Places

The queues that lined neatly around the corner of the Brixton Territorial Army Centre on Sunday morning were testament enough to the reputation of the South London Vintage Furniture Flea. With Judy’s Vintage Fairs being founded almost ten years ago by eponymous frustrated-vintage-lover Judy Berger, it started out as a place for aficionados to buy affordable […] Read More

Taking place from 19th – 27th September 2015, London Design Festival celebrates the wealth of creativity in the city. There’s so many events taking place over the next nine days that it would be easy to become completely overwhelmed. To help you out, we’ve sifted through the hundreds of events taking place to bring you our top seven. We’ve […] Read More

From Fontaine de Vaucluse, where it finds its source, the Sorgue river meanders to the town of L’Isle sur la Sorgue, which was originally a fishing village built amongst the arms of the river. L’Isle sur la Sorgue still has many of the water wheels which once powered its textile industry. Over the past thirty […] Read More

There’s something absolutely charming about the idea of spending the weekend at the British seaside. Ice cream, fish and chips and fairgrounds all immediately spring to mind. So a few weeks ago, when the weather for the weekend was forecast to be scorching, we decided to head to Margate in Kent in search of sun, […] Read More

The first thing we saw when we arrived at the Villeneuve-les-Avignon flea market just before 8am on a Saturday was three French men with an open bottle of white wine and plastic cups. What a way to start the day! French wine and merriment aside, we knew this was going to be a good day as we pulled […] Read More

Time is something that there never seems to be enough of, from my perspective balancing the pressures and demands of every day life is always a challenge and it constantly feels as if I am running against the clock. That said, I have been visiting Provence annually for several years now along with Hannah and […] Read More

Set in the countryside not far from Brighton, Ardingly Antiques Fair is held six times per year and is the largest antiques fair in the South of England. With close to 1,700 stalls lining the grassy verges selling antique, vintage and retro furniture and decorative items, it’s a big day out. It can be quite overwhelming […] Read More

On the lesser known end of Portobello Road, away from the main buzz of Notting Hill Gate, is the antiques hub of the Golborne Road. On a Saturday afternoon when Portobello market is in full swing, make your way through the crowds to the far end where the street traders start to dwindle and you’ll […] Read More

On a very rainy morning last week, we headed up to Camden to take refuge from the rain in the fabulous pop-up furniture shop held by Marden and Diagonal Furniture and hosted by the Camden Collective. In a nondescript shopfront opposite Lidl on Camden High Street, the space felt like an idyll of light, calm and […] Read More

We were both thrilled that it was that time again – Sunbury Antiques Market beckoned us, as it does every month on the second and last Tuesdays. We are die-hard visitors to this extraordinary emporium, whatever the weather! Blissfully, the sun was shining this Tuesday so we were able to cut back on the heavy winter attire we’ve […] Read More

We had been counting the days to the latest Midcentury Modern Show at Haggerston School which was held last Sunday 17th May. It’s the most divine way to spend a Sunday and arriving bright and early meant that we even managed to sneak in (with permission) half an hour early before the crowds began to descend. What makes […] Read More

So earlier this week we spent some time with George and Holly, owners of the Pigeon Hole Cafe in Camberwell. The Pigeon Hole is not just a coffee shop (even though it does that pretty damn well), but also a fantastic space filled with mismatched furniture, artwork and books. The very best thing about it all […] Read More