Little Black Book: Gracie Carroll’s guide to chic London

Aug 14 2012 by
Categories : Culture

Image courtesy of Steven Lee of Silhouetted Skyline

Even post Olympics we still have
a crush on London. It’s a crush that never seems to fade, mainly because there’s always a new hotspot, hidden gem or fab shopping find popping up in the British city. Which is why we asked Toronto’s newest It-girl
Gracie Carroll to share with us her top spots to dine, drink and shop in a post-Olympic London. Why do we trust her
London judgement? After a stint in the Brit city where she worked at ELLE UK, she hopped back over to Canada where she’s been making her mark as one of Toronto’s top fashion bloggers. And if you take a peek at her blog, you’ll see that her style finds are enough to make you want to go shopping. Read on for her top London spots!
Name: Gracie Carroll
Gig: Chick-in-charge at
GracieCarroll.com
City: London
Favourite place to meet friends for coffee: The
Tate Modern
Top Sunday destination: Sunday roast at The Roebuck in Chiswick.
Must-visit bar: The top-floor bar at
The National Portrait Gallery, for the view (and a glass of champagne).
Top dinner spot: BYOB Vietnamese restaurants along Kingsland High Road on Friday and Saturday nights.
Go-to mani/pedi stop: WAH Nails in Dalston.

Ultimate market shopping: Spitalfields, Brick Lane, Portobello Road, Camden market.
Best window shopping: Liberty London
Favourite hidden gem: The
Claridges bar – not really hidden, nor is it a secret, but it is a gem!
Favourite place for a stroll: Along the Thames from Chiswick to Hammersmith, with a stop at the pub in between.
Place in the city I feel most at home: Liberty London.
Favourite place to buy gifts: Paperchase
Top shopping destinations: Liberty London, Selfridges, Whistles, Browns Focus, Brick Lane.
OVER TO YOU! TELL US: Do you still have London fever? Where’s your fave mani/pedi spot?

Categories: Culture