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The Art of Christopher Jenner: Atkinsons Maison in Burlington Arcade

No trip to London is complete (in SEEN’s humble opinion) without a visit to the glittering Burlington Arcade in Mayfair. Its hallowed precincts are a bastion of Britishness that is intimately associated with high society. Creators of fragrances to royalty, Atkinsons Maison has found a home there. They subsequently built up their business as purveyors …

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Bermondsey Beauty: The Wedding Shop and Jensen’s Gin Distillery

Last Wednesday SEEN attended a lovely event that in many ways epitomises the history and heritage of the great city of London. The Wedding Shop, whom you can visit in Selfridges (another great London institution), Fulham Road, Chelsea and also online, for beautiful and unusual wedding gifts, was showcasing a fun and singular experience on their books.

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Sh! in Hoxton

SEEN had the recent pleasure of visiting the wonderful women’s emporium, Sh! in Hoxton Square. Sh! is an award-winning sex shop, having picked up 15 retail plaudits over the last 9 years.

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Eyedoo Pops Up at Marylebone

SEEN popped in at Eyedoo’s pop up to check out their range of spectacles and sunglasses and I must say I was impressed. SEEN loves to bring its readers news of stylish things in the capital and is pleased to say that Eyedoo joins that happy band. SEEN spotted several vintage-looking styles that she’d wear in a heartbeat.

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October Gallery

The October Gallery is a stunning piece of modern intervention inside an old Victorian building. Founded in 1979, the gallery hosts contemporary art from all over the world, and for the past 35 years, the gallery has led the way in the development and exposition of ‘Transvangarde’, that is: trans-cultural-avant-garde. Many of the world’s leading international artists started here at The October Gallery and the gallery has been exponential in promoting the very best of contemporary art from around the globe, as well as becoming a hub of energy and excitement for cultural London, not only for the artists, but also for the poets, the writers and the intellectuals.

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Christopher Jenner: the Artist behind Drummonds’ London Showrooms

Continuing SEEN’s articles about Award-winning designer Christopher Jenner, he is the artist behind the spectacular showrooms of English luxury bathroom makers Drummonds. With a boutique showroom in the heart of the rapidly-growing design district around Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, Jenner has also designed the brand’s flagship London Chelsea showroom on King’s Road.

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The National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 with the aim to promote an appreciation and understanding of men and women through portraits. The gallery holds the largest collection of portraits in the world, however, the entire collection is not actually displayed in the London gallery. The collection is exhibited across a number of locations all around the UK, including a number of prestigious houses managed by the National Trust. Much like the National Portrait Gallery on St Martin’s Place, each location provides a special and historic backdrop, perfectly suited to host each collection.

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Luxurious Lip Oil Balm by 3INA

If there’s one bit of kit in every lady’s makeup bag, and I daresay in a few gentlemen’s pockets as well, it has to be lip balm of some sort. Life in London can be hard on the skin and certainly on the lips, so it was with great interest that SEEN had a look at 3INA’s Lip Oil Balm.

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Airbnb and Pantone Invite the Outside In

SEEN had the pleasure today of visiting an unusual iteration of Airbnb up in Dingley Place in Clerkenwell. It’s easy to spot behind a door painted in this year’s green – 15-0343 Greenery (thank you Pantone). Once past the door, you’re inside woodland; darkly mysterious, replete with humidity and strange animal noises…