A Shopping Guide: Pop-Up London

Fortunm’s X Frank/ photo by Emily Goldfischer

Fleeting fun is happening in London in form of Pop-Ups, whether you’re into food, fashion, or the arts, there’s something for everyone…but not for long!  Here’s the Luxury Travel Advisor tip off to what’s on.

L’Eden by Perrier-Jouet, September 23 - 25

Imagine a place where champagne grows on trees!  It’s a reality here in London:  spanning the duration of London Fashion Week and London Design Festival, L’Eden by Perrier-Jouët celebrates the creative effervescence of two of the biggest cultural weeks, with an interactive installation by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance (renown French architect and interior designer) and the world’s first bio-responsive garden by Bompas & Parr (the English culinary duo that invented alcoholic clouds and Jello sculpture).  Yes, think: champagne bottles you pick off the vine, plants that mimic movement, a hidden Eden “tasting cellar,” plus talks, master classes and a limited edition champers shop. Book tickets here: http://www.perrier-jouet.com/uk-en/london-eden-landing#eden-by-perrier-jouet

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Fortunm’s X Frank/ photo by Emily Goldfischer

Fortunm’s X Frank, now through October 13

Following the food and art theme is Fortnum’s X Frank, head to the iconic Piccadilly shop to see one of the most important private collections of modern British art amidst London’s most beautiful biscuits, chocolates, jams, teas and other English finery.  More than 60 works, including paintings by the likes of Tracey Emin and  Howard Hodgkin, and a marvelous sculpture series by Charming Baker all amassed by prolific collector, Frank Cohen who began collecting in the 1970s, and in the early 1990s became a patron and supporter of the Young British Artists (YBAs).  https://www.fortnumandmason.com/events/fortnums-x-frank.

Scottish Star Chef Tom Kitchin in the Kitchen at Harrods, November 14 – 20

More dining delights as Tom Kitchin, the youngest ever chef-proprietor to win a Michelin star for his Edinburgh venue the The Kitchin, will head to Harrods as “Chef of the Season” where he’ll whip up his renown ‘farm to table’ cuisine and showcase Scottish produce. Plates will include hand-dived Orkney scallops baked in the shell and roasted loin of Scottish Borders roe deer served with root vegetables and an apple and juniper berry sauce, yum.  Booking is essential at +44 (0)20 7225 6800, lunch and dinner will be served in The Conservatory, on the Fourth Floor of Harrods starting at £55 per person. As well as the pop-up restaurant, Tom has designed a custom food hamper and curated a range of dishes-to-go for the Harrods Food Halls, available from Monday 7th November until Saturday 24th December. http://www.harrods.com/style-insider/news/aw16/tom-kitchin-at-harrods

Shop for Gladstone Luxury Leather Goods at the COMO Metropolitan, now through December 31

The first-ever pop-up shop for English luxury leather designer, Gladstone is in the lobby of the COMO Metropolitan on Park Lane. Offering bespoke personalization services along with a selection of unisex backpacks, messenger bags, totes, and carry-on luggage, stylish and sophisticated, all hand-made in Italy. Prior to the COMO Metropolitan store opening this month, Gladstone’s leather goods were only available at their storefront on Shepherd’s Market, Harrods, and Harvey Nichols London.  Prices start at £285. http://comohotels.com/metropolitanlondon &  http://gladstonelondon.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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