London Style Guide by Saska Graville | August 16, 2012

Whenever I travel, it's not about rushing to the most popular tourist attraction or taking happy snaps of awe-inspiring natural wonders. For me it's about city life and all it's glorious and colourful details. Weeks before I go, I usually mark every destination meticulously in Google Maps- the quirky boutiques, the funky hotels, the restaurants and cafes, the bakeries and patisseries, the ice-cream parlours and candy stores...

Last weekend I picked up a copy of London Style Guide by Saska Graville. (Published by Murdoch Books). Similar to Sibella Court's 'The Stylist's Guide to NYC', this book is PACKED with inspiring 'style' destinations and would be essential in planning a dream trip!

With the aid of stunning photography by Jessica Reftel Evans and Martin Reftel, this book captures all the exciting visual minutiae that makes someone like myself weak at the knees. Details such as... drool-worthy, vintage cake displays at pretty patisseries...

...a row of mismatched chairs at a whimsical canteen...

...the vibrant pops of colour at a local farmers market...

...the rustic and industrial styling at a cosy cafe...

...all the colourful and quirky wonders of independent fashion and homeware boutiques...

and the list goes on...

Now that I've got this book, I would love to visit London and see all this delicious eye candy for myself. PIty it's a 22 hour flight to get there! *Shudder*

Check out London Style Guide right here.

{ all images by Amy Moss }

posted under: Books, Travel


  1. Thank you! I just bought a copy, so lovely book !
  2. Looks like a great travel guide! Maybe I'll get it if I ever visit London again.
  3. Thank you for this pretty book. I want to bought a copy. Really pretty.
  4. I actually live in London and I think I'll buy that book, too. The pictures look wonderful and maybe I'll find somewhere lovely to go :)
  5. I used to love the city guides that Domino Magazine had. My friends and I literally took the magazine with us to Savannah, GA and San Francisco and visited the restaurants, neighborhoods, and boutiques they suggested.
  6. Wow, I dont have the words but : i need that book. Thanks for putting those cute little pictures with nice handwritting on it. I live far from London and it is my dream to go to England / Ireland.
  7. Great post! Thanks for information.
  8. I do the same thing! Whenever I go on vacation, I look up craft stores I might be able to visit.
  9. This book is so cute! I love the Anthro Bowl you have in the first picture!!
  10. I love this book, I just bought it last week to flick through for inspiration on places to go in London for our honeymoon. It popped out at me from the shelves with its matt cover and gorgeous photography, perfect reading for a saturday morning with a cuppa (and a million posyit it notes to mark places we wanna go!)
  11. Laura | Aug 17, 2012
    Thank you for sharing this discovery! Your description of visit a city... It just what I feel about a trip and the book seems a great company. I plan visiting London next winter, i cannot wait to have the book and then discover all this places
  12. Jules | Aug 18, 2012
    I was given this book for my birthday recently and I just spent 5 days in London with my friend - the London Style Guide was our bible! We had both visited London before and seen all the tourist sites, so we used the book to explore all the best cafes, restaurants and shops. Definitely a must for anyone who is visiting London town!!
  13. This book looks fabulous ~ I will order now!
  14. Beautiful - I think I'm going to go out & buy this book! (And although we only get a peak at your table, I can tell it's just as fab.)
  15. Gina | Aug 20, 2012
    What a great way to do a book review :)
  16. Oh My Gosh..I'm going to go order this book now even if it's JUST for the photos!
  17. looks like a must read book :)
  18. Saska | Sep 12, 2012
    Wow, thank you so much for the lovely piece on my book, and for the wonderful comments. I'm so pleased everyone has enjoyed it - it was a joy to write. Saska x
  19. Beautiful! I'd looove to go to London.
    Whatcha eatin' there in the first pic? It looks so delightful!
  20. I like to discover a city or place by walking around and exploring every side street. This sounds like a wonderful city guide.
  21. Hi Saska! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a message. It's an honour. Thanks for creating such a beautiful book! :)

    Hi Esther, In answer to your question, I'm eating breakfast! My usual wheat-free muesli and a yummy spelt fruit bun!
  22. Great post! Despite the fact that I'm originally from London, now I'm gonna get that book :) Seems to be a really good source of inspiration.

    Thanks for sharing!
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