Thursday, 14 October 2010

Pop star in vintage disguise

In these X Factor times being a pop star seems to be the most desirable profession. But owning your own vintage shops is even cooler. At least according to the singer Lilly Allen, who has ditched her music career (for five years) to run a fab vintage shop with her half sister Sarah Owen.
Good thing she teamed up with her not so famous sibling. I was reading in an interview that people at flea markets instantly recognized Allen and charged her too much when she traveled around to find beautiful and unique pieces. She is now doing the buying more anonymously online.
The shop Lucy in Disguise is a beautiful and a nice edition to the already booming vintage shopping scene in London.

10-13 King Street, Covent Garden

Friday, 1 October 2010

A Pippi Sandwich, please!

This café is not just for home sick Scandi people - al though you can buy all those traditional Danish, Swedish and Norwegian stuff that friends are always asked to bring in their suitcases when visiting “Scandi-Londoner's”.
Even Brits are buying their lunch there. No wonder because Skandi Kitchen is a café that is spot on the current eating trend - healthy, Nordic diet.
We are talking open face sandwiches with salmon, crayfish (when in season - sadly just ended), prawns and eggs and of course herring.
The homemade cakes are to die for as well. But that's another story. Rumor has it that Kylie Minogue is also lining up for the Scandinavian style sandwiches on Great Titchfield Street.

The atmosphere is great ( I am not just saying that because I am Danish) and the cafe and deli seems to be run by a philosophy of fun, love and a bit of Pippi Longstocking power.