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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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SPRING BANK HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

By May 23, 2017 INSPIRATION
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Here are our top picks of things to do this spring bank holiday. For foodies, theatre goers, music lovers or adventurers, we’ve got your long weekend covered!


 

Open air theatre

Make the most out of the (hopefully!) good weather this long weekend with a visit to one of London’s many open air theatres. Regent’s Park Open Air is showing the timeless On The Town and Shakespeare’s Globe is showing Emma Rice’s uninhabited take on Twelfth Night.

Book tickets for Regent’s Park Open Air here.

Book tickets for Shakespeare’s Globe here.

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Chelsea Fringe Festival

Not going to the Chelsea Flower Show? Get your green fix at The Chelsea Fringe Festival with quirky events such as beekeeping workshops and guerrilla gardening tours. Healthy cookbook author Deliciously Ella will be popping up with a market garden in Exchange Square, Broadgate, where you will be able to pick fresh herbs and vegetables.

Running 23rd May- 4th June.

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Music in Alderney

Fancy getting out of the city this bank holiday? Head to the most northerly of the Channel Islands where the Performing Arts Festival is taking place. Immerse yourself in a medley of jazz, blues, classical music and opera whilst taking in the picturesque surroundings.

May 27-30; alderneyperformingartsfestival.com; event tickets from £12

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Long weekend walks

Enjoy the longer days and warmer weather on a walk with the family this weekend. One of our favourite walks with incredible scenery is across the Seven Sisters country park in Eastbourne. With a mix of dramatic chalk sea cliffs, dappled valleys and beach swimming, this walk is perfect for blowing the cobwebs away.

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Foodie Fair

Looking for fun for all the family? Head to the Feast at Dartington Food Fair in Devon to indulge in fresh food from over 40 local producers, as well as pony rides and clay pot painting for the kids.

May 29th-30th, free entry, 10am-5pm

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Looking for a mix of food and music? Head to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage spring fair where there are food stalls, workshops and live music. Kids go free and there’s foraging tours from John Wright.

27-29th May, River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, EX13 8TB.

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