It takes something special to stop traffic in central London, and the Portman Village Summer Lounge Street Party has managed it. For one evening only on Thursday September 8, Seymour Place and New Quebec Street, W1, will be closed off for a street-party extravaganza.
Ending the summer on a high, the fashionably eclectic community of Portman Village’s designers, furniture makers, beauticians and food and wine specialists have got together to put on cooking displays, produce delicious food, coffee and wine tastings, complimentary skin consultations and quick-fix head and shoulder massages, as well as a little dancing in the street to live music.
There will also be shopping discounts, sample sales, fashion showcases and free make-up and styling consultations. For the directional design enthusiast, Timothy Mark will be exhibiting his collection of wood works, called Making Out, and the acclaimed interior designers Muralto and Eliská (the latter a How To Spend It Cult Shop favourite) will also be part of the street life.
With all this on offer, the din of Oxford Street will seem miles away.