We know that inspiration is all around us and can often be found in the most unlikely places. Colours of My Week attempts to capture this spirit by showing a glimpse of the colourful lives that people lead…
Leila McAlister owns a grocery shop and café on Calvert Avenue, just off Arnold Circus in London’s Shoreditch. It’s called, simply, Leila’s Shop. If you buy a sandwich there it may have just two ingredients, but those ingredients will be the best of their kind – the chef and food authority is as well known for hunting down the finest seasonal food stuffs from around the world as she is for keeping her food simple. Her grocery shop is frequented by London’s biggest foodies and is charmingly old school – like the one we all want on our local high street. The cafe, though simple too, boasts a terrific interior style with rustic tables, concrete flooring and green stools designed by Leila’s friend Martino Gamper.
Carefully Considered Colour
However, it’s on the crowded shelves and inside the humble wooden crates that you can see riotous colours. Here is Leila’s week in colour…
Salt pollock, Marinda tomato and broad bean salad.
Visit Leila’s Shop at 15-17 Calvert Avenue,London E2 or find it on Facebook here.
Featured image courtesy of Cv and Coffee