Tag Archives: London

Fernandez & Wells

Posted on January 7, 2012 by Toothpicker

Coincidentally, I happened to be at two different Fernandez & Wells branches within a week. I have always like their Soho branch, it's small, casual and I particularly like the fact that it's hidden away off the main street. Besides, apart from maybe Lisboa Patisserie on Goldborne Road, their Portuguese custard tarts [...]

This post was posted in London, Coffee, Food & dining and was tagged with London, Coffee


The beauty of winter

Posted on December 29, 2011 by Toothpicker

For the past two years, I chose to spend the New Year period at meditation retreats outside of London, but this year I decided to take a break from everything. Going on retreats sometimes stir up a lot of emotions and feelings that had accumulated over time and it could take up [...]

This post was posted in London, Nature and was tagged with London, walks, nature


The Booking office

Posted on December 20, 2011 by Toothpicker

I have wanted to try the Booking Office for quite a while, partly because I wanted to check out its interior and architecture. Finally, I went there for brunch on Sunday and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I thought the setting is stunning, it makes you almost feel like you are inside [...]

This post was posted in London, Food & dining, Architecture, Architectural conservation, British heritage and was tagged with London, Food & dining, architecture, heritage


East London design show 2011

Posted on December 15, 2011 by Toothpicker

I was meant to write about the East London design show right after it ended but I caught a bad flu which disrupted all my work schedules. I almost thought I had to pull out of the show because I was so poorly! I missed half of Friday but luckily, other designers [...]

This post was posted in London, Shopping, British designs, Design, Pop ups and was tagged with London, East London design show, Christmas shopping, pop up shop


Prufrock coffee

Posted on October 17, 2011 by Toothpicker

I am not embarrassed to admit that I am a coffee addict! I love the aroma, taste, colour and most of all, the experience... In the last few years, there are many new independent coffee shops opening in London and Prufrock coffee is my latest discovery.
Located on Leather Lane, I only found [...]

This post was posted in London, Coffee and was tagged with London, Coffee


London design festival 2011

Posted on September 27, 2011 by Toothpicker

Another year, another design festival... I have attended this for several years now and it's interesting to see how it has evolved. Usually, the media only focuses on the London fashion week (which happens around the same time), but there seems to be a bit more coverage on the design festival this [...]

This post was posted in London, British designs, Design festivals & shows, Design and was tagged with London, London Design Festival


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