Category Archives: Eye

EYE : Comvita – opening on Portobello Road

A new store opening soon on Portobello is New Zealand based natural health company, Comvita. It seems an odd choice of location to me, but I wish them well in their venture as I really like the ethos behind the brand and the products / ranges look really good.

EYE : Best of Top Drawer

I had a whizz around Top Drawer at the weekend and these suppliers caught my eye :

Cable and Cotton lights.  Eye-catching, colourful, well-priced and appeals to a broad range of customers – grown-ups and kids.  Very commercial. 

Lulu and Nat home and lifestyle range.  I love the pattern and colours of everything in this collection which is handcrafted and made in India.  I can see this brand becoming quite cultish.

Curious Chocolate.  The original styling of this stand caught my eye as did the lovely packaging. 

Somerville Scarves.  Love the cool and funky designs.  Wear them or frame them. 


Top Drawer

EYE : Pix – New resto on Westbourne Grove

A new pintxo bar called Pix will open on Sep 15th on Westbourne Grove – occupying the former Tea Palace site.  From what I can see they’ve done a fine job – particularly as the position is a hard one to get right.  The decor is dark and cosy with stylish signing : all blackish walls, roughed up/ mismatched/ casual furniture and upside down anglepoise lamps as ceiling lights….v cool. Loving the greyhound / lurcher dog statues too.  

Westbourne Grove is going very Euro indeed.  Adding to the continental feel is the imminent opening of Les Petites which will join fellow French stores Zadig & Voltaire and Loft in the strip that I call French Alley.




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EYE : Mary Quant to Open SW3

I noticed that a Mary Quant shop is going to open in the Duke of York Square, off the Kings Road in Chelsea. Looking forward to it. 


Mary Quant