Södermalm

Stockholm

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A Söder Step By Step

1st Stop – Acne Studios, Nytorgsgatan – To stroke things

2nd Stop – Cafe Pom & Flora – To eat copious amounts of delicious almond buttery things

3rd Stop – Aesop – To smell nice smells

4th Stop – Miss Clara Hotel – Just for the heavenly beds

This is a hella’ throwback.

 

 

London

Marylebone

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& Other Stories Blazer, Levis Jeans and Adidas Stan Smiths

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…

ICELANDIC THROWBACK

Toytown

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Here’s a throwback tour through my travels in Iceland a couple of months ago… 

Some girlfriends and I rented an Airbnb apartment in central Reykjavik and spent three nights exploring both the city itself – and some of the ethereal landscapes further afield. We covered the main tourist spots, but really want to return to see some of the locations further afield, like Vik.

Reykjavik is totally walkable and we discovered some great hangouts (see guide below) within a short stroll’s distance from our flat:

Kex Hostel

Reykjavic Roasters

Mikkeller & Friends (the unnamed pizza restaurant upstairs is worth the wait)

The Laundromat Cafe

The sights:

At the Blue Lagoon, we risked death to our phones to snap selfies (one mobile was successfully dunked) and overcame a fear of showering naked just to tick this off our list…

On the Golden Circle tour, we visited Thingvellir National Park, the Geysers and Gullfoss Waterfall. Sadly no puffin sightings, but we did enjoy complimentary songs performed by the tour guide.

We also stopped by the Harpa Concert Hall for the beautiful architecture and the serene views over the water.

Still continuing a tour of Scandinavia – any recommendations welcome!

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 ONE

Travel 

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My sister and I were craving a Copenhagen fix last month, so last weekend that’s exactly where I found myself – we don’t mess around. What we love so much about Copenhagen is that you can walk or cycle so much of it, which means we were able to squeeze a lot into three days. We were blessed with sun all weekend – thank you very much Mr Weather Man – which made the walking a lot more bearable, and was made all the more easy with pit stops for danish pastries at Lagkagehuset and sunny afternoons spent in the atrium at the Glyptoteket.

Shopping is always good to break up the day, as well – I’ve been wanting to go to Hay House for some time. It’s a showroom in the centre of CPH: you’re welcomed into the heavenly world of Hay and are able to buy hand-luggage friendly knick-knacks from their Mini-Market, which of course I did.


EAT

Atelier September – Probably my favourite place in Copenhagen. We had breakfast here on Sunday morning – it was our second visit (we’d been in briefly on a previous trip). It’s the calmest, trendiest cafe, with beautiful interiors and an even more beautiful dog that hangs out and sits at your feet while you eat. Atelier September are known for their unusual food. I had yogurt with zucchini, granola and matcha – sounds scary, but it was deliciously sweet. My sister also recognised one of our fellow diners as fashion designer Olivier Theyskens, who has designed for Rochas, Nina Ricci and Theory. We were pretty pleased, to say the least – I got told off by my sister for staring. I thought I was being discreet!

Lagkagehuset – Head here for the best pastries and snegls – you’ll find one of these dreamy bakeries in various street corners around the city. I particularly love their chocolate cinnamon buns, but a flødeboller never goes a miss, either.

VISIT

The Ny Carlsberg Glyptoteket, Dantes Plads 7 –  This is an art museum built around the personal collection of Carl Jacobsen, the son of the founder of the Carlsberg Breweries. There are infinite rooms filled with white sculptures, and a garden and cafe at the centre of the museum. They also have a great rooftop view of Tivoli.

Rundetaarn, Købmagergade 52A – The Round Tower is a structure in the centre of CPH I’ve passed many a time, but we decided to venture in on this visit, were led up a spiralling tower with lovely views at the top, and an art gallery, too.

SHOP

Hay House, Oestergade 61 – The most beautiful interior showroom, which I could have moved into there and then. Their signature scandi design is minimal yet colourful, and I pretty much want it all. You can find the Hay Mini-Market in Selfridges in London if you can’t get to CPH.

Stilleben, Niels Hemmingsens Gade 3 – Stilleben translates to ‘still life’ in English. It’s a homes store, and everything it stocks qualifies as cool.

Designers Remix, Pilestræde 8D There’s not much I can say apart from that I want everything in here – me and my sis spent a while drooling over the insanely pretty pleats.

WEAR

Me and my sister were both sporting our trusty Pumas, coat. I’m also wearing a patterned scarf from & Other Stories, bag from Beck Söndergard, sunglasses from IllestevaJ.Crew white shirt with Bamford jumper and Topshop trousers.

There’s so much to do in Copenhagen – thats not all we got up to! Part two on the way…

Colour Inspiration

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Tenuous from Homage to the Square: Ten Works by Josef Albers, 1962

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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

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