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Curry Awards

Dear Readers, it’s been a while since I featured food here, so in the form of a very unofficial awards ceremony, here’s a hatrick of great value Indian food in London. Authentic Curry – Indian YMCA Run as a student hostel, the Indian YMCA, near Warren Street, hosts people from India and caters for their [...]

East London Design Show 2011 [Dec 1st - 4th]

London’s best alternative department store opens next weekend in Shoreditch Town Hall, including late night shopping till 9pm on Friday 2nd. Over a hundred of the best independent product, interior and jewellery designers will be all under one roof. It’s always my shopping highlight of the year and its friendly atmosphere provides a welcome community [...]

Shapeways

Fans of Moo.com and Etsy.com will like Shapeways, a community for making, buying and selling your own products using 3D printing. You can keep the products for yourself, give them away as gifts or sell them in the Shapeways shops. It’s wonderful seeing how a simple idea spawns so much creativity with glass, ceramics, metals [...]

Lady Blonde

LadyBlonde.com connects discerning busy Londoners with the “very best that London has to offer in the world of going out, entertaining, hospitality, parties and events.” Integrating a quirky search tool, a live table booking service and an invite-only membership facility,┬áit helps Londoners source entertainment ideas without being overwhelmed. Members can obtain deals at, and access [...]

London Jewellery Week [6-12 June]

London Jewellery Week is fast approaching, organised around the themes of Shopping, through retailer and gallery collections; Discovery, through workshops and seminars; Designer showcases; Passion through feeling the emotion that jewellery evokes and education with opportunities to meet the industry. Treasure, the contemporary jewellery exhibition is at the heart of the week at Victoria House [...]

LoveThis

Launched in March, LoveThis helps people share, organise and remember recommendations from their friends, quickly and easily. It uses the internet and social media to make word-of-mouth more efficient. Expert advice is also made available. Products and services covered are varied including websites, apps, restaurants, bars, plumbers etc http://lovethis.com/

Happy Kitchen Nutrition Classes

I recently experienced some states of seriously high pleasure eating a variety of cakes made by Happy Kitchen, an East London based social enterprise raising awareness on sustainable living through food. You can buy at newly opened Healthy Stuff on Dalston Lane, as well as Broadway Market (Saturdays) and their Bakery. They also run day [...]

Oxygen Capsule – Margaret Dabbs

Regular readers will know that as a Life Balance Coach I love finding interesting and new ways to relax and recharge. So I was excited to walk past this space-age looking Oxygen Capsule in the Margaret Dabbs Foot Clinic and Nail Spa in Marylebone recently. The generator provides an “Oxygen boost” dispensing air of a [...]

Bouf.com

To help with the Christmas shopping and following on from the recent mention of notonthehighstreet.com, here’s introducing bouf.com designed to connect consumers directly with suppliers of unique, quirky products that you won’t find on the high street. It comes with full blown social media connections including its own community. Want a Banksy wall sticker!? Or [...]

East London Design Show 2010 [2nd to 5th Dec]

Those who were here this time last year will remember Happy Scrapbook highly recommending the East London Design Show featuring over one hundred of the best independent product, interior and jewellery designers, all under one roof. For years, I’ve sourced most of my Christmas shopping at this single venue in a few hours and in [...]