a simplepretty guide to marylebone

Centrally located, and an easy walk from the Baker Street and Bond Street Tube stations, the charming village of Marylebone could easily be my favorite place in London to explore. At the very least, it is where I choose to spend most of my free time, and thus is the perfect spot to launch a new series: SimplePretty Travel Guides.

In these guides, I’ll be highlighting my favorite spots in a neighborhood or city to give you a flavor of what makes the location special to me.

For a visit to Marylebone, I suggest you:

EAT

SHOP

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note: “@” addresses denote twitter account names, with the exception of ** which indicates an instagram handle.

map layout, design & type by jane potrykus

LABOUR AND WAIT: Tools of the Trade - January

labour-and-wait:

Thank you to everybody who bought our 2013 ‘Tools of the Trade’ Calendar. We really enjoyed putting it together and found it fascinating to see some of the tools which are used to make our favourite products. However we didn’t have space on the calendar to explain exactly what these tools were…

alliesdream:

this

alliesdream:

this

(via birchsf)

brilliant. must incorporate.

mollyirwin:

  1. Do something compelling. People are hungry for better. Make something better and people will notice. This is the best promotion.
  2. Message dictates the proper aesthetic. Figure out what you want to say and what is important to you, then let the style follow.
  3. Make hard decisions about what is important. Be ruthless. Most things aren’t important, just by the very nature of what “important” means. From this:
    • Give emphasis to the important stuff.
    • Deemphasize the unimportant.
    • Put up barriers between you and the distracting.
  4. Be picky in work relationships. Realize that agreeing to unfair circumstances not only hurts you, but your peers as well, because it pushes what is acceptable behavior in the wrong direction.
  5. Talk and think about process. It’s important. Don’t worry, no one is going to steal your “secret sauce.” That only happens with recipes. And creativity isn’t a recipe.
  6. Simplicity in form. Clarity in concept. Conciseness in message. Now, more than ever.
  7. Learn to operate in a world of choices. Don’t paralyze yourself with analyzing opportunity costs. Think, move, assess.
  8. Two things can be incongruent, yet both partially true. Making two opposing elements play nice is the germ that fuels a lot of wonderful things.
  9. If you curate, add context and value. Add a perspective.
  10. Feedback loops: small and tight. Inspiration sources: wide and varied.
  11. Bonus idea! And, probably, the most important: substance, please.

nevver:

How to draw a cat, Gemma Correll

nevver:

How to draw a cat, Gemma Correll

(via thatkindofwoman)

(Source: jasperconran)

{ to make }
milkmadeicecream:

flavor of the day: Salty N Sweetour signature salted caramel ice creamOf course, salted caramel is part of the lineup for our Love ‘Scream month. At times, love is sweet; others, it is salty - but regardless, it keeps you coming back for more. Just like our Salted Caramel Ice Cream! (Seriously, we’ve been known to eat it by the tubful.) <3
You can be sweet to your love and make it yourself using our recipe that we shared in T Magazine a couple years back. 

{ to make }

milkmadeicecream:

flavor of the day: Salty N Sweet
our signature salted caramel ice cream

Of course, salted caramel is part of the lineup for our Love ‘Scream month. At times, love is sweet; others, it is salty - but regardless, it keeps you coming back for more. Just like our Salted Caramel Ice Cream! (Seriously, we’ve been known to eat it by the tubful.) <3


You can be sweet to your love and make it yourself using our recipe that we shared in T Magazine a couple years back. 

pearlydream:

butthorn:

Arrested Development valentines, as promised

have my heart forever

(via birchsf)

gorgeous light!!

fernandezandwells:

And over on the Strand, morning light streaming in through the large windows at Somerset House.

an assortment of f&w favorites :)

fernandezandwells:

The New Year gets underway. Sunny mornings still - and a reluctance to get back to work. There’s still comfort to be had however in some F&W treats; a slice of panettone made by the Ulcigrai family, father & son, in Trieste - simply the best; a classic ‘pasteis de nata’, Portuguese custard tart; and/or a cup of our rich hot chocolate made by Lithuanian dairy farmer, Domantas Uzpalis.