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leading light

i’ve shared my love of design studio nina+co’s stunning interior and ceramic works before, so was delighted when she got in touch this week to alert me to her latest venture: a new social enterprise café, luminary bakery, on the quiet back streets of london’s stoke newington, in collaboration with local community charity, kahaila women’s projects. with the kitchen already ...
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with love from oxo

like countless others, the thought of heading to oxford street to do battle with the hoards of christmas shoppers pounding the pavements fills me with absolute dread. the festive charm of an afternoon spent pleasurably browsing for the perfect gift for a loved one dies a instant death the moment you step out of the tube station to an angry ...
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smug up

one of my favourite kooky lifestyle shops in islington has just turned five, and i was delighted to be asked along to help celebrate their birthday in style and host a little q&a session in their courtyard with SMUG owner, lizzie evans. i remember the first time i stumbled across this delightful interiors emporium in camden passage, as i made my ...
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we’re jammin’

last week my sister and i headed to covent garden to check out new reggae-themed bbq & rum bar dub jam, that's rather impressively squeezed into the former cloakroom of next-door adventure bar. this tiny urban shack is packed full of upcycled homemade furnishings, with metal paint tins refurbished as light fittings, beer kegs used as stools and a bar fashioned ...
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