Not on the High Street

An Interactive Pop Up at Old Spitalfields Market, London

I’m just back from a week in the UK and you really couldn’t knock the smile off my face. The trip was for business, but of course I had to stay a few extra days to play. You know, work/life balance and all that.  While I love sharing aspirational places and fabulous hotels (and believe me, I have tons to come!), I wanted to kick off this London series with a little instant gratification. My client and I had brunch reservations on her last day near the Old Spitalfields Market and happened to stumble upon the very first Not on the High Street two-day interactive pop up market. Such luck!

For those of you in the US, Not on the High Street is a fabulous UK website selling unique gifts and items for the home and one that I had become familiar with a few years ago while searching for Christmas gifts. The pop up store allowed visitors to view the items perfectly curated and either buy on the spot or order online. While not every single thing is available for US delivery, I feel sure your wallet is about to get a lot lighter.


Pocket cocktail kit, Mixology Set, Brass Bar Pineapple Bar Container



Geometric hanging terrarium, Sadly I cannot find these pink and gold planters, but I’m sure you could paint normal terracotta pots pink and gold,  Similar planters.



Similar chair, tray table, tall vase, similar pillow here, here, and here.


Shot glass holder, Cocktail Glasses, Other great glasses.


Hang in there print


Paper flowers, Bistro chairs (only in UK) here



Blue Agate Coasters here , Pink Agate Coasters here, Hand painted stoneware , Yellow napkinsGold plated cutlery, Gold stemmed wine glasses, Blooming paper, Other adorable coasters


Hanging Flower Garland, Tissue paper balls, Handmade porcelain cake stand, Flower MarqueeSomething else pretty, Gold dipped feathers


Pink pleated vase, Similar Chair, Geometric pillow


Gold and glass vase, Flamingo mug & pitcher, Similar flamingo plate, Found these awesome pillows while searching for the others. Also this one. The ones pictured here.


Hand knit chunky throw. She was knitting these on site!


Time to get your hands dirty.


Happy shopping or DIYing!


2 thoughts on “Not on the High Street”

  1. Sandra Zaninovich

    You’re the only blog I follow, you’ve spoiled me for any other. I so enjoy everything I read on here! Thank you for being such an interesting and clever writer, and for the great photos. You make me very excited for my own brief jaunt to London coming up soon. Such a shame we are never there at the same time!

  2. Aw you made my day! Thank you so much! That means a lot coming from you as I know you have very high standards. Hope to see you soon! xxxx

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