Thursday 05 August, 2010

L’Eau a la Bouche – Hackney


La Bouche is great when it’s not busy but these times are rare. The fact that it’s a deli as well as a café increases its popularity and it’s invariably overrun by pushchairs taking up what little space there is…


Magma is one of those lovely bookshops which sells all those fatuous yet inspiring graphics books and expensive documentary dvd’s about fashion designers…

Saturday 17 July, 2010

Claire Rouen Books – Soho


Tucked away up a narrow flight of stairs above the Soho bookshop on Charing Cross road is a little designer bookshop specialising in fashion and art books, many of which are hard to find…

Wednesday 14 July, 2010

Broadway Market – Hackney


Broadway Market is my favourite market as it combines vintage clothes, amazing food and ingredients like what you would find at…

Thursday 08 July, 2010

The Hollybush – Hampstead


I can but only fantasize about living in Hampstead. Being so close to the Heath, it’s not far from being in the countryside with huge beautiful and quirky houses and a little high street with unusual places mixed in alongside the usual high street fixtures…

Monday 28 June, 2010

Osteria Basilico – Notting Hill


When anyone asks me a good place to eat out in west London, without exception I will suggest Osteria Basilico. The reasons are threefold…

Sunday 20 June, 2010

The Garrison – London Bridge


The Garrison is frequently a contender for the loveliest gastro pub in London and lovely it is, with worn wooden tables and mismatched regency chairs, odd antiquities under twinkly lights create a quirky vintage environment…

Monday 14 June, 2010

The Grocery – Shoredtich


I’d read many a review of the Grocery café all of which condemned the service but enthused about the food. They weren’t wrong about the food, it’s amazing. And I didn’t have a problem with the service…