I remember going to the St Martin's Lane hotel for a New Year's Eve Party a few years ago with my dad. Needless to say it was really fun (and we felt really cool). However, since then, St Martin's Lane Hotel has raised the coolness stakes even higher. Did you know they have a vending machine in the lobby where you can actually buy a snack or a car???
AND from now until December 24 you will find a Malin+Goetz pop-up shop too. The super-chic apothecary brand from New York is still relatively low-key in the UK but that will all change soon. The best thing is that you will find both Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz manning the shop, just like they used to in their first New York boutique. Pop in for a chat, (as I did and found out about their dogs, holidays to the former Soviet Union and their dinner parties in New York) or skincare advice of course. The products are as good as they look. My favourite is the Mojito lip balm - moisturising and tinglingly delicious.
PS: Pick up one of their newsletter/catalogues, which are gorgeously designed and features details of ALL their products.