I’m so lucky that my life as Magpie takes me to some amazing events and introduces me to some great designers and fun people . This weekend I sat down to cocktails and brunch at the historic boutique Andaz Hotel in Liverpool Street with the team from Designers Makers ( an agency which supports homegrown UK talent) and fellow bloggers Sophia at Tshirt and Tails and Jordan from Made in Shoreditch.
Putting a tropical spin on the yuletide season the Andaz hotel has joined forces with neighbour The Old Spitalfelds Market, Ravensbourne Collage on local artist Bobby Patmore for their Christmas celebration: ‘Andaz Goes Ape’. During the festive season guests and diners can sample the delights of a tropical flavoured Xmas menu and all are welcome and encouraged to visit Claude the Santa Gorilla and gaze at the installation by Ravensbourne Collage.
The Andaz hotel aren’t the only ones getting involved in the festive fun, all the monthly markets hosted at The Old Spitalfields Market have been going ape as the keepers of the Golden Bananas. Find out here how discovering one of these bananas can win you a whole host of goodies including a stay at the hotel.
Right that’s enough monkeying around ( sorry I couldn’t resist) on to the jewels…
As well proving business support and an online retail platform for their members, Designer’s Makers (DM) also hosts a monthly market at Old Spitalfields. For the Christmas season DM not only supersized the The Old Spitalfields Market boasting 60 of the UK’s prime talent but they also hosted a 2nd market on London’s iconic Southbank.
After brunch the jewel hunting commenced and here is who I found.
A huge thanks to Designers Maker and the Andaz hotel for having me.
Stay tuned for my next post which features my favourite Designer Makers jewellers.