CRISP & COSY OCTOBER

We're fully embracing the crisp Autumn days and the naturally beautiful colour palette this season brings with it. There's so much to look forward to over the coming months, giving a special mention to Halloween parties, new winter wardrobes, red wine + pub fires and gorgeous crisp mornings.  At the moment we're just drooling over deep oranges, dark greens + earthy hues.

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Photo credit - For The Love of the South, 1924us, Kietha + Chiara Perano

 Wrap up warm, light candles, carve pumpkins and enjoy the chilly October days.

Posted on October 3, 2017 .

Monthly Moonshine #3

You don't have to be more than 5 minutes into a brisk countryside walk to find a bramble bush bursting with blackberries at this time of year. They're sharp, sweet and juicy and the perfect addition to autumn recipes. Some eat them as they come, some add them to an apple crumble, we add a glug of gin, a drop of syrup and a slash of lemon juice to create a Blackberry Bramble cocktail. 

Ingredients 60ml Dry Gin 30ml Blackberry Liquor (optional) 30ml simple syrup/maple/agave 45ml lemon juice Ginger Beer or Soda Instructions - Serves 3-4 - In a cocktail shaker, muddle blackberries with gin, blackberry liquor, lemon juice and syrup until broken up and they release their juice. Double strain, using a fine mesh strainer, to remove the seeds.  Fill 3-4 glasses with ice, pour the blackberry-gin mix and top with soda or ginger beer. Garnish with a blackberry and lemon zest, if desired. 

Ingredients

60ml Dry Gin
30ml Blackberry Liquor (optional)
30ml simple syrup/maple/agave
45ml lemon juice
Ginger Beer or Soda

Instructions
- Serves 3-4 -

In a cocktail shaker, muddle blackberries with gin, blackberry liquor, lemon juice and syrup until broken up and they release their juice.
Double strain, using a fine mesh strainer, to remove the seeds. 
Fill 3-4 glasses with ice, pour the blackberry-gin mix and top with soda or ginger beer.
Garnish with a blackberry and lemon zest, if desired. 

Let us know if you give them a go! 

Posted on September 21, 2017 .

SEPTEMBER SHADES

With Summer waving what seemed like a very swift goodbye, we're coming round to embracing autumn tones and slightly cooler weather (even if it's a little bit too soon if you ask us!).

We're loving sage green and deep plum shades at the moment, drawing colour inspo from the changing leaves for our moodboard. We're looking forward to seeing all the autumn wedding styling this season, the glow of twinkling lights and candles, autumnal blooms against a mix of vibrant and subtle warm shades. We're also celebrating kind and hard-working Virgo babes, all the birthday love.

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Photo Credit - Amy Breeze Photography, They All Hate Us,  Ferm Living

Enjoy September, appreciate the turning leaves, pick apples, plums and blackberries straight from their stalks and embrace the changing seasons.

Posted on September 14, 2017 .

GET SHIT DONE

In the true spirit of September we're eager to get organised. With the Summer months coming to an end, September always comes with that 'back to school' feeling, so it's a perfect excuse to do some serious life admin, write endless to-do lists and and buy new stationery... (not that we ever need an excuse!) 

To help you get organised, we've designed a motivational desktop background to help give you that much needed inspo boost when you really need it. 

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Posted on September 13, 2017 .

Postcards From... Beach London

With the late afternoon sunlight beaming into the bright Beach London space, we laid out calligraphy kits, prepped postcards and popped prosecco ready for the arrival of our workshop guests.

Taught by Lamplighter founder, Chiara Perano, our workshops are fun, relaxing and perfect for any level of skill when it comes to calligraphy. Chiara talks you through everything, from holding the pen the correct way to adding flourishes once you're getting into the swing of things. She's also there to answer any questions and help you throughout, sharing her tips and tricks along the way. 

Calligraphy Kit

Time for Postcards! Short but sweet messages to loved ones ready to be popped in our postbox and sent off. There's something so special about receiving hand written post, we want to hold on to that magic at Lamplighter. 

We wrapped up our evening and sent the postcards on their way to put a smile on someones face. 

If you missed out on this workshop, don't worry! We'll be announcing another workshop very soon... 

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

Monthly Moonshine #2

During the Summer months, we're all about drinking Frosé. Yep, frozen rosé... an absolute dream, right?!

Masterminded in a very cool Italian pasta shop in New York, combining ever popular rosé and the childhood memories of fruit slushies, Frosé is a Summer sensation and London is finally hopping on the bandwagon ~ we hope. Until then we'll be making it from home - sweet notes of Rosé, a squeeze of lemon, frozen strawberries and a splash of vodka. It's naughty, nice, nostalgic, and perfect.

Lamplighter London Frose Recipe
Posted on August 11, 2017 .

JULY DAZE

July, a month full of balmy and dry Summer days... well, mostly! With our Summer Solstice behind us and a new moon just around the corner, we're feeling the midsummer love and embracing new beginnings.  

We're crushing on // Orange, leafy greens and soft peach.  The sweet smell of orange blossom swept through the streets of Valencia in Spring and the oranges harvested earlier in the year are ready to be the most refreshing of Summer treats. It's got us dreaming of mornings of dappled sunlight, patisserie treats and fresh orange juice. A snippet of the work we did for Louise Roe's Windsor wedding last year. It's perfect down to every detail, the elegant brass flatware and the kumquat garland are a beautiful touch for a Summer wedding. We've popped in a sweet postcard to celebrate the launch of our new 'Postcards From...' workshop series kicking off at Beach London this month. Birthday love to all the imaginative, loyal and sympathetic Cancer's, ruled by the moon and belonging to the element of water. 

Photo Credit - Nicole Frazen, Elle Decor, Amy Fanton on JuneBug Weddings July sees the return of our Workshops! Did you see our announcement? Don't worry if you missed it, there'll be a new another one coming very soon! Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know. Here's to a Summer of sandy toes, salty hair and soaking up the sunshine. 

Photo Credit - Nicole Frazen, Elle Decor, Amy Fanton on JuneBug Weddings

July sees the return of our Workshops! Did you see our announcement?

Don't worry if you missed it, there'll be a new another one coming very soon! Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know.

Here's to a Summer of sandy toes, salty hair and soaking up the sunshine. 

Posted on July 18, 2017 .

Pack Your Bags

Summer is in full swing everyone seems to be jetting off on sunny getaways and whilst admiring all their Insta snaps, we're counting down the days until blue skies, beaches and margaritas. 

One thing that looms before holiday bliss is: p a c k i n g.

Some love it, others hate it. We've got a free gift for you to make it that little bit easier and to save that last minute airport panic when you realised you've forgotten to pack your go-to sunglasses - or worse, your passport! Our holiday checklist will have you feeling organised and ready to go without a worry that you've forgotten something.

Print in A4, Click to here to download. Fill it out so you won't be leaving anything behind this Summer.

Share your pics with us @lamplighterlondon #lamplighterlondon

Posted on July 6, 2017 .

Summer workshop announcement

  Introducing our new calligraphy workshop series, Postcards From...

Lamplighter Workshop

Join us at a fun evening of postcard writing with modern calligraphy, fizz and good food!

 In the spirit of letter writing and posi vibes, our new classes will enable you to drop a line to a loved one, using your fine new calligraphy skills.  Taught and run by Chiara Perano, founder and chief calligrapher at Lamplighter London, you'll learn the basics of modern calligraphy from how to use the tools, forming words and finishing up the class by writing your Lamplighter Art Postcards, which we will then stamp, and post out to your loved ones.

The first in the series will take place at Beach London, in a beautiful, light gallery space.
Tuesday 25th July, 7.30-9pm
at Beach London Gallery, Kentish Town


#postcardsfrom

More information and tickets are available from our website here.
We hope to see you there!
 

Posted on July 4, 2017 .