Mr. A and I recently took off for a long weekend getaway in London. We were there precisely 12 years to the day since enjoying a one-day London layover on our way to Spain for our Honeymoon. We love London. It's a design mecca that never fails to inspire. One of the highlights was a visit to the Tiffany & Co. sponsored skating rink at Somerset House. We arrived just as dusk was falling. As Canadians it was pretty amusing to see the people "skating". But what I really loved seeing was the magnificent Christmas tree -- all done in pastel ornaments, tons of lights and nestled in its own Tiffany box. So pretty. And beyond the tree a tiny fantastical Tiffany boutique.