What's in a name.....

Carousel & Bazaar’s name is inspired by a magical stroll five or so years ago through the Tuileries Gardens, located between the Lourve and the Place de la Concorde in Paris, on a bleak, bitterly-cold mid-winter Sunday morning. There sat a enchanting, brightly-decorated carousel, its circus-like lights a beacon in the gloom. The name, Bazaar, by contrast, was inspired by the famed old bazaar in Cairo, which I visited 25 years ago. Its colour, clamour and bustle is a mesmerising assault on the the senses in a place redolent of exotic fragrant spices, of hot and cold sweet teas, the lush looms of carpets and a million shiny brass wares.