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EAT AT: Ethos

A secret garden in the heart of Fitzrovia, all-vegetarian spot Ethos is one of my favourite restaurants. A unique eatery with a bright airy interior complete with magical birch trees sprouting up through the floor, visitors are invited to serve themselves, piling plates high with veggie delights. Take plenty of photos — the curved wood-clad furniture catches the light beautifully, while huge windows let in the sun during the day. The vibe is minimalist and Scandi-inspired with lots of marble, warm wood and exposed bulbs. What’s on the menu? On the round buffet-style tables, you’ll find a mix of foods hailing from…

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EAT AT: Bronte

Designed by Tom Dixon and his Design Research Studio, Bronte is a dream. Picture lofty ceilings offset by pink concrete, teal and emerald-hued banquettes and signature metallic lighting in brassy and rose-gold tones. Strange artefacts offset the smooth, streamlined aesthetic in some areas, whereas in others, you’ll find nothing but soft velvet curves, hints of malachite and bright lights. Bronte is a luxe central-London joint, and it knows it. What’s on the menu? The standard fare is pan-Asian with sushi, dim sum and bao buns on offer. There’s a choice of not one but three ‘sushi pizzas’ and for the less…

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The Sublime Photography of Lenara Choudhury

Lenara Choudhury is a freelance fashion photographer whose perfect no-frills images have occupied the pages of the best and brightest indie mags, shop fronts and lookbooks over the last couple of years. A soft blend of relaxed forms and clean edges usually in black and white, her work explores everything from the subtle movement of the human body to bold architectural shapes and contrasting natural textures. Shooting unique portraits with both film and digital, Lenara’s photography is stark without seeming harsh and beautiful without being cliched or saccharine. She has, it seems, a very natural affinity with the camera. Originally from Southampton Lenara made…

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Why You Should Visit Bristol’s Best Stationery Shop Papersmiths

Papersmiths is a book and stationery shop nestled happily in the heart of Bristol’s Clifton Village. The store sells carefully curated items from cutting edge designers and illustrators from all over the world. Though it was the outstanding book selection, which primarily focuses on design and lifestyle, which originally drew me to this independent emporium, it’s the space itself that attracts shoppers from far and wide. With vast windows that allow sunlight to soak into oak clad walls and bounce off ceramic tiled surfaces, walls of magazines and green plants shelter beneath a distinctive larch wood ceiling. The shop now known as Papersmiths was created…

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5 Creative Cafes You Should Visit

Whether for their welcoming atmosphere, freelance-friendly ethos or wicked interiors, we love London’s cafes. The perfect place to park and enjoy a rest from the city, throw ideas around, seek inspiration or settle down to work, everybody has a favourite spot. Allow us to share a few that we really love, both for their creativity and unmatched quality.   Pitfield London, Shoreditch It may look understated from the outside but Pitfield street’s eponymous coffee shop Pitfield London is a treasure trove of eclectic bits and pieces. Serving hearty Italian lunches, tasty salads and sandwiches, it doubles up as an antiques and homewares…

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10 Vegan Chocolate Brands to Know

Now more than ever, Easter is all about chocolate. According to a recent study, kids in the UK receive on average 8.8 Easter eggs per year and that friends, is a buttload of chocolate. Usually, Easter egg chocolate is on the cheap side and contains milk, whey and other animal derivatives, like jelly sweets made from gelatine. Personally, I’m not into the idea of consuming 8.8 crappy chocolate eggs, and much prefer the idea of receiving a beautifully-wrapped chocolate bar that’s top quality and free from any nasties. There are tonnes of inspiring indie chocolate brands out there and most…

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Just a Few Reasons to Visit The Lomography Store

Do you know what I find funny? The fact that you can take a photo on your phone, open it in Instagram, slap a filter on it, save it to your camera roll, send it to a tiny printer and print off a shiny photo that looks like it was taken with a plastic camera. I discovered the world of Lomography just over 10 years ago, thanks to a friend and an amazing photographer’s portfolio that I stumbled across via MySpace and I’ve never been able to find since. These days, I’m heartened to see how the little-known movement has grown…