Daily Archives: May 23, 2016


My Crabtree – Lew Rood

My Crabtree – Lew Rood In the first of our “My Crabtree” series, Lew Rood reminisces about London, discovering an exquisite boutique of treasures and his affinity for life's little luxuries. Lily of the Valley collection The scene is west London, the time, the 70’s, the place Kensington Church Street, at the hub of it all, close to the corner of Kensington High Street, Kensington Palace and Gardens. I was in awe of a shop window filled with treasures, the then Crabtree & Evelyn store, now gone, but iconic at that time. Convenient to my new London home in Abingdon Road, off Kensington High Street, W8, where I was to live for several years, during my posting to London. (more…)


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