Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Shopping - Out of bounds

I have just spotted a new fabulous shop next to Boundary. There is something special about shopping "out of bounds" aka hitting a shop which is the only one in sight. 11 Boundary has everything sorted in few, tempting colours, which makes you want to be a chic, relaxed Parisian dressed in the new nude and black.
They have a great selection of Day, Malene Birger, American Vintage, Twenty8Twelve etc.

11 Boundary Street, London, E2 7JE

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Cool Boundary

I had the pleasure of interviewing Terence Conran last year and I must say that man knows how to enjoy life and do it in style.
The rooftop bar at the Boundary on a remote street in Shoreditch will soon open and that will probably be a very popular hangout. It's the last addition to his lifestyle house The Boundary (hotel, restaurant, cafe and shop).
I passed by the other day and shot at few photos of the charming little grocery and people eating lunch outside. Bright red chairs and smiley people seem to be the signature on the quiet and cool location.

2-4 Boundary Street
London E2
020 7729 1051

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Lunch with a Swedish moose

You really have to be something special to stand out on colorful Brick Lane in East London. Or maybe you just have to be Swedish. The little playful café Fika is scandi stylish and a bit quirky. In a neighborhood full of vintage shops, legendary bagel bakeries, clubs and old Indian curry places the simple Swedish style seems almost exotic. A great lunch spot where you can hang out with a grass moose and ABBA LP’s the walls.
They also have cocktails named after ABBA songs.
Of course they do...

161a Brick Lane
London E1 6SB
020 7613 2013


Sunday, 14 March 2010

Italian by the river

Speaking of Italian. The ever fabulous River Café in Hammersmith (the one where Jamie Oliver was trained) continue to draw full house. An no wonder. The room has a chic industrial feel and the italian inspired seasonal food is just divine. Went there with a good friend and her parents the other night and spotted by the way Daphne Guiness in lace veil. It looks super chic in a theatrical way but boy it must be very difficult to eat that way.

The River Cafe
Thames Wharf
Rainville Road, London W6 9HA
020 7386 4200

Friday, 12 March 2010

Local Italian feast

It's sort of become a tradition to have my Birthday dinner at the charming Italian A Cena in East Twickenham - just after Richmond Bridge. It's at true local jewel with romantic black façade and squeaking wooden floors. It’s all very stylish in a cozy way. The food is rustic and excellent. And the best part is that they now have opened an "A Cena deli on the Hill" . So this week I had delicious three-bean soup twice.

418 Richmond Road
Twickenham TW1 2EB
020 8288 0108

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Danish pop up shop

It's so cool to be Danish these days. At least if you are a sofa or any other piece of furniture. So great news for all shoppers around Knightsbridge. From 6- 27 March Modern Danish Warehouse will pop up (it's so popular to be a pop up shop these days) at the Garage 2 North Terrace, SW3 2 AB.

Furniture from 100 to 1,500 pund.


Friday, 5 March 2010

Kim Cattrall on stage

I read that Hugh Grant finds theatre extremely boring 9 out of 10 times. If he is right (which I can't really say as I haven't been to the theatre for a long time) I bet you that Private Lives on Vaudeville Theatre will be the one to stand out.
I know I can't wait to see Sex & the City star Kim Cattrall live on stage in Noel Cowards hugely entertaining Private Lives.