1. Lucie Loves… Wine

    Kumala hangout with winemaker Ben Jordaan - October 2014

    Tune in at 7pm tonight to watch our LIVE wine tasting session with winemaker Ben Jordaan from Kumala and watch as he expertly guides us through three bottles red and rose wine: 


    Want to drink along at home… here’s what you’ll need:

    1 x Kumala Pinotage Rose

    1 x Kumala Pinotage Shiraz 

    1 x Kumala Reserve Shiraz

    3 x Wine glasses 

    1 x Drinking water

    1 x Spittoon (optional)

    Over to you…

    We’ll be answering questions throughout the hangout, so feel free to tweet me @luciekerley or email your wine questions to info@luciekerley.co.uk

    Interested in finding out more about wine check out The World’s Shortest Wine Book by Simon Woods

  2. Lucie Loves… London

    Enjoy Music | Skate | Art & Food? Check out House of Vans LDN

    This weekend JMG and I took a train to Waterloo in pursuit of the House of Vans skatepark. JMG has been a massive fan of the brand ever since we met 7-years ago. I swear that boy has worn out so many pairs of Vans, I’ve lost count of how many I’ve bought him for birthdays and christmases! He also promised there would be food so off we trotted to check it out.

    We spent a good 10-minutes spent wandering the tunnels underneath Waterloo station before finding it. We visited a rather unexpected pop-up art gallery showcasing 3d printed jewellery and screen printed artwork, soaked in spray paint fumes and watched street artists at work. We then quickly circumnavigated a photo shoot, involving a cross-dressing rollerblader and a girl riding a moped, and emerged back onto the street, having finally found the entrance to the House of Vans. Which is actually at street level and not in the tunnels underneath!

    H.O.V has a skatepark, cinema, cafe, two bars, a music venue (which recently hosted the Foo Fighters) and is a great place for people of all ages to hangout. We were well impressed!

    JMG and I arrived at around 2:30pm on a Saturday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised at how calm the place was. Alternative looking mummy’s and daddy’s and their über-cool skater kids were hanging out amidst the more seasoned skaters, watching the Vans Shop Riot Finals via the cafe’s live stream tv in between free skate sessions. Rad.

    There was also a independently published books and zines fair on, which was pretty sweet too.

    The only downside to this fabulous piece of the skating underworld, is that there is no cashpoint! Be warned! if you’re hungry or thirsty after your skate session - make sure that you’ve got cash to buy refreshments, otherwise you’ll need to hot foot it to Waterloo station for the nearest ATM machine.

    All in all the food was pretty darn good. It cost us £17 for two meals and two cafe lattes. Nice!

    Check out House of Vans LDN and if you haven’t seen them already, have a look at a few of the photos I took of the Long Live Southbank campaigners supporting the cause. Congrats on saving your skate space guys! 

    Photography © Lucie Kerley

  3. Lucie Loves… #Fashion

    #BLOGGED | what to wear in AW14: Leather, leopard print and a Kelly Shaw statement tee

    I’ve had this outfit on a shelf in the back of my mind for a good year or more now.

    It all started with a trip to the Cat and Mutton pub with friends. I spotted a very cool looking girl who had cleverly dressed-down a black leather pencil skirt with a simple white tee and sneakers. I loved it! A real life version of the kind of street style inspiration that I usually comb Pinterest for! Nice.

    And so, I put together my own version of the look, having finally got my mitts on this gorgeous black leather pencil skirt from W: a limited collection by high street fashion retailer Wallis.

    Wallis is somewhere that JMG’s mum would class as one of her go-to high street stores (and she ALWAYS looks great!) For me, it’s usually the Arcadia group’s naughty, younger sister: Topshop. However, you’ll be pleased to know, the W collection is pretty dreamy too! The stand out pieces for me are the berry collarless faux fur coat, the butter-soft leather pencil skirts in a multitude of colours, and the nude fold collar coat.

    I teamed my super-soft skirt with the revolutionary statements first issue tee from Kelly Shaw’s AW14 collection from Young British Designers, my Danielle Foster Caity rucksack and Lama Peach Nela sneakers. I adore this Jem Doulton for Kelly Shaw tshirt - it is literally a work of art. Jem’s work really reminds me of Cy Twombly - one of my favourite artists! Collaborative pieces are the best! 

    I’m planning to get a LOT of wear out of this skirt this season. Keep your eyes peeled for more ways to wear it.

    Post in collaboration with ybdfashion and Wallis.

    Photography © jmgcreative // style + edit by Lucie Kerley