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Off to Battle!
My ultimate dream is a guidebook that would give me a simple list of all the stores someone of our (meaning all of us who enjoy Hemingway-ish things) taste would love to visit. I know the point of travel is to expand one's horizons but there has to be some of this genre in all places. If researching Venice, for instance, those guide books will send you to a billion bead and glass shops (in which I have no interest at all). How about sending me to all the places like Santa Maria Novella (which, yes, is in Florence)?
I'm attempting to do this with the ole blog, but that also means leaving Brooklyn a bit more often than I do. So, in the spirit of expanding our horizons (albeit in a limited/within-very-tight-aesthetic constraints kinda way), never be shy about sending those places my way!
David Shaghaghi, owner of Battle, did just that. He writes: Battle is based in Brighton on the South coast of the UK, sometimes sunny but at the moment wet and typically British. Selling Antiques and decorative items from the 18th century to the 1930's; we strive for an old fashioned quintessentially English Gentlemanly feel to the shop. The shop was started mid last year, and we are in the process of hopefully moving to larger premises in the next few months.
Here are a couple of the Battle window displays, which change at least every three weeks.