What's My Weekend: Phoebe Coleman

The A-list jewellery designer shares her weekend

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Compiled by Kasia Hastings

Friday

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After work I head to The Palomar (34 Rupert Street, London. W1D 6DN, 0207 439 8777, thepalomar.co.uk), the best new restaurant in Soho. It specialises in contemporary food from Jerusalem and is owned by my friends Zoe and Layo, the duo who behind legendary spot The End.

I have a less well known passion for dance and I found a Brazilian zouk (a sexy street style take on lambada) class just around the corner from the Palomar in the the Empire Casino club (5-6 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7NA, 02030 868 133, dancebuzz.co.uk) – it's the most bizarre place.

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Later, it turns into a full on pulsing club of some of the best zouk dancers in London and a well earned drink is needed, so I head to the Groucho Club (45 Dean Street, London W1D 4QB, 020 7439 4685, thegrouchoclub.com) for my favourite cocktail, The Twinkle – vodka, elderflower cordial, champagne and a lemon twist.

Saturday

Nadia Narain's morning yoga class at Triyoga (57 Jamestown Road, London NW1 7DB, 0207 483 3344, triyoga.co.uk), is a great way to kick off the weekend and say goodbye to my hangover. She's starts the class off slowly and restoratively, and then she kills me with multiple planks and chaturangas! 

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Greenberry Café

From here I hit the Greenberry Café (101 Regents Park Road, London NW1 8UR, 0207 483 3765, greenberrycafe.co.uk) in Primrose Hill. The American pancakes with a berry coulis and a latte always hit the spot.

I'll try and do something inspiring on a Saturday and head to a museum. Before training in jewellery design, I studied Fine Art at university and specialised in sculpture and installation and I’ve always had a keen interest in Classical Civilisation.

The Sir John Soan Museum

The architect Sir John Soan’s collection of artefacts, busts and statues at The Sir John Soan Museum (13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP, 0207 405 2107, soane.org) is spectacular.

Sir John also remodelled a stately home in the country, called Aynhoe Park (Aynhoe, Oxfordshire. OX17 3BQ, 01869810636, aynhoepark.co.uk) which I love to visit when I get out of town for the weekend. It’s a modern day Downton Abbey, complete with a disco ball and taxidermy Giraffe. 

Afternoon shopping with girlfriends is always fun and I can't resist popping into one of stockists, Matthew Williamson ( 28 Bruton Street, London W1J 6QH, 0207 4916234, matthewwilliamson.com), it's the first place I head for a fashion fix. Matthew's store is a heavenly sanctuary, with the hand-painted Chinoiserie wallpaper, the hallway of blossom and amazing staff. 

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Matthew Williamson 

Next we'll slip around the corner for a cocktail or two at Mr Fogg's (15 Bruton Lane, Mayfair, London W1J 6JD 0207 036 0608, mr-foggs.com) It’s on a tiny backstreet and you'd never imagine it would be there. A doorman in full Victoriana regalia welcomes you through heavy velvet curtains into an eclectic cavern of taxidermy and vintage curiosities. I'm a sucker for anything theatrical and the cocktails are just as exciting as the scene they're served in. One of them even arrives in a Victorian Globe complete with smoking dry ice. 

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Mr Fogg's 

Sunday

On Sunday mornings I like to read in bed, and then head over to Columbia Road Flower Market (Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, columbiaroad.info) to pick up some tulips. Top tip – the best market stall holder, Carl – is halfway down on the left. 

The Royal Oak 

I'll pop into the Royal Oak ( 73 Columbia Road, E2 7RG, 0207 729 2220, royaloaklondon.com) for a bloody mary and then have a mooch around the local independent shops. Milagros (61 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, 020 7613 0876, milagros.co.uk) specialises in hand-crafted Mexican products, I love the intricately painted wooden animals and the bright coloured glass.

69b (69b Broadway Market, London E8 4PH ,0207 249 9655, 69bboutique.com) has a great edit of contemporary designers and sustainable lifestyle products, from fashion to books and beauty all carefully curated by the owner Merryn.  

Everyman Cinema Hampstead

I'll end the day back in north London and head to the Everyman Cinema Hampstead (5 Holly Bush Vale, London NW3 6TX, 0871 906 9060, everymancinema.com) They have big comfy sofas to curl up in and serve drinks and nibbles to your side. It's a heavenly relaxing way to end the weekend.

 Phoebe Coleman Arrow of Love necklace

Phoebe Coleman is the British designer behind jewellery worn by cool girl A-listers, Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevingne,  Jourdan Dunn and Ellie Goulding. Originally trained in fine art, her delicate designs are a contemporary take on feminine romance.

See more Phoebe Coleman designs and shop her latest collections here

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