Showing posts with label things to do. Show all posts
Showing posts with label things to do. Show all posts

Monday, 25 May 2020

A Guide To Decluttering Your Wardrobe



As, this week we have been discussing ways to clear out your wardrobe on our Live stories here are a few tips to organising a timeless wardrobe 

If you have reached the point where you can not get in or out of your wardrobe.. Its time.. We always thought you can never have too many clothes or shoes 




Tip one make sure all styles are folded the same way, separate by category, check all hangers fit the same or are replaced if broken.


    

 Deciding which items to keep can be tough, if you are struggling to find away, why not invite a family member to help or after lock down invite a style service, like our own, which currently we are able to offer advice online via voom 


Madia Matilda, wardrobe revamp online service



Ways to tackle decluttering

Start with the Four-Box Method. Where you use four boxes and label them: Alter, trash, give away, keep. (Sidebar; as well as your wardrobe, this can be done for any room in your home.) Place each item into one of the boxes - be brutal if necessary. Don’t skip a single item, no matter how insignificant you may think it is. This may take days, weeks, or months, but it will help you see how many items you really own and you’ll know exactly what to do with each item. 

If you’re new to decluttering, and you want to do more than just your wardrobe you can slowly ease yourself into it by tackling one room at a time. Storage boxes, are also useful when organising. Label or plan each box, folding bags, vacuum bags, jewellery stand, more hangers or suitcase to name a few. 

Another useful tip, but will only happen over time if you want to declutter in a less harsh manner, if you are unsure of what to get rid of. Donate clothes you never wear. To identify them, simply hang all your clothes with hangers in the reverse direction. After wearing an item, face the hanger in the correct direction. Discard the clothes you never touched after a few months.

Create a decluttering checklist. It’s a lot easier to declutter when you can visualise how it will look or where you need to get started. 


Ask yourself tough questions, like: 

Have you worn it in the last year? 

Does it have a special meaning/ Sentimental value?

Does it fit?

Is it in good condition?

Does it need fixing or will you take to be altered?

Does it make you feel good?

Does it go with other things in your wardrobe?

Is it annoying or uncomfortable to wear?






Sometimes the best styles, get worn out, tired and you feel its time to put those loved items firmly behind us, in this case getting rid and making space for new items is okay. There are lots of sustainable ways to let go of old items without letting them go to landfill. 

For instance Depop and Loved clothes last are great initiatives 

Is a marketplace for unwanted clothes that perhaps no longer fit or are not to your taste any longer. Rehoming an item of clothing is better than it going to landfill, it provides that garment with a longer lifespan for someone else to enjoy and helps the planet. 






Check out our depop here for discounted items as we use depop as an outlet for unsold stock instead of sending to landfill


With a similar ethos to us; love your clothes is a great resource, perfect for finding out care tips or sourcing recycling centers or even to sell your own clothes on their site 






For clothing items you just can not go without, find a local tailor or send in to us (after lockdown), as we understand how much a loved top or skirt, can bring so much joy and memories; so why not fix or amend any that are in need of some tlc. 

Check out our alterations price list here






Another way, is to hold swap parties or swishing; a fun way to get rid of unwanted items in your wardrobe. Once lockdown is over and government guidelines specify, invite friends over with their unwanted clothing and see what you can swap, make sure all clothing is laundered and you may find some great finds and come away with new things for your wardrobe that won't cost you a thing.



Sincerely Madia & Matilda

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Tips For Coping At Home During Covid19





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We remain open for business and rest assured we are closely monitoring every development making sure everything we do is right for you, in line with government and World Health Organisation guidelines – plus we are also taking some steps ourselves to help things run smoothly during the Covid-19 outbreak.

We take the welfare of our customers very seriously and we recognise that this is a particularly worrying time for you all. In response to the coronavirus outbreak, we are continually updating the measures being put in place surrounding delivery, returns, customer service



We aim to keep you in the know with the most up to date information, but because the situation is complex and evolving rapidly, things may change, so please check back here for the latest updates.
If you need to get in touch

We are currently extremely busy and appreciate your patience at this time. We know this is frustrating and we’re continually reviewing our options and looking to find new ways of being available to you.
 



Work From Home Style
Making a Payment


For more information or concerns, visit the ‘Help’ pages or check ‘My Account’ and you’ll also be able to see the range of payment choices that are available to you. The checkout is a really easy way to track order status, payment.

Your deliveries & returns

All of our carriers are still delivering, and we will continue to practice social distancing to minimise the risk of contact – you can help by ensuring you have updated My Account with the best safe place to leave your parcel.

Our standard delivery is currently taking slightly longer than normal on one person goods.








Many Collect Plus stores and Post Office counters remain open wherever possible for deliveries and returns. A very small number of stores are currently closed and have been removed from the list of available stores at checkout. Please check here https://www.myhermes.co.uk/tracking-results.html& or Royal mail at https://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder. Or







Thank you

We hope this is a little bit of comfort in unsettled times and we’ll keep you right up to date when things change, take care and thanks for your continued support.

Stay Safe 

Sincerely Madia & Matilda




Sunday, 16 February 2020

Things to do in - Victoria, Islington, Dalston & Peckham


If you have been following our escapades on social media, you will have seen us pop up in secret locations around London this month. 


As it is fashion week, we wanted to showcase the best of our sustainable fashion range while meeting and exploring with the city. Therefore we have complied this guide to London's best kept secrets and as it is half term, why not check it out for your self. 













Peckham 

Packed with great restaurants, bars and things to do, we visited Peckham levels - a fantastic community hub jam packed with events, Sip on cocktails and eat an array of foods all while gazing at the London skyline at Near and Far bar in Peckham Levels 








The Prince of Peckham is also a must visit for culture, community and good food or you could explore Peckham’s cultural quarter at Copeland Park and Bussey Building or catch a movie at the Peckhamplex 








Our designer Shalize regularly visits and knows the area well and recommends Bellenden Road for eating, drinking and shopping with cute little vintage shops & independent boutiques it's a good Saturday out on the high st.


One great pit stop along Bellenden road is the Begging bowl a Japanese restaurant for the foodie obsessed for independent boutiques this street is brimming with cool stores to visit.












Islington / Victoria 

In a prime location between the hustle and bustle of central London and the affluent suburbs of north London, Islington is a shopping hive of activity, dining and drinking options, Islington is not just for the Socialist.With a vibrant arts scene and big-name theatres and clubs. Check out our picks for the best things to do and see in Islington. 







Browse in Camden Passage If you are after a flat white in funky café Drink, Shop & Do, a cafe and moonlights as a hip bar running quirky craft and disco events is the perfect pitstop.






Shop at the Farmers Market Islington Farmers’ Market is the place to go for fresh seasonal produce. Open every Sunday from 10am to 2pm, the market sells everything from cakes to fresh pasta and fruit and veg and even flowers 






Visit the Theatre 
Almeida is a small local theatre that’s made a big impact on London’s performing arts scene. Open since 1980, this theatre puts on a variety of drama productions, ranging from classics such as Orwell’s 1984 and Shakespeare’s Hamlet to new productions by contemporary playwrights. 325-seat theatre, shows most plays in London’s West End. 





Looking for a laugh, Angel Comedy Club 
Currently hosted between two venues. The Camden Head, which hosts Angel Comedy Raw. It’s a free night featuring a mixed bill of new and established acts. The Hen & Chickens Theatre Bar.. It shows fringe theatre, stand up and even TV sitcom and sketch show read throughs. There’s also occasional Edinburgh previews and improv nights. 








Aesop store is a must, the aromas that come from this store are out of this world. Beautiful moisturizer and fragrances teas, if you are a beauty guru this will be up your street. 

Visit Upper st, which runs right through Islington as its main high st.





Our recent event at The Market Hall Victoria 


Market Hall Victoria 

The affordably priced Market hall Victoria is well worth a visit, we visited for an event at the Market hall. (see the pictures above) Just a stones-throw away is Wicked, which if you were planning a trip you could catch in the theatre in Victoria


Dalston / Hackney
Draughts Board Games Bar A gamers dream! There are over one thousand games to play inside Draught’s most recent bar, which has relocated from its former Haggerston home, to this grade-II listed space. Expect delicious cocktails, and even more tasty food in this stylish bar Find it at 41 Kingsland High Street, E8 2JS. 






Rio Cinema One of the few independent Art Deco cinemas in London, It mostly shows foreign and indie films, although you might catch a mainstream movie every once in a while. The architecture is beautiful, the auditorium boasts plush red velvet seats and the classic, long red curtains reveal the screen before the movie begins. See what’s on here. Find it at 107 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB. 


ABQ Saint Pizzeria - a hidden gem of a restaurant, full of little quirks, with vegan pizzeria's or create your own cocktails whilst seated in a 'breaking bad' van or chill out in the restaurant with friends; we visited for one of our secret events in fashion week. Check out our social channels for further details or see the pictures below. 18 Bohemia Pl, London E8 1DU



Fernada Dassoler  in our Robyn Dress




Andreza Fisher in our Kiera Top & Jenna trouser at ABQ Vegan Pizzeria



Tina we salute you, a  coffee shop, with a large table right in the centre of its room with walls covered in art and most definitely the best restaurant name 47 King Henry’s Walk, London, N1 4NH 





Fair trade coffee and great selection of homemade cakes, a busy spot at weekends, with locals crowded around the big communal table and or sit on its window seats. (if you can find a spot)






Vortex Jazz Club and Servant Jazz Quarters are the two best places in the area
The former - has a  host of wide-reaching gig. The latter - is a similar venue, with a great bar upstairs and often with artists who, in a year or so’s time, will be some of the most talked about names on the scene.






The Arcola Theatre is the place to go for an intriguingly mix of productions, produced by emerging playwrights from the local area as well far more established names. showcasing new plays in an intimate the main auditorium the experience is fantastic.

If you are looking for an art fix The Invisible Line Gallery, is good to see the best work by local artists. Its exhibitions are varied in taste and there is always something different 





Credits
https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/peckham-london-area-guide

https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united-kingdom/england/london/articles/best-things-see-peckham-london/

https://londoncheapo.com/food-and-drink/things-to-do-islington/


https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/islington-area-guide

https://spotahome.com/blog/spotahome-neighbourhood-guide-best-things-to-do-in-dalston-london/
https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/attractions/things-to-do-dalston-best-restaurants-bars-pubs-turkish-a4009541.html

https://secretldn.com/reasons-to-visit-dalston/

Sincerely Madia & Matilda 

Friday, 19 July 2019

Summer of Cutlture - Things to do this Summer



Cultural trips? Outdoor gigs? Summer pub crawls or foodie festivals? You’re spoilt for choice this summer, so get that diary filled to make it your best one yet.


With the help of Blogger 
Thaiane Dalvino (@itsthaii)  We’ve rounded up things for you to add to your must-do list, from the best spots for a cold summer pint to the biggest events heading to the city, plus epic days out that the whole family can enjoy. They’re best enjoyed while to weather is at its peak, so get to it!



London


Finally it's summer in London and we present you this beautiful place, found in London Battersea. Lost Society, a cocktail bar/ restaurant with a garden on the external area. 


The decoration was designed by the Casa Jaguar Design that provide us this amazing botanical haven and lots of different ambient, colours and textures though the place. Amazing for celebrations, meetings and a beautiful back drop for your inta stories!

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the garden on this summer. The hot weather might not last long!






National Park City Festival from Jul 20 to Jul 28. Take part in hundreds of events and activities across the week all celebrating the city’s green spaces, trees, waterways and natural environment.
There’ll be urban wildlife walks, free fitness sessions, outdoor theatre, explorations of London’s lesser-known green spaces, family activities, workshops, opportunities to look after green spaces, boat trips, bike rides, tree trails and more. 

Watch out for special boat trips, like the upcoming Movies on the river night, or 
Summer by the River 

Credits

https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/summer-by-the-river




 Thaiane Dalvino (@itsthaii) Dress Issabella - SS20 Madia & Matilda at the Lost Society London






Go site seeing  or looking for educational days out with the kids why not try out The Postal Museum this summer? In
 greater London is one of our all-time favourites! Featuring a mini railway, a play area and lots of interactive exhibits, it’s a great place to go if you’re looking for indoor summer activities. If you’ve got kids under 8, be sure to pick up a Mail Rail Family Trail booklet - it’s included in your ticket.

If the Postal Museum, not for you take a look at this list of 10 great family-friendly museums in the UK instead.

Credits https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/summer-activities-things-to-do







 Bristol


In central Bristol for a day? The Coffee House Project is the first of its kind in Bristol. A caffeine-fuelled celebration of the best the city has to offer, this two day coffee festival focuses on local, artisan roasters, independent food and drink retailers and home-grown

when? From 7 Sept 2019to8 Sept 2019 Our kind our festival! 


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 Or are you looking for something more cultural?! As the home of Banksy, Bristol is full of creatives and Upfest – Europe’s largest urban paint festival and a rare chance to see some of the best graffiti artists work their magic right in front of your eyes. No need to leave the kids at home either... It’s a great day out for the whole family, with lots of creative workshops and activities for the little ones.  







Bristol festivals are world famous. Take the Bristol balloon festival – an international fiesta of hot air balloons spanning four glorious days each summer. Head to Ashton Court Estate and watch mass ascents of balloons in all sorts of amazing shapes and sizes, morning and night. There’s also night glows set to music, fireworks and lots more family fun.


Then there is Bristol Harbour Festival, the mother of all maritime festivals, which celebrates the city’s vibrant Harbourside. You can watch daredevil stunts, go on leisurely boat rides, nod your head along to local bands and eat and drink Bristol fashion from the many amazing market stalls.




Into finding your inner chi? Join Bristol's first Yoga and Vegan festival in the lovely green campus of Fairfield High School. Participate in all-day long Yoga & meditation sessions, enjoy yummy vegan and raw vegan food, shop for vegan products and attend talks on mental health and wellness

Credits 
https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/bristol-yoga-and-vegan-festival-p2744623











Leeds 

There are a few events to take note of, if you are in leeds over the holidays, the first is Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival, a series of exhibitions, international commissions, events and learning programmes not seen on a scale anywhere else – with sculpture in its broadest forms on display across four major galleries and outdoors in Leeds and Wakefield.















This first festival builds upon Yorkshire’s rich history as the birthplace of pioneering sculptors, including Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, and as the home of this unique consortium of galleries and celebrated sculpture collections. Definitely worth checking out!

Reflecting the curatorial theme put forward by British artist Phyllida Barlow that ‘sculpture is the most anthropological of the artforms’ 

Credits yorkshire-sculpture.org/







Leeds Pride is Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* life. Running since 2006 and is now the largest Pride in the UK to still be a completely free event with over 40,000 people attending. It is also considered the UK’s friendliest Pride. The celebrations are run by a skilled team of volunteers with close links to local Leeds LGB&T community and the event is funded through community fundraising.

Over the Leeds Pride weekend there will be a whole host of events celebrating love, equality, sexuality and gender identity across the city. This is the 13th year that Leeds Pride has taken place.







Where you ask?

All over the city! The fun all starts at the Millennium Square Stage on the Sunday and the parade then heads through Leeds before ending up on Lower Briggate for a massive party to round off a wonderful day
Sunday 4th August







Cornwall 

Cornwall the home of the Cornish pasty, beautiful British beaches there's plenty of things to do during this summer in Cornwall. 

We found this great little restaurant for foodies, 12 Beach Road, overlooking Towan beach in Newquay, combines the best local produce with global flavour fusion.
The new restaurant brings modern, relaxed, family dining to the north Cornish coast along with Yallah artisan coffee and beachy cocktails.


Afterwards you could watch a performance at the Minack Theatre in a spectacular location to watch theatre. Or visit the Oasis Fun Pools with the kids, based in the North Coast, Newquay

The Oasis Fun Pools at Hendra is great indoor and outdoor splashtastic fun for the whole family with flumes, fountains, a geyser, river rapid ride, waterfall, and toddles area.  Also a café, bar and much more! But, if your more of an Adrenalin junky, take the zip wire at Adrenalin Quarry near Liskeard. In numbers, the zip wire is 490 metres long, suspended 50 metres above a flooded quarry, and you can reach speeds of 40mph. Not for the faint-hearted.






But, if you prefer some light hearted fun, why not watch or get involved in the Crantock bale push in September, teams push a hay bale over 400lbs in weight around the village in one of the craziest fundraising events in Cornwall. Takes place on the second Friday of each September.

For a slower pace and for the adventurer in you, Cornwall has  some of the best views and beaches, St Michael's Mount  has some great views and at the most southerly point of mainland UK, Lizard Point is a wild and weather-beaten chunk of land which stands strong against the elements in the Atlantic Ocean. There is excellent walking to be had all along here, as well as stunning views and a cracking cream tea.









Sincerely Madia
& Matilda