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Monday, 19 April 2010
Berlin's finest export, Nicone is a super fashion brand. Helena and Lexy are simply the coolest and most beautiful couple to grace the German grounds. Their effortlessly hip approach to life filters through to the brand. Helena is a make up artist- designer-stylist-model and Lexy is a graphic designer-music producer/artist. The new SS10 collection doesn't fail to impress a loyal Nicone fan. Graphic knife and fork tees and floaty chic block coloured dresses provide the ultimate in summer gear. Me and my boyfriend now share an array of Nicone tees. It works for us.
Yesterday I went to the Battersea Car Boot sale in the blistering sunshine. I went a couple of years ago with my mum and I remember not being too impressed...however these things always come down to luck. All and sundrine turned out for the boot. The queue to get in was bad enough. I am a born rummager so clearly was in my element but if sifting through someone elses junk sounds like hell then don't hang here. I was really impressed with the bargains that were to be had. I would definitely go again and this time take more cash. I bought a fantastic dress that was apparently from a sample sale and a vintage belt. I pray that either purchase wasn't actually from Primark....for £6 though I am not too bothered.
Where: Battersea Tec College, Battersea Park Rd, (entrance in Dagnall St) SW11 (07941 383 588) Queenstown Road/Battersea rail.
When: Sunday from 1.30-5pm except Christmas and New Year
Entry fee 50p
Friday, 16 April 2010
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
As a fan of the secret supper crews sweeping accross London and showing off their culinary skills, I am clearly thrilled at the thought of a hidden tea room.
If having tea on a Sunday afternoon with a bunch of strangers in a flat in East London doesn't fill you with pleasure then this isn't the hang out for you. I on the other hand can't think of a better way of spending my hard earned cash on this. £20 for a tea with champagne, cakes and sandwiches? Yes please....check the sample menu below and then sign up for updates.
The Royal Afternoon Tea
Champagne and Amuse:
A glass of Bubbly and Lady Gray’s American Cheddar Biscuits
Your Choice of Tea from our Tea Selection:
Alternatively you may order our filter coffee. Decaff or Regular
A selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches all on freshly baked white or brown bread:
Wiltshire Ham with Jarlsberg Cheese
Turkey Breast with Avocado
Smoked Salmon, Fresh Chives and Cream Cheese
Marinated Cucumber and Cream Cheese
Mango and Pineapple Sorbet
Warm Scones Served with Clotted Cream and Strawberry Preserves
A Variety of home made pastries, cake and biscuits:
Lemon Drizzle Cake
Chocolate and Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
Swoon! I am in love with this website...Supermarket Sarah is the place to shop right now. From new designers to vintage furniture there is something here for the girl who likes to rummage in the comfort of her own space. What makes Sarah a little more special is the fact she creates walls with her finds or collaborates with said designers or people who have something to shout. The Work It girls' wall looked fit. If you need an item in your life, simply click on the picture and pow, your credit card is out before you know it. Sadly all the goodies from Work It have now sold out. You need to be fast in this game.
Go, go, go!
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Dad has been a major fan of Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) since his tutor introduced him to his works at the tender age of 17. Ever since, my dad has been mesmerized with Peake's writings, illustrations and art. It is easy to understand why. Novels such as Gormenghast are complete masterpieces. As are his paintings and illustrations.
If you haven't seen Alice in Wonderland yet, then you must. But first have a look at the original drawings that Peake created for the original book. Tim Burton has clearly taken some inspiration from these incredible fantastical drawings.
As I read in The Observer at the weekend, previously unseen private letters have been handed over to the British Library. Apparently they have revealed crucial influences on the writers troubled imagination. There is also an unpublished sequel to the Gormenghast Trilogy written by Maeve Gilmore, Peake's widow that was discovered by Peake's granddaughter in the attic earlier this year.
The drawings and letters will be available to students and researchers so my dad best get in there soon. Exciting stuff for someone who has analysed all there is to see of this great artists work.
Oi You on Saturday was one of those parties that should not have been missed. Tunes flowed all night and so I bounced for what felt like hours. The venue on Kingsland Road will be hosting many more raves like this. It was the ideal venue to get down and diiiirty. A lot of fun was had all round plus I bumped into a lot of old faces. Some were good, others not as good. A clear highlight was the old skool garage classics. Popping.