Lowie Hand Knitted Pop up Shop
Mary-Janes at Pretty Ballerinas – Want!
Cute Designs at Joules
One Week to Go! (till Christmas/potential disaster day that is..) If the last for words just made you have a little heart-attack because you’re supposed to have bought gifts, then don’t fret! Just try this one sweet, festive area and you’ll be fine! Last week, I was invited to go down to St Martins Courtyard in Covent Garden, London to be shown exactly how wonderful the area is at Christmas – you really can get something for everyone! I know that phrase is an over used cliche, but if you only have a few minutes on the clock, plus need a good old lunch or dinner while you’re out there, then it’s perfect I think. What a wonderful opportunity it was too – sometimes you need showing around your own home city! There are still so many places I don’t know very well!
St Martin’s Courtyard is mainly tucked away behind Jamie’s Italian or down a cute alleyway next to Cos and holds a perfect handful of beauty, fashion and lifestyle shops. I would ever normally think of stopping in Melvita and having a quick, organic hand-exfoliating treatment, nor having a ten minute massage in Relax. But now I’ve given it a try, it sounds like a blooming brilliant idea for a refresh stop in between trotting about with bags like a headless.. turkey?! Talking of trying new things, it was my first time in the subtly Indian resturant Dishoom too and I didn’t realise it’s the only one in existence! We had lots of little dishes of nibbles that turned my mouth into a cavern hot enough to toast a pizza in. But aside from that, it was divine! How’s you’re xmas shopping going?
Amazing Hand Massages and Skin Moisture Readings at Melvita
Beautiful Plants, Gifts and Workshops at Covent Garden Academy of Flowers
London Community Gospel Choir Serenading!
Hedgerow Fizz’s at Bill’s Cafe
Egg Nog Warmer and Shaved Ice Cooler
The White Company Decorations, adorable!
P.s While you’re down there – pick up a copy of the St Martins Courtyard magazine – it’s so pretty with a gorgeous photoshoot – I was impressed!