Anyone who has visited us recently in Covent Garden will have noticed an influx of VIP black cars, dapper young men and celebrity spotters. This is all because the third edition of London Collections: Men’s, has its hub round the corner at The Hospital Club. A varied (and ever growing) list of designers is taking to the London catwalks to show their Spring Summer 2014 collections, from the high street brand Topman to bespoke tailors Gieves & Hawkes. And today we have all been anticipating Burberry’s return to London.
Last Friday, Gillian and I ventured to Rockefeller Center to check out Ugo Rondinone’s outdoor art exhibition. Human Nature, which suggests a sort of urban Stonehenge, features nine 20-foot-tall stone figures, each of which abstractly depict the human form. Despite differing titles such as “Calm” and “Ecstatic”, the figures look effectively the same and invite viewers to contemplate how the stark contrast between the “ancient” human figures and their highly developed architectural surroundings impact emotionally upon them. The exhibit will be on display through July 7th.
Written by Hallie Sacca
Nestled in the heart of Soho’s bustling Chinatown, One Leicester Street is the newest addition in a string of boutique hotels-cum-restaurants to open in London this summer. The interior is refreshingly sumptuous throughout but it is the creatively designed menus that really stand out; beautifully illustrated by the creative studio Sister Arrow. The food is excellent, serving a tapas-like menu of British culinary delights – from cockles and oysters to burnt blood orange for dessert. The bar also offers an intimate post-meal hangout and with the beer being sourced locally from different London boroughs, I’d most definitely recommend!
London’s summer has well and truly started and how better to enjoy it than attending a late night gathering of the best street food, drinks and music from all around the city? Street Feast is just that, a perfect foodie haven set in Dalston’s very hip Merchant Yard, festooned with fairy lights, where you can choose from the finest Caribbean, Lebanese, Japanese food to hog roasts, shellfish and homemade ice-cream. Dominic Cools-Latrigue is the man behind the venture and should be applauded for filling the void between night-life and street-food and bringing New York’s scene to London.
Last Saturday I managed to get a reservation at this exciting new restaurant near London Bridge. Despite the minimal interior, I was struck by the abundance of little details – beautiful illustrations by artist Rosie Blair, the stunning view of The Shard and the classic story book on your table for you to enjoy. With ten courses to taste, there was a buzz of intrigued customers eager to see what would come up next. Be prepared to be shocked and amazed by the eccentric tastes on offer! I highly recommend Story for a truly magical evening.
Written by Camron Intern Francesca Zavieh