FF LONDON: The Harris Tweed Collection from The British Belt Company

HAR1The British Belt Company, a producer of fine leather goods, has a wonderful line of products using classic Harris Tweed.

About Harris Tweed: “The origin of Harris Tweed dates back centuries, as the islanders of Harris, Lewis, Uist and Barra, handmade the cloth to use on their crofts or sell at local markets. The crofters today still weave in the traditional way within their cottages before sending the yarns to the mills of Stornoway to produce the final cloth. In 1906 the cloth was granted use of the famous Orb, which certifies its authenticity. In the years since, the timeless woolen fabric has been worn by royalty and landed gentry. The wool used in the Harris Tweed range, provides a glorious celebration of the famous Scottish fabric, and provides a classic British Look.”

I particularly like the Highland Satchel.

See all the great products form the British Belt Company here.

FF LONDON: Roy Lichtenstein at the Tate Modern

LICHLondon is full of museums, and I love visiting as many as I can on each trip – as you may have noticed. One of the city’s most exciting museums is the Tate Modern on the banks of the Thames. The Tate has a wonderful collection of art and hosts some great exhibitions, like the current Lichtenstein: A Retrospective featuring the iconic works of Roy Lichtenstein.

 About Lichtenstein: A Retrospective: “Tate Modern is proud to present a retrospective of one of the great American artists of the twentieth century. Lichtenstein: A Retrospective is the first full-scale retrospective of this important artist in over twenty years. Co-organised by The Art Institute of Chicago and Tate Modern, this momentous show brings together 125 of his most definitive paintings and sculptures and reassesses his enduring legacy. Lichtenstein is renowned for his works based on comic strips and advertising imagery, coloured with his signature hand-painted Benday dots. The exhibition showcases such key paintings as Look Mickey 1961 lent from the National Gallery Art, Washington and his monumental Artist’s Studio series of 1973–4. Other noteworthy highlights include Whaam! 1963 – a signature work in Tate’s collection – and Drowning Girl 1963 on loan from the Museum of Modern Art, New York.”

Lichtenstein: A Retrospective continues at the Tate Modern through May 27.

Visit the Tate Modern online here.

FF LONDON: The quality products of Belstaff

BRAMMy high end tastes are on display again, but I can’t help myself – I love the jackets and other fine goods offered by classic British brand Belstaff.

About Belstaff: “Belstaff is a global luxury lifestyle brand steeped in its unique British heritage and the spirit of adventure. In Belstaff, the fearless explorer and fashion enthusiast alike, can discover an easy yet refined luxury for a modern lifestyle influenced by Belstaff’s rich history and storied archives. Founded in 1924, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire England, with the innovation of the first water resistant wax cotton, Belstaff quickly became embraced by a group relishing the freedom and daring that the fabrics allowed. Over the years, some of the great and the good have worn the brand from historical titans T.E. Lawrence, Amelia Earhart and Che Guevera to more modern names like Ewan McGregor, Jemma Kidd and British trial racer Sammy Miller. Belstaff’s classic belted wax cotton 4-pocket jacket became an instantly recognizable staple for the racing set throughout the 20th century.”

I love Belstaff’s Bramley jacket: “The Bramley jacket blends biker style with classic outerwear detailing. This lightweight diamond shaped quilted jacket with ribbed panels on shoulders has signature hardware at the center zipper closure, zippered pockets, and a stand collar throat buckle. It is filled with a light fiber padding and finished with a water resistant smooth satin to keep the elements at bay.”

Check out all the great products of Belstaff here.

FF LONDON: The Times of London’s Whiskey Club

WHISKLondon loves their newspapers and the grand dame of newspapers here is the Times. There are many things to love about the Times, chief among them is the fact that they have a “Whiskey Club.”

About The Whisky Club from the Times: “The Whisky Club from the Times and The Sunday Times strives to bring you the very best selection of whiskies and spirits possible, whilst providing interesting and informative notes to help you choose the product that best suits your needs. The Times Whisky Club has single malt whisky, blended whisky and grain whisky from across Scotland and its islands – whether it be from the Lowlands, the Highlands, Speyside, Islay or Campbeltown. The Times Whisky Club wants you to choose the whisky that best suits you, so we offer whisky samples in the form of 3cl drams so that you can try before you buy. Finally, if there is anything else we can help you with, please let us know. Make The Whisky Club from the Times and Sunday Times your source of quality whisky and spirits.”

Check out The Whisky Club from the Times of London here.

Check out The Whisky Club’s collection of American Whiskey (Yay! Bourbon!) here.