on a recent saturday in nottingham i realised just how much fun it is to re-visit cities. i hadn't been to nottingham in a coupla years and a day out with kristian was just what i needed. we started off by the lace market and checked out josephine meckseper's window installation at nottingham contemporary. it's going to be a real treat when they open their doors with a big david hockney show. and all that lace-style concrete? i'm in love! after a yummy tempeh burger at alley cafe we explored some of the run-down alleys and arcades. there's definitely lots of eye candy in nottingham! 'england's oldest pub' was surreal.
the hi-lite of the day, though, had to be derby road! after just a few hours there i'm ready to get a flat and spend my days troving treasures at celia's vintage, the danish homestore and dreamiest of all: le chien et moi. i didn't get any photos inside the shop (too shy to ask!) but a few peeks in the window are enough to stop anyone in their tracks. walking in is like stepping into temptation-land, with lots of french and english finds sitting side-by-side with reproductions and newer assemblages. i left lusting after woolen blankets, metal teapots and teacups and the sweetest basset hound who helps run the shop. if you visit their website you can see more than i would ever be able to describe! if i could find a shop like this in london i think i would be set.celia's was another heartbreaker all-together, i'll be sure to share my finds with you in a future post.