• Simone Olivia

A Sunday well spent!

What better way to spend to motivate yourself to get out of bed on a Grey, dreary, cold January morning then a trip to Columbia Road flower market?! The temptation of mooching around the little boutique shops, spot of brunch and treating yourself to a nice bouquet of flowers is hard to resist! This little market on a Sunday feels like worlds away from the rest of London, the old terrace housing and distinct lack of high street chains makes it a joy to escape to.

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You can find roses in nearly every colour of the rainbow!

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The rows of old terrace housing transport you away from the from the high rise hustle and bustle of the rest of London.

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The sweet smell of Hyacinths is a wonderful reminder that spring is around the corner, three bunches of these provides the best room scent!

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It's always worth popping into Nelly Duff to see what Quirky prints they have in stock.

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You can find allsorts of curiosities, like this giraffe stool complete with hooves!

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Intricate notepad cover from Shake The Dust.

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This brightly coloured mobile from Shake The Dust would look fab in a kids room!

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You can never have too many notepads, this is another lovely one from Rob Ryan.

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I you love beautifully painted ceramics, detailed packaging or are looking for a gift that is a bit different, then head down to A Portuguese Love Affair to indulge yourself!

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It's like being on a strange safari visiting Bahasa London with all these animal statues and faux taxidermy heads!


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