Afternoon tea at The Sketch

OMG, May is a busy month! I wish I could stop the world for a minute and have afternoon tea at The Sketch. Afternoon tea with Champagne, that is.

If you are in London and look for a place to rest your shopping feet, the perfect spot is The Sketch. You find it in 9 Conduit Street, not far from Oxford Circus. The Sketch serves delicious afternoon tea in charming ceramics and ditto personnel. The premises are half the experience, playful and arty. Even the restrooms are an adventure. I had to bring my camera to capture the Start Trek vibes.

The Sketch is very popular, so I recommend that you book a table in advance of your visit.

Tea & Champagne – a great combination!

Afternoon tea with Champagne

Cute teapot pig

One plate for food, and one for dessert.

Yummy at The Sketch

Futuristic restrooms.

Arty toilet at The Sketch

Colourful roof at The Sketch

Fish eye mirror

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Maia Bergman – One to watch

The Central Saint Martins graduate Maia Bergman managed to turn colourful, cute and girly into sexy and edgy in her graduate Spring/summer 2013 collection. One of her beaded designs would make my day…eh… summer, actually!

Model wearing Maia Bergman

Citrus coloured Maia Bergman outfit

Ice coloured Maia Bergman outfit

Maia Bergman beads

Photos: 1 GRANARY

Maia Bergman was one of the H&M Design Award 2013 finalists, which the equally talented Minju Kim won. See her collection here:


The It sweater

With their second collection for Kenzo, the designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are emphatically stating Kenzo´s comeback as one of the hottest brands on the fashion scene. On their CV they have “Founders of Opening Ceremony”, so they know what success is.

This season they have designed the ultimate It sweater. The sweaters with embroidered tiger faces are seen everywhere these days, especially in the blogosphere. They come in various colours in knitted wool and in cotton. My favorite is the ochre in knit.

The Kenzo IT-sweater

Images in courtesy of Vogue UK.