HAPPY FRIDAY everyone! The plus side about living in Wicker Park is all the cool summer festivals that come around this way. Like this weekend, DO Division Street Fair, happening Friday-Sunday. Live music and DJ, food and drinks, sidewalk sale…yah, I can do that! Check out their website for the lineup! Have a Lovely weekend 🙂
(Images via DO Division)
If there is one thing you should know by now it is my obsession with London. Ever since my roomie and I traveled there for spring break 2010 it stole my heart! The culture, my love for The Beatles, the style, the history, the cute men with british accents and of course the SHOPPING! London seems to be as diverse as you can get with retailers offering customers specific niches in bookshops, boutiques, bakeries, vintage finds and everything in-between. Well have no fear because Shopikon just launched a London ultimate shopping guide! With this hand selected guide of the best boutiques and independent retailers you can browse photos and reviews, share your favorite shops with friends and print your very own custom shopping map!
If I had a custom shopping map here’s how it would go: 1st place to visit would be the Colombia Road Flower Market. I can imagine the oasis of flowers blooming, sweet aroma and vivacious colors now. Is there anything more lovely than fresh-flowers…really? Sometimes you just need a pop of color and sweet scent to not only look romantic but to brighten your day.
My 2nd place to visit would be Ally Capellino bags. Providing minimalist luxury with spot-on craftsmanship is a hard duo to find and these bags have both. Inspired by the designers love of cycling her collection offers modern-yet timeless silhouettes in rich leathers that scream functionality.
My last stop (the list could go on and on) would be After Noah Antiques for knick-knacks and small treasures. Some times to gain inspiration it’s important to look at your past. Retro finds from traditional classic children’s games and furniture restoration offers you vintage lifestyle at a one-stop shop!
(Phone snapshots via SHOPIKON)
Download the new app or check out their website to see where your custom shopping map would take you! CHEERS!