VORLD / Marylebone
Having lived and studied in London for the past year, I have discovered new areas, restaurants and stores on a daily basis. One place I always find myself coming back to is Marylebone and especially Marylebone Highstreet, which is just a short walk North from Oxford Street. I'm always amazed by how much calmer and homely feeling this part of London is, although it's just a few minutes away from the overcrowded center. I thought I'd take you on a visual journey along this special part of London, meanwhile sharing some of my favourite stores, cafés and restaurants in the area.
The other day, my friends and I went for breakfast at the Natural Kitchen. It's a lovely café / restaurant / deli, which offers a variety of freshly made salads, pastries and other light, semi-healthy dishes. I ordered the Eggs Royale with salmon and fresh spinach, which were super satisfying and delicious. Another huge plus for the restaurant: they offer vegetarian and vegan alternatives and the staff was really friendly and attentive.
The Conran Shop is an amazing design store, which sells everything from lamp shades to china and designer handbags. During Christmas time last year they set up this cute little Christmas market on the top floor balcony, which is great for finding little gifts or simply getting inspired. Their artistic and colourful window displays are not to be missed either.
Daunt books is a London institution and my all time favourite book store in the capital. The antique, wooden interiors are beautiful and the travel- and cooking books sections of the store are fantastic. I highly recommend you to visit the store if you haven't been there before, even if you just end up browsing through the shelves!
Fish Works is a fishmonger and restaurant, which offers locally sourced fish and seafood. The restaurant is not the most affordable place in town, but the quality of the ingredients is excellent!
Sometimes I get tired of seeing just my face on the blog all the time, so I thought I'd force one of my most stylish friends to join me on this one (the fact that we kind of matched made it even better!).
Lorenzo was wearing a lambskin coat, a Liberty scarf, a jumper by Arfango, Topman trousers, an Agnes B watch a Longchamp bag and New Balance shoes - doesn't he look fabulous?
I was wearing H&M leather trousers, a shirt by Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo, Nike sneakers, a Zara coat, a Joseph bag and an atmosphere hat.
La Fromagerie is a lovely little deli which is famous for it's wide selection of cheese, in fact, they have an entire room dedicated to it! They also sell a variety of fruits and vegetables, as well as bread and pasteries. The bread is heavy-duty though and therefore a rarity in London, which can't be compared to the toast you find on most British supermarket shelves. The store also includes a small restaurant, where you can sit down with a glass of wine and try a selection of their cheese joined by other seasonal specialities.
Brora is a heritage Scottish knitwear brand, which has recently collaborated with Korean designer Eudon Choi on a small capsule collection of Cashmere jumpers, scarves and hats. The designs are absolutely stunning and perfect for the ski season ahead, or even just for everyday use. I love how they introduce a modern twist to Brora!
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