London Calling

Our top 4 unusual things to do in London…..

1. A Mad Hatter’s tea party

We invite you to “tumble down the rabbit hole” and enjoy the wonderful world of Afternoon Tea in the beautiful Courtyard Garden at Sanderson London. This new incarnation of Afternoon Tea highlights the collaboration with design collective Luna & Curious, who crafted bespoke crockery with a carnival theme for the service.

Menus are hidden inside vintage books, and napkins wrapped with riddles, while teapots adorned with kings and queens and sandwich plates featuring zebras, birdcages, carousels and ticking clocks play host to wondrous fare.

Available at Sanderson London for £35.00

http://www.sandersonlondon.com/en-us/#/explore/?id=/sanderson-london-mad-hatters-tea/

2. Attend a secret supper club

Part hideout, part parallel reality, Gingerline HQ is a clandestine dining experience for London’s food adventurers. The menu, the concept and above all, the location, will remain top secret. All guests will be sworn to secrecy with our mantra being: Loose lips sink ships!

We will inform you where you need to go 60 minutes before the evening begins and it’s always just a short walk from a station on the East London Line – or Gingerline as we call it!

We will lead you from the station into our secret and specially designed arts space for an evening of feasting and folly. Our plentiful four course menu is designed for food lovers and we welcome vegetarians, vegans and those with allergies. Your dietary preferences will be collected after booking.

http://www.gingerline.co.uk/

3. Sleep like a King at Hampton Court Palace

Remarkably this apartment allows you to stay within the actual precincts of Hampton Court Palace. It was formerly the base for the Officers of the Pastry and can be found tucked away off Fish Court, in the warren of Tudor brick quadrangles surrounding Henry VIII’s great kitchen.

http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/fish-court-7006#tabs=0

4. Listen to a Classical Concert in Handel’s former home

Music plays an important part in Handel House and  two harpsichords and a spinet which are regularly used for rehearsals and weekly concerts. Concerts are held in Handel’s Rehearsal & Performance room which he used as a recital room and where he would rehearse his latest operas or oratorios with musicians and singers.

Tickets are £9, £5 students unless otherwise stated Call +44(0)20 7399 1953 to book your tickets

www.handelhouse.org

If you’re travelling to or in London don’t forget our gorgeous Union Jack travel bag!

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http://www.handbags-at-dawn.com/index.php/limited-editions/union-jack-travel-bag.html

and our make-up bag

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http://www.handbags-at-dawn.com/index.php/limited-editions/make-up-bag.html

Happy travels!  www.handbags-at-dawn.com

Handbag Essential!

 

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Large enough to carry all your beauty necessities, this gorgeous hand-embroidered make-up bag from Emma Lomax is a handbag essential.  Fully lined, this make-up bag is water-resistant and closes with a zip.

Outer: 100% canvas with Scotchguard protection
Inner: Water-resistant foam lining with porous synthetic cotton

Dimensions: 19 (W) x 15 (H) x 9 (G) cm + zip and handle

£30.00

To order – http://www.handbags-at-dawn.com/index.php/limited-editions/make-up-bag.html

About Emma

Emma Lomax is a Fine Art Graduate with a lifelong passion for embroidery and the home-made.  Emma decided to mix her passion, experience and skill to create wittily stitched, high quality, ethical sourced canvas bags.

Each piece is lovingly finished by hand, making every one an original. This further allows the owner to feel individual and unique.

5 things to love this weekend

5 things to love this weekend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. The Manolo Monk, flat shoes are back, perfect for making a run for it in the rain!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Mon shu girl by Karl Largerfield for shu uemura

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Get ready for Christmas with these great new detox shots, from my detox diets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Tuga metallic leather-paillette jacket by Karl from net-a-porter

 

 

 

 

 

5. Dior Libertine bag handbags-at-dawn

Have a great weekend!

Five things to love this week

Five things to love this week…

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Advent calendars for grown ups – Ciate Mini Mani Month advent calendar available from Selfridges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Black stallion Terry sweater by wild fox available from matches fashion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Halloween food and drink – This little bottle of pure grain vodka is home to a farm-raised, edible scorpion, which gives the vodka a smooth, woody taste. Serve the vodka neat, straight from the freezer, or blend with tonic or other mixer. The scorpion has been specially treated to ensure no toxins remain, so you can eat it once the vodka has gone – if you dare available from fortnum and mason

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. New handbag essential – Fig+Yarrow’s Smelling Salts A potent blend of essential oils, salts and Camphor crystals to clear sinus congestion, stimulate energy, dispel drowsiness and discourage infection; Fig+Yarrow’s Smelling Salts could quickly become your new best friend! available from Cult beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Dior Libertine in Beige from the new designer collection at handbags-at-dawn

Nail looks for handbags

For a bit of friday fun we’ve matched our latest favourite nail looks, to our favourite bags – have we got it right? We’d love to know what you think.

Look 1. handbags-at-dawn.com camel tote with blue and silver nails

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 2. handbags-at-dawn.com messenger with black nails

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 3. handbags-at-dawn.com city bag with glow in the dark nails

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 4. handbags-at-dawn.com coffee shoulder bag with purple spotty nails

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 5. handbags-at-dawn.com  black clutch with silver nails

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 6. handbags-at-dawn.com black shoulder with pink bow nails

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 7. handbags-at-dawn.com quilted shoulder bag, gold and turquoise nails

 

 

 

 

 

Look 8. Handbags-at-dawn.com purple clutch and dior nails

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please check out our website at www.handbags-at-dawn.com and have a lovely weekend!