On & Around the Street

LOCKDOWN LEARNING: LET LOCAL EXPERTS TEACH YOU A NEW SKILL

Whether you’ve been furloughed during the lockdown or you’re working from home but still find yourself with spare time on your hands, take the opportunity to add a new string to your bow by learning from the experts on and around Sloane Street. 

From indulging your creative side to mastering the art of baking, many local businesses have taken to IGTV on Instagram to share their expertise. So while government regulations mean that many doors are temporarily closed, you can still tap into the ingenuity of the people behind the neighbourhood’s most treasured businesses. 

Here are a few suggestions to get you started…

Saatchi Rogest

ART LESSONS WITH THE SAATCHI GALLERY

Tune into the Saatchi Gallery’s IGTV to follow along with artists as they demonstrate their processes. With posts suitable for all ages, follow along with talents including Canadian-based artist Ronnie Steven (aka Rogest) as he demonstrates his vibrantly meditative dot painting process, or grab a potato and join British textile designer Molly Mahon as she gives a tutorial in block printing.

@saatchi_gallery

Moyses Stevens Bouquet

FLOWER ARRANGING WITH MOYSES STEVENS

Learn how to compose store-bought flowers and foraged foliage into a sweetly scented arrangement, the best way to arrange tulips in a vase, or try your hand at tying a  Moyses Stevens signature bouquet.

@moysesstevens

Bread Ahead Baking

BECOME A MASTER BAKER WITH BREAD AHEAD

Take a look at the baking timetable for May, complete with ingredient requirements, then join a live baking session to learn how to make the likes of no-knead sourdough, amaretti biscuits or blueberry crumble muffins. There are dedicated family bake sessions, so bakers of all ages can join in. Alternatively, sign up for Bread Ahead’s online doughnut workshops, its first virtual baking workshop, where you can learn how to make mouthwatering doughnuts with honeycomb and a variety of custard fillings.

@breadaheadbakery

Sarah Chapman Facial

AT-HOME SKINCARE WITH SARAH CHAPMAN

With salons closed for the time being, learn how to best take care of your skin and hair with facialist to the stars and founder of Skinesis Sarah Chapman and hair wizard Josh Wood. And learn how to give yourself a facial at home from Sarah herself.
@skinesis

Anya Hindmarch Decluttering

GET ORGANISED WITH ANYA HINDMARCH

Self-confessed organising queen, Anya Hindmarch has tapped the know-how of experts to help you manage your inbox, declutter your life and organise your life.

@anyahindmarch

READ SOME OF EMILIA WICKSTEAD’S FAVOURITE BOOKS

Avid reader Emilia Wickstead has listed some of the books that have inspired her collections. Share in some of her favourite stories, including ‘Gone With the Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell, ‘Entertaining is Fun’ by Dorothy Draper, and ‘The Fabulous Bouvier Sisters’ by Sam Kashner and Nancy Shoenberger. Settle in to read accompanied by Emilia’s dedicated Spotify playlist.

@emiliawickstead