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London Craft Week: My Best-Of, Part II

London Craft Week broke down the barriers between art and craftsmanship, no better than in Mayfair where we admired ceramic vessels in handbag boutiques, painted cork bowls in Louboutin store, avant-garde paintings in clothing haunts, silversmithing at Georg Jensen and glass painting at Thomas Goode. Hopping from store to mews to ateliers, we accessed, admired (and at times acquired) an incredible variety of skills, artists and goods, bringing our happiness-o-metre to its highest level.

London Craft Week: My Best-Of, Part I

The London Craft Week (LCW) program took us across the city from Bank to Kensal Green, Southwark to Mayfair. With over 300 ateliers, workshops, artists’ demonstrations, lectures and exhibits, it was impossible to do it all. We chose to concentrate on jewelry-related activities but could not pass on the opportunity to visit the private members club at The Ned for a glass blowing demonstration, Louboutin boutique for spectacular wood painted bowls, Little Alstock for furniture design and marquetry handbags.

An Interview with London Craft Week

With the upcoming London trip in partnership with London Craft Week, I sat down with them to discuss everything Rue Pigalle: how jewellery can tell a story, the careful curation of my bespoke trips and why the emotional connection with handmade objects is more important than ever.

London Calling - My Eclectic List of Things to Do

London is terrific in the fall. The tourist crowds of summer have dissipated, making it easier to see attractions and the weather is perfect for walking around. The city’s old trees are bursting with fall colours, and the parks are stunning. I spent 14 days in London this September exploring everything it has to offer and crossing off some bucket list items. Most people were surprised at what I didn’t visit on vacation (think Buckingham Palace, London Eye, and Tower of London). Here’s my eclectic list of my top favourite things to do.