Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Reiss Sample Sale

Another sample sale is shaking London this week!! One of my friends visited the Music Room yesterday and she managed to find some fashionable treasures. I don't think I will make it to this sale, as I am saving for the Harrods Summer Sale ;)

Anyone who is free this week and wants to do some harmless and much therapeutic shopping, here are the details:

Prices from £10!

Wednesday 30th April 2014: 8am - 8pm
Thursday 1st May: 8am - 8pm
Friday 2nd May: 8am - 8pm

The Music Room
26 South Molton Lane

Happy Shopping!!

Helen xx

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Stella McCartney in SW3

Hello everyone! How are you? I hope you are all enjoying the spring and looking forward to May. Hopefully it will get even warmer and we will be just a step closer to summer. 

On a beautiful day last week I took a long walk along Fulham Road and I would like to share with you some photos from the Stella McCartney boutique because I want my day to start with fashion and a smile :) The summer sale is just a few weeks away and I am filled with excitement!!

Stella McCartney
91-97 Fulham Road
T: 020 7589 0092

Have a fabulous day!!

Helen xx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Good People at the Noel Coward Theatre

Last Wednesday, I hit the theatre yet again and the play that I watched was so enjoyable. Olivier Award-winner, Imelda Staunton is shining as a single mum Margie in David Lindsay-Abaire's play, Good People which has been transferred to the Noel Coward Theatre after a sell out run at the Hampstead Theatre. She stars opposite Lloyd Owen in this production directed by Jonathan Kent. 

Life isn't easy when you live on wrong side of the tracks in Boston, as Margie discovers trying to raise her disable child on a meagre salary. When she loses yet another job, she turns to an unlikely figure from her past, determined to do whatever it takes to take care of her family. 

Produced by Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre, Good People tackles tough issues of class and economics in America with tenderness and a dash of humour thrown in for good measure too. A play not to be missed!


Enjoying a strong macchiato before the play...

Dress: Whistles, Jacket: Sandro, Scarf: Alexander McQueen, Bag: Balenciaga, Shoes: Sophia Webster
Noel Coward Theatre
85-88 St. Martin's Lane
T: +44 (0)20 7492 1548

Booking through until 14 June 2014

Have a great Sunday!!

Helen xx

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Sila's Fortune by Fabrice Humbert

The latest book that I have been reading has been completely different to the ones that I have previously read. And that is what I love about books. The diversity that they have to offer and the different worlds that they travel you to as if through a tunnel.

I take so much pleasure while reading in the sun and the other day I decided to go on a lazy stroll by the Putney Pier and took some rest at Carluccio's by the river for some precious me time under the sun. 

A skinny latte and a chocolate cookie was all that I needed before I started reading "Sila's Fortune" by Fabrice Humbert. The story is set in my beloved Paris, in June 1995. At an exclusive restaurant, a waiter - a young immigrant named Sila - is violently attacked by one of the wealthy diners. No one moves. Not the expensively-dressed Russian couple, not the two young traders come to celebrate their first job on the floor. Not even the wife of the aggressor. 

All actions have consequences, and the brutality, indifference or cowardice of those present on that day at the restaurant signals the beginning of their individual undergoing. From the fall of Berlin Wall to the financial crash of 2008, the crossed destinies of the witnesses weave a complex web of human tragedy across the decades. 

And at the centre of it all is Sila. But in a society blinded by its own greed, is his refusal to be made a victim a heroic act of defiance or a futile last cry no one will hear? 

A really powerful and moving novel, beautifully written that sends out so many messages. 

Have a great weekend!

Helen xx

Friday, 25 April 2014

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A

The V&A always delights us with its divine exhibitions. Celebrating the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will be the first and largest retrospective of McQueen's work to be presented in Europe. The exhibition will showcase McQueen's visionary body of work. 

His designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle synonymous with his runway shows. Tickets will be on sale from today. 

The exhibition is in partnership with Swarovski and supported by American Expess. 

Have a great day!!

Helen xx

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Sun and the City

Easter Monday was a challenging day, and all this weather wise. The day started with a beautiful sun looking upon us and the moment that I decided to take my jacket off, the sky turned moody and the pouring rain was on a roll. I headed to Oxford street with a male friend and did some shopping. It is fun watching a guy on a hunt for clothes. I helped him pick the shirt and he did all the rest. 

Later in the afternoon the weather changed yet again and since the city was available I decided to take a chance on her. I took a stroll around London and headed for a cold coffee at the Starbucks in Motcomb Street. I really needed some fresh air and to do a bit of work on my thoughts. London is so beautiful when the sun is shining and I love it how sometimes during a Bank Holiday the streets can be quite empty. I have fun crossing the streets without a care in the world!

Grosvenor Square

Almost clear blue sky...
Green Park

I did not include any photos in the rain. Who wants this in the middle of the spring? Hope you are all well and you are taking good care of yourselves!

Have a great day! 

Helen xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Men in Pants at the De Morgan Centre

On a sunny day last week I wanted to take advantage of the fact that I was not working and took a walk to Wandsworth which is just a few minutes away from Putney where I am currently residing. The plan was to visit the De Morgan Centre as The Men in Pants exhibition was in my artsy radar. This exhibition I have to admit really caught my attention purely of its name. But there is always more than meets the eye.

The De Morgan Centre, situated inside the Wandsworth Museum building, is a museum dedicated to the work of William and Evelyn De Morgan, a husband and wide duo who were key proponents of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the late 19th and early 20th Century.

I firstly explored the beautiful Gallery which includes some of the couple's art pieces and then I viewed the exhibition in question. Here are some photos that I took. Hope you enjoy them :)

Luna (1885)
Love's Passing (1883-1884)
Helen of Troy

The "Men in Pants" exhibition includes drawings and sketches exploring Evelyn's time at the Slade School of Fine Art and sheds new light on the experiences of female Victorian artists. Evelyn displayed a devotion to art from an early age. On the morning of her seventeenth birthday she wrote: "At work a little after 7....17 today, that is to say seventeen years wasted in eating, dawdling and flittering time away... Art is eternal, but life is short... I have not a moment to lose". In the same year Evelyn drew a a study of the male nude from a wooden model, shocking her drawing teacher, who had been employed to instruct her in copying fruit flowers.

The exhibition runs until the 26th April and tickets cost £4.

Have a great day!

Helen xx