Masterpiece

The worlds leading cross-collecting fair, Masterpiece, returns to its iconic setting of the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea this summer, 27 June – 5 July.

A highlight in the summer calendar for artists, art-lovers and art collectors, Masterpiece provides an unparalleled opportunity to discover exceptional works for sale from over 150 international artists. It is unquestionably a unique, international stage to enjoy an extraordinary breadth of cultural experiences.

Exhibitors span all eras and disciplines. Entry though scrupulous vetting, from 27 individual vetting committees, and thoughtful juxtaposition allow visitors to encounter beautiful works of art and be comforted in their decisions by the expert art dealers.

Enhancing the experience, guests can dine in pop-ups from London favourites, Le Caprice, Scott’s Seafood & Champagne Bar, The Ivy Chelsea Brasserie and The Sloane Street Deli. Toast with friends on the Perrier-Jouet Champagne Terrace, exquisite champagnes to be savoured alongside stunning views of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Reservations can be made here.

An exciting programme of talks will also run through the week; some drop in, others pre-booked. The full list can be found here, but here is a selection of highlights to whet your appetite.

  • Architectural Digest: The Omnivorous Eye (Pre-booked); Mitchell Owens, the Decorative Arts Editor of Architectural Digest (US), in conversation with interior designers Rita Konig and Ben Pentreath on collecting widely and decorating with depth – Friday 28th, Lecture Theatre
  • Carl Faberge: A Restless Imagination – Friday 28th, Wartski, stand C1
  • Alfred Munnings: 1919 A Fresh start – Friday 28th, Richard Green, stand D21
  • An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at The Wallace Collection (Pre-booked), Saturday 29th, 4pm, Lecture Theatre

Purchase your Masterpiece 2019 tickets here.

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The Art of Travel Exhibition

As the summer months approach and the sun begins to shine, this exhibition could not come at a more appropriate time. ‘The Art of Travel’ reflects our travel ideals; from planes to trains, boats to cars, fame and fashion meet before the camera to celebrate how to reach our destinations of choice.

From April 15 – May 20, 2019, the exhibition will feature the work of eight iconic photographers who captured the tempting backdrop of excursions, from some of our favourite cities which include New York City, Paris and London. From Terry O’Neill’s iconic portrait of Elton John in front of his private plane used for his 1974 world tour, to John Swannell’s ethereal portrait of actress Helena Bonham Carter on a boat in Venice, Milton H. Greene’s glowing image of Marilyn Monroe disembarking a plane, Norman Parkinson’s Queen magazine cover shoot of a stunning model on the back of a horse in full gallop in Egypt to a portrait of the band Blue with a Jaguar Mark 2 car by Clacton Pier in Clacton-on-Sea by Kevin Cummins, these images and many more represent flight, movement and the alluring romance of being elsewhere.

Set to spark your inner wanderlust, visit Chelsea’s Iconic Images Gallery for some summertime inspiration.

Open: Monday to Friday – 12.00pm – 6pm, weekends by special appointment.

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London Design Week at Chelsea Harbour

Chelsea Harbour offers the best in design and decoration; home to 120 showrooms and 600 of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands. From 13-15 March, visit the ultimate interior design collective with more than 100 showroom events to inspire, excite and enlighten you; from meet the designer sessions to hands on making, all of which are free to attend.

With opportunities to meet leading international creatives, take part in panel discussions and recipe advice and inspiration, the festival will aim provide enlightenment on industry ideas and tricky topics. Melissa Hemsley will also be taking to the kitchen at Espresso Design, demonstrating recipes from her latest book and guests enjoy a Nordic breakfast in bed at Jensens’ Beds as well as indulge in Asian flavours at Tufenkian Artisan Carpets.

The full extent of the exciting programme can be found here. See you there!

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From India with Love…

A small, beautiful Indian inspired and exquisitely decorated herd of elephants have arrived on Sloane Square. Decorated by some of India’s finest artists, designers and creative talents, they are part of the Elephant Family’s latest fundraising campaign entitled ‘from India with love’.

On display from 26 June to 18 July, the aim of this beautiful installation is to firstly, throw a kaleidoscope of colour across London as well as spread a strong conservation message for the protection of endangered Asian elephants. With as few as 40,000 Asian elephants remaining in the wild, this smaller London herd of 30 sculptures is a gentle reminder that there has never been a more urgent need to protect animals at the threat of extinction.

Whilst visiting, you are able to get up close with the elephants. Share their message with the hashtags: #elephantparadelondon and #fromlondonwithlove

If you are an aspiring elephant adopter, you have the opportunity to bid for your favourite elephant in an online auction here. All money raised from the online auction and the live auction of the Concours d’elephant Cavalcade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on 28 June, will support conservation projects across Asia.

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David Grossmann Exhibition: Haven

David Grossmann is an American artist. In his first UK solo show, he displays a selection of distinctly recognisable landscapes – a quiet world in which deer and woodland bids calmly across our field of vision, seemingly undisturbed by the artist or the viewer.

During his formative years, he developed a profound love of nature and an appreciation of the extreme beauty of his surroundings. This appreciation was amplified by his experience of growing up between two very diverse cultures; Chilean and American, and two languages which led him to seek solace in nature and expression through visual language of art.

The evocative landscapes on show depict forests and mountains, lakes and pastureland. His style leans towards abstraction but the meditative process in which these pieces are created, the scenes are transformed into an expression of emotion.

More information can be found here.

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Time Out Love London Awards 2018 – The Results!

Did you vote in the annual Time Out Love London Awards? We hope you helped your favourite local spots to victory…

The results are in!

Wulf & Lamb, Pavilion Road’s favourite vegan restaurant won ‘Most Loved Local Restaurant’ in Chelsea. Book now to enjoy fiercely kind food, including Chilli ‘Non’ Carne and the mouth-watering mac ‘n’ cheese. Whether you’re after comfort food or something a bit healthier this summer, this spot is perfect.

Runner-up for ‘Most Loved Local Shop’ in Chelsea was London Cheesemongers, the cheese shop that everyone needs to visit to pick their favourite seasonal, traditional and artisanal cheeses.

The ‘Most Loved Local Music Venue’ in Chelsea was none other than the 606 Club, our favourite spot for an evening of British Jazz.

Saatchi Gallery also won ‘Most Loved Local Culture Spot’ in Chelsea. Keep your eyes peeled for the latest exhibitions for your culture fix in Duke of York Square.

Where will you go first?

 

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Jumeirah Carlton Tower tea

Opera Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the V&A’s new exhibition, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, Jumeirah Carlton Tower are hosting a perfectly themed afternoon tea, complete with savouries and sweets inspired by the opera houses and cities featured. Why not indulge with the cocktail tea, complete with a Don Giovanni tipple made with Mozart chocolate liqueur, a ticket to the exhibition and even a mini MP3 player, preloaded with music from several different operas?

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