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Antiques, sunshine and cycling through London parks

Last week, I paid a visit to the Spring Decorative Fair in Battersea.  As it was a sunny day – and haven’t they been in short supply until recently?! – I decided to cycle from my home in North London, and boy was I glad I did.  Heading through Primrose Hill, Regents Park, Hyde Park and then Battersea Park in the glorious sunshine was exactly what I needed – and quicker than public transport too.  Don’t even get me started on driving in this city!

At the antiques fair, I especially liked the sleek and curvacious lines of Paola Bazzoli‘s 20th Century Italian stock, and Quindry had some beautiful pieces too.  Hudson Grove also caught my eye with their stock from Ichabod Headless.  Antiques and vintage pieces are a great environmentally friendly way to get a well made, stylish piece for your home.  And they don’t have to break the bank, either.

To top it all off, Megan’s – an old favourite from my days at design school – were providing the catering for the fair, and so a delicious takeaway salad was devoured in the sunshine in the park on the way home.  Not a bad way to spend a few hours and pick up some inspiration!

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