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On Wednesday, Simon & Clare headed down to London to the infamous Holborn Studio’s to loan one of their Union Jack chairs for an Olympic special cover shoot with Mark Ronson for The Live Magazine in The Mail on Sunday paper.

They set off at 4am in the morning to beat the traffic and when they arrived at the studio’s they were met by Dixie who showed them to the set.

Above: Simon & ‘the chair’

The corridors were filled with hundreds of classic pictures taken over the years of celebrities. From the Beatles to Take That, James Cordon to Margaret Thatcher. Some classics below:

David Bowie from the Alladin Sane album cover shot by Brian Duffy 1973

Winking Kate Moss by Tony Briggs

Another amazing Duffy print: John Lennon

Lot’s of studio’s are rented out daily to different photographers, magazines, newspapers etc. It’s easier to list the publications, photographers & celebrities who haven’t used these studios. Walking through the corridors, it seemed that everybody had been shot in these studios at some point. The set for our shoot was still being built but looked super cool. Lot’s of cool Britannia, Union Jacks & vintage paraphernalia ready to be styled.

Sadly Simon & Clare didn’t get to stay on set and see the man himself park his bottom on their chair. Mark’s agents had strict instructions for a closed shoot but we think the pictures will look something like this:

No real Mark Ronson’s were hurt during our photo shoot. Amazing photography & photoshopping by Kelly. Pah!

Keep your eyes peeled for the pictures in the special edition. Of course we’ll blog about these if our lovely chair gets it’s first celeb bum parked on it and shown in a National weekly! Oo-er cheeky….sorry!


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We’re off to see friends this week in London. Leaving baby with the fabulous Grandma Calal and having a nice RELAXING time away after a very busy few months.

image via decor8

To start the weekend, we’re booked into Michael Caines Restaurant at The Abode Hotel in Manchester to try their highly acclaimed menu (yum yum). Whilst in London we will be visiting Flat Whites in Soho for one of their delish coffee’s.

 The best coffee in the world!

Treating ourselves to a spot of shopping including a visit to Cocomaya’s sweet tea rooms for treats & chocs

and visiting a vintage fayre on Primrose Hill.

We will of course be watching the England match and having a few drinkies, eating lots of nice food and catching up with Sara & Dan and just generally re-charging & kicking back.

Signing off for the weekend. Yipppeeee! 

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