My oh my, what a terrible blogger I have been! Work duties have seen me taken away from my cosy Bristol bubble and spat me out into the corporate world, fortunately for me, that was New York and it was divine! It was a particularly pertinent time to be voyaging to the States as I arrived the day after Obama was elected president and the atmosphere was electric. However, I confess, my mind was on less trivial things, such as shopping! From make-up at Macy’s to trawling the boutiques in the East Village, I loved every moment of my downtime and shall definitely be returning soon.
I picked up a copy of Nylon there, a really cool magazine that I haven’t come across here and it is fab! Really edgy and eccentric, quite British actually – it reminds me of The Face which incidentally, has a great Flickr group showcasing the old covers. Nylon has a great blog which is definitely worth checking out…
In the meantime, it’s that time of year when I make my annual shopping pilgrimage to Amsterdam (hurrah!) and can’t wait to check out what the city has to offer.
I have already planned with military precision the places to visit, mainly in the Jordaan area of the city in fact, the image below was taken from one of the thrift shops in that district which has so many quirky boutiques selling everything from clothing to homeware – great for presents too.
And, if anyone is visiting that way, check out our sister blog Secret Shopping which lists some of the cool shops to head to – and if you know of any others, be sure to let us know!
I shall be back with more regular posts after getting this mammoth week of work out of the way (I always use alliteration when I am stressed) with some great new finds to help out with those Christmas lists!
This is a call out to all you design lovers with great taste!
We need your help for a brand new design resource that aims to catalogue the best secret shopping spots from across the globe so wherever you are in the world, style is only a street away.
(picture: Hansel Und Gretel – an amazing Scandi design shop in Bath, UK, that also has an uber cool strudel bar tucked away beneath it)
Please visit our sister blog – Secret Shopping – and give us your nomination for the funkiest shop in your neighbourhood.
We plan on shortlisting the best to go into a hardback book – and of course will credit any contribution and photography supplied – this is an exciting design project and YOU can help!