London Shopping: Camden Arts Centre

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Camden Arts Centre is a gallery, workshop space, garden and shop all rolled together. We visited on a sunny summer morning, but this venue is perfect for rainy afternoons too.

Camden Arts Centre is one of my go-to weekend destinations in North West London, as there’s plenty to see and do in one place. You can start off with coffee and a pastry from the cafe (and take it into the lush, semi-wild garden if the weather allows) then catch an exhibition or a creative workshop. Afterwards, you can easily make an hour evaporate while nosing around the beautifully curated book-and-stationery shop, where you’ll find all manner of kids’ picture books, international art magazines, art tomes and fiction, as well as a wonderful selection of cards and stationery.  Continue reading

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Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market: Juices, Jams, Cakes & Kale.

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 As much as I love styling my table for dinners and parties, Jenni’s Table would be rather sad without wonderful fresh foodieness accompanying the displays. The last few posts have centred around fresh produce and where to stock up on it. Today we’re exploring Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market.

For those of you who don’t frequent North West London, Swiss Cottage is just a few stops north of Baker Street – you don’t need to venture very far to get these goodies. In fact, you barely have to poke your head out of the station before you stumble upon the Farmers’ Market and the 15 or so stalls selling fruit, vegetables, fish, eggs, baked goods, ice cream, cheeses, meats and more.  Continue reading

Bloody Mary & Co: Tomato Season is Here.

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Rejoice! It’s tomato season! Supermarket shelves might look the same all year round, but head to any farmer’s market and you’ll see what I mean.

We went to Swiss Cottage Farmers’ Market (more on that next week – stay tuned!) where we got chatting to Nathan and Sam, the friendly faces behind the Wild Country Organics stand. They spoke to us about the sixteen – yes, sixteen – varieties of tomato they had in stock: Big, beefy and wrinkly reds, smooth small yellows, perfectly sweet green toms and tart, sticky tomatillos. A veritable rainbow of colours and flavours.  Scroll down for photos of glorious produce, as well as the tasty  things I whipped up with my market haul. Continue reading

London Shopping: Pitfield London.

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Tucked just behind the hubbub of Hoxton Square is Pitfield London, a cafe and homeware emporium filled with fabulously eclectic ornaments, oddities and generally covetable things for your home (and your dinner party).

The store is located in an unassuming brick building on Pitfield Street, but the splash of emerald paint covering the entrance is a signal that what lies inside is anything but ordinary. This dramatically lit jewel-box of a store contains an expertly curated selection of unusual, useful, and always beautiful objects. Below is our tour of Pitfield London, featuring our favourite finds. Continue reading