Dishoom, From Bombay With Love

Dishoom Bombay Cafe, London

When our team made it to our hotel in London we were all a little bit tired and a lotta bit hungry. Our research before leaving the states led us to a restaurant that was new to the Shoreditch area, where we were staying, but an established name in London. Dishoom Bombay Café is an Indian food restaurant that internet bloggers, fellow FRCH-ers and locals all recommended. Dishoom does not accept reservations for small groups like ours, but stays open fairly late to accommodate all that decide to wait.  Read more of this post

EuroShop 2017: The Borough Market

The Borough Market, London

Foreword: Every 3 years, 100,000+ visitors flock to an international destination to experience all things retail. Hailed as the “Global Retail Trade Fair,” EuroShop covers all things retail related, from store design to visual merchandising. Located in Dusseldorf, Germany, the event offers 17 exhibition halls within 19 different buildings.  A group of lucky FRCH-ers made the trip this year and will be sharing global trends and inspiration from the conference and nearby travel all week!

The Borough Market has existed in one form or another for nearly 1,000 years and if you’ve ever visited this London institution, you understand it’s centuries-old appeal.  Read more of this post

EuroShop 2017: London’s Artful Store Environments

london_retail

Foreword: Every 3 years, 100,000+ visitors flock to an international destination to experience all things retail. Hailed as the “Global Retail Trade Fair,” EuroShop covers all things retail related, from store design to visual merchandising. Located in Dusseldorf, Germany, the event offers 17 exhibition halls within 19 different buildings.  A group of lucky FRCH-ers made the trip this year and will be sharing global trends and inspiration from the conference and nearby travel all week!

These eye catching London retail spaces are not just store environments, but art forms that intrigue. Rather than quiet, neutral backdrops for the product, these spaces take the opposite approach; they successfully surprise and delight with bold materiality and captivating displays. The result is a memorable store environment that is exciting to visit and, in turn, generates customers who become loyal brand advocates. Read more of this post

‘Made You Look’… street art delights

In London and Paris, a multitude of Museums and Galleries house some of the most influential and amazing art in the world– but I’ve found, in both cities, the street art has an awe-inspiring and raw quality that is even more magnetic. For me, these pieces and the creativity they inspire span a gap between graffiti, street art and installation art and allow the streetscape to act as gallery.

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Margaret Howell in London

Recently a team from FRCH had the opportunity to travel to London to see the best and brightest in retail. We took an afternoon to simply get lost, wandering the neighborhood north of bustling Oxford Street. Just across the street from Tsunami Kitchens was a shop for British clothing designer Margaret Howell.

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EuroShop 2011

The FRCH team is back from EuroShop 2011, we are brimming with excitement over everything we saw and look forward to sharing inspiration!

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Inspirational Runway

Gucci

Very little excitement happens in these long winter months, but fashion week always brightens things up and this year doesn’t disappoint. Bold colors, strong silhouettes, and lots of layers await us for next fall. Until then, we can use these fabulous shows and glamorous detailed collections for inspiration. Who are some of your favorite fashion designers? Read more of this post