Hello people! This is a very practical blog today. I'll fill in the whimsy later - you know, all my thoughts and bits and pieces, but for now, here are all the raw facts. Which, I feel, is probably what you're really after anyway.
First off, I interviewed Kate Pietrasik who is responsible for the fantastic unisex children's clothing company Tootsa MacGinty, just launched.
Then to Elliot & Tate, another new company. It's original Danish furniture this time, carefully and expertly resorted by the two craftsmen who set it up. Oh, deviating from raw facts, can't help it. Here's their website.
Next, Bookish England, by people who love all things bookish and book-related. A great collection of all things literary (this includes confetti hearts made from Mills & Boon pages, so don't think you have to have the intellect of Tolstoy to shop here; it's fun). Website is here.
Then the Chelsea Theatre Boot Sale. No car needed. Have a look on their site for all the details.
And the Leytonstone Festival was hot on the heels. Click here for everything that's going on; I mentioned a couple of fun things like the Alfred Hitchcock Cycle Ride (info here) and our old friends the E17 Designers, who are having a market on July 16th. As part of it, there's an Art Trail (all happenings revealed here) until 17th July if you want to find out about local artists, including Jay Hudson who is LITERALLY knitting a year...
Also, the existence of Secret Sales website. Just a case of signing up, and getting bargains...
Sample sales next.
Designer Sales UK Summer Sale. Today, Chelsea Town Hall. Up to 90% off designer labels.
Sample Hunters sale. From 21st - 24th July. Also to 90% off designers; £1 entry, Truman Brewery.