Columbia Road Flower Market in Bethnal Green is magical on Sundays before Christmas, with the trees, wreaths and bustling atmosphere.
REAL TREE OR FAKE?
A big real one from Columbia Road at the start of December, positioned as close to the fireplace as possible.
BEST CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
The Japan Centre in Shaftesbury Avenue is full of weird and wonderful things, from food and calligraphy pens to ceramics and toys.
MY HOME STYLE
I have lived in Victoria Park, Hackney in a typical London Victorian terrace since 2005 with my wife, Franca, son Lukas, 11, and daughter Josephine, nine. The walls at home are white and covered in colourful paintings — a mix of the children’s pictures and art given by friends.
WHAT LUXURY MEANS TO ME
There is nothing better than sitting on a Sunday winter’s evening in the living room in front of a huge, roaring wood fire reading the Sunday papers.
BEST DESIGN SHOP
Jasper Morrison in Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, for great design products.
GIFT? GIVE ME THIS
A beautifully designed stainless steel pot or pan from the Form range for iittala from Selfridges.