favorite chelsea spots with Bloom & Wild

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with warmer weather ahead

photo assistance ZAHRA BESWICK in collaboration with BLOOM & WILD

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London with its teenage mood swings-like weather patterns has made getting ready for the warmer seasons that much more difficult. One thing that this city is not short of are the events planned throughout the warmer season. West London starts to hype itself for summer by ‘petal-ing’ into Chelsea in Bloom! Chelsea is the bit of London that houses art, culture and a lot of lovely designer boutique shopping. Just West of Mayfair and Westminster, the borough is the perfect place to explore.

I tend to frequent Chelsea often for dinner and drinks or a weekend peruse. I’ve partnered with Bloom & Wild, my favorite flower delivery service, to share some of my favorite spots in Chelsea.
 

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Duke of York Square & Garden

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Just a little walk down from Sloane Square, you unexpectedly hit this vast square that has a few benches, little green hubs and a weekend market that you don’t want to miss. From doughnuts, oysters & champagne, and some international fare-it’s a must. The market sits in front of this green space that in the summer is the place to be. To relax, enjoy the sun, and enjoy a few drinks {or in my case, a few doughnuts will do} from the market.

Saatchi Gallery

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And from the green space, looking East, you find yourself gazing up at a gorgeous Georgian building. Through the inviting pillars, you are free to enter the world of contemporary art—the Saatchi Gallery.
 

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John Sandoe bookstore

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Once you’ve had a bit of a peruse through the museum, you cross the street and find yourself in front of the most handsome bookstore. Its glossy black exterior with tall windows allows you to take just a little peek in and you can find that not a single wall, shelf or table is without a book. This is by far one of my favorite bookstores in London if I’m looking for a shiny new page-turner as it has significant political history and historical fiction collections. The owner, as well, will give you the right literary advice based off of what you’ve previously read, enjoyed and loved.

Neighborly Spaces

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One thing that makes Chelsea so charming are the little side streets off of King’s Road. If you’re not careful, your architectural high will get you lost among the winding streets. My two favorite streets are Bywater Street and Carlyle Square. Bywater has a street of insta-worthy colorful houses! Carlyle Square is a cul-de-sac that you can easily miss, but when you go through a little gate you will find yourself in front of absolutely stunning mansions. Each doors with its glossy black door, the original Victorian tiles at the entrance. Oftentimes, there’s also a rose garden in the front.
 

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Chelsea Quarter Café

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In need of a cheeky treat, a little energy or feeling slightly puckish? The Chelsea Quarter café is a quaint, little neighborhood place that gets you all those things especially if you’re casually perusing through the shops up and down King’s Road.

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

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You may have caught a glimpse or two on my Instagram, but The Ivy is one of my favorite places to go when I have friends visiting London. Serving up British brasserie fare in a luxe and sophisticated setting. The Chelsea location offers an organic and garden-like space making it the perfect place to enjoy Chelsea in Bloom!
 

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what I wore

dress AVOCA denim jacket c/o ANTHROPOLOGIE shoes c/o BODEN jewelry c/o J.LAUREN
dress MICHAEL KORS trench c/o BODEN shoes c/o BODEN jewelry c/o J.LAUREN

There’s no perfect way to celebrate the start of summer than to partake in Chelsea’s annual flower show. This year Bloom & Wild will be adorning Club Monaco Sloane Square’s store with a unique flower installation. So be sure to check it out starting 22 May.
 

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  • Natali

    Oh how I love London! It’s neverending source of inspiration to me and I can’t wait to visit it again
    and discover some areas I haven’t been to yet, such as Chelsea!

    http://lartoffashion.com

  • This is such a beautiful post!
    I love London!! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    ~Adriana
    http://www.leopardmartini.com

  • Kiri Yanchenko

    I love all these London tips!
    I am coming in September hopefully for fashion week.
    The flowers you have added have just really brightened your photos up!
    Kiri
    Set to Glow
    http://www.settoglow.com.au

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    Super cute and chic looks! Loving the pictures
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

  • This is one of my favourite kind of posts. I feel like I’m joining you for a walk around the city! This one has such a fresh, spring vibe, I feel like I have to get some fresh flowers on my way back from work.

    • oh that’s so good to hear, I will be sure to put together posts like this more often. It took an army to put this together, so it’s nice to hear good feedback!

  • I’m so jealous that you had a collab with Bloom and Wild. AH!
    Happy Spring!

  • Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}

    What a great collaboration! These flowers are absolutely stunning! And all the places you shared sound so inviting and fun. A walk around Chelsea seems like a must do when in London.

  • Paige Allison

    The flower situation in London is OUT OF CONTROL. You’ve brought me a bouquet, right? Keep them fresh for me! 🙂