We kicked off this week with a visit to an unusual event – a launch party on Monday night to celebrate the opening of “Mama Brown’s Pop Up Experience”, a venture by “London’s ultimate hostess”, Suzi Brown. People watching was extraordinary – lots of leather and fur and huge flower headbands. There were DJs, Middle Eastern canapes, street art covered walls and stalls selling everything from £6,o00 diamond rings to flower frosted cupcakes in an abandoned Victorian post office on King’s Road of all places.
The rest of the week was slightly more ordinary, but we shall see what the weekend brings. Here’s a few links for you:
- Finnish photographer has captured a lovely series of photographs that show wild animals making themselves comfortable in abandoned houses in the woods.
- Speaking of Finland, have you seen this series of “Old finnish People With Things on their Heads?”
- CAPA World, the blog I write for work with the help of some lovely colleagues and other contributors, reached its one year anniversary on Wednesday this week. Check it out and follow along!
- Anyone out there planning to waste £12 to print your Instagram photos on marshmallows? Apparently that’s a thing now. Or if you’re looking for something that lasts a bit longer you can also create Instagram photo stickers, ceramic tiles, pillows, clothespins, bunting and drink-stirrers!
- I’d love to be in NYC right now to see Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Rooms. If you go, let me know what you think.
- Some recipes to try: Earl Grey Dark Chocolate Cupcakes; Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup; German Apple Cake; Chinese Orange Chicken.
- Who’s planning to brave a Winter picnic this year? Also on the lovely Joy Felicity Jane, a list of a few of the best things about being alive. What would you add?
- I’ve just discovered The Littlest Things, a blog written by Sydneysider Sophie who spent about 4.5 years in London. She has a photography page, shares recipes and interviews interesting people. It’s a place to get lost in for an hour or so.
- With lots of holiday festivities coming up, it’s always fun to find something a bit different to bring for your host. A bottle of wine is always good, but here’s a few better ideas from MadeByGirl.
- Lastly, an interesting 12-minute short film called The Runners, in which “a number of different runners of all ages, both male and female, are asked questions about life, love, and why they run.”
On another note, if you’re after some black Friday sales, there’s a few codes to try on two of my favourite blogs, exPress-o, The Londoner, Cupcakes & Cashmere and Cup of Joy or are you participating in Buy Nothing Day today?
Enjoy the weekend!