ENO’s Madam Butterfly: a feast for the eyes and ears

Take several Japanese screens, a fair few Kimonos, countless lanterns and fans, and an incredibly moving score, and you have all the ingredients for ENO’s latest offering, Madam Butterfly. Puccini once again hits the London scene, and the mix of orchestral masterpiece with stunning minimalist Japanese theatre is a feast for the eyes and ears.… Continue reading ENO’s Madam Butterfly: a feast for the eyes and ears

Coffee Encounters

  Just because London is a vast and busy city, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t meetings and conversations that are resonant of village life…   It was a Monday morning – generally, I reckon, the nation’s least favourite day. Especially, I would have thought, a Londoner’s least favourite; cultural endeavours and weekend lie ins… Continue reading Coffee Encounters

Is London really ‘All That’? Or can we learn something from the Germans?

London’s My Lobster went on a bit of a trip recently. This trip was to the far away land of Germany, specifically to the awesome city that is Cologne. Living in London, we (mostly) all think that this is THE city to be in – London has it all, doesn’t it? When people gawp at… Continue reading Is London really ‘All That’? Or can we learn something from the Germans?

The Ship Tavern: a Gin Den in Central

An old-school pub with a fabulous gin selection? This place has got it covered….   Step outside Holborn Station, and head towards the Wetherspoons, that reliable, cheap, generic chain where you can pretty much guarantee to get a drink that won’t break the bank. Aim for this vaguely satisfactory but not hugely awe-inspiring establishment, and… Continue reading The Ship Tavern: a Gin Den in Central

Fashion Utopias at Somerset House: where meets style meets fantasy

Utopia (noun): ‘an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect’ (Oxford English Dictionary). But what happens when these utopian ideas are applied to the world of fashion? Fashion Utopias at Somerset House is the result of this combination; a showcase celebrating emerging designers’ visions of their imagined worlds. Coinciding with London… Continue reading Fashion Utopias at Somerset House: where meets style meets fantasy

Made in China: Rethinking the Label

With an increasing number of Asian designers taking to the catwalk at London Fashion Week, is it time we looked at the ‘Made in China’ label from a new perspective? Seeing the familiar ‘made in China’ hallmark on something you own is not unusual. In fact, it is so commonplace that it is almost surprising… Continue reading Made in China: Rethinking the Label

The London Art Fair

  Now in its 28th year, the London Art Fair is once again attracting buyers and collectors, creatives and artists like bees to a honey pot. Housed this year in Islington’s Business Design Centre from January 20th-24th, the fair is a three floored exhibition of everything from fine art to sculpture, with all pieces available… Continue reading The London Art Fair

Changes: New Year, London and Bowie

  January, they say, is a depressing month. Christmas is over, money is tight and strict regimes are being imposed to tackle the festive overindulgence. Personally, I am taking the ‘Dry January’ message to mean that this month, my alcohol choices will be mainly Dry Gin. The ‘clean-eating’ trend the masses are adhering to this… Continue reading Changes: New Year, London and Bowie

More is definitely more: Christmas gaudiness, memories and a lack of style

London has definitely jumped on the ‘more is more’ bandwagon with their festive decorations this year. I think that means I should too.     Style is not just about what you wear: interior design and home décor navigate through trends just as fashion does. Just as some people may be queuing up outside Topshop to get the latest… Continue reading More is definitely more: Christmas gaudiness, memories and a lack of style

Shop til you Drop? An Alternative to Black Friday

Head to Spitalfields Market to avoid High Street mania Fashion in London is unavoidable. Between the Fashion Weeks, Oxford Street offers a beacon of trend inspiration and even taking a tube journey, the sheer variety of clothes is amazing. London is the ultimate melting pot of styles and looks, creating a sense that you really… Continue reading Shop til you Drop? An Alternative to Black Friday