CAPITAL



“Pepys Road: an ordinary street in the Capital. Each house has seen its fair share of first steps and last breaths, and plenty of laughter in between. Today, through each letterbox along this ordinary street drops a card with a simple message: We Want What You Have.”

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‘FENWICK, C’EST CHIC’





After much deliberation, A-Gent of Style has decided to divulge one of his favourite haunts in Central London.



Hidden from the maddening hustle and bustle of the ghastly Oxford Street,
Bond & Brook is a haven of peace and allure tucked away on the second floor of Fenwick, the refined department store on Bond Street. During or after a shopping spree,  A-Gent of Style likes to take refuge in the café/restaurant to sip a cup of tea, flick through magazines and feast his eyes on the very chic interior and the Tatler, fashion-savvy clientèle. Run by the award-winning food company Rhubarb,
Bond & Brook offers an enticing selection of delicious dishes (go for the small plates to share) but also a couture breakfast, dainty afternoon tea and selection of cakes throughout the day.








As for the setting, the elegant and understated decor fits seamlessly well with the très chic womenswear that surround the gleaming-white café: a Calacatta-white marble floor underneath an eye-catching, shimmering burnished pewter bar complement groovy, celadon-coloured leather seat and white-painted metal stools,
a focal library of glossy fashion books, and a faceted-mirrored wall (reminiscent of Chanel’s iconic spiral staircase on Rue Cambon, Paris).


 

And, don’t forget; it’s now our little secret…





L’ARBRE DE MATISSE



L’Arbre de Matisse is heralded as one of the most iconic fabrics of the 20th C and is still very much en vogue these days. Everytime I see it featured in a magazine or upholstered, it looks as modern and fresh as when it was invented in the 1960s. Billy Baldwin, the legendary American decorator,

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PROVENCE IN LONDON



On my way to the V&A  yesterday, I took a small detour via Chelsea’s villagey Walton Street to explore Serena Linley’s olfactory world at her eponymous shop after a friend of mine gave me for my birthday last month one of their room sprays

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CUPCAKE FRENZY



A few shots from the two types of cupcakes I baked for a friend’s birthday last weekend: Pistachios & Blueberries and Orange and Lemon

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