Mooching in Marylebone
I am so sorry for going AWOL this past week and thank you to everyone who enquired after my whereabouts. I am fine. Just busy with my shop. Neck deep in fabric and beads! I have been trying my hand at making some garments and hope to show you what I have made very soon!
Now, back to the order of things. Last Sunday was a good day for mooching about Marylebone and its surrounds. It is one of my favoured shopping areas of London and it has been far too long since last I trod its old thoroughfares.
Marylebone has a fine selection of shops. The Conran Shop and Skandium are my favourites, though you can also find Cath Kidston, Emma Bridgwater, Rococo Chocolates, Diptyque, Ortiga, Fresh and more. I ought to spend more time in the area quite frankly.
There is much to marvel at for the detail, home-wares and packaging obsessed and to prove my point, here is some of what caught my attention.....
+ Milk Soaps by Take Away Porto
These gents and their animals on the white background are just fab!
The soaps are made with delicate skins in mind and combining milk and Mediterranean fruits. The cow is cow milk + pomegranate and the goat is....yep you guessed it goat milk + vervaine. Take Away Porto are committed to creating products that are not only sensitive to nature but also support sustained growth using finest quality fairly-traded ingredients.
Take Away Porto have some brilliantly presented and covetable things on their website. Do stop by!
| Take Away Porto |
+ Ladurée Ink Pads
Ladurée seem to be widening their horizons evermore these days. I spotted their lovely signature gorgeousness in the form of ink pads in the Conran Shop. I didn't indulge. Instead, I thought I would save the money towards some actual macarons.
+ Kusmi Tea
Spotted on Marylebone High St. I am so excited that Kusmi Tea will be taking up residence properly in London very soon. I am a big fan of their blends and I cannot wait to visit the shop once it is open.
I reviewed one of their teas | HERE |
+ Eames RAR Rocking Chair
I dream of having a rocking chair. The Eames RAR would do very nicely! I very much like this Vitra version with its dark grey polypropylene seat rest and walnut runners however I would fancy it a whole lot more if the seat rest was an original fibreglass version. You just cannot beat that fibreglass glow.
| Vitra UK |