A day in London- Joanie travels
A day in London means shopping, cake, coffee, a few jolly meetings, great food followed by an obligatory cocktail. Here’s a quick guide to a day in London, Joanie style:
Head to Liberty for a little floral fix and spot of shopping. In case you’re not familiar Liberty is a pretty department store in the West End of London that has the most beautiful interior. Liberty sells everything from women's fashion, accessories, homeware to Christmas gifts and is well known for its charming signature floral prints.
Tucked away in Soho Muriel’s kitchen is the perfect spot to refuel with a coffee and cake, ask for the table with swings. We had an exciting meeting with the lovely Charlotte from Betty Magazine laughing and joking over the largest piece of Carrot Cake. N.B-The Nutella Chocolate Cake is also highly recommended.
Take a short walk from Muriel’s in Soho, get a few snaps of the bright lights of Leicester Square, then stroll down Piccadilly and you’ll find Fortnum & Mason (otherwise known as “Fortnum’s”) Fortnum’s is a luxurious department store purveying sweet treats, tea, coffee, clothing and of course it’s famous range of hampers. The window displays at Fortnums are always a sight to behold, once inside it’s like stepping into a magical chocolate box with its gold and mint green interior and treats lining every shelf.
Cocktails at Sketch
Just a short walk from Fortnum’s up Regent Street is Sketch Restaurant. If you’ve been on Instagram OR Pinterest ever, you’ve probably seen the incredible interior at Sketch. Hidden inside an 18th century townhouse walking into Sketch is like stepping onto a Wes Anderson film set. The Gallery restaurant staff are dressed in understated grey utilitarian uniforms designed by Richard Nicoll and quietly and efficiently serve diners.
Pictured: Zooey Floral Collar Dress
The Gallery restaurant at Sketch is a vision in pink with plush shell-like seating, copper light fittings and black and white parquet tiled flooring and walls covered in David Shrigley illustrations. The a la Carte menu is a fusion of French and English classic dishes with a variety of fresh fish, pasta and meat dishes including Fish and Chips, Filet de boef and Cornish mussels.
The toilets at Sketch just add to the overall experience with each toilet hidden away inside white egg-like capsules with radios playing in each pod, the ceiling is lit up with rainbow coloured glass tiles, it all feels very Clockwork Orange.
Sketch is the perfect spot to enjoy dinner with a difference and a cocktail or two, share a few laughs in style.
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