27 October, 2022
A love letter to London
17 January, 2023
2 February, 2023
We're so happy to have hosted the wonderful Yolanda Edwards and her family during their visit to London. Yolanda stayed at the gorgeous Groom Place in Belgravia and had plenty of fun exploring the local area. Here are a few of her favourite discoveries.
We fell in love with this elegant and quiet London neighbourhood, which almost feels like an island within the city—perfect for morning runs to either Hyde Park or St. James Park as the sidewalks are empty—and asleep it feels like you might be in the countryside. I loved discovering the micro-neighbourhood of Elizabeth Street, and some little gems that felt completely off the usual tourist path.
I’m a big fan of finding small local spots that are easy to get into spontaneously as planning ahead can feel too much like work! I walked by Uni Restaurant and thought it looked perfect—and got a table easily for that evening. It’s Japanese meets Peruvian, super cosy, and serves incredible sushi and sashimi.
I underestimated the damp cold chill and was in need of some warmer clothes, and after seeing the cutest sweater on a friend from Really Wild in Sloane Square, I made a beeline for it, where I picked up the best red wool trousers. Note: For American readers, “wild” means outdoors—so you won’t be finding sequin party dresses here—it’s more for the chic outdoors-y woman.
The whole family found something to love on Elizabeth Street: My husband was super impressed with Tomtom Cigars and Coffee—they have an incredible selection of cigars, as well as a new smoking room downstairs. Clara and I were more into their regular café Tomtom, which makes the most incredible avocado toast with a poached egg on top.
We both fell in love with the perfume store Les Senteurs—always love an independent store with a deep knowledge of many different brands, plenty of which we hadn't heard of before. We noticed that Caramel has just opened an outpost of their lifestyle and clothing store on the street—it has such lovely table clothes and bed linens. Lastly, we picked up some incredible bread at Poilane to bring back to the home.
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