Pitfield London was another stop on our East London shop tour of joy. An interiors shop with a cafe and exhibition gallery just off Old Street, it's an incredible space run by interior designer Shaun Clarkson and textiles designer Paul Brewster. Both gave us a little talk about how the place started and then let us have a browse and take some snaps of their amazing stock. It's a perfectly curated collection of part new, part vintage objects. My favourite pieces were the old children's rocking horse below and the original botanical prints above.
Whilst Shaun and Paul were talking, they mentioned owning two other business ventures, both in the Norfolk area. I suddenly had a pang of recognition and asked if one of them was a wedding venue. Sure enough, this brilliantly talented pair also run Cliff Barns, a venue I shortlisted in my own wedding hunt. It offers an all-inclusive barn and accommodation package and is something I would have loved, had it not been slightly too far away.
We also sampled some of the food at the cafe inside- huge salads and fresh savoury tarts, washed down with a smooth flat white. If you're headed to East London and fancy a spot of lunch, this place was very reasonable and you get to gaze at the pretty decor as you eat. My idea of bliss.