Grazia Local: Blogger Reem Kanj Tells Us About Her Favourite People And Places In East London

28 February 2013 by

In this week’s issue of Grazia you’ll find our latest Grazia Local feature – a fabulous eight pages of the best places to eat, shop, hang, party, drink and much more in North, South, East and West London. Phew! Many of the places in our top ten lists that have been recommended by you – our readers in the know – and you’ll find brilliant discounts and offers on them for a limited time only, so be sure to pick up a copy fast and get thee to London Town!

We’ve also recruited Grazia Local ambassadors – girls about town who know exactly where to pick up the best fashion buys or take your girlfriends to tea. Today's ambassador is Reem Kanj of Five Five Fabulous on East London. She and her sister Natalya, 23, know the East End like the back of their manicured hands. Here's her scoop on London's infamously hipster corner...

1. Natasha Scarlet of The House of Scarlet

She's one half of sister run jewellery label The House of Scarlet which is set to fully launch Summer 2013 and has a super cool dress sense, amazing personality and tons of talent to go along with it all.

2. Patricia Nicolas

Patricia is the lady behind one of my favourite shops in East London, Patricia Nicolas on Sclater St. She creates some very cool and unique pieces of jewellery and her store is like a life sized treasure box. I also love her dress sense and Spanish accent.

3. Yalla Yalla.

Being Lebanese, I'm probably being a little biased picking this Lebanese street food vendor as one of my favourites, but the location is brilliant, the food is delicious and everything in there is the perfect blend between authentic and modern.

4. Meat Mission

It's one of those ridiculously trendy places that is too cool to take a booking. But it's totally worth showing up and waiting for a table, eve if it's just to have a drink and check out the interior. The Hoxton based restaurant is definitely on my go-to list for simple, mouth watering food.

5. Columbia Road Market

I love visiting Columbia Road market on a Sunday for flower shopping. I love walking through the market and just browsing, I normally end up investing in some bunches but I try and wait until past 4pm when the vendors start lowering their prices!

Want more? Meet our West London ambassador Peony Lim, North London ambassador Lily Pebbles and South London ambassador Stella Kattermann.


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