We popped down to the Fashion & Textiles Museum to see the Knitwear, Chanel to Westwood, an exhibition comprised mainly of items from the collection of Mark and Cleo Butterfield.
The pieces are presented in wooden crates, stacked one on top of the other and are accompanied by images of knitwear from various publications and fashion shoots.
The pair have been collecting pieces of knit and crocheted garments since the 1960’s and they cover a huge amount of years, ranging from late Victorian and Edwardian periods to present day items. Pieces from hand-knitting gurus Patricia Roberts and Bill Gibb are featured along side household names such as Chanel, Missoni, Vivienne Westwood, Zandra Rhodes and Sonia Rykiel.
Top tip: Take your sketchpad to the exhibition for some quick drawings!
Spot the purple clock!
Join us on a journey through St Christopher’s Place, the home of Les 100 Ciels flagship store. Tucked away from the crowds of Oxford Street you stumble across an eclectic collection of independent boutiques, bars and restaurants. With it’s 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 Workshop Coffee on the way to our store every morning for the best coffee you will ever have. They work closely with the best coffee growers in Colombia, Costa Rica and Kenya, producers and exporters- ensuring that they develop, envolve and adapt together while aiming for a continuous improvement of quality in a cup.
They also champion home brewing and hold masterclasses regularly for you to perfect making the ultimate espresso.
Next head down to Il Papiro to stock up on beautiful handmade paper. We are suckers for marbled paper and hand decorated paper, especially around this time of the year (the bound diaries, journals and photo albums are perfect for Christmas gifts!).
Time for a little relaxation- just past Mulberry’s oldest shop is Groom London. A hidden gem, famous for their signature ‘hour treatments’ where 2 therapists perform a carefully choreographed routine that provides double the luxury in half the time.
They also offer a service for events as described below- perfect for our team Christmas party!
Lacking artistic inspiration or stuck for Christmas gifts? Pop into Castle Galleries and indulge in their range of framed fine art and sculptures.
Whether you’ve yet to acquire your first piece of art, or are lucky enough to already own a growing collection, Castle Fine Art offers a welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy fine art. Working with some of the country’s most innovative and talented contemporary artists, the Saint Christopher’s Place gallery plays host to an ever-changing array of limited edition and original artwork and sculpture.
Now on: Bob Dylan’s ‘The Drawn Blank Series’
Make a stop off for a bite to eat at the amazing Cocochan. Their diverse pan-Asian menu includes dishes drawn from Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean cuisines. The cocktails are the Les 100 Ciels team favourite for after work drinks and we always make sure we grab a delicious Bento box on the go.
Their tasting menu is full of yummy treats, including our favourites wok grilled black pepper beef sirloin and sea bass dumplings and to top it all off is a Bellini cocktail!
Finish at Les 100 Ciels for a relaxing shopping experience surrounded by sumptuous cashmere! We have some treats lined up for the festive period so keep your ear to the ground about upcoming events and offers.
Snuggle up with our new cashmere accessories, including scarves, gloves and most importantly our hot water bottles- perfect for Christmas gifts!