I’d like to tell you about a place…
The Gallery. 239 pieces of art line this dining room. The Maître d’ knows me when I walk in (or he’s so good he makes me feel as he doesn’t see me enough), he never fails to flatter me in his charming french way, a personal touch I’m sure. I’m usually afraid of skin to skin touching but I’m somehow at ease with his. The food is always excellent; excellently served, excellently presented, excellent in taste. The service is its twin as is the ambience. I’m talking of Sketch. Officially my favourite place in all of London. Un petit de francais en londres. This is the place monsieur first checked out my derrière (a thing that solidified his pursuit of Mercy) so there is an emotional attachment, it’s also the place to eat, to dance, with rooms of eclecticism set to a background of good music and interesting people, where you can buy the plate you eat on, fly to the moon when you visit les toilettes and be certain to be amongst the French without fear of rejection.
Always inviting, this isn’t just a place I’m recommending and this post isn’t simply a review or a ‘my fav place you must go to’ in fact, true to the value added you get from just visiting, Sketch is an exhibition that changes it’s decor and art biennially and in this cycle, I have fallen more in love with Sketch; David Shrigley is the name for my reason and India Mah-davi created the setting to which allowed it.
When you enter the magnifique dining room you’ll understand why ‘love’ is the appropriate word. India Mah-davi (architect & designer) has coloured love soft pink and gold and David Shrigley has drawn it. You are compelled to capture your moment here, you have enough material to start engaging conversations and the food, wine along with the soft pink seats will wrap you in content.
For me, love, like, fashion, art, music and all manner of things are organic growing entities informed by connections, experiences and curiosity. Most if not all the time the people, places and things I discover are through a natural inquisition or informed by another thing that is a continuous journey – lucky for me I suppose that these are the things that then become indicators of good taste. Without too much thought, more feeling an openness you must allow it to consume and lead you somewhere – this is what Sketch will do. Firstly it will lead you to David Shrigley and who knows where David Shrigley will take you.
Merci à Sketch because I now own a little art of Shrigley that will greet my guests at the dinner table and I’m certain that these items will make for an interesting conversation that will likely lead me into another discovery!
Amore toujours x