Mina Zaher, Editor, King’s Road Rocks

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Mina Zaher, Editor, King’s Road Rocks

Local writer Mina Zaher worked in script development for TV and film before founding the food and lifestyle blog King’s Road Rocks.

She has lived in Chelsea since she was 3 years old.

www.kingsroadrocks.com

"The Synaesthesia treatment at Lush’s spa on King’s Road is the best massage I’ve ever had. Truly sublime."

Describe your perfect weekend

Starting the weekend at Duke of York Square Fine Food Market with a spot of shopping along King’s Road in the afternoon. I love eating out so will usually find a restaurant for Saturday evening and on Sunday afternoon. On Sundays we also like to go to a park with the family and end the weekend with a drink at one of our favourite Chelsea pubs.

Which 3 words would you use to describe Chelsea?

Village-feel, friendly locals.

What is your earliest local memory?

There used to be horses in Battersea Park by the river and as a child I used to walk along Chelsea Embankment and across Albert Bridge with my mother to feed apples to the horses.

Favourite shops?

COS, Joseph, Club Monaco, and Ad Hoc for fun fashion

Best place to relax?

The Synaesthesia treatment at Lush’s spa on King’s Road is the best massage I’ve ever had. Truly sublime. https://www.lush.co.uk/products/over-30/synaesthesia

Best place to have fun?

Barts is always fun http://barts-london.com/

Best meal?

Anything from Kurobuta on King’s Road http://www.kurobuta-london.com/

Favourite pub?

The Sporting Page on Camera Place and Builder’s Arms on Britten Street

http://www.foodandfuel.co.uk/our-pubs/the-sporting-page-chelsea/

http://www.geronimo-inns.co.uk/london-the-builders-arms

Is there a local hero you’d like to mention?!

The Chelsea Pensioners from Royal Hospital Chelsea

Any local secrets/gems?

Marketplace at Chelsea Farmers Market during the warmer months

Favourite Chelsea story/anecdote?

Chelsea has so many wonderful stories I don’t know where to start. From The Beatles’ tailor store on King’s Road to the love nest shared by Vivienne Leigh and Laurence Olivier, Chelsea has a wealth of stories.

The local ‘thing’ that makes you smile?!

The Christmas lights on Sloane Square and Duke of York Square

Mina’s website is: www.kingsroadrocks.com. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook @KingsRoadRocks

 

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