First Class

First Class

Charlotte Prichard, 7 July 2011

Biscuiteers pencil biscuits at Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine Is there nothing the Biscuiteers cannot bake? Take a look at the adorable pencil biscuits they created to accompany Letter Lounge’s amazing mail master class at Tatty Devine last night! In a world where words are exchanged through Facebook, Twitter and email, Letter Lounge aims to revive the lost art of letter writing with the help of tea, coffee and lots of treats. All our guests needed to bring was an address to send their work of art to and that was it – they were ready to start scribbling! I’m Emily and this is my second blog as a press intern at Tatty Devine. Although I’m usually found in our Brick Lane shop, the prospect of making new pen pals was irresistible and so I hopped on the Tube to capture all the excitement over at our Covent Garden boutique. Claire from Letter Lounge commandeered the store, setting out stickers, felt tips, exclusive stationary and lots of sweets to aid the creative process (honestly…!): Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine Tatty Devine’s very own perspex pillar box sat waiting to receive finished letters: Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine - perspex pillar box! Our first visitors take to the table: Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine I don’t know which is cuter – vintage queen Monique’s leaf-pattern skirt or the wedding bell letter she created for her friend: Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine Soon, we were overrun with the curious inhabitants of Covent Garden and dedicated Tatty Devine fans: Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine Here’s writer Jo and big specs enthusiast Frances with the fruits of their labour: Jo and Frances at Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine As Louise’s special letter-themed playlist pumped out The Marvellettes' “Mr Postman” and Beastie Boys’ “An Open Letter to NYC”, we tried to think of more songs with a postal theme. What can you come up with? Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine We even spied a Tatty Devine Bunting Necklace on a budding wordsmith: Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine We love envelopes here at Tatty Devine – so much so we’ve even created an Envelope Necklace! Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine All too soon, it was time for last post at Covent Garden: Letter Lounge at Tatty Devine Once we started writing, we couldn’t stop – we saw declarations of love, long delayed ‘thank you’ notes to grandparents, letters of commiseration and lots of people inspired to bring letter writing back into their lives on a regular basis. Thank you to the wonderful lady behind Letter Lounge, Claire Medcalf, for transforming Tatty Devine into a pop-up writing emporium and the delightful Biscuiteers for supplying us with a rainbow selection of treats. Join Letter Lounge’s pen and paper revolution now – it’s coming to a letter box near you…
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