Among the many hidden gems in London there is one that completely floored me this morning when I attended the UK launch of The Cultivist held at the Leighton House Museum. Immediately upon entry I was captivated by the wall of Turkish blue tiles and the overall elegance of an entirely different time and place.
The Leighton House Museum is the former home of painter and collector Frederic Leighton and the perfect setting for this morning’s breakfast event curated by Dea Vanagan in collaboration with The Cultivist. I was too enamored by my surroundings to eat but had a chance to speak with the co-founders Marlies and Daisy of The Cultivist. They previously worked together at Sotheby’s for six years then left to launch this membership-based art club that provides members global access to museums and specially curated events. If this morning’s event at the Leighton House is any indication their ability to provide unique experiences of the art world to broader audiences is going to be a huge success.
I wish I had time to learn more about the art in each of the rooms of the museum but a coffee date with my friend Krissy beckoned me to leave. I plan on revisiting soon to absorb the history of Frederic Leighton and his former home but for now I’ll leave you with photos from this morning with a little cameo of my friend and photographer, Sabrina.
Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road
Note: I attended the event as a guest of The Cultivist, all views are my own.