BURBERRY MAKERS HOUSE

“A celebration of methods, materials and makers”

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Blazer from & Other Stories, Slides from Henry Kole, Hat from Asos

Following the September 2016 runway show, for one week, Burberry transformed a former Foyle’s bookstore into a cafe and showroom to celebrate the launch of their new collection. The London show venue was opened to the public and made home to a different group of Britain’s finest makers each day, who could be seen practicing their craft. These ranged from sculpting and embroidery to caligraphy and miniature portraiture. Not only this, but there was the chance to see the collection up close.

We loved how interactive Makers House was, and it was so inspiring to see how the collection was brought to life. Even better was the joy of finishing off the experience with a coffee and some cake from the beautiful Thomas’s cafe cake table – and a trip into the studio photobooth before the line got too long!

Watch the Burberry Show on here via youtube which was hosted at Makers House – the music is out of this world.

SWITCH HOUSE

Tate Modern

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Uniqlo dress, Marni sandals, Celine Sunglasses

I visited the Tate Modern’s new building, Switch House last weekend. It was only a flying visit where we did a quick overview of the new galleries, got a coffee at Albion and then onto brunch at the Mondrian down the road. I am definitley booking in to go back to see the Georgia O’Keefe exhibit that is currently on at the main gallery when I’m not preocupied with finding the best hangover cure possible – FYI the Mondrian’s breakfast burrito did the trick…

JAMES TURRELL, LIGHTSCAPES

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Raethro, Red, 1968 – Projection Piece.

A couple of weeks ago I visited the James Turrell’s Lightscape exhibit at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. It’s a bit of a way away from London, but if you happen to be in the area it displays some really cool light scenes and the grounds of Houghton Hall are beautiful and relaxing, total city escape.

Serpentine Pavilion ’15

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This weekend my friend Katie and I decided to do culture and visited the Serpentine Pavilion, this year designed by Selgascano. We played for a bit, marvelled at it’s shiny insides and took some polaroids of us looking baffled then headed off to Sticks & Sushi for some chow. It’s really cool and colourful and we expect its great lit up at night.

Tee – Comme des Garcons

Skirt – & Other Stories

Bag – J.Crew

Shoes – Adidas Superstars

Necklace – Jane Konig

MYKONOS

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I spent last week in Mykonos, Greece.

I’ve been to parts of Greece before, but this was definitely the most scenic place I’ve been yet with it’s classically Greek blue and white architecture enhanced by incredible sunscapes every evening at golden hour. We had the most relaxing time, mostly spent drinking a lot of prosecco and eating a lot of great Greek food. That and some scorching heat is really all I need on holiday.

We stayed at Cavo Tagoo, which played host to the most insane breakfast scenes, complete with an entire pastry and dessert table laid out every morning, which we went to bed eagerly thinking about every evening. We also ate at their Japanese restaurant Kiku on our last night, which definitely deserved a round of applause.

We were lucky enough to enjoy a selection of great meals whilst on Mykonos: one of the most memorable was lunch spent at Kiki’s taverna (without electricity), of which we had heard good things. It looked down over a pretty, secluded beach set in a little cove, and by the time we had finished our meal, a queue was forming.

Between various intervals spent eating, we tried to allocate some time to culture – must see’s include the island of Delos (an ancient archaeological site) and the beautiful whitewashed Church of Panagia Paraportiani (pictured above).

The only regret? I never did meet the infamous Mykonos pelican…

Wearing tops from & Other Stories, trousers from Topshop with white Birkenstocks,

White beach dress from SirTheLabel and Cos bikini.

72 HOURS IN COPENHAGEN: PART TWO

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We’d seen flashes of Superkilen in Copenhagen guides, but had never ventured into Nørrebro on any of our previous visits – so this time, it was top of our “To Do” list. We did a tour of all the main installations (great for photo ops) on a sunny Saturday morning and then moved on to the other important tasks, namely eating.

We had lunch at Cafe Auto – we’d heard good things and it was well placed. We sat outside, and I had the Grækeren salad (gettin’ myself ready for a trip to Greece next week!). We wandered past lots more eateries that we made a note to explore in this area on future visits – including GRØD, Relæ and the Nordisk Brødhus.

The rest of our trip was spent eating our way across the Meatpacking District, an essential area to visit whilst in CPH. We enjoyed dinner at Kødbyens Fiskebar, which had (by the Meatpacking’s standards) an upmarket, sophisticated vibe – then headed across the street to the newly opened Warpigs Brewpub, the newest Mikkeller Bar venture specialising in beer and BBQ. Think thrash metal and seriously tasty ribs and you’ve got the Warpigs vibe down.

SKY GARDEN

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Vertigo inducing outings this weekend at the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street, London.

I visited the Sky Bar on Saturday on an exploratory mission and it definitely didn’t disappoint. It offers up incredible panoramic views of London, with its modern structure complimented by a lush indoor garden. In addition to the Sky Bar there are two restaurants, but it’s free to visit the Sky Garden if you just want to check out the inner city greenery and killer views whilst enjoying a cocktail or a coffee. I bet it’s amazing by night too…an excuse to go back!

& Other Stories Jumper, Moss Copenhagen Scarf, Topshop Trousers and Adidas Superstars.

Richard Serra @ The Gagosian

Art

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I was tipped off by an artist friend about the Richard Serra exhibition at The Gagosian Gallery on Britannia Street. Now it’s my turn to tip ya’ll off: the exhibition ends on the 4th of March, so get yourselves down there PDQ (that’s Pretty Darned Quick).

I also took my new ‘do into the outside world for the first time.

Wearing: J.Crew shirt, Jeans and Bailey hat, & OtherStories Jumper, Topshop boots

The Magazine Restaurant

Breakfast

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On Saturday I went for breakfast at The Magazine Restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park. Designed by Zaha Hadid in what they call ‘a synthesis of old and new,’ it was quite incredibly crafted, with cool, spaceship-like architecture.

We went early on Saturday, as per my father’s request, so we enjoyed almost-private dining until about 10am, when it started hotting up for breakfast. The food was lovely, and if you are into design, I really recommend it as an interesting eating spot to visit at the weekend – especially with the gallery right next door.

DISCOVERED…

IMG_3686IMG_3683IMG_3682IMG_4797Discovered while shopping: artist Morag Myerscough‘s temporary storefront for J.Crew’s new shop in Marylebone.

Grey cashmere jumper from & Other Stories

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