As a birthday treat, my friend Dawn and I headed to Stockholm for the weekend. The highlight of the trip was undoubtedly dinner at Gondola, one of Stockholm’s most celebrated restaurants.
It is the kind of restaurant that doesn’t need PR or hype to draw the crowds, year after year. Built like a floating bridge high above Slussen Square, it has the most spectacular views of Stockholm, world-famous chefs, attentive service and modern Swedish food to die for.
Watching the sunset over the city crowned a magical trip to this wonderful city.
This week was the annual Camron picnic in St. James Park and I was lucky enough to be invited. While they spent a lot of time eating and laughing I chased other dogs in the park. They finally got around to games and I was allowed to join in. The egg and spoon race was my favourite although I got told off for barking when I ran after Pia who dropped her egg. I finally relaxed in one of the deck chairs and this week I have my first modelling assignment for Exit magazine.
On a recent trip to Boston I had a look at the home stores and was not disappointed. Crate & Barrel is the ultimate in pulling together a great look for summer with affordable house wares in a beautiful colour palette of tangerine and lime green. Pottery Barn had a focus on outdoor spaces with affordable beach cabanas at $29 through to an outdoor shower in waterproof galvanized metal and hardwood. Pottery Barn Kids was exceptional with embroidered quilts and mini room sets. Finally, Williams Sonoma was ready for the big summer barbecue with everything to make the perfect margarita.
Insider Art is a phenomenal show of art by prisoners and others in confinement in Britain. The work includes portrait, fantasy, textile and sculptural works, all of which have such amazing personality. The work has been gathered together for the Koestler Awards Scheme, an annual competition which promotes creativity across the criminal justice system. An astonishing 3100 entries were received this year in the art and design categories. The work is immaculately displayed at the ICA – with its neural white walls and stunning lighting – the show is certainly an eye-catching and magical experience.
Last week I went to The Gallery Soho, to the private view of Napkin, an exhibition with some of the UK’s most innovative visual artists. The concept of the exhibition was simple yet insightful, asking more than 30 acclaimed artists to create a design on a plain white napkin. The 70 results were very different, ranging from the Chapman brothers coffee stained napkin to my personal favorite which was that of Richard Shed, who creased and folded the napkin to form a clock. Utilising the napkin to record the artist’s ideas and presenting them in the space was a very clever and charming concept and the exhibition is well worth a look