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Brix + Bailey talk London Secret Shops, Restaurants & Fashion

Favourite Bars -Time for a tipple? 

The Curious Duke This very cool contemporary space specialises in showcasing the works of up-and-coming artists – a fantastic place to find exciting work from artists offering something new. Love, Love. 207 Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y  
The Owl & Pussycat Serves proper food and beers from the centre of Shoreditch. 34 Redchurch St, Shoreditch, London, E2 7DP 
    Callooh Callay Bar Shoreditch
    Princess Louise In High Holborn is a favourite boozer. Laid back, Victoriana style decor, great beers. Job done. 208 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EP
    Three Sheets As their website says, “Dead Good Coffee in the daytime for all your caffeine needs” and their cocktails are wonderful. 510b Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AB

    Brawn (image below) A Columbia Road treat that is cosy and kind for a quick bite or two…or three 49 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG 

    Brawn Restaurant London
    Shop til Ya Drop - Our Favourite London Shops

    Aimé A real gem and a favourite to find the lovely Isabel Marant.
    Pentreath & Hall Nestled in a quaint Victorian storefront in the bustling Bloomsbury neighborhood, Pentreath & Hall offers a curated selection of home goods and constantly rotating, unique finds - famous for their ionic column cream candlesticks17 Rugby St., Bloomsbury +44.20.7430.2526
    Bella Freud Pop culture and Gallic cool in bucket loads.
    Labour and Wait have been a favourite haunt for Brix since it opened. The store motto seems to be "We believe in a simple, honest approach to design, where quality and utility are intrinsic" What's not to love? Redchurch Street, London
    Head over to Rough Trade on Brick Lane, the most credible record store in London without a doubt.
    Columbia Road Flower Market is perfect for finding something fresh and unusual.....banana plants have become a bit of a favourite find! Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG
    SCP specialises in a superb edit of lighting, furnishings, rugs, books.....the list goes on. Pay them a visit.135 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BX
    Dover Street Market has the most incredible mix of brands and a great Instagram account.
    Liberty the store where you can literally get anything and everything you need from.
    Maison Bertaux in Soho is THE place to buy the perfect slab of cake or their famous cheesecake. Beware, you have to join a very long queue.
    Mira Mikati store in West London could raise a smile from the grumpiest of us all! Filled to the brim with bright cheerful designs with a clever addition of free chocolate and juices. 
    Champion of emerging & cult designers, Couverture & The Garbstore was founded by couple Emily Dyson and Ian Paley formally of Paul Smith. 


    Culture Vulture

    Right up Brix + Bailey's street is the Hunterian Museum based in Lincoln Fields, London. Think picked mice, skeletons & body parts littered around the joint...fantastic.
    The Cartoon Museum...why not? A treasure trove of comic strips, and caricatures. An artist's heaven!


    Restaurants

    Holborn Dining Room serves British grub all day long. They sum themselves perfectly "A place for enjoying a convivial meal with friends, a spontaneous pint of local lager and a burger, or a selection of crustacea and charcuterie paired with fine wine" Yep! 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
    Spring from Red Magazines Contributing Editor Skye Gyngell's restaurant based at Somerset House is perfect for an unhurried lunch. Spring, Somerset House, Lancaster Place, Strand, London WC2R 1LA 
    Kitty Fishers is small and perfectly formed. Fabulous seasonal food in a great location.10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QF
    Sexy Fish, designed by the internationally acclaimed architecture & design studio Martin Brudnizki Design & based on Berkeley Square hosts installations from thew amazing artist Frank Gehry. Serves incredible Japanese-inspired sushi, sashimi, seafood, fish and meat cooked on a Robata grill all washed down with some of the best Japanese whiskey in the world! Berkeley Square House, London W1J 6BR
    Neptune is a seafood lovers paradise...perfect for lunch. Cnr of Guilford Street and, Russell Square, London WC1B 5chBE
    The Wolseley is a firm favourite amongst the Brix + Bailey team. It's a great spot to grab breakfast. The former 1920's car showroom houses amazing interiors with wrought iron chandeliers and large black pillars. What's not to love?160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB
    Floral By Lima serves incredible Perivian cuisine. Fresh and fabulous! The interior design is bright and inviting. 14 Garrick St, London WC2E 9BJ
    Bistroteque  has an amazing evening menu that is very difficult to resist.
    Somewhere To Stay
    We love to stay at The Hoxton Hotel whether in London or LA. Fabulous interior design, great food and a good meeting place. Many an event hosted at one of their hotels has been frequented by B+B.
    Como: The Halkin: Possibly the most discreet hotel in London, tucked away quietly in Belgravia. you could be forgiven for not even knowing it was there...and seems to the idea! 


    New York, New York!!

    Endlessly bustling, New York City is the epitome of a 24/7 city where one can obtain anything they desire at any hour...Hoorah!! It boasts some of the world's most captivating museums, a thriving music and theater scene, delectable food options, and shopping destinations like no other.

    Great Days Out

    MoMa -  Yes, MoMA is a true gem in the city and a must-visit destination for art lovers. Its sculpture garden provides a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of midtown, and the museum's collection is always inspiring. The expansion plans sound exciting and it will be interesting to see how Diller Scofidio + Renfro incorporates the previous Folk Art Museum into the new design. MoMA has a long history of collaborating with some of the world's most renowned architects and designers to create cutting-edge spaces that enhance the visitor experience and showcase the art. I'm sure the expansion will be no different and will only add to the museum's appeal 11 W. 53rd St., Midtown
    New York Library Brix BaileyNew York Public Library - Yes, the New York Public Library is indeed an incredible institution, and its location in Bryant Park only adds to its appeal. The Children's Library and its original Winnie the Pooh dolls are a must-see for families, and the Rose Reading Room provides a peaceful and inspiring space for visitors to work or study. The exhibitions showcasing the library's holdings are always fascinating, and the Beaux Arts building is a stunning example of early 20th-century architecture. And as you mentioned, the library's bookshop is a treasure trove of books and other items, making it a great place to pick up a unique gift or a new book to read. Overall, the New York Public Library is a true cultural gem in the city, and a visit there is always time well spent. 5th Ave. at 42nd St., Times Square

    Bars - Bars & More Bars...

    Angel’s Share Concealed on the second floor behind a secret door in a Japanese eatery, this speakeasy-style retreat serves fantastic cocktails in an intimate setting. With a strict policy of allowing only a limited number of parties at a time and small group sizes, it ensures that the space never feels overcrowded, though a wait may be expected at peak hours. 8 Stuyvesant St., East Village
    Baccarat Grand Salon - In New York City, there are countless options for grabbing a drink, but few are as elegant as the Grand Salon at the Baccarat Hotel. Not only does it serve top-notch evening cocktails and bites, but it also offers a luxurious afternoon tea. Reflecting the hotel's opulent aesthetic, the interior is adorned with plush velvet and silk, accented by breathtaking displays of Baccarat's renowned crystal pieces that are worthy of museum exhibits.
    Death & Co. New York is brimming with speakeasy-style bars, but this one shines with its outstanding cocktails. The dim and cozy atmosphere is designed for intimate gatherings to savor drinks and snacks while engaging in quiet conversation. Seating is limited, so it's best to make a reservation ahead of time. The drink menu is organized by spirits and then by shaking or stirring techniques, ensuring you'll find the perfect drink to suit your exact preferences. And be sure to indulge in the delicious food, which is a highlight that demands arriving with a hearty appetite.
    Death & Co New York Bar 

    Somewhere Lovely to Shop

    Blue in Green hidden away in Soho is THE place to find hard-to-find Japanese brands coveted by Bailey. They also champion cult up-and-coming brands like ChimalaKapital, Monitaly,
    C’H’C’M’ started out as an online store and has progressed into a great Bond Street bricks and mortar location to find minimal pieces you can't live without. 2 Bond Street, New York
    Kith from Ronnie Fieg, a prominent figure in the footwear industry, is the place to find limited-edition sneakers you can't live without. If streetwear is your thing then this is the place to shop.
    Self Edge  originated from San Francisco and is now in NYXC since 2009. Again, those hard to find Japanese brands favoured by Bailey are always available here. Other interesting brands include The Flat Head, Iron HeartSugar CaneYellow Rat.
    Zoe Based in the rapidly developing Dumbo neighbourhood, Zoe packs a punch with an amazing array of handbag brands that we covet. 
    Dover Street Market New York This is a Bailey top spot. Comme Des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo’s at its best. Also stocked are Comme Des Garçons, Supreme, Gucci, SacaiUndercover, Brain Dead, Vans. 
    Restaurants..yum
    Red Hook Tavern opened in 2019 and is already a favourite place to grab a bite fro Bailey. Great wine list! 329 Van Brunt St., Brooklyn; 00 1 917 966 6094 
    NR Bar based on 75th street comes from the clever people that run ROKC and if you are looking for a great cocktail bar then this is your spot. 339 E. 75th Street
    Brooklyn's Bushwick on the Upper East Side is a grerat place to eat and rink, but recently Greenpoint has popped up on the B+B radar. 
    Barney Greengrass Old school deli style eating at it's best! The go-to place for breakfast.

    Put Ya Head down - Favourite Hotels

    Bowery Hotel Bar Perfectly situated at the intersection of NoHo, the East Village, and Nolita, this hotel boasts vibrant bedrooms and a contrastingly spacious bar that appeals to the rockstar crowd for its atmosphere and comfort. The hotel's downstairs bar, Gemma, is a popular spot for drinks and a suitable dining option for larger groups. The second-floor bar is often used for events and may only be accessible to hotel guests, but it never hurts to inquire. 335 Bowery, East Village, New York City. reservations@bohonyc.com T: 212.505.9100
    The Ace Hotel Situated between Central Park and lower Manhattan, meaning that location-wise it gives you the best of both worlds – uptown and down and surrounded by clubs and hot restaurants, B+B love to visit in New York. It's quirky and filled with retro inspired furniture. "Normally, it would take years for one neighborhood to develop such a diversity of attractions. But the Ace is like a hot-neighborhood starter kit." -The New York Times Magazine The Ace New York, 20 W 29th St, New York, NY; (212) 679-2222; www.acehotel.com.

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