Mon 19 Apr 2021
Paul Bennett, Director
Here at Behr & Butchoff we are thrilled to see people out and about again, with the spring weather and a loosening lockdown breathing new life into the St John’s Wood community. Finally being able to enjoy a meal that is not home cooked, sip a drink that is poured by a professional and shop for life’s superfluous delights is a joy.
The areas in and around St. John’s Wood are the very essence of non essential – bars, restaurants, independent stores, boutiques and hidden gems that we are very lucky to be patrons of. We’d love to share our local knowledge with you, so here are Behr & Butchoff’s 6 favourite essentials for your ‘non essentials’:
The Ivy: All hail The Ivy on St. John’s Wood High Street, as it has reopened its terrace for outdoor dining. Much-loved favourites have returned to the menu and a new cocktail has been launched in celebration. The Passionate Spritz is a twist on the Aperol classic – cheers!
Space NK: This cult beauty store has re-opened on St John’s Wood High Street – perfect timing as we adapt our skincare regimes for the spring and summer seasons. The friendly staff will also suggest products for those who struggle with pesky mask-wearing side effects.
ba&sh: Loving lounge wear and elasticated waists but need to smarten up your act? Parisian high fashion brand ba&sh is back to help. Whip your wardrobe into shape for social gatherings with a trip to this inspiring and ever-so-chic ladies store on St John’s Wood High Street.
Soutine: This restaurant takes inspiration from the boulevard cafés of Paris, so it’s only natural it was among the first to welcome outdoor trade. Dining is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, with eager eaters enjoying a new menu served to one of its al fresco tables.
Living In Style Gallery: No more peeping through the window, as this art gallery cum furnishing store on Church Road in Marylebone is welcoming in-store custom once again. A curated array of collectable items, spanning furniture, lighting, mirrors and home accessories, awaits.
If you are visiting the St. John’s Wood area and would like to make it a permanent home, contact Behr & Butchoff for a list of our available properties to buy and rent in the NW8 area.