Posts Tagged ‘petitepassport’

TRIED & TESTED: SCP LONDON

March 14, 2011

Most striking feature:

If you like the Conran Shop, you have to go to SCP as well. In here you’ll find design. From furniture to lamps and from pillows to cards. I fell in love with this Rob Ryan Notebook for 9 pounds.

Check out: www.scp.co.uk

TRIED & TESTED: BARBICAN FOOD HALL LONDON

March 14, 2011

Most striking feature:

The Barbican is famous for it’s great exhibitions, but there’s more. The Food Hall for example. This is a great venue for a quick lunch or something to drink. You will find Kettle chips next to a chocolate croissant. It’s also kids friendly. You will find some games for them in the back of the restaurant. In summer they open their terrace.

Check out: www.barbican.org.uk

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: 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

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

TRIED & TESTED: CARAVAN ON EXMOUTH

March 10, 2011

Most striking feature:

This hotspot is a bit out of the normal touristic route. It’s located in Clerkenwell. And it’s the perfect start of the day. Because you can have breakfast and coffee (this place is famous for their coffee, but I’m more a tea girl). I’ve ordered some scrambled eggs and while we sat their eating and drinking we saw the red double deckers busses passing by and in front of the restaurant are two red phonecells. The perfect place to be an anonymous tourist 😉

Check out: www.caravanonexmouth.co.uk

TRIED & TESTED: PIZZA EAST LONDON

March 9, 2011

Most striking feature:

The liveliness: this place is full of energy and very busy. It’s a good place to go if you’re with a group of friends. Not for a romantic date because not all of the tables are seperated. You will find mainly long wooden tables where you sit next to other people. And because it’s fully packed (on the Thursday night we visited) it’s sometimes hard to understand eachother. The location in an old Tea Building is great, the pizza’s taste delicious, water comes in a simple bottle with the letter S on it and wine comes in sweet little carafes. Oh, and it’s not expensive at all.

Check out: www.pizzaeast.com

(It was so dark inside my photos didn’t work out, so I took some of www.teabuilding.co.uk)

TRIED & TESTED: EVERYDAY DUTCH SELFRIDGES

March 9, 2011

Most striking feature:

Selfridges is hosting Dutch design. If you hear that you’ll think of items of Marcel Wanders, Hella Jongerius and other great Dutch names. But they keep it small and simple. You will find the wallets of Keecie, chocolate of Tony Chocolony and paperwork of Jurianne Matter. The shop is a cooperation with Yksi design in Eindhoven. It’s a temporarily exhibition (till March 24).

Check out: www.selfridges.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