Love in the Yard

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Valentine’s Day has a long, complicated history that stretches back to ancient Rome. It took until the 19th century when the fashion for sending mass-produced, anonymous cards swept Victorian England, the rest, as they say, is history.  Or not quite.  Fittingly for a day that’s been around in one form or another for so long, Valentine’s Day continues to change with the times. Forget the couples-only event that used to define it, today, 14th February is an inclusive celebration of all kinds of love and friendship.  An opportunity to not only honour romantic partners, friends (Galentines), siblings and anyone you might choose to.

 

This February is the perfect time to visit Coal Drops Yard, wander canal-side and take in the creative and vibrant shopping and cultural scene that makes this area of King’s Cross so unique. You will find everything from bespoke shopping experiences and in-store personalisation to workshops and one-off events.

Personalised shoes at Superga

 

An artist will be on-hand to craft personalised designs – anything from stencilling initials or writing a personal message to creating a full-blown work of art – across its range of accessories and sneakers.

 

 

 

 

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Candle Personalisation at Earl of East

 

The Hackney-based fragrance house is a must for all fragrance fans.  For Valentines they are offering a free candle-personalisation service, bath salt-making workshops and candles in limited-edition hand-thrown Japanese ceramic pots that can be refilled in-store again and again.

 

 

 

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Fragrance Profiling at Miller Harris

 

London scent supremo Millar Harris offers a bespoke fragrance profiling service that gives you – or someone you love – the opportunity to discover ‘the one’, olfactorily speaking.

 

 

 

 

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Terrarium Workshop at Botanical Boys 

 

Build your own living moss dome with the Botanical Boys a perfect unique gift for someone special or as a present to yourself. Relax and connect with nature whilst personalising your moss garden with special little characters of your choice.

 

 

 

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Galentines Day at Beija 

 

The lingerie and swimwear specialists will be bringing the love in the form of a fun evening of chocolate, bubbles and expert bra-fitting on 13th February (plus 20% discount on purchases on the night) designed to ensure every woman who attends leaves feeling amazing. It’s a great way to celebrate the ‘romance’ of friendship.

 

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Ring Making Workshops at Maya Magal 

 

Book yourself and your loved one into one of the couples’ ring-making workshops at jewellery boutique and workshop Maya Magal. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate way to say ‘I do’ or wanting to create a special keepsake with a friend, you’ll be guided through every step by one of their expert jewellers.

 

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Bespoke Fitting Service at Blackhorse Lane Ateliers

This is the ideal gift for the conscious fashionista in your life. Choose a pair of their raw selvedge denim jeans and allow them to do the rest with their premium fitting service, including an initial fitting, bespoke pattern design & alterations to create the perfect fit!

 

 

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Valentines Cards at iyouall

 

iyouall have collaborated with illustrator Lucy Turnbull to create a set of cards depicting playful renderings of some of the stylish homeware and lifestyle gifts that can be found in store and online.

 

 

 

 

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S120 x Chité – THE LOVERS CLUB

 

S120 and Chité are hosting The Lover’s Club, a community of dynamic and independent women who support and empower each other.

 

 

 

 

 

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