In the middle of March I had a brief layover in London. Since I suffered from a viciously early flight with thousands of grumpy passengers, filled with expectations, my body desired to stay in the cozy hotel bed. Yet whenever you wish for a rainy day as an excuse to stay in bed, you get a bright and sunny one. London is particularly well in pulling of this meteorological miracle.
To reward my physical effort I bought some coffee and pastry at the lovely Monocle cafe in Marylebone. The whole neighborhood is truly beautiful and packed with nice shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels. A fine example of the latter is the Chiltern Firehouse which belongs to the same owner as the famous Chateau Marmont.
For Dinner I met my dear friend and designer Tino Seubert who studies and works in London. I am a huge fan of his work and still crave to own one the vases he designed for 2Spoons. We went to Bistrotheque. This place located in the backyard of an old industrial building in East End. It sports a surprisingly clean chic inside and some serious fish and chips which easily compensated for that morning’s struggle.