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Jackie’s – A Flea Market Stall in Hampstead

Those of you following me on Twitter (@SkinnyLatteLDN) may have noticed my over-excited tweets last weekend after I found a 45 piece tea set that I bought for just £15 at Jackie’s flea market style stall in Hampstead!  Down Flask … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Bazaar: Homeware with Humour in Shoreditch

I almost titled this post, “Lifestyle Bazaar: Quirky Homeware in Shoreditch” but realised that was a little reminiscent of my post about Pedlars!  It’s not just my lack of originality that is to blame – both Lifestyle Bazaar and Pedlars … Continue reading

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The Reject Pot Shop: Discounted Tableware and Life Lessons in Chalk Farm

After sending out some invites for a tea party that I’m hosting in a couple of weeks, I realised that none of my tableware matches.  And not in a cute, thrifty way.  At the very least, I needed some plain … Continue reading

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Lots Road Auctions: Fancy Furniture Finds in Chelsea

A highlight of my weekly routine is my Thursday night perusal through the Lots Road Auctions online catalogue.  Lately, I’ve been looking for 2 things: a day bed to use as a banquette (because I’m too fickle to build a … Continue reading

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The Rabot Estate: A Taste of St Lucia in Borough

The Rabot Estate is a gem of a chocolate shop, nestled discretely between its Borough Market neighbours.  When you walk in off the street, it’s easy to forget about the drizzle and the crowds outside.  The shop is peaceful and … Continue reading

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It is Christmas at Liberty!

I popped into Liberty at the weekend for some kitchenware window shopping and found something potentially better than kitchenware (if there is such a thing!)  Liberty have opened their Christmas Shop… in September!  I have always sighed and rolled my … Continue reading

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Decorexi: Interior Glitz Overload in Angel

Last week I spontaneously decided to walk along the Regents Canal towpath from Camden to Bow (FYI – that’s about 7 miles!)  Around Angel, I was forced to detour as the canal disappeared into a tunnel and the towpath ended.  Whilst … Continue reading

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Jewellery by Vanya: Sweet, feminine trinkets at Brick Lane

I must have had a really good time at Brick Lane market a couple of weekends ago because I’m still blogging about it now.  I spied Jewellery by Vanya almost immediately; I was quickly seduced by the girly stall (note … Continue reading

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Welcome to Walthamstow: E17 Art Trail

Last weekend I rode the Victoria Line train as far North as it extends.  The very last stop on the line is Walthamstow Central and the East 17 postcode (which is where the 90s boyband got their name; they grew … Continue reading

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Pedlars: Quirky Homeware in Notting Hill

No doubt every nest-building lovely in London has heard of Pedlars; the small (but perfectly stocked) shop in Notting Hill is a bit of a London institution.  The wares remind me of an Andy Warhol quote: “Let things that would … Continue reading

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