May 8, 2012Add a comment +
The bank holiday weekend called for a trip up to Yorkshire. The land of fat rascals, rolling hills and a couple of Oliver Spencer stockists.
York is not only home to the Minster and a Betty's famous teashop (the original teashop is in Harrogate, founded 1919) it is also home to one of our oldest stockists Sarah Coggles. A beautiful shop with friendly staff and great product a fresh shopping experience. Also you can get a pretty sweet pork pie from Ye Olde Pie and Sausage Shop in the shambles.
Leeds. The Leeds art gallery has a fantastic collection from Francis Bacon's to Bridget Riley's and with the Henry Moore institute next door you're really spoilt. One of the stewards at the Henry Moore recommended eating out at Little Tokyo - a japanese in Leeds. Another of our stockists Season's have recently opened up in Leeds in the Cross Arcade (next to Harvey Nichols) - it's a classic old fashioned shop with a smarter selection of clothing - definitely worth checking out.
Wakefield: If you like Barbara Hepworth's work then you should definitely visit the Hepworth Gallery. It's in a fantastic building that was designed by David Chipperfield Architects and is one of the UK’s largest purpose-built galleries outside London. The cafe there also serves a mean Yorkshire english breaksfast. If you drive one junction down the M1 it leads you to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park this is the former site of the Bretton Art School. With a massive lake on the grounds and sculptures dotted around from artists such as Henry Moore, Anthony Gormley & Barbara Hepworth... read here for the full list of artists.