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24 GREEN HOURS IN LONDON WITH THE COLLYER TWINS

24 GREEN HOURS IN LONDON WITH THE COLLYER TWINS

London-based Djs, presenters and digital influencers Jordan and Loanne Collyer share their top tips for a day in the city

 

The Morning Workout:

Jordan: We love to run in east Dulwich park as it’s currently Jordan’s local and so beautiful especially Autumn and Spring time. We love to keep fit so will usually hit the gym or go for a swim at White City House. Alternatively, go for a reformer Pilates session at Frame. Finally, an hour meditation session at home is essential!

The Brunch Spot:

Loanne: Go for brunch at the Daylesford Organic in Notting Hill. The cutest chic- deli / cafe offering delicious organic produce and a lovely menu for lunch. Go for the Daylesford house-made pesto and mozzarella sourdough pizza with heritage tomatoes and kale pesto. It is INSANE! 

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 The Shopping Haunts:

Jordan: Definitely head to independent trader shops in Lamb Conduit Street. It is a little gem, full of independent traders, we will always pay a visit to Folk store. I love Greenwich too – Meet Bernard is my favourite store! We also love Dover Street market, even if it’s just to window shop. With regard to eco brands, we love the minimal, Scandi designs of Arket – they’re so durable and timeless. Everything from the workwear trouser to the cute miniskirts.

Loanne: Take a walk around Portobello Market for some amazing antique street stalls. If you’ve got enough space after brunch, stop off for a chocolate crepe at one of the surrounding street stall. Delish!

The Afternoon Activities: 

Loanne: We love a good gallery, in particular Saatchi & V&A, but nothing beats a good film on the weekend. Head to our local haunt, which is the Dulwich Picture House to relax with a movie. Alternatively, wander around Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden. Bringing a garden to the city, the decor is beautiful and full of flowers. The restaurant focuses on the finest seasonal produce, quality ingredients and Italian flavours.

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The Dining Destination: 

Jordan: We’ve always loved Farmacy in Notting Hill as it’s all plant-based and vegan. Were both pescatarians and dairy free so anywhere that caters well to vegetarians and screams health vibes, we’re all over it.  We always start off by getting a fire starter Syringe shot and generally go for one of the infamous Earth bowls, our favourite being the Macro bowl. Afterwards, we might grab a few drinks at White City House. 

The Nightlife Locations: 

Loanne: Our favourite places to watch live music are the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm and the O2 Academy in Greenwich. At the moment, we’re in love with British musicians Jorja Smith, Nao and James Blake. If we’re DJing, we love the amazing sound system at XOYO by Old Street.

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THE FASHION FOCUS

Sustainable fashion is definitely important to us and has become even more so with the increased awareness on the impact that today’s fast fashion industry has on our environment. The fashion industry is currently the world’s second largest polluter, after oil, which is massive and I really think every single person involved in the fashion industry needs to be taking steps to ensure they are incorporating more sustainable practises using sustainable materials or from the consumers side, being more conscious about creating a more sustainable wardrobe. It’s the little steps that count. If we all co-operate, we’re sure to make a difference.

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Loanne’s Four Key Pieces:

  1. A pair of well fitted black jeans. Mine are from Swedish brand Weekday and I wear them with everything.
  2. A chic and tailored coat. My current purchase from Bash Paris is my absolute favourite. Its cream coloured with a large tailored collar with huge brown buttons. Warm and super comfortable!
  3. A pair of comfy, flat boots. Jordan and I both have a pair of vegan leather boots from Dr Martens. They are slightly softer and easier to break in to than the classic. These boots are timeless and can be worn on so many different occasions, from festivals to shopping trips to nights out!
  4. A chunky cardigan. A nice wooly knitted cardigan that’s chunky enough for layering but can also be worn alone when the temperatures get warmer. Jordan has a really nice cream one with big brown buttons from Zara and another from Me+Em.
  5. Sustainable swimwear for trips abroad or to the spa. We’ve collaborated with Holiday Romance whose founder, Emily Hilton, is a good friend of ours. Jordan and I felt strongly about the brand and also wanted to put our own design skills to the test. For the past six months we have been sketching and designing both a swimsuit and a bikini in two different colours. The style is beautiful and the material is gorgeous, everything is made in the UK using sustainable, eco-friendly materials.

    Photos courtesy of The Collyer Twins, Daylesford Organic, iStock, Simon Brown Photography

www.collyertwins.com

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