Posts Tagged ‘London’

Darkroom

Last year we featured Rhonda Drakeford, founder of new London concept store Darkroom in My Inside Life. I thought I’d share the inside of the striking store created by herself and partner Lulu Roper-Caldbeck. Part art installation, part retail store, the space is a platform to showcase high-end design talent and also to sell their […] Read more…

Parma Lilac

What a clever  and completely natural way to display your store’s wares… Stylist Janie Jackson, who launched herself at 100% Design, has just opened the doors of her West London home [by appointment only] to entice us all with her beautifully styled and lived in homewares – much of which she has made herself. Nestled […] Read more…

Elphicks

Above image from Paumes London Ateliers Guide. Finally a place to hang my hat! This is the discovery I have been waiting for! My love of acessable illustration and art prints is high on my list of passions, and our move this weekend leads me to a place where there are no restrictions on wall-hangings  […] Read more…

Cupcakes and Martinis

There is something scandalous and naughty about this decadent ‘High Socie-tea’ room… From January the recently refurbished Front Room of the Flemings Hotel will be offering Perrier Jouet Champagne, cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery and London’s first savoury Martini afternoon tea! The uniquely decadent signature Savoury Martini afternoon tea will be served with exquisite cheese […] Read more…

Christmas Caravan

Woohoo it’s Christmas at Caravan on Redchurch Street! During December and right up to Christmas Eve they’ll be open every day from 11am – 6.30pm [including Mondays and weekends] with special late night shopping every Thursday to 8pm. What a great last minute stop for unusual Christmas goodies! I am loving their current kooky Christmassy […] Read more…

Couverture

Japanese Apple vase and trinket pot Ridiculously sweet offerings from chic lifestyle store Couverture. Established in Chelsea in 1999 Paul Smith designer Emily Dyson curated European inspired womenswear, accessories, children’s and babywear, toys, jewellery, home accessories, furniture and covetable vintage finds, to create the Couverture brand. Hand woven Lemon Cushion Leather Envelope Purse Hand knitted […] Read more…

‘We Make’ Christmas Fair

Another great shopping destination to add to your Christmas list! This December, the team behind the ‘We Make London’ designer craft shows will offer Christmas shoppers the chance to wrap up all their Christmas shopping in the serene surroundings of charming Chelsea Town Hall, on Saturday 5th December. ‘We Make’ was formed by a group […] Read more…

Handmade in Britain 09

On Wednesday night during the round of press shows, we stopped by at Chelsea Old Town Hall for some business and pleasure at Handmade in Britain. The town hall was built in 1887 and is a glorious example of Victorian architecture taking pride of place on the famous Kings Road. It’s now used for VIP […] Read more…

Few and Far Christmas 09

Everytime I make a visit to Few and Far, I am left feeling that all is right with the world. This is no exaggeration, if you have experienced this emotive and heartwarming store in historic South Kensington, then you will know exactly how I feel. So I was thrilled to be heading to their Christmas […] Read more…

In the Dead of Night at the V&A

As many of you may know, on the last Friday of every month, the Victoria and Albert Museum stays open past closing hours till 10pm, and holds an event known as ‘Friday Late at the V&A’. These are topical themed evenings with wonderful performances, Dj’s and a bar where you are invited to run amock […] Read more…

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