If you haven't seen Man Shops Globe on the Sunday Channel, then you are missing out! Keith Johnson, buyer at large for Anthropologie, travels the world in hopes to find unique and one-of-a-kind pieces (homegoods not clothing) to furnish and distribute in Anthropologie's stores. It is the absolute dream job....traveling the world, visiting off-the-beaten-path decor shops and antique markets, being inspired by the unexpected.
Each episode is focused on a different country. There's India, Belgium, UK, France, South Africa, Turkey, Tunisia and Argentina. It is a great way to travel the world through his eyes, and see what each country offers in beauty and creativity.
One week Keith went to the UK and gave us a peek into the fabulous Blakes Hotel. It is a hotel to the likes of Lady Gaga, and if I had the money I'd stay there too! Each suite is decorated differently by the owner and designer, Anouska Hempel, a very eccentric lady! You are literally transported into a different world in each of her rooms, which is all thought through so carefully down to the nightstand nick-nacks. Here is a taste of a few of the rooms: