With only 3 hours to spare in Carnaby Street, my shopping heaven has to be ‘Illamasqua. Make-up for your alter ego.’ The whole experience was amazing, the windows, the POS and as you walked in the brand story was totally different from most make-up brands. It was edgy, dramatic, lighting was moody, and the girls looked like they walked off the pages of the brochure, totally living up to the theatrical drama of the brand (nothing has captured my imagination so completely since the launch of MAC). The staff were so, so helpful they let me try on and play with all the make-up and they even have a make-up school at the back of the store. They have concessions in Selfridges and some Debenhams & Fenwick stores and of course you can get them at ASOS. www.illamasqua.com

Then for food, Leon Restaurant, mmmmnnn, I’ve got the book but was dying to eat there or get a take out from one of them. Absolutely delicious. Again, the whole experience lived up to the brand, I loved the packaging and the menu, I just wish they would open some up in the rest of the country. www.leonrestaurants.co.uk

And then it would be wrong not to visit TopShop’s flagship Oxford Street store, as always you can’t beat it. It’s worth a visit just to see what they are doing next, loving the cupcakes! It’s more of a lifestyle, department store than a fashion store, and even in my (very early) forties I still feel allowed to go in there and shop. I can’t wait to see what will they be selling next?

Dorina x