Posts Tagged ‘London’

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Feeling Good in London: The Royal Festival Hall Shop

In between working on my fledgling brand, freelance work, running a household (yes a modern woman can be proud to do that too) and raising a precocious two year old i’ve had little or no time for this blog. Gaps of life in-between have been sandwiched with early morning jaunts around London with Aarya to clear […] Read more…

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Not on The High Street takes over Spitalfields

From the moment Not on The High Street opened their virtual doors in 2006 they have done a pretty great job of transforming the online gifting market from the dubiously personalised and bland offerings we had to endure to an inspiring and engaging place to shop for gifts. I certainly know I get excited when […] Read more…

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Indoor Weekend Activity : The Barbican Conservatory

This Easter weekend isn’t looking as sunny as we all had planned – but as a Londoner well-versed to seasonal disappointments I have a well thumbed and visited list of indoor activities at my disposal! Last Sunday finding myself very alone with a toddler due to Dave’s delayed flight from San Francisco (we were hoping to […] Read more…

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A New Look for Waterstones!

Earlier this week on my way back from the Heals Modern Craft Market, I walked down the busy main drag of Tottenham Court Road with my eyes darting all about the place as usual – trying to drink in the ever-changing landscape of retail on that side of town. Tottenham Court Road has never quite been […] Read more…

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Exit Through The Giftshop : National Maritime Museum

Like most people I love a Museum Shop. A good one is always creatively stocked with well- themed homeware, toys, ‘essentials’ like bottle openers and mugs, artsy prints and a good library for further reading. The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, which I visited this weekend has one of the best museum shops I have […] Read more…

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Must Visit: Mast Brothers Chocolate on Redchurch Street

On Valentine’s Day this year a deliciously cool slab of Brooklyn landed in its equally cool counterpart in London – Shoreditch. Any design aficionados and foodies amongst you could not have missed the mention of the Mast Brothers on the blogosphere – craft chocolate from Brooklyn made by the brothers with the beards – with exciting flavours like Maple, […] Read more…

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Something for the Weekend: Rosa’s Thai Cafe: The Cookbook

I’ve had a love affair with Rosa’s [Rosa’s Thai Cafe] from the very first day I stepped into its happily crowded and steamy doors in the heart of Spitalfields on a winter evening five years ago. I was meeting friends for a long overdue catchup after work but downtrodden with a cold, wasn’t feeling my best. As I shrugged […] Read more…

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New Christmas Opening: Anthropologie Marylebone

Nothing signals the beginning of Christmas in London more than a sparkly new store opening – last year excitement was at its peak with US Homeware brand West Elm which filled a lonely corner of Tottenham Court road with joy and American charm. This year a new Anthropologie joins its Regent Street and Kings Road […] Read more…

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London Design Festival: The Highlights

Navigating London Design Festival with a four month old baby on the blistering September city streets was no mean feat, but hell bent on getting my design fix during the design worlds version of fashion week, I was determined to make it work! Here are my highlights from the week’s festivities. Newbie Taiwanese Studio IF ‘s striking […] Read more…

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West Elm Is Coming!

This might just be the singular most exciting thing to happen in UK Home Retail since Anthropologie came to London. US Homeware darling West Elm is due to open the company’s first UK store in London on November 14th, 2013. The 12,000 square foot store on Tottenham Court Road will feature furniture, textiles, accessories and gifts, as […] Read more…

Summerill and Bishop Online

I was delighted yesterday when I received an email from the press office of a shop close to my heart. On the corner of peaceful Portland Road in London sits this gem of a kitchen and dining store stocking French provincial goods. Summerill and Bishop was a place I was sent to a lot when […] Read more…

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