| July 7th, 2009
British Parliament & Big Ben
Back from a week in London, and brimming with design inspiration from some of my favorite spots in the city. Because London is truly an international place with people from all over the globe, an amazing mix of influences form its unique design, food, and fashion identities. Below are a few of my favorite images captured in the city’s restaurants, hotels, and sights.
Hakkasan is one of the coolest restaurants in London, with amazing design & innovative Chinese cuisine. Don't miss the tiny sign outside the door.
The London Eye is the largest observation wheel in the world and has become a cultural icon of the city. It provides such a dramatic backdrop to the skyline.
The Tate Modern boasts a world-renowned art collection set against breathtaking architectural design. The collection is free & includes international work from 1900.
Zuma serves amazing sushi in a warm & stylish environment with the best people-watching. Try the teriyaki-glazed salmon and crispy squid with green chili & salt.
St. James Park is steps from Buckingham Palace and my favorite place for a morning run. Beautiful English gardens surrounding a serene pond.
There's just something I love about the taxis in London... so much more old-school & classy than ours in the U.S! The drivers are great sources of London info & tips.
The Dorchester Hotel: so traditional, so elegant, so English. The classic spot for afternoon tea & crumpets, and a just-renovated bar that is so hip.