My cousin Shireen and I ventured off to Bluewater. There are a few malls but most shopping takes place in the town centre on the High Street. You wander in and out of shops braving the elements along the way. Bluewater is a huge shopping mall in Kent. Bollywood lovers will remember it from the film Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gam.
I've always wondered where the British get there fancy party head gear and was so happy to get introduced to the Marks and Spencer Occasionwear line.
Monsoon. Their dresses are gorgeous! One thing I've never seen in a mall at home is teeth whitening on location. There were about six ladies having their teeth done when I took this pic.
Hawkins Bazaar. It reminds me of the dearly departed It Store with tons of clever novelty items, toys, joke gifts and loot bag fillers. I, of course, zoned in on these right away. I do own my very own pack thanks to Tez.
Kick-Ass. I loved the fact that you didn't have to line up separately for your tickets and concessions. You buy your tickets at the same time as your popcorn, which by the way comes in sweet, salty or a mixture of sweet and salty. You also get assigned seats and can choose where you want to sit based on availability. Sure beats getting to the theatre early and having to line up to get a good seat. I'd recommend this movie for the sheer randomness and hilarity of the concept of its superhero Kick-Ass. It also felt somewhat surreal sitting in a theatre in Basingstoke, watching a movie set in New York City which was filmed in my university town of Hamilton and my hometown of Toronto.
Here's a license plate I saw on the way back from Bluewater. Can you guess what I read?