Chelsea In Bloom 2015: Fairy Tales

May 22, 2015

A fairy tale tribute to the Chelsea Flower Show with the most imaginative and magical displays of blossoms and branches.

Hayfever be damned - yesterday, I loaded up on the antihistamines and headed from Shoreditch to Sloane Square where I met Luxy at The Botanist pop-up champagne bar. We crossed over to the ‘Fairy Tale forest’ installation on Sloane Square (eschewing the complimentary rickshaw rides to see the Chelsea In Bloom displays - I usually prefer to be chauffeured but on this occasion I wanted to 'branch out', haha). We headed to nearby Duke of York Square for Pimms ‘Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ where I had the pleasure to finally meet the lovely Angie of Silverspoon London while the most wonderfully in-character Queen Of Hearts offered us elderflower cocktails from the giant red teapot. Afterward, Luxy and I nipped into Monica Vinader for their champagne cocktail party hosted by Sasha of Liberty London Girl where we met the lovely lady behind the blog and her painfully adorable Lettice the miniature daschund. All in all, a bloomin' marvellous evening thanks to Chelsea In Bloom.

Dressed for the occasion in a Zara floral blazer with my 'Valentino-dupe' satchel from Charles & Keith

Monica Vinader's floral display by Nikki Tibbles of Wild At Heart, whose installation for Kate Spade won Chelsea In Bloom 2014.

A rainbow of 'grown up' friendship bracelets by Monica Vinader. My favourite colour, mint, represents tranquility - something I desperately need more of in my life!

Sasha of Liberty London Girl - she's lived in Malaysia, my homeland, and we had a little chat about Malaysias gastronomical delights (of which there are many, so it was quite a chat!) - and #LovelyLettice.

How stunning is the floral print of that lady's Stella McCartney trench coat? Hands down, she wins my award for best-dressed at Chelsea In Bloom. Her sartorial choice reminds me of a botanical illustration project that I've been faffing about for months. Also, my marble-obsession be damned, now I want to cover everything I own in botanical illustration print. Inspiration to create something beautiful, isn't that the whole point of these things? Thank you, Chelsea In Bloom for bringing such beauty to my evening*. Head down to the Fairy Tale Forest at Sloane Square to get your bearings - maybe hop into a rickshaw to see the sights - and be sure to stop by Duke Of York Square to see the floral displays and take some tea at Pimm's Mad Hatters Party. x

*and also for not setting off my allergies. I'm glad that all the contingency tissues in my purse went unused.

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  1. Wow this looks like such a cool event! And you seriously wore the perfect outfit. You look great!


  2. Cake & WhiskyMay 22, 2015

    Love that pictures of you on the swing! I wish I was a bit more photogenic sometimes! Oh, and the friendship bracelets look ace!

    Sandra | Cake + Whisky

  3. Lovely photographs :) You look so pretty! Love the florals you're wearing :)

  4. Suze! I also had some floral Zara trousers I wanted to wear that evening but couldn't fit into (oh woe).

    Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend lovely! x

  5. I'm not always photogenic, I have my hit and miss days! x

  6. Emily KnottMay 22, 2015

    Your photography is stunning.

  7. So, so lovely to finally meet you and what a fun night!!
    Lots of love,

  8. Finally we meet! Can't wait to see you again on Sunday! x

  9. Maireem ManejeMay 23, 2015

    Such lovely photos and the puppy is so adorable :)

  10. Gosh, there's so much beauty in this post! I love the floral displays, costumes and the Monica Vinader display is giving me heart palpitations! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  11. Catherine LuxMay 23, 2015

    I loved our little evening drinking pimms and photographing flowers! See you Monday for our blogger picnic! :) And we'll have to go to Polpo for dinner soon to make up for our lack of dinner on Thursday!!

    C x | Lux Life

  12. Isn't Chelsea In Bloom just gorgeous! Have you been? x

  13. Lovely Lettice is so cute isn't she?! x

  14. Not as of yet, however after seeing this I intend to in the future! x