Monday, July 28, 2008

Off To London

london
This morning I am catching the train to the city of my birth - London. I will be spending 4 days there and hope to come back with loads of goodies for you to share.
My youngest daughter, Charlotte, is catching the train from Paris to join me for 2 days which is an extra bonus.
bodie and fou
Monday evening I am having dinner with Karine and her husband Steve of Bodie and Fou. Believe it or not we have never met even though Karine and her sister Elodie bought wheredidyoubuythat.com from me over 2 years ago. I am thrilled to at last come together with them.
petersham nurseries
I have been invited by the fabulous Petersham Nurseries in Surrey for a tour of their amazing shop, garden, cafe and loads more. I have posted about Petersham Nurseries before but to see it in the flesh is a thrilling prospect.
tshirt patisserie
I have been invited to a big party at TShirt Patisserie in Brick Lane in the East End if London. They have just relaunched their truly amazing website and are having a big bash to celebrate. What a fabulous mix Cocktails and Cupcakes.
shop 4 spitalfields
I promised myself long ago that I would visit Anne Shore's shop in Spitalfields - Story4 and now I can do just that.
london shopping
london shopping
Here are some of the other shops I intend visiting and hopefully will fall across many more by happy accident.
I will be back on Friday with stories and new links for everyone to enjoy.

15 comments:

babelfish said...

Ooh, parties and fabulous shopping, can't wait to hear all about your trip to London.

Country French Antiques said...

Sounds like a fabulous trip! Wish I was there!!!
Look forward to your return and have a wonderful time!

BODIE and FOU said...

and I'm very much looking forward to having you for diner tonight :-) this diner is well overdue! If you can, you should also try to have a little lunch at Story Deli which is not far from the Story shop....I love what they have done with the space! It's small but well inspiring and beautiful!

driftwood shack said...

Have a great trip-can you tell me more about caravan? can't find it anywhere....

stencil helen said...

Hi Di,
I'm back from USA and am so sad to have missed your bithday party. I'm glad so many blog friends attended. The London trip looks great, try and visit Tim Walker at the Design Museum, I did it was fab, will post about it soon.
I have so enjoyed catching up on the last ten days on your blog. Great posts, lovely stuff. Call me we need to do coffee.

Mélanie said...

can't wait to read your post on friday ...with new addresses and new inspiration !!

rochambeau said...

Have a wonderful time! Can't wait to see all!

xo
Constance

Primrose said...

Enjoy London. Iadore that atmospheric photograph of the street lamp! I miss London!

la la Lovely said...

Sounds like it will be a lovely trip! London is one of my favorite places. Can't wait to see all of the inspiration and pictures!

Sandra Evertson said...

Well have fun and give London a big Kiss for me!
Sandra Evertson

Queenie said...

Sounds superb, enjoy...

Queenie said...

I see I missed your birthday, Belated best wishers. You look incredible!!

Freshly Found said...

How wonderful. This tugs at my heart. I was almost in London earlier this month. Instead of touring all those lovely places I wanted to, I spent the time at Kingston hospital beside my husband's bed! Kidney Stones were the reason, I am so glad that he is well now, but I still feel like I am owed another trip there soon!! Enjoy. Especially with your daughter too.

Ting-Jen said...

I LOVE 'egg' on Kinnerton Street. Went there a while ago to see Manon Gignoux's exhibit and ordered her custom-made dress and fabric flowers. They are out of this world! I love how the space at egg is presented. So glad I read this particular post - I must check out Story 4 & TShirt Patisserie as they are not far from my neighbourhood, and look so interesting. I've also heard good things about Few & Far but haven't gotten around to visiting it.

Have a great time here, and I look forward to your next post!

AnastasiaC said...

have a wonderful time!! Ive heard Petersham Nurseries is a FAB place to eat - looking forward to hearing all about it!