Friday, December 1, 2017

Vanessa Seward’s guide to London


Are you ready for this, London? One of fashion’s chicest designers, the Argentina-born and Paris-based Vanessa Seward, has just opened her first shop in the U.K., on Notting Hill’s quaint Ledbury Road. We caught up with Vanessa in her plush new boutique, complete with marble tops and royal blue furniture, to discuss some of her favourite places in London. Oysters, bespoke shirts and fireplace drinks – the designer did not disappoint. Ready for a chic getaway?

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Drinks around the fireplace at Durrants Hotel

“The location is ideal, and I love its classic, typically English feel. The bar with its fireplace is very cosy and discreet for appointments. They have a great family room with bunk beds for children.” 32 George Street, Marylebone

Niche designer shopping at Aimé

“I love this multi brand store right next to my boutique in Notting Hill. It has a great selection of designers. The team is very friendly and offer very good advice.” 32, Ledbury Road, Notting Hill

Scott's, 20 Mount Street

Scott’s, 20 Mount Street

Oysters and people-watching at Scott’s

“They have wonderful oysters (my favourite food in winter) and very chic crowd.” 20, Mount Street, Mayfair

Bespoke shirts at Budd Shirtmakers

“Whenever I come to London with my husband we always stop here, they have beautiful shirts, pyjamas and socks which you can only find there.” 3, Picadilly Arcade, St James

Budd Shirtmakers, 3, Picadilly Arcade

Budd Shirtmakers, 3, Picadilly Arcade

Vintage English tailoring at the Antique Clothing Shop

“As I’ve always been inspired by my memories of English country weekends when I lived in London in the seventies as well as my mother’s glamorous “country” looks, I always find something in this vintage shop which specializes in English vintage tailoring.”  282 Portobello Road

The Vanessa Seward shop on Ledbury Road, Notting Hill

The Vanessa Seward shop on Ledbury Road, Notting Hill

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