London Fashion Week Q&A. Day four: Niamh Quinn, make-up artist

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Favourite places in London for:

Breakfast or brunch?  I haven’t been to the newly-opened Balthazar in London yet, but its my first port of call in New York, so I have to say there!

Dinner? To be honest this has to be dinner at home. My boyfriend cooks the best pork belly and nothing makes me happier. If I’m going out then we head to the Green Papaya on Mare Street. This Vietnamese restaurant doesn’t have the best atmosphere but the rare beef salad and baked tilapia makes up for it!

Drinks? Catching up with friends by the fire at Blacks on Dean Street in Soho.

Best thing you can do in London for free? Aside from the many galleries – which we are spoiled with – my personal favourite would have to be the Lido by the Serpentine Gallery in Hyde park. Or maybe a walk along the river to Borough market where you can sample the food for free!

London’s hidden gems? Loads. There is Dennis Severs’ House in Spitalfields. This still life/exhibition takes you to a moment in time in an authentic 18th century Georgian house. I also go to a monthly event hosted by Art Wednesday called Nice To Meet You, where you’re spoiled with inspirational talks, live music and delicious food. I can’t recommend this highly enough.

The most beautiful or interesting spot in the city? I find the Georgian terraced houses throughout the city the most beautiful for sure. Interesting would have to be people watching in Soho or evesdropping over a drink in The French House. I love that place for true Soho culture.

Where haven’t you been yet that you’re dying to try? Without a doubt the infinity pool in the Shangri-La hotel in The Shard. I’m pretty sure this isn’t open yet, but when it does, I want to spend the weekend there please!

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2 Comments

  1. “London Fashion Week Q&A. Day four: Niamh Quinn, make-up artist” was in fact a terrific article,
    can not help but wait to read a lot more of ur articles.

    Time to squander some time on the net lmao.
    I appreciate it -Lynda

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