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Explore: St Christopher’s Place

By May 10, 2019 BEHIND THE SCENES, Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION
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Join us on a journey through St Christopher’s Place, the home of the Les 100 Ciels flagship store. Tucked away from the crowds of Oxford Street, you find an eclectic collection of independent boutiques, bars and restaurants. With its pedestrianised streets and unique charm, St. Christopher’s Place is perfect for shopping and dining in true cosmopolitan style.

We cannot help but stop by each shop window on the way to our store and be amazed by the beauty of the street itself. Located just behind Bond Street, you can explore the picturesque pedestrianised streets, where Victorian charm sits in harmony with contemporary style.

Here are a few of our favourite spots you will find:

Cafés: 

Feya Café

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Feya is an elegant and contemporary café in the heart of Marylebone and is thoughtfully designed with marble, florals, and a stunning cherry blossom tree with brass butterflies. Hef Zahra Khan brings together her lifelong passion for baking and her love for art. Her thoughtfully designed menu offers a selection of salads, sandwiches, cakes, patisserie and beverages.

 

Ole & Steen

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A household name in their native Denmark, Ole & Steen’s all-day bakeries have taken London by storm since their first opening in December 2016. They provide bread and cakes, freshly baked throughout the day, fantastic coffee and delicious lunches of open sandwiches, fresh stews and focaccias. Ole & Steen is also open all evening for post-work wind-downs and relaxed dinners!

 


Restaurants

Hoppers

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Hoppers in St Christopher’s Place is a large restaurant with two floors, outdoor dining and private dining vaults, dishing up its renowned menu inspired by Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. The St. Christopher’s Place menu is centred around Hoppers’ namesake dish, a bowl shaped pancake made from fermented rice batter and coconut milk, and the dosa, made from a fermented batter of ground rice and lentils.

 

Bone Daddies

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In a friendly rock’n’roll environment, this ramen bar brings a dose of Japanese cool to the thriving St Christopher’s Place community. The menu features dishes developed by Ross Shonhan and group executive chef, Tom Moxon, including a Kushiyaki section offering skewers of different meats and vegetables, marinated in kimchee butter and sweet chilli ponzu, slow-cooked until succulent and tender over a robata grill. There are also a selection of wok dishes exclusive to the restaurant, which sit alongside the already much-loved Bone Daddies’ signature Ramen dishes.

 

Cocochan

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A unique dining experience for lovers of great food and drink. Stylish, yet unpretentious, this restaurant serves modern Asian cuisine and innovative cocktails, drawn from the Far East and South East Asia. Their well selected menu offers larger plates of black cod in miso and kimchee lamb cutlets interspersed with light bites including yellowtail carpaccio, siu mai beef dumplings and the popular seared tuna tataki. Featuring a Japanese bar devoted to sushi and sake on the lower ground floor, it provides something for everyone.

 

Harry’s

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Harry’s Bar brings something of a unique blend of traditional Italian dishes and signature weekend brunch. This is the ideal place to grab a quick bite while shopping and enjoy a lazy lunch or dinner. Inspired by sister restaurant, Harry’s Dolce Vita, menus include handmade pasta, chargrilled fish and meats as well as speciality pizzas. Harry’s Bar also offers delightful desserts and a stunning wine list. At weekends, enjoy an Italian take on brunch, with favourites like Eggs Benedict sharing a menu alongside Lobster Risotto and Pea and Mint Tortellini.

 


Shopping:

Astrid & Miyu

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A go-to destination for jewellery in London where you can find unique yet wearable quality design jewellery. Astrid & Miyu believe accessories should not overshadow the woman wearing them, but should let her shine in her own light. The brand offers timeless, classical, effortless styles with a subtle twist.

 

Emma Hyacinth

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From hefty heels to staple flats and even eclectic trainers, Emma Hyacinth is not your average footwear store. These luxuriously chic shoes are ready to wear with your favourite look. Keep an eye out for signature styles such as the rainbow effect court heels and discover gorgeous fashion footwear without the catwalk price tag.

 

Shiro

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A long-standing Japanese skin-care brand, whose mission is to enhance their customers’ natural beauty using simple, natural methods. Shiro’s beauty products treat the skin with expertly chosen natural ingredients, sourced from Japan. Examples include Sake kasu, a natural by-product of the Sake production process, rich in rice grain nutrients and Gagome Kombu, which harnesses the natural, moisturising properties of kelp.

 

Diverso

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A creative British menswear brand with the ‘Made in Italy’ hallmarks of luxury fabrics and handmade artisan heritage. Using the finest materials, highly skilled Italian craftsmen and led by innovative British design – Diverso creates inventive yet wearable pieces to achieve one goal; to create something beautiful that did not exist before. The flagship store, situated on St Christopher’s Place, is the birthplace and headquarters of the brand – housing the entire ready-to-wear collection. Alongside the seasonal menswear collections Diverso offers an extensive made-to-measure service – catering even the most particular needs of the brand’s loyal fan base.

 

Les 100 Ciels

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Be sure to stop in at our flagship for a relaxing shopping experience surrounded by contemporary styles and sumptuous cashmere! Our team of sales advisors are ready to offer you personal styling tips whilst you browse our full collections as well as providing detailed information on our range and after care advice.

In store, you will also be able to browse our lifestyle offerings from our partner brands; By Sarah Skincare, Evermore Candles and Sally Lane Jewellery.

See you there soon!

 

 

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Our Spring Soundtrack

By April 24, 2019 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION

As we push through into warmer days, it’s time to refresh our monthly playlist with some new hits and our all-time favourites. With a spring selection from the Les 100 Ciels team, we are offering all types of music to get you into the spring mood! From Tracy Chapman to Tom Walker, we have curated the best playlist for you to listen to on a beautiful spring day.

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Click here to listen on Spotify:

  1. Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  2. Walking on sunshine – Katrina & The waves
  3. The sound – 1975
  4. Nothing can stop us – Saint Etienne
  5. Calma – Pedro Capo
  6. Think about you – Kygo
  7. Pretty shining people – George Ezra
  8. SOS – Avicii
  9. Just you and I – Tom Walker
  10. Someone you loved – Lewis Capaldi

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International Women’s Day Playlist

By March 7, 2019 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION

This March we’re celebrating International Women’s Day and we want to take this opportunity to recognise brilliant women, past and present, who have made an impact on all our lives. With an all-female playlist, these songs are for women about women, so be ready to hear them roar!

From Aretha Franklin to Lady Gaga, Les 100 Ciels has revisited the archives with empowering and inspiring tracks from motivating singers who convey positive messages through the power of music.

These talented singers will leave you feeling ready for anything!

International Womens Day

 

Click here to listen on Spotify:

  1. Aretha Franklin – Respect
  2. Beyoncé – Run the world (girls)
  3. Katy Perry – Rise
  4. Cyndi Lauper – Girls just want to have fun
  5. Rihanna – Diamonds
  6. Lady Gaga – Born this way
  7. Destiny’s child – Independent Women
  8. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger
  9. Madonna – Express yourself
  10. Alicia Keys – Girl on fire

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L100C LISTEN: MAHALIA

By January 18, 2019 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION

Are you looking for new music releases or a different kind of sound?

We regularly share on our blog the music that we love including an edit of new artists we are currently listening to. Feel a part of the Les 100 Ciels community with a selection of the best tunes played at our stores and listen to them whenever you want and wherever you are!


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Singer, writer and actress, Mahalia Rose Burkmar (stage name Mahalia), is a 20 year old rising star from Leicester. Starting her singing career at the early age of 13, Mahalia signed to the major record label “Atlantic” at the age of 15 and recorded her first album, Headspace in 2012. Describing her music as a “psycho acoustic soul”, Mahalia spent much of her youth absorbing the sounds of her native city, releasing music with a touching intensity that goes far beyond her years.

Mahalia’s music is always introduced with an amusing, remarkable story about a peculiar moment of her life: “Marry Me”, for instance is a very intimate ballad she wrote about a new boyfriend at school, or “Sober”, her celebrated summer single, is for those suffering from a love hangover. Having already toured with Mabel, this soul-pop prodigy released two EPs in the last few years, as well as an album and more recently two beautiful songs titled, “Honeymoon” and “Surprise me”.

This talented singer is the new voice you’ll be replaying over and over on your commute home. Don’t miss out!

Click here to listen on Spotify:

  1. One Night Only
  2. Sober
  3. Surprise Me
  4. Proud of Me (feat. Little Simz)
  5. Marry me
  6. Honeymoon
  7. Good Reason
  8. That’s OK
  9. No Pressure
  10. I Remember

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Three Books to inspire your New Year

By January 11, 2019 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION
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With a New Year starting, it’s inevitable to remember all the things we wanted to but didn’t get around to achieving in the previous year.  Remember when you planned to eat healthier and do more exercise? Or learn French? We all know that resolutions are tough to stick to, that’s why we made a selection of our most loved books to inspire you in 2019! From motivational books with goal setting advice to how to change your life habits for the better, we have rounded up 3 must-reads to stimulate you this year.


Wear no Evil – Greta Eagan

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Why not start the New Year with a more sustainable approach? Sustainable fashion has grown fast in the last few years and as a brand we deeply support this practice. This new book, titled, “Wear no Evil” is written by Greta Eagan, a New York based eco-stylist, who has provided us with a useful guide to navigate this important area of the fashion industry. As well as being an educational read, the book is a guideline for all fashion lovers who want to dress ethically and still look glamorous. We loved this book, as it offers valuable insights into alternative and more eco-friendly materials, consumer empowerment and ideas on how to be more commercially transparent. It also signposts a number of sustainable brands who are acting as role models and examples of how we can shape the future of eco-fashion in a millennials market.

“Greta Eagan has ignited the beginning of a movement towards more conscious and honest fashion where what you wear surpasses aesthetic, and is elevated to an action that enforces good commercial practices and ethics.” – Savant Magazine

 

Becoming – Michelle Obama

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Is January synonymous with new challenges, new jobs or a new life stage for you? If the answer is yes, then you will want to read “Becoming.” The debut novel of Michelle Obama, speaks eloquently and passionately about strength and change, giving readers an insight into the ex First Lady’s life- from a childhood growing up in a one bedroom flat in the South Side of Chicago, to her arrival at the White House and the political tensions felt during those years. This book is a revelation we didn’t know we needed, not because of any obscure stories we may have always wondered about, but because her honesty in speaking about her career, and the hopes and dreams she was carrying for herself and her country, are ones we can all identify with and draw encouragement from.

 

Who says you can’t? You do. – Daniel Chidiac

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The start of a New Year should be a time for self-care and a focus on wellbeing. This book is an excellent self-help book that will give readers a platform to take a deeper look into their life. How many of us often live a moment or an entire phase of our life where we don’t feel any kind of enjoyment or fulfilment? Daniel Chidiac’s book supports you to begin the journey to the life you deserve and reflect on how to re-direct your energy in a positive way.

“We can have all the knowledge in the world, have ten university degrees, travelled the globe, or know how to speak five different languages, but if we don’t have true knowledge of ourselves, we will never create the life we want.” – Daniel Chidiac

 

We hope these books will help you grab 2019 with all the energy and spirit in you! Go for it!

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L100C Listen: She&Him

By December 13, 2018 Editor's Picks, INSPIRATION

Are you looking for new music releases or a different kind of sound?

We regularly share on our blog the music we love including an edit of new artists we are currently listening to. Feel a part of the Les 100 Ciels community with a selection of the best tunes played at our stores, and listen to them whenever you want and wherever you are!


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Get ready for an early Christmas present as the She & Him band have just announced their return to the scene after a five year absence with a trio of holiday concerts!

She & Him is an American musical duo consisting of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. After the success of their first album, “Volume One”, in 2008, the duet evolved into a bonafide band realising two more albums in the following years, aptly named Volume 2 and Volume 3. Their music is thoroughly spontaneous, simple and deliberate, in the same vein as their albums and band name! In an interview with the New York Times, Deschanel said: “I wanted a name that was very humble, modest and anonymous.” Matt agrees: “We wanted the music to come first, which sort of explains the band name as well as the names of the records. The songs are what we want people to remember.”

In 2011, the band released, “A Very She & Him Christmas” a 12 track Christmas album with a range of classic holiday songs covers delivered with the typical, quirky Deschanel vocals and the cool allure of M Ward. The album is an oasis of calm, perfect for winding down over Christmas without a hint of the mayhem of Christmas shopping.

If you haven’t heard of She & Him, don’t miss the chance to get into the festive mood and see them live at their “A Very She & Him Christmas Party” concert with three dates  all set to take place in the USA, between Los Angeles (06-12-18), San Francisco (08-12-18), and Austin (10-12-18) this December. Can’t make it? Enjoy their albums from the cosy comfort of home!

Click here to listen on Spotify.

  1. The Christmas Waltz
  2. Christmas Day
  3. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  5. Christmas Wish
  6. Sleigh Ride
  7. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
  8. Silver Bells
  9. Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  10. Blue Christmas
  11. Little Saint Nick
  12. The Christmas Song

 

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