Brix + Bailey Love London And New York
Brix + Bailey talk London & New York Markets, Secret Shops, Restaurants & Fashion.
London, Glorious London
Our 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 Original and slightly eccentric bar...always a fun visit.65 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AY
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
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
Shop til Ya Drop - Our Favourite London Shops
Aimé A real gem and a favourite to find the lovely Isabel Marant.
17 Redchurch St, London E2 7DJ
Bella Freud Pop culture and Gallic cool in bucket loads.
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
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.
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.
This Shop Rocks does exactly what it says on the door....it rocks. The owners have a keen eye for something vintage and fabulous.
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.
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. A artists heaven!
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
Folie from Guillaume Depoix on Soho’s Golden Square recently opened and quickly became a firm favourite. The much admired interiors from the amazing Studio KO, the Parisian agency behind a Brix + Bailey family favourite Chiltern Firehouse, catapults you back into the old school glamour of the French Riviera from days gone by. 37 Golden Square, Soho, London W1F 9LB
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 StayWe 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., MidtownNew 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.
28 W 53rd St., Midtown
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.
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 Chimala, Kapital, 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 Heart, Sugar Cane, Yellow 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, Sacai, Undercover, Brain Dead, Vans.
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.
Baker & Co An absolute favourite place to find Mac N Cheese on a busy day. 259 Bleecker St, New York
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
"New York, New York! Our first US hotel landed in The Big Apple. Settle in at The Hoxton, Williamsburg and enjoy the views: you’ve got Manhattan out of your window and the best of Brooklyn on your doorstep " Credit: www.hoxton.com