spent this saturday afternoon in the sunshine wandering down marylebone high street.
conran has great windows featuring "into the woods" - furniture of different wood types with trees depicted in the background - http://www.conranshop.co.uk/Furniture/Into-the-Woods/Products.
looks like the space left by belgian bistro cafe luc will be replaced by a new italian restaurant which is due to open in march - watch this space.
onwards to designers guild which has fresh spring colours in store - check out the green bedlinen and towels for a bit of zing - http://www.designersguild.com/uk-shop-online/shop-home/bedroom/bedding/quadretto-luxury-cotton-bedlinen/
next was daunt books and i picked up a copy of leo benedictus' "the afterparty"which i am really looking forward to reading... daunt has so many tables of good looking books it is hard not to walk out empty handed (http://www.dauntbooks.co.uk/shops.asp?TAG=&CID=)
a quick whizz round le fromagerie (for cheese of course) and then sight seeing in the ginger pig, i then picked up a new propelling pencil in monocle. the lady was terribly nice but i was frustrated that the new edition is out and although i have a subscription it still hasn't arrived! sort it out tyler...
finally a pit stop was taken in sensory lab (the new sister of st ali of clerkenwell fame http://www.thecafehunter.co.uk/2011/09/sensory-lab.html). the place and the staff are warm and welcoming.
another good afternoon for mr specs (and a haul of goodies as well).