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"Knocked Up" must have seeped into our sub-consciousness more than we'd like to admit. While re-watching it on a flight to LA this weekend, we were shocked to realize our lunch and dinner reservations for the next day were at the same two restaurants the protagonists visit in the film: hip sushi joint Geisha House and cheesy classic Miceli's.
While both restaurants served their very mainstream purpose, this coincidence left us feeling waaay too unoriginal and in search of something off the beaten path. Near the end of the movie--after Katherine Heigl kicks Seth Rogen out of her car in a fit of pre-labor rage--he yells in outrage "I had to walk through half of Koreatown!" We didn't want to walk through half of it, but we were intrigued.
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Live from London, our shopping expert Annabel Ross...
Nestled in ultra-fashionable Soho, between bustling Oxford and Regent Streets, Carnaby Street boasts some of the coolest international labels, as well as one-off boutiques for that unique piece that'll be the envy of all your friends back home. It has to be your first port-of-call for serious London shopping.
Designer streetwear junkies can get their fix at 55 DSL, Replay, American Apparel, Diesel and Puma, to name but a few. Local labels in the precinct include Sadie Frost and Jemima French's eponymous FrostFrench boutique, the delightful Harriet's Muse with its bespoke corsets and Beyond the Valley, with pieces from 140 designers from the Royal College of the Arts and prestigious fashion school Central Saint Martins.
Housewares aficionados will adore the range at stores such as Lifestylebazaar, which focuses on new young UK and European design talent, while knitting fans will love what's on offer at All the Fun of the Fair, a haberdashery boutique that's home to glow-in-the-dark yarn and other fun stuff.
In between intensive changing room sessions, you can refuel at one of the surrounding cafes, restaurants or bars. We love Camellia's World Teas, specializing in therapeutic teas and herbs to aid the mind and body, served with snacks to match. The only thing left to recharge will be your credit card.