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Penny Blood's Black Book
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Petersham Nurseries is definitely the prettiest cafe I have ever been too. It’s both an informal ‘Teahouse’ and Michelin starred restaurant (The Cafe), set within a nursery next to the Thames and Petersham Meadows which makes it especially beautiful. As long as you have a taste for style above function you’ll love it. The tables [...]

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This is Carolinda Tolstoy. Carolinda is a ceramicist with an incredible body of work. Everything in her house is in-keeping with her unique style, from the walls to the plates and dishes, right down to her shoes. Her home is so distracting. I can’t carry on a conversation without looking around the room as her [...]

Friday 24 May, 2013

The Doodle Bar – Battersea

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I know that Made in Chelsea is a god awful show, I do know that but I have to say that it is useful for finding some quite cool places in West London. Like the Doodle Bar for example. When I first moved to London I lived in a hideous tenement block around the corner [...]

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This is Skye and George. They run an agency called Trayler & Trayler which represents visual artists from photographers to illustrators and film makers. Their home looks like a set from an American sit com, it looks like the set from New Girl in fact…

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I used to live next door to Alex and Oliver and the first time I saw their place I thought it was the most amazing flat I’d ever been too. It used to be where a porn company stored all their film (mine was where the filming used to take place). It’s a great open [...]

Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Embassy East, Hoxton

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Embassy East is in my opinion the best cafe in the area. Run by Tommy, Lehi and Chris (who wasn’t there when I took the photos), they source everything more or less locally with bread coming from the e5 Bakehouse, Smoked Salmon (the Alaskan kind) from Stoke Newington and coffee from Clerkenwell…

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Marcelle Hanselaar is an artist living in London of original Dutch decent and is one of the most interesting people I have ever met. She seems to have lived many different lives according to her own rules and appears totally ageless….

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This is David Carter, an interior designer and hotelier of sorts, he runs his home, 40 Winks as a B&B, albeit the most glamorous B&B you will find anywhere on the planet and a storytelling night, Bedtime stories, an elegant gin fuelled affair…



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