Posts Tagged ‘London’

A New Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden

If you ask anyone West of the city about the perfect way to spend a weekend, the majority will clasp their hands and declare with a rapturous expression that it simply has to be a visit to the now iconic Petersham Nurseries in Richmond (it opened in 2004). Like something sprung from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Nurseries […] Read more…

Things To Do This Bank Holiday

If you are like me you probably have plans for the bank holiday ( wedding + a family day at a country fair) but the bonus of an extra day means you are feeling breezy about them, they feel like ‘loose plans’ and the weekend still has that feeling of possibility. Maybe you can fit […] Read more…

A Vintage Block Party

Some of you might know that I live in a particularly charming Art Deco block in East London which lends all sorts of feels to my period drama fantasies. At the risk of sounding hackneyed this is the real deal ‘it takes a village’ vibe. Cups of milk are readily offered when fridges are bare, a […] Read more…

Jonathan Adler: Futuristic Glamour

I spent a rare day in West London yesterday – Notting Hill actually, which if you live in East London is like exploring the other side of a sparkling, Farrow and Ball coated, blossom adorned alternative universe. I was walking on air along Ladbroke Grove soaking up the beautiful windows and as I passed the one […] Read more…

East London Idyll: Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

On Monday I woke with the lethargy of the prospect of a whole two weeks to fill with half-term activities. We are always unprepared for these holidays because, well – we’re new at this (she is just turning three) and we are more the ‘winging it’ types – which is sometimes exciting but more often […] Read more…

My Top Drawer Highlights 2016

Ah September, it’s that whirlwind month in the calendar when the design industry descends on London town for a fortnight-ish of product launches, glitzy parties, catch ups with old friends and new design discoveries – everyone runs around like their *** is on fire but it’s all actually really fantastic – and inspiring. Kicking off my […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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