I have a fear about blogging which is that it can make everything sound like a longer and slightly more boring billboard ad, yet the reason why I’ve decided to do it is because, on the other hand, it’s an opportunity and a space where I can be honest and myself about the stuff that makes me tick and the people and places that leave a mark, which is worth taking the risk for, in my opinion.
In fact, ‘Better do something than do nothing’ is definitely one of those clichés that I actually believe in. And I’m writing this post because I think, I really think, that if you live in North London, or if you hang out in East London and don’t spend much time in South London, you should go to Forest Hill and visit Stag & Bow.
I care about supporting the community of incredible independent shops and workshop spaces that exist in London, and I genuinely love the feeling of that place: the scruffy wooden floor, the high ceilings, the colourful fabrics at the back ( so good for your eyes and spiritual health!), there’s a pervading sense of a place where details are arranged to create a cosy, homelike and warm atmosphere.
So if you’re looking for a special present, including perhaps a cool workshop to attend in the next few months (workshops are amazing presents!!) or are looking for something that you want to feel a connection with and you’d like it to be handmade and beautiful, or if you’re a local community warrior and are committed to supporting indie shops, designers and the magic world of arts and crafts, Stag & Bow has to go on your list of places to visit.
Personally, I feel that my journey into this world has only just started, but I’m happy to be part of it and hope to contribute to its success for the near future. Let’s keep making. It’s such an empowering and powerful tool we have. I’m not going to be quiet about it!