Category Archives: travel

London Shop: Pedlars

One of my favorite shops at the moment has to be Pedlars, which is based in North Wales but has a retail shop in Notting Hill. (128 Talbot Road, a stone’s throw from Portobello Road.) Long known for its design-lover’s assemblage of clever-yet-quirky British homewares and accessories like Hovis tins and vintage bus blinds, the shop […]

London Shop: In House

New to London’s Redchurch Street (Shoreditch), In House is a clever combination of exhibition and shop. Curated by the design team at In House Studios, each month presents a new shoppable theme. The debut collection, “In Print”, is dedicated to all things paper and ink (filled with pencils, notebooks, rulers, and such — right up my […]

Week Twenty-two: A Simplepretty Guide to Notting Hill

Our London adventure started last July when the taxi deposited us in front of our new home in Notting Hill just off of Ladbroke Grove. That very afternoon, we parked the suitcases in the foyer and started to explore our new neighborhood. Sadly, in just over a month, our stay in this area will come […]

Week Twenty: Paris Foodie Souvenirs

Who isn’t tempted by souvenirs when travelling? The charm of a petite treasure to remind you of favorite places and experiences is irresistible.  As a minimalist, I find that edible gifts are the perfect way to bring the essence of a city home with you with a minimum of clutter, and the hunt for the perfect […]

Week Sixteen: A SimplePretty Guide to Marylebone

Centrally located, and an easy walk from the Baker Street and Bond Street Tube stations, the charming village of Marylebone could easily be my favorite place in London to explore. At the very least, it is where I choose to spend most of my free time, and thus is the perfect spot to launch a […]