Shop of the month
We love a design shop almost as much as we love a great eatery, so any opening that promises to combine both is bound to get us excited – and the fact that new D3 concept space The Lighthouse takes its inspiration from the seminal Virginia Woolf novel of the same name earns it extra credit as far as we’re concerned.
Designed by Anne and Alexandra Cantacuzene from local firm AAC Interiors, the stylish and light indoor/outdoor café space boasts an in-house bakery and a mezze bar, while the evening nu-disco playlist and live DJ are sure to attract a stylish after-work crowd.
For shoppers, the chic edit of gifts and homewares brings together items from more than 30 international design houses, including Italy’s renowned Alcarol, Japan’s SIWA, the USA’s famed MoMA design store and Swedish glassware brand Skogsberg & Smart. There’s even artisan chocolate range from Brooklyn’s Mast, inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock no less. Stylish, smart and a little intellectual, The Lighthouse is already proving a hit with the city’s chicest crowd. We, meanwhile, are just trying hard to look cool enough to frequent it…