The long weekend is nearly upon us. In the U.K. we have an extra day for rest and relaxation this Monday. For those of you who are visting London this weekend, or if you are a Londoner who has decided to stay home for the Bank Holiday (and who could blame you, what with this bothersome volcanic ash cloud wavering around Europe) then here are a few tips for having fun in town this weekend. Pack your trunk, or even a neat little weekend Liberty print hardcase by Merci for Liberty and head to The Dean Street Townhouse for a night or two. Situated in the heart of Soho, its a great central location hotel for taking in some unique exhibitions on show in London at the moment. Hurry round the corner onto Marshall Street to catch a look at the 'Browns: 40 Years of Fashion Innovation' before it ends on Sunday. Witness how, over the last forty years Joan and Sidney Burnstein, the founders of Browns boutique, have changed and championed the way we buy designer fashion goods. Mrs B (as she is known) has a keen and sharp eye for new design talent and over the years has discovered and helped nuture the successful international careers of John Galliano and Christopher Kane to name just a few. With the help of Paolo Roversi ,whose photographs of their fashion friends in key garments that have been bought and sold by the South Molton Street boutique over the years , is a feature of the exhibtion and turns a history of high fashion retail into an art form. Then, make the most of not having to get up for work on Monday morning and head out for a few drinks. This sunday, Happy Sunday party returns, as it does the end of every month, to The Century Club on Shaftesbury Avenue. Raise the rooftop to the delightful sounds of DJ Ben Jamin and crew for a cocktail or two without the worry of it being a schoolnight! Have a great weekend dear readers, whatever the weather.
Pictures: Top left - Merci for Liberty mini suitcase
Top right - The Dean Street Townhouse
Bottom left - Browns Exhibition flyer.