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Christine Taylor and the things that make her Swoon
Christine Taylor is the head honcho at famed Chocolate Dream shop Choccywoccydoodah, and as you would imagine she has impeccable taste. We asked her for a few of the things that makes her Swoon…
“My 5 favourite things/places/shops/people in the world are as follows:
Sketch in Conduit Street, London – It’s always a wild adventure, in terms of the food, the staff, the dining room and the loos. Fabulous every time on every level.
Vivienne Westwood old tartan bowling bags, in proper fabric, with red leather trim. Oh, how I yearn for mine back.
Dungeness. I would love to live there. Sadly, no-one wants to move there with me and I can’t face a life alone on the only desert we have in the UK.
Yohji Yamamoto. He changed the perception of fashion for women in the 80s and has never been bettered since. In my opinion.
My very own Dave Pop. A genius.”
Thanks Christine! You can see the ChoccyWoccyDooDah website in all its glory here, or even better, if you haven’t already been, swing by one of their shops (and pick us up a Popcorn Peanut Stack while you’re at it!)
Snoopers Paradise and Snoopers Attic are Brighton’s not-so-well-kept secrets, flea-market treasures full of literally everything you can imagine. Snoopers Paradise is more of a general flea market, with a mixture of antiques and collectibles, junk and everything in-between, and you can easily lose a couple hours in there sifting through. Snoopers Attic however is a more carefully curated selection of handmade, reclaimed and vintage items, and presented with love and attention, a real feast for your eyes. If you don’t like things twee, lace-covered or crystal laden, I suggest you don’t ascend the staircase up to the Attic, but if you can handle an overdose of grandma’s Sunday best then definitely do. it’s a beautiful space full of wonderfully curious things.
From the odd bit of taxidermy, swathes of lace and vintage dresses, to handmade jewellery, head pieces, lingerie and home-ware it’s somewhere between an Etsy listing and your great aunts wardrobe, but we love it. True to it’s Brighton backbone, the space is curated by around 20 independent designers and makers, and very eco-friendly.
Snoopers Attic can be found upstairs in Snoopers Paradise, North Laines, Brighton. More info can be found on their website here.