By day a Business Consultant in a black suit. By night a writer incognito, pink slippers and cat fluff tracky dacks.
Published March 6th 2012
At first I couldn't see the connection between bees and retail therapy. Now the inspiration for the name of 192 Prospect Road makes sense. Mission honey hive is crisscrossing every inch from corner to corner. It's a welcome relief to the modern day shopping philosophy of snatch and despatch.
An afternoon mooch in this store is okay. It is not one of those places where you might be regarded with suspicion for merely browsing. The pleasure is being able to absorb yourself in another world surrounded by the bizarre, rare and intricate.
The merchandise is testament to quality design and enduring value. Expect to find period costumes, wedding attire, decorative ceramics, furniture, books, kitchen utensils, fashion accessories or replacement pieces. Highly sought after items including opera gloves, suspenders, trilbies and fedoras wait to accompany a day at the races or a refined evening.
Items are arranged according to which room you are in which is both clever and convenient. Leading on from the front entrance is the kitchen, cloakroom, ladies' dressing room and men's dressing room.
Honey hive is a real treasure trove of delights, every nook and cranny has something interesting, the range of clothing is extraordinary, Tabitha the owner is helpful and knowledgable, favourite retro and vintage shop