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Shop the post: What to wear for summer in the city



shorts for summer in the city by Margaret Howell

See, this is the problem. When you live in a city that’s damp and moody 90% of the time (especially even in summer), you come unstuck in a heatwave. I rarely buy full-on summer stuff because it just seems too much like tempting fate. Inevitably if I buy anything remotely holidaymaker-ish we’re beset with weeks of floods. (Context: it’s 40 degrees in London today.)

So here I am in need of shorts, smart tees, a big airy dress and some sort of dress-up-dress-down shirt. Warning: don’t Google ‘women’s army shorts’ like I just did. (more…)



The Prada cafe, Marchesi 1824 lands in Mount Street



Marchesi 1824 London patisserie Mount Street

Dean & Deluca never made it to Mount Street, but Marchesi 1824 did.

The famous Prada-owned patisserie opened in May on the old Allens of Mayfair butchers site, retaining its façade, marble flooring and original ceramic tiling. You can perch on green velvet couches and chairs, sipping a £6 cappuccino, while sampling a huge array of sourdough pastries, bite-sized fruit tarts and Instagram-fodder finger sandwiches. (more…)



Shop the post: Is tech wear the new street wear?



Polo Ralph Lauren Polo 11 Jacket with self heating technology
Is tech wear the new street wear? Yes please if it’s going along these lines…

Here’s a new hi tech idea from Ralph Lauren. Annoyingly, the Polo 11 jacket (above), a Bluetooth-controlled self heating jacket that warms up with the aid of an app, is strictly limited edition so will probably only be seen on a few ‘influencers’ and undeserving celebs (more…)



Positive fashion: Lennox & Harvey



Lennox & Harvey general goods store

I’m currently trying to have a mammoth declutter. I’ve been in my house for eleven years and amassed a ton of stuff that I don’t really need or use. Admittedly, part of the appeal of going back to zero is the temptation to start acquiring things again. But useful things. Timeless things. Things like the kind of wares sold at Lennox & Harvey, a ‘contemporary general store’ just opened in Martha’s Vineyard.

For example, I suddenly need a Basshu patchwork quilt – practical, decorative and very well priced. (more…)