First we stumbled across The Dept. 'Store for the mind', selling beautiful things for mindful living, which had a pop up shop in Old Street.
'A Few kind words' box of cards caught my eye, left, with 16 cards 'to warm hearts and lift spirits' and I bought a few 'Words to hang on' as alternative Christmas tree decorations that will then be suspended above my home office area for some daily inspiration in the New Year, see below. My personal favourite is In Difficult Times by Blaise Pascal; In difficult times you should always carry something beautiful in your mind.
Whilst in there we met one of the artists Claudia Borfiga and chatted to her about the concept store, which unfortunately closed on Sunday. However you can still shop from the makers and designers curated by the duo behind the project, Chhipa, here online.
Great food, good service and atmosphere and a chance for a good old chinwag, with no forward agenda, meant I was relaxed and refreshed for the journey home; Southern Rail I'm looking at you!
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