Can you imagine walking through a room that is dramatically lit and there’s rain falling from the ceiling? You would expect to get soaking wet, right?
Think again… right now at The Barbican, London there’s an art installation by Random International at The Curve Gallery in which you control the elements. A 100 square foot field of falling water is before you and as you step into it you’d expect to get wet but, surprisingly you don’t. As you walk the water moves away from the area you’re in, but it still pours around you. Read More
I remember the day my sister told me she was engaged, her face was glowing and so much happiness shone through her. After a year of planning, her wedding finally happened last Saturday on the 1st of December at London’s Savile Club in Mayfair. Read More
“Remember, remember the 5th of November” are words that send shivers down my spine. In 1605, Guy Fawkes, a member of the Roman Catholic conspirators, attempted to carry out the “Gunpowder plot” to assassinate King James I of England and the House of Parliament.
After my freshman year of college, I spent a summer studying in London. It was a unique program that had a tremendously profound impact on me and my life. About 25 of us spent the summer living in a house in the gorgeous Notting Hill neighborhood. Our classes consisted of English literature, which featured books written in and around London, English poetry, and theater, which gave us the opportunity to see a different play each week in various theaters around the city. I did this at a time when I was leaving a lot behind and it was extremely difficult, but the second I walked out of the airport and was greeted by the sweetest, friendliest cab driver I’ve ever encountered, I never looked back. Read More
London. When you’re there, there’s always something to do. Whether you choose to explore a market on the weekend or sit in a coffee shop or pub for hours talking with friends and just simply enjoying the little things in life. I feel London is so diverse – there are a number of different subcultures within this city that you feel you never get bored. Read More
Britain is known for its hearty/comfort meals; food that is filling and has been carried through the centuries. You could call them unfussy dishes, made with quality local produce matched with simple sauces. Read More
Breakfast is, by far, my most favorite meal of the day; nothing beats waking up and having a yummy meal before you start your day. Before I came to America from the UK, my breakfast mainly consisted of baked beans, mushrooms, scrambled egg, bacon, sausages and toast – what we would call “The Full Monty.” Read More
London can have different impacts and hold different feelings for different people. I went around the office and asked a British person and an American person what London means to them, but first here’s what comes flowing back to me when the word “London” is spoken.
Our September catalog was shot by Guy Aroch, who captures model Martha Hunt on the streets of London in a paparazzi-inspired style. Based around the concept of the modern “it girl” whose every move is documented, Martha dodges the camera as she does everyday things like taking out the trash and going to yoga, working on set and going out at night with her boyfriend, played by model Danny Fox. We love this book and the story it tells, and can’t wait for it to drop on Tuesday along with our new site for Free People UK! Here’s a sneak peek. :) Read More