Posted in Fashion & Styling

The Shards london

The Shard in London Bridge was formerly London Bridge Tower, it is a 95-storey skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark, in south London, it is the tallest building in the UK, and the sixth-tallest building in Europe.

The Shard’s construction began in March 2009 and completed in November 2012. The View from The Shard, was opened to the public on 1 February 2013. The glass-clad tower has 72 habitable floors, with a viewing gallery and open-air observation deck on the 72nd floor, at a height of 244 metres (801 ft).

Posted in Fashion & Styling

Folk furniture Inspired by central and eastern Europe

The elaborately decorated, highly colourful furniture of central and eastern Europe’s folk traditions.

“This part of the world is a meeting point of cultures; medieval incursions by Mongols and Tatars and the enduring neighbouring presence of the Ottoman Empire left their mark; Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish and in places, Muslim iconography all co-existed in these areas, and there was no Protestant iconoclasm to interrupt it. When these regions, previously subject to the shifting regimes of the Holy Roman Empire, the Russians and the Ottomans, began to define and fight for national identities for themselves in the nineteenth century, their folk traditions were actively cultivated and kept alive as part of their burgeoning identity, and a lack of modernisation in many areas in the twentieth century preserved them relatively intact, in some cases up until a few decades ago.” House and Garden.

Image source Pinterest

Posted in Fashion & Styling

Hanging Picture frames

Trying to figure out what to do with framed pictures on your walls? How about these for a start. I found these images on Pinterest to give you some inspiration. I think they are great for sprucing up your homes and it shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve, so let’s give this one a go.

Image source Pinterest

Shop here H&M Home

Posted in Fashion & Styling

Visit Highgate, London

Waterlow Park is a beautiful Tranquil, 12-hectare garden for walks & picnics, featuring city views, ponds & mature trees. Highgate Cemetery. The park was given to Highgate by politician Sir Sydney Waterlow in 1889 as ‘a garden for the gardenless’ and is set on a hillside with panoramic views out over London. Highgate Hill, Highgate, London N6 5HD

Highgate Cemetery, isn’t all about the graves and mausoleums, it has winding maze of trees, stunning architecture in the West Cemetery, Victorian fascination with the Egyptians resulted in the stunning Egyptian Avenue, as well as numerous impressive tombs and an impressive Lebanon Circle. Highgate Cemetery also has some celebrity residents, probably the most famous of which is Karl Marx.  Highgate Cemetery Swain’s Ln, Highgate, London N6 6PJ

Jacksons Lane Arts Centre Contemporary arts venue encompassing dance, circus and experimental theatre, with cafe and classes. this venue is really good for kids also. www.jacksonslane.org.uk 269A Archway Rd, Highgate, London N6 5AA

Where to eat

The Bull and Last 168 Highgate Rd, Highgate, London NW5 1QS www.thebullandlast.co.uk

Queens Wood Cafe 42 Muswell Hill Rd, Highgate, London N10 3JP www.queenswoodcafe.co.uk