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jamie-oliver-kitchen-papermills-studio-photo-by-geraldine-tan-of-little-big-bell-blog Happy 2017 everyone! Hope you’ve all had a restful break. I simply had to start the year by showing you this beautiful vintage style kitchen at Papermill studios in London. It also happens to be the kitchen where Jamie Oliver cooks for his TV show.

Just before Christmas, I co-hosted a Make Wrap Mingle crafts event there, with Zeena Shah and Lynne of Papermash green-and-brass-kitchen-little-big-bell This vintage style kitchen is so on trend with this season’s predicted big five : Natural wood, earthy tones, Brass, Emerald green and patterned tiles.

Even the sink area looked stylish with a bottle of Aesop hand soap. There were no plastic bottles in sight. The washing up liquid was cleverly stored in a glass bottle with a drizzler spout.  kitchen-decor-london-little-big-bell Black and white goes so well with the earthy tones of wood.

Adore those ceramic Design Letter cups. That white coffee grinder and machine are now definitely on my wish list. vintage-cupboards-for-kitchen-little-big-bell These vintage wooden drawers are a dream. Love how their glass panel windows show off the Falcon enamel ware serving trays. pink-gin-cocktail-party-little-big-bell Anyway, enough swooning over the kitchen at Papermill studios. I need to tell you about the event that we hosted.

As well as running a gift wrap crafting table, I planned some of the sweet treats and drinks for the day. We had Pinkster gin, prosecco and elderflower rose cocktails.

Those gorgeous gold paper cups are from Lynne’s party shop, Papermash. papermills-studio-kitchen-photo-by-little-big-bell Mint leaves and fresh raspberries were used to garnish the cocktails. vickys-colourful-donuts Check out these super colourful Vicky’s donuts that spelled out the name of the event. meringue-girls-colourful-meringues-little-big-bell I travelled to Broadway market in East London to pick up these colourful meringues from the Meringue girls. They were so tasty and instagram worthy for the day. primrose-bakery-cupcakes-little-big-bell From East London back to North London. I got these cute cupcakes from Primrose bakery. papermills-studio-london-little-big-bell Those miniature mince pies on the blue cake stand were from Selfridges, and they were very popular on the day.

Did you spot the apple and pear framed prints by Enzo Mari ? Another two things to add to my ever growing wish list. london-blogers-event-little-big-bell Another peek at the treats. make-wrap-mingle-little-big-bell A bird’s eye view of that vintage style kitchen and the event space, where I ran my workshop. Guests were beginning to trickle in.

We had around 60 people attend on the day. gift-wrap-ideas-by-geraldine-tan-little-big-bell-blog Here are a few of the simple gift wrap ideas that I taught on the day. prettly-nails We were very lucky to have Prettly in attendance at our event. They are a mobile hair styling, makeup and manicure service, travelling to you, whether at home, at work or at an event.

Our guests had their hair braided, curled and styled. One of the Prettly team even came to my home, to manicure my daughter’s nails. Look at that pretty sky blue colour she chose. make-wrap-mingle-event-at-papermills-studio-with-little-big-bell Next door to the kitchen, is the other event space. Feast your eye on that amazing ribbon feature on the ceiling.

Zeena and Lynne have kitted out their tables here, ready for some amazing craft activities. confetti-cracker-diy-photo-by-geraldine-tan-little-big-bell-blog This was the confetti Christmas cracker making table. Colourful cards were provided by Lynne for our guests to cut out the crackers using Zeena’s templates.

Punched out confetti and miniature candy canes were used to fill the crackers. craft-table This was the festive greeting card table. send-a-festive-greeting-little-big-bell Beautiful greeting cards were created ready to post. make-wrap-mingle-event-london-little-big-bell Here’s a view of the table in use.

We also had a pom pom making table taught by Zeena.

It was in all such a fun and creative day out. Hopefully I can do another one in the future.

In the meantime, do take a peek at Lynne’s shop Papermash and check out the other workshops that Zeena is running. Papermill studios also runs workshops too.

Hope you have enjoyed seeing that beautiful vintage style kitchen. It was an honour to be able to run a workshop there. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell.)

Stylist-live-2015-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell A fortnight ago, I was given a ticket to attend the Stylist live event at the Business Design Centre in Islington.

I must admit, I was absolutely thrilled, since I love reading the Stylist magazine so much. The-Stylist-magazine-cover-by-Rob-Ryan-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The programme over 4 days consisted of a whole host of talks by prominent celebrities, such as Nigella Lawson, Salman Rushdie, Helmsley & Helmsley, Davina Mc Call, Yotam Ottolenghi and many more.

There were creative sessions from cookery to styling, empowering seminars from pitching to magazines,to kickstarting a portfolio career.

Running alongside were also fashion shows and sessions with beauty experts.

The list goes on. . . .

Unfortunately, I was only there for a short period, so did not manage to attend the talks.

I will definitely be more prepared next year. Stylist-magazine-Kylie-Minogue-on-Little-Big-Bell I love these Stylist covers featuring Kylie Minogue. It’s called Lucky and was shot by William Baker in 2012.

I was interested to learn that Stylist asked 25 fashion designers to create 25 bespoke looks for Kylie. A celebration of her being in the charts for 25 years.

Interesting to see all the interpretations. One of the resulting shots later made it to the cover of her album The Best of Kylie Minogue in June 2012. Balloons-The-Stylist-magazine-event-London-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Balloons and pink, two of my favourites. I’m liking the ombre effect of this backdrop.
The-Stylist-fashion-event-London-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Feast your eyes on this colourful display. Definitely a place to stop by for fashion conundrums. Sophia-Webster-wing-stilettos-at-Stylist-live-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Isn’t that white Sophia Webster Evangeline heels with the wings so pretty? I’m liking that green snakeskin embossed Beaumont stiletto on the bottom shelf too. It is from Kurt Geiger.

Great to see a mix of designer with high street brands on the Stylist’s shelves. Stylist-live-curated-necklace-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Mesmerised by this colourful sparkle? I certainly was, as I analysed the colour palette of emerald, mint, dusky pink, sapphire blue and bold orange. Yull-shoes-on-Little-Big-Bell I forgot to mention that this event was not just all fashion shows and talks.

In fact, you could literally shop till you drop, or until you’ve broken the bank.

I wanted to buy the mint and pink heels above from Yull, but unfortunately they didn’t have my size.

I met Sarah Watkinson-Yull, the creative director, and she told me that she could make them bespoke in a variety of colour combinations. Now, that is tempting! Uzma-Bozai-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I stopped by at Uzma Bozai’s stand and proceeded to buy one of their beautifully designed bib necklaces that was adorned with a variety of stones.

The poster above gives you a gist of what their fashion collection is about. Sophie-hulme-envelope-bag-on-Little-Big-Bell Now I’m blushing as I reveal further what I bought.

I have admired Sophie Hulme’s handbag collection for a while. When I saw this bubble gum pink mini envelope handbag, I knew it had my name all over it.

Not sure what was in the air that day, but I have always shied away from bold animal prints on shoes. These classic French Sole pumps in leopard print designed by Jane Winkworth won my heart over.  Kith-and-kin-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell It was a delight to see homewares on sale at the event too.

Love these lamp shades from Kith and Kin. Kith-and-Kin-at-Stylist-live-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Another design from Kith and Kin. Very on trend with the still popular pineapples and botanicals. Birchbox-stylist-collaboration Birchbox has also collaborated with Stylist for their October box filled with cosmetics. You can find out more here. Meringue-girls-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell The colourful meringues from the Meringue girls are always a visual delight.

Had I the time,I would have so loved to attend their masterclass on making edible flower lollipops at the event. Pearl-and-groove-at-the-Stylist-event-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Before I wrap up this blog post, I simply had to show you some delicious new finds.

These yummy cakes are from Pearl and Groove. Crosstown-doughnuts-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell These spiced Bramley apple and pear crumble doughnuts are from Crosstown. Portobello-road-gin-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Portobello Road Gin, a blend of 9 botanicals, wins for its cool display. I’m liking the sound of Juniper, citrus, nutmeg and a peppery finish.

Hope you have enjoyed this post. Have a great start to your week.

( Photography are all by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little big Bell except French soles, Sophie Hulme and Yull.)

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