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Taylor Taylor Salon London – Cheshire Street

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Nestled just of the iconic Brick Lane is Taylor Taylor’s Cheshire Street salon.

The street has become a popular destination with shoppers with plethora of hip vintage shops and trendy cafes residing there, making Taylor Taylor’s presence there ideal for a pit stop between shopping.

A few moments down Cheshire Street  you are met with an unassuming store front, once inside the salon you are met with highly ornate decor – taking inspiration from 18th Century English stately homes and French palaces. Though a little on the feminine side the salon does cater well to men, providing great services and even a  full size brass topped cocktail bar.

The salon itself feels very intimate with a boutique feel, staff on hand to give advice without being pushy. On my visit I was given an appointment with stylist Tom Gilling, a friendly and personable young stylist who has worked on shows for brands including Craig Green, Sibling and Katie Eary during London Collections: Men.

Together we discussed what I wanted from my visit, in my case just a trim and to neaten up my cut. After the consultation it was time to get my hair washed and conditioned which happens in a separate part of the salon, again the staff were helpful and managed to get  to get the right temperature, I’ve experienced countless times were the water temperature was either boiling or ice cold so it was a nice change!

I was very happy with the results, Tom took away the bulk which was making my hair look top heavy but while keeping length which I requested, making my hair more manageable and easier to style.

I thoroughly enjoyed  my visit and was very happy with my cut, so make sure to book an appointment next time you;re headed east.

Prices for a wash/cut and finish start at £48

Taylor Taylor
12 Cheshire St,
London
E2 6EH

taylortaylorlondon.com

i-D x J.W Anderson x Patrón Tequila LFW Party

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Designer J.W.Anderson and i-D Magazine celebrated the launch of the J.W.Anderson Workshops at London’s Ace hotel with guests from across the creative world including Holly Shackleton, Benjamin Bruno and Oliver Hadlee Pearch.

Guests enjoyed DJ sets from Michel Gaubert and Jonnie Wilkes with drinks courtesy of Patrón Tequila.

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The celebration followed the designers AW16 presentation at LFW. Having the party at the Ace is very fitting with the designer’s Workshops concept store in the space immediately next to the hotel.  The colourful 250 square foot store showcases current season J.W.Anderson lines as well as the work of other creative artists.  J.W.Anderson made headlines last month by deciding to stream his AW16 menswear show at London Collections: Men on the gay dating app, Grindr.

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Boneyard – Shoreditch

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The ever popular Shoreditch district of London has welcomed another new addition to its growing list of foodie destinations, with the arrival of Boneyard.

Boneyard is the new concept from restaurateur and businessman Robert Newmark, the man responsible for the Beach Blanket Babylon restaurants/bars.

The space was previously a petrol station, and the restaurant has used this unconventional heritage in its layout and design paying a nod to its old use, with exposed industrial feel and drink stations aligned to were the petrol station’s convenience store shelves used to sit.

Those visiting enter through a heavy black door with a reclaimed brass porthole window and once inside are met with a large and spacious dining area, with communal tables and bar seating areas.

The menu, like its interiors, is inspired by classic American comfort food – buttermilk fried chicken, American smoked ribs, tater tots and burgers. The menu also features a bone marrow burger, as well as a boneless burger, with sides of golden crinkle-cut fries, crispy onion ring and chilli con carne crisps. All orders are served ticket style and collected from the helpful staff.

The adjoining outdoor covered timber yard, complete with cacti embraces summer with Aperol Spritz and Vodka Slushies in a splash of flavours

On out visit we gave a few of the menu options a try, having never had a bone marrow burger a go we took a punt on this as our main. The burger was juicy and tasty, and also quite large, so be prepared. Alongside this rather than the standard fries/chips option we went for the interesting sounding chilli con carne crisps, and again the results were satisfying. The waffle like ‘crisps’ were just that, crispy and delicious and a slightly lighter option that standard fries. The chilli which sat on top of it was flavourful and accompanied the crisps well.

The rack of ribs was also a highlight, large and a rich tangy sauce which we paired with the house coleslaw.

To wash it all down we opted from some of the milkshakes on offer, my recommendation is the salted caramel! Though they come in a rather small size they make up for in flavour, absolutely try one!

Boneyard is perfectly located, a stone throws from Shoreditch House and Brick lane and all of the area’s highlights. The spot is great for a quick bite to eat or a longer meal with friends, also if you want to do a spot of work while you’re there then make use of the plug sockets and free WiFi.

Our meal for two came to around the £50 mark.

Boneyard, 168 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU
Opening times: 11:00am – late Monday to Sunday
Phone: 0207 033 1857
Twitter: Boneyard_LDN
Instagram: Boneyard_LDN

www.pumpshoreditch.com