Our fearless leader, Kirby, just returned from London with a host of fabulous finds! We particularly love the special stores and eateries known for their independence and commitment to quality. The manifesto of Couverture & The Garbstore, a fashion boutique led by husband-and-wife designers Emily Dyson and Ian Paley, says it all: "We do not carry any clothing that has been bought up and sold out. All of our suppliers are like us. Fighting hard the monsters of the corporation, standing up for quality and better days." Then there's Daylesford Organic farmshop and café, sourcing its food from Daylesford Farm in the English Cotswolds (we're dying to visit!), which has been growing organic for more than 30 years. We're big fans of the sustainable food system Daylesford's supports -- and its delicious organic soup menu: pea and mint; butternut, honey and sage; mushroom and coriander. Wishing we had a Daylesford's near us this winter!
Photo credits: Couverture & The Garbstore, Daylesford Organic, The Londoner