the private view

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On Saturday evening it was time for the official opening of ‘Aesthetic: 12 artists ● 12 perceptions’. Started with dinner and drinks at Hoi Polloi (once again) with some friends before heading to Hackney Wick. The venue was already packed when we arrived and the private view went really well – thanks to everyone who came! (Fun fact: Jamie Winstone and an agent from Tate popped by!). We got tipsy and had a good time but decided to end the evening with seriously delicious cocktails and some more friends at Beagle. A magnificent Saturday in other words!

Ps. The exhibition will run until 25th October and is located in Hackney Wick at The Old Baths. Feel free to take a look (free admission)!
Fyi my piece is also for sale (£150), contact me on thea.lovstad@kebas.no if you’re interested.

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gypsy water

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The very last drop of my perfume was consumed the day before I left Norway and I have since then been drooling over one of Byredo´s scents. I find the design on the perfume bottles and of course their smell extremely appealing. Very subtle and delicate.

So, when me and my cousin finally went to Liberty on Monday I simply couldn’t resist buying a new perfume. Or perfume oil that is in fact. Totally fell for the smell called `Gypsy Water´. With top notes of bergamot, heart note of orris and base notes of vanilla and amber. It´s divine!

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buns and fine art

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Weekday coat, Zara trousers, Blue Hour rucksack, Adidas Superstar sneakers

Woke up early yesterday and took the train to Hackney with Emily, to leave my art piece at the gallery. Luckily I didn’t have to hang the work myself and therefore decided to eat lunch in Hoxton. Ended up at Fabrique with a massive cardamum bun and a lovely cappuccino. Fabrique has by the way the very best cinnamon and cardamum buns in London! The locale is also extremely charming and is conveniently located right next to Hoxton station – tip, tip!

And a little reminder: The exhibition I’m participating in ‘Aesthetic: 12 artists ● 12 perceptions’ is opening tonight. It’s held at The Old Baths in Hackney Wick. Don’t hesitate to visit! Lots of great artists will be displaying a great amount of varied work; photography, sculpture, drawing, painting and performance. 

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visit

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My lovely cousin has been on a brief visit the previous days, hence the absence.

A short recap of Monday and Tuesday:
Started the beginning of the week with brunch at Ozone Coffee Roaster´s pop up café, where we consumed chorizo bagels while looking at people rushing in the rain (the weather has’nt exactly been on our side – it’s been raining cats and dogs non stop since Monday morning!). We strolled down Red Church Street – popped by Albion to buy bread and Ganni´s pop up shop to dream about their perfect faux fur. Headed from East to Central to look at beautiful flowers at Liberty and to eat dinner at Honest Burgers.

Tuesday was spent shopping in West (well, my cousin was shopping) and ended up in Notting Hill with dinner and drinks at Electric Diner.

Two brilliant days with one of my favourite persons!

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new exhibition

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Exciting news! I will be one out of twelve artists displaying work at an upcoming exhibition in East London called `Aesthetic – 12 Artists – 12 Perceptions´. Pop by The Old Baths in Hackney Wick between 18th – 25th October if you wanna have look!

xx

 

hoi polloi

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Major weekend tip: eat brunch at Ace Hotel´s brasserie Hoi Polloi.

Located in the heart of Shoreditch High Street this little gem is easy to find and comes in handy if you would like to have a stroll in Shoreditch afterwards.
With the name Hoi Polloi meaning `the many´ in Greek, it has set the standard for the menu: varied and something for everyone´s taste – serving everything from breakfast to supper and cocktails. Personally I will recommend the buttermilk pancakes with bacon and maple syrup (and ask for berries to come with it!), super delicious. The Eggs Benedict is also prima.

With its interior inspired by mid-twentieth century European bistros and `Sunday Strings by Xavior´ (live string music) this is the ideal spot to spend a relaxed Sunday with good friends. Pop by That Flower Shop before leaving, to get your hands on the mandatory “weekend bouquet” and for an inspiration boost.

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