So, Ben and I found somewhere an hour and half from Southampton that is both magical and dangerous in equal measures. Bicester Village, on the outskirts of Oxford. A designer retail outlet with each shop having at least 33% off store prices. Sadly, Burberry was still way out of my price range.
Le Creuset, was not and I knocked of number 68 from my 101 list. With the addition of a salt and pepper grinder and salt pig. Seems I am obsessed with sodium. Really, I just like anything baked to have salt in it, hello salted caramel brownies or salted caramel hot chocolate.
The village is busy and you sometimes have to queue to get into the stores, but it is worth it. I paid £33 for the grinders which are normally £50, and £15 for the pig which was normally £23. So, a £25 saving. In comparison Ben saved over £300 on a Jaeger suit!
I had the best Iced Coffee in Villandry. Cannot wait to try making my own iced coffee next week.
If you are looking for a slightly different shopping experience and wanting to get a headstart on Christmas shopping I would definitely suggest a visit! All the jewellery favourites like Pandora and Links are there, as well as Jack Wills and SuperDry for any teenagers.