Posts Tagged ‘London’

TRIED & TESTED: COX COOKIES & CAKE LONDON

March 13, 2011

Most striking feature:

Cupcake heaven. I once tasted the best cupcake in NY at Magnolia Bakery, and how hard they try in the Netherlands, the glace is never thick enough. Patrick Cox, the shoe designer, opened Cox, Cookies & Cake last year. And here you will find thick glaced cupcakes. I tried the Cola Cake: a mix of chocolate and cola. With it comes popping candy. You have to start with that before enjoying the sweetness of the cupcake. I also spotted these fashion cakes. This is a not to be missed spot in Soho.

Check out: www.coxcookiesandcake.com

TRIED & TESTED: KIRK ORIGINALS LONDON

March 12, 2011

Most striking feature:

The way the glasses are presented. Beautiful and original. Unfortunately┬áI would never cheat on my own optician – even when it’s one of the most beautiful stores I’ve ever seen. Maybe it’s an idea for his store in Wateringen?

Check out: www.kirkoriginals.com

TRIED & TESTED: CONDE NAST MAGAZINE STORE

March 12, 2011

Most striking feature:

In this small shop underneath the dreamworld of every journalist and photographer – the offices of Vogue and Conde Nast Traveller – they sell every Conde Nast magazine, in every language. Among it is the Dutch Glamour. The shop has opened his doors last week. And it’s nearby the Apple Store on Regent’s Street.

No website, 20 St George Street

TRIED & TESTED: TOPSHOP OXFORD STREET

March 12, 2011

Most striking feature:

A visit to London isn’t complete with a visit to Topshop on Oxford Street. Even Ellen Pompeo, Meredith in Grey’s Anatomy, thinks so (as being told in an interview I had with her). She has a good reason to come back, now she gave birth to her first child, because Topshop now has a children’s line. And it’s very adorable. I don’t have to tell that they sell fashion for women, bags, shoes and accessories as well, don’t I?

Check out: www.topshop.com

LIKE TO HAVE: MINI MCCARTNEY SELFRIDGES

March 11, 2011

Spotted on the website of Selfridges: the new mini collection of Stella McCartney. This military jacket is fantastic with a capital F. Love it! Price: 150 euro.

Check out: www.selfridges.com

NEW SPOT: COMPTOIR LEBANESE LONDON

March 11, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like lebanese food (think: falafel, tagines, wraps, salads)
  2. After a shopping session at Topshop Oxford Street
  3. If you want to sit outside

Check out: www.lecomptoir.co.uk

(Photo of the interior via Rana Salam)

TRIED & TESTED: CONRAN SHOP LONDON

March 11, 2011

Most striking feature:

If you don’t go inside, it’s also a perfect place to do some window shopping. There was a pink Magnolia tree in the window. Beautiful. The shop on Marylebone High Street has 3 floors. All filled with design. From printed chairs to Tom Dixon lamps. I’ve spotted these great Spillikins tables and they have some stationary upstairs as well. From Pantone among other things. I hoped to find a Pantone Iphone cover, but I didn’t. I think we have to wait for that one to come out – or go to the Pantone hotel in Brussels. Great store if you want a taste of English design.

Check out: www.conranshop.co.uk

NEW SPOT: COCORINO LONDON

March 11, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re shopping on Marylebone High Street
  2. If it’s hot and you’re craving for some icecream
  3. If the temperature is normal and you want a foccacia (next door)

Check out: www.cocorino.co.uk

(Photo from Ooh.com)

TRIED & TESTED: AUBIN & WILLS LONDON

March 9, 2011

 

Most striking feature:

The store is hosted in an industrial building with urban bikes at the entrance, a cinema downstairs and an art gallery next door. I’m a sucker for design lamps and they are present. And I’m a sucker for stripes which are also present in a lot of their shirts, dresses and vests. Maybe this store is even more something for men who like shopping. And they also sell some homeware.

Green striped tee for men: 45 euro
Striped jumper for women: 103 euro
Keyring: 11 euro

Check out: www.aubinandwills.com

TRIED & TESTED: PUBLIC BEWARE LONDON

March 8, 2011

Most striking feature:

Lovers of Alexander Wang, Philip Lim and Rick Owens need to stop by at Public Beware. It’s a small shop at Brick Lane with a fantastic collection with the looks of those famous designers for affordable prices. I liked the pants above, they are only 41 pounds (48 euro). They also sell fabulous shoes. Don’t miss it.

Check out: www.publicbeware.com