Sunday, 21 November 2010

Hackney Treats.

It's been four months in smoky old Dalston where the streets are paved goods...

But I am settling in well here and whilst exploring this mysterious place I thought I would share my favourite haunts in the East where I spend my days ferreting out treasures and drinking tea.

The Vintage Emporium, 14 Bacon Street
Violet Cakes, 47 Wilton Way
Rospo Antiques, Hackney Road
Pelicans & Parrots, 40 Stoke Newington Road
'The Shop', Cheshire Street

Friday, 5 November 2010

The Museum of Everything.

If you have any spare time on your hands between Thursdays and Sundays, you would be foolish not to visit this incredible and freakish and ingenious exhibition at the Museum of Everything. Tucked away in Primrose Hill, it's an absolute gem, with a lovely (cheap) cafe where your tea will be served in mis matched crocks and complementary biscuits were placed on the table- a sure fire way of impressing me.

A mixture of visually overwhelming 'outsider' art, from Peter Blake's beautiful and disturbing collections of ephemera, to more taxidermy than you could shake a stick at from Walter Potter, and blindingly kitsch circus memorabilia, this is one of my all time favourite exhibitions ever- and it's on until Christmas. Read a slightly more thorough article here.

In other news....

Almost every week my outfits get photographed at Broadway market by various magazines and blogs, but sadly, due to my hideously awkward nature, I have never actually made it into a feature due to my constant camera-shy habits that include grimacing, blinking, looking at the floor or slouching....

I would like to say thank you to talanted and patient Vanessa Jackman for being the first photographer to persevere with me, and take a lovely picture of yours truly at London Fashion Week. Hooray!
Check out her website of lovely stylish ladies.....


As well as being at Broadway Market every Saturday 9-4, I will be at these Christmas Fairs:

Handmade Winchester...Saturday 13th November 11am- 5pm
Winchester Guild Hall

BUST Christmas Craftacular...Sunday 28th November 12pm- 6pm
York Hall, Bethnal Green, London

We Make Christmas Wonderland...Saturday 4th December 11am- 5pm
Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, London

Of Cabbages & Kings Christmas Market...Saturday 11th December 11am- 5pm
St Mary's Crypt, Upper Street, London

Shop handmade this Christmas! xxx