that old American TV show “Cheers”… remember the theme song? “Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your name….” Alfie’s has that friendly sort of feel, where you’re greeted as if you’re long lost friends. The vendors who have booths here really take time to talk with you, answering questions, chatting about any number of things from Art Deco lighting to politics in America to where to go for good Indian food in London. One of my favorite vendors is Tony Durante (with his eponymously named shop) located in both Alfie’s Antiques in London and in my current hometown of Berlin, Germany.
Alfie’s Antique Market
13-25 Church Street, London NW8 8DT, United Kingdom
020 7723 6066
Have a jolly good day,
The Antiques Diva®