Hold the phone, there’s a new shopping mecca in town. Following on from the success of its flagship store in downtown Buenos Aires, the stylish yet hip Editor Market has opened the second of what is to be a plethora of locations citywide in trendy Palermo Hollywood. More a concept store than a department store, Editor Market aims to reflect the diversity of modern living. It does this through the careful design and integration of both the interior and the displays, the rigid selection of top class local designers and the handpicked collection of items on sale. It is a retail paradise in the guise of a one-stop-shop, and everything is covered, from homewares and chic furniture, clothing and footwear, books and bicycles to stuff for kids and even a delicious cafe.
Since moving to Sydney from London I’ve had to reassess the way I dress. Everything I knew about dressing for the seasons has been flipped on its head. As Summer approaches here I’m having to discover the art of covering up whilst staying cool and how to look glam in intense heat.
I must confess I have never been excited about a H&M store before. We have them on almost every high street in the UK and although handy for grabbing good value cotton items I have never been blown away by any of the stores. So although almost every female Australian I have ever met was extremely excited by the new H&M store in Melbourne I was prepared to be underwhelmed by my visit.
Well, wasn’t I wrong!
The kind people at my favourite tea store have just got in touch to tell me about their birthday celebrations. To celebrate 18 years of T2 (who opened their first UK store in Shoreditch earlier this year) they are offering 18% off everything in store and online from the 28th June – 6th July!
Ever since I discovered T2 in Melbourne a few years ago I’ve been stocking up on their loose leaf teas on my every visit to Australia. Just last week my boyfriend bought me a box of the bold T2 Sydney Breakfast with a hint of bergamot back from a trip down under. So no one was more delighted than me to discover that London now has its very own T2 store right here in the city.
It was hard to resist taking a look inside Utensil; the rainbow-coloured pedestrian crossing led right up to the front door. The tiling of the shop’s exterior, which used to be a butcher’s, compliments the interesting looking objects that line the window.
We visited Fang Fong Projects on steep Peel Street in Hong Kong’s Soho last month. It’s owner, Wu Lai-Fan – fashion designer and shop curator – was in store at the time of our visit, so I got to speak to her about the inspiration and source for her stylish creations.
I spotted a shop assistant with some polka dot nails, there was a girl in Soho who had bows, I saw a girl on the Metro sporting studs. It seemed every fashionable girl in Hong Kong had artfully acessorised her nails to her outfit – and I wanted to do the same. Continue reading
The Strand Book Store in New York’s Greenwich Village is a city institution I just had to pay a visit to on my recent jaunt to NYC. As the red sign outside boldly states the store boasts over 18 miles of new, used and rare books. They have an in and out door system to keep crowds under control but even on a Saturday I managed to find a quiet spot to look over my choices on my own.
If you can tear yourself away from the tempting aromas of the Brick Lane curry houses you will find one of my favourite vintage clothes and furniture emporiums in London – Blitz. Set back off the main Brick Lane drag, you will know you are going in the right direction for Blitz when you see the giant stork. Situated in a converted Victorian warehouse on Hanbury Street, Blitz has 2 giant floors filled with well-selected vintage clothes, accessories, furniture, luggage, collectible items, books and much more.