Sunday, 20 June 2010
I went to Wimbledon today to catch a bit of pre tennis atmosphere.
It's not that I would mind watching Danish Caroline Wozniacki flash her brilliant forehand and cool Stella McCartney clothes, but I haven't got any tickets for the tournament, which starts tomorrow Monday.
So I settled for some sale shopping in the charming village.
I was pleased to see that the cool Grocer on Elgin has opened a branch in Wimbledon.
Make a stop for delicious moist cakes, sandwiches and ready-made meals, which is a very tempting quick dinner on those days (all those days), when you don't feel like cooking yourself.
Grocer on Wimbledon
High Street, Wimbledon
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
One of my friends is gaga for the designer Orla Kiely, so when she came to see me, we once again moved into the shop on Monmouth Street. The patterns are really retro and funky and I wanted to buy everything from tea mugs to wash cloths.
My friend already has everything from wallpaper to a clutch and she certainly travels in style... the travel bags are amazing.
Then I went to a dress agency party the other day and the item of the night was... Yeah you guessed it. A flowery dress from Orla Kiely.
Monday, 14 June 2010
Thursday, 10 June 2010
If you love Danish designer Peter Jensen quirky sense of fashion you are most likely smitten by his little rabbit.
Fans of the sweet fashion creature have to stop by the new pop shop The Tee Shop on Brick Lane. Jensen has teamed up with a university graduate duo Bernstock Speirs and have launched limited edition t-shirts and limited edition bunny cap. One of the T-shirts shows the rabbit wearing a hat.
The Tee Shop, Brick Lane, London
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
It used to be an old night club with a bit of a reputation, now it is a hip hang out in Shoreditch. No wonder Pizza East has become so popular. The atmosphere is buzzing, the decor is super cool with brick walls, big windows, iron lamps, visible pizza oven and a huge bar in the middle.
I have eaten there twice in a week. First stop was a lunch where I went for seabass carpaccio with fennel seeds and a beet root salad. It was lovely, but my eyes kept following all the thin pizza that landed on the tables around me.
So naturally I had pizza when my good friend from Denmark treated me to a belated birthday dinner this Saturday.
Post SATC 2 film (big film, small story as we agreed) we were in need of something cheesy and salty. And the pizzas were light, tasty and everything we needed. The atmosphere was amazing and the staff was chatty, witty and observant - so when the waiter brought us a bottle in stead of just two glasses of wine (which we ordered), we decided to go for it. "Why not" - after all everything is happening in Shoreditch as we were told by a woman in the bar.
56 Shoreditch High Street
020 7729 1888