AN EXCLUSIVE TRIP TO LONDON FASHION WEEK

The boutique travel company Just Ladies Traveling is hosting an exclusive trip to London Fashion Week Feb. 14-19, 2020.

The boutique travel company Just Ladies Traveling is hosting an exclusive trip to London Fashion Week Feb. 14-19, 2020.

Do you love London, fashion and being treated like a VIP?

The boutique travel company Just Ladies Traveling — known for creating special trips for small groups of women — is offering a stylish adventure Feb. 14-19, 2020 during London Fashion Week. It’s limited to 12 travelers.

Davidson-based travel expert Ginny Mabry, an industry insider who co-owns the company with her mother, Weezie Glascock, will be escorting the group of ladies on the fun and fashionable trip.

Among the fabulous perks participants will enjoy are:

  • Five nights at chic Kensington Hotel

  • A runway show by a British designer

  • A preview of upcoming collections at designer showrooms

  • Visiting Spitalfields and Shoreditch (hip London neighborhoods)

  • A visit to the shop of designer Eddie Gavrilidis (his clients include Lady Gaga)

  • A visit with designer Jacques Azagury (a favorite of Helen Mirren and Diana, Princess of Wales) at his studio in Knightsbridge

  • A champagne breakfast at Selfridges and VIP Tour before it opens

  • Viewing the Fashion Collection at Victoria and Albert Museum.

The cost is $4,800 per person (double occupancy). Interested travelers should email ginnymabry@gmail.com and request a registration form.

For more details including the daily itinerary, go to justladiestraveling.com.

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