Saturday, 23 May 2015

Chelsea in Bloom 2015 - Fairytales.


Over the past week Chelsea has been awash with colour and beautiful flowers as the stores surrounding Sloane Square and Duke of York square have been competing to win Chelsea in Bloom. Organized to coincide with the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the theme for this year's 10th Anniversary Chelsea in Bloom event was 'Fairytales', with each shop displaying works of flower art inspired by childhood fairy tales.

Catherine Lux - Lux Life - Chelsea in Bloom 2015
Photo from Jasiminne.


On sunny Thursday evening I invited Jasiminne to join me down at Duke of York Square for a Mad Hatter's Tea Party with the lovely Mina and Angie. We soaked up the sunshine and marveled at how pretty the Pimms garden was. Nestled right in the centre of the square, everything was Alice in Wonderland themed - from the waitresses outfits to the Pimms bar. 

Chelsea in Bloom 2015 Mad Hatters Tea Party

Chelsea in Bloom 2015 Mad Hatters Tea Party Pimms

Chelsea in Bloom

Chelsea in Bloom 2015 Mad Hatters Tea Party

Mad Hatters Tea Party Pimms Teapot Chelsea in Bloom 2015

Chelsea in Bloom 2015 Mad Hatters Tea Party




We then headed over to Monica Vinader where Sasha from Liberty London Girl was hosting a fabulous shopping event. I bumped into a couple of friends there and we had a good catch up, while Jasiminne found a shared love for all things Malaysia with Sasha. We cooed over Sasha's gorgeous little dachshund #LovelyLettice, and sipped on champagne. 

Chelsea in Bloom Monica Vinader

Chelsea in Bloom Monica Vinader

Sasha Wilkins Liberty London Girl at Chelsea in Bloom
Photo by Jasiminne

Chelsea in Bloom Monica Vinader

Chelsea in Bloom Monica Vinader

Chelsea in Bloom Monica Vinader

Chelsea in Bloom Monica Vinader

Jasiminne and I decided to leave everyone to it and go for dinner at Polpo, however sadly due to the crowds leaving the flower show, there was a 25minute wait! On our way to the next restaurant we discovered the Mary Quant and Liz Earle flower displays...


Outfit - Dress: Warehouse, Handbag: Anya Hindmarch, Sunnies: H&M.




We tried every other restaurant in the area and all of them were the same long wait, so we decided to part ways and head home, but not before snapping some last minute photographs of the gorgeous Pop-Up Champagne Bar from The Botanist on Sloane Square.

The Botanist Chelsea in Bloom 2015


The Botanist Sloane Square Chelsea in Bloom 2015

The Botanist Chelsea in Bloom 2015 Sloane Square

Sloane Square Chelsea in Bloom 2015

Unfortunately we didn't get to see a lot of the displays because the Rickshaws stopped at 6:30pm and we didn't fancy walking all over Chelsea, but usually there's a Rickshaw running throughout the day that takes visitors around the area for free.

Sadly I've been really busy the past coupla days so haven't had a chance to get this up sooner (one of the downsides of working full time while running a blog!), and the Chelsea in Bloom displays are being taken down tomorrow, but you should definitely pop along next year and take a look! There's such a wonderful atmosphere in the squares and around the area, everything is buzzing and looking oh so pretty. Just make sure you book a table at a restaurant so you don't end up eating McDonalds chips on the train home ;) 

Find me: Twitter | Youtube | Facebook | Bloglovin | Pinterest | Google+ | Instagram
Share:

19 comments

  1. Fabulous photo of you on the Liz Earle swing, Catherine! The floral displays are stunning and nice that you had 2 events so close by to go to

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I love that photo so much! They really were beautiful, and very handy that they were so close by!

      C x

      Delete
  2. Your dress is perfect for the Chelsea flower show. The Alice pop up is wonderful perfect with the themed window displays they have really outdone themselves this year and you look like you had wonderful fun Lucy x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jasiminne and I both agreed to wear florals to tie in with the event haha!

      C x

      Delete
  3. I absolutely LOVE the photo of you on the Liz Earle swing Catherine! That's a framer ;-) So sad to miss this - I adore Chelsea and it looks so stunning decked out in all those flowers!

    Polly xx
    Follow Your Sunshine

    Ps. also love that you matched your dress to the theme...excellent work

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah thank you! Same, it's definitely one of my favourite parts of London!

      C x

      Delete
  4. Your photos are incredible! Everything looks so pretty and fun! Great post! I wish I could go next year! I'll just have to book a flight over ha :)
    xx
    Kenzie
    Behindhazeleyes06.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kenzie, that's so sweet! :) It was such a lovely evening!

      C x

      Delete
  5. So lovely to see you that night! Beautiful photos and I love that the blossoms on your dress are so fitting!
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So lovely to see you too! Thank you! Hehe yes, it worked quite nicely with the theme :)

      C x

      Delete
  6. great post! i love the photos! it seems like you had a wonderful time :)

    http://lovepeaceandshimmer.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jamie! It was a really lovely evening!

      C x

      Delete
  7. WOW! It does look like a fairy tale world. You look very pretty!! That picture of the Cinderella quote, I totally have it stuck in my head now and when I saw it I started humming it. Lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Meghan! Haha, I love that song so much!

      C x

      Delete
  8. Looks like you had such a wonderful time! So frustrating, Jasiminne and I actually had the same problem with a table the very next day! I love Chelsea in Bloom, though I had to admit my hayfever does not!

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was really lovely! Oh no! It seems tables are hard to come by these days :(

      C x

      Delete
  9. Wow wow Chelsea in bloom looks amazing!! I've never actually heard of it before but I think I will have to pay a visit next year! Your photos look great too.

    Deimante x

    www.sunnydei.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Looks beautiful, just like a fairytale, which is what they were going for! Amazing.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    ReplyDelete

© Lux Life - A Luxury Lifestyle Blog | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig