Wednesday 22 January 2020
Find somewhere wondrous to eat, drink and socialise seven days a week in Seven Dials.
DUKE + DEXTER
16 Earlham Street
The lords of loafers have introduced a new resident inhouse artist, Jess Pickard, to bring customer commissions to life with D&D’s shoes. With years of experience in design and fi ne arts, Jess is literally turning footwear into wearable pieces of art. Customers can either design their own or select from the Artist Collection – a limited edition curation of Jess’s favourite designs. Each style has been limited to just 25 pairs, giving the loafers an unrivalled rarity that will be a sure-fi re conversation starter wherever you go.
69 Neal Street
Creative space Creoate puts on a series of workshops for beginners, where you can truly create your own personal masterpieces. Discover the artist and designer within you with the fun and interactive jewellery-making workshop, or create luxury scented candles or ceramics. There are beginners’ pottery classes, sewing classes and tuition to make your own cushion covers. There’s even a starter guide to fabric printing – as well as clothes and shoemaking – which could stir the next big designer. The world of art, design and creative ideas is yours at Creoate.
4 Monmouth Street
The British cocoa grower is out to capture the hearts of chocolate lovers visiting Seven Dials with its School of Chocolate. The Cocoa Vaults really takes your experience of chocolate to the next level. The Bean-toBar Experience, hosted by seasoned chocolatier Claire Haddad, will see you learn how to make a bar of chocolate straight from the cocoa bean, just one of many amazing experiences available at Cocoa Vaults. Tasting Adventures are a must, complete with a sparkling glass of Prosecco!
LAURA LEE JEWELLERY
42 Monmouth Street
We’re all unique, so why shouldn’t jewellery celebrate our own personal story? At Laura Lee Jewellery, they now offer custom engravings across a range of their bestselling necklaces, signet rings and bracelets, with the possibility to upload your artwork to create bespoke handmade jewellery. You can create one-of-a-kind pieces to treasure forever.
48 Monmouth Street
Explore Le Labo’s fi ne fragrances with its personalised luxury perfumes. It’s Fresh Formulation means you can select your very own scent and they hand-blend your bottle in the boutique itself. Not only that, you can then custom print the label on your Le Labo creation with up to 23 characters. In-store lab technicians can also engrave your solid perfume case. For the perfect gift to the one you love, or a special treat for yourself, Le Labo has all the love potions in motion – for women and men.
9 Earlham Street
The premium luggage and travel accessories brand from New York – for the modern traveller - has added a personal touch to its products by offering monogramming and bespoke luggage tags. Names, initials or whatever you like can be painted or engraved on its lightweight designs, such as the super-popular aluminium edition CarryOn case or embroidered on its canvas Weekender bag. Stickers are also available to make your next Away piece truly yours. So, why not make it personal?
15 Monmouth Street
With an in-house atelier, the specialist Indian leather goods brand can offer unique repairs and customer services where you can alter the size of your leather belt instore. There’s also customisation, such as monogramming, where you can add initials, names or messages. For those who want to evoke their inner craftsman, there are DIY belt kits on offer, which provide all the tools for a novice to make their own belt, colour it and give it texture, as well as selecting from two buckle options.
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