St Luke’s Summer Fair

The annual Summer Fair at St Luke’s Church returns on Saturday 8 June. Enjoy traditional Fete stalls, games, a raffle, tombola and delicious BBQ with friends and all the family from 12noon. A wonderful start to summer.

Entry is £1 for adults, children are free.

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Chelsea in Bloom – the results!

The results are in and we have this year’s Chelsea in Bloom champion! This year saw 90 participants compete for the coveted awards; Best Floral Display, Highly Commended and the Innovation and the competition was tougher than ever with each business pulling out all the stops and displaying unique and individual interpretations of the Under the Sea theme.

The results are as follows:

Best Floral Display: Hackett

Highly Commended: Smythson & Kiki McDonough

Innovation Award: Marshall Wace

Gold:

11 Cadogan Gardens, Artisan du Chocolat, Boden, Boodles, Cassandra Goad, Club Monaco, Free People, Gallery Mess, Hugo Boss, J Crew, Jigsaw, Kiki McDonough, Loro Piana, Moyses Stevens, Peter Jones, Poetry, Poliform, Polpo, Provenance Village Butcher, Rag & Bone, REDValentino, Rigby & Peller, Salon Sloane, Sarah Chapman, Sloane Place, Space NK Apothecary, Sticks N Sushi, The White Company

Silver:

& Other Stories, Brunello Cucinelli, Bulgari, David Mellor, Dermalogica, Dubarry, Essentiel Antwerp, Giuseppe Zanotti, Kiehl’s, Kings of Chelsea, Laurence Coste, Links of London, Lone Design Club, Monica Vinader, No 8 Partnership, Oliver Peoples, Peloton, Rabbit, T.Ba, The Chelsea General Store, The Fold, The Sea The Sea, Toast, Tom Davies, Yves Delorme

Bronze:

Brora, Budd London, Cosmetics a la Carte, Hamptons International, Hans’ Bar & Grill, Heidi Klein, Hobbs, Michael John, Miista, Nike Women’s, Olivia Von Halle, Really Wild, Rixo, Roger Vivier, Scribbler, The Baby Cot Shop, Zaeem Jamal

Merit:

Ash, Blaiz, Clarendon, Daniela de Montby, EF Medispa, French Sole, Lema, L.K.Bennett, Penhaligon’s, Sloane Square Hotel, Tateossian, Toni & Guy

You also voted for your People’s Champion and after a total of 14,000 votes were cast, the winner was Peter Jones! Second place went to Hugo Boss and third, Kiki McDonough.

To view the displays, visit the Chelsea in Bloom website here. Or, visit the area itself and soak up the atmosphere surrounded by these incredible floral installations themselves.

 

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Get wedding ready with BOSS

Spring and summer see an influx in wonderful wedding invitations and whether it is your own or a friends, you will want to look impeccable for the occasion. at BOSS, they take great pride in their tailoring expertise and with their advise, you can be confident in the knowledge that BOSS is best suited to your sartorial needs whether the Groom, a Groomsman or a guest.

Book a personal shopping appointment with one of their suit specialists and from the initial consultation to the final fitting, they will ensure your experience is tailored to your requirements. As a final addition, select complimentary personalisation across shirts, ties and pocket squares to make your outfit truly memorable. This exclusive offer is only available until 31 May 2019 so make sure you book your appointment whilst you can.

* Complimentary gift and personalisation only valid when purchasing your full outfit at your personal shopping appointment in-store. Personalisation only valid on BOSS pocket squares, ties and shirts. HUGO BOSS reserves the rights to exclude products made of materials not from embroidery. Unfortunately they cannot accept personalised products for exchange or refund. This does not affect your statutory rights.

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Accessorise like a Queen with Annoushka

The crown is an iconic symbol for Chelsea jewellery designer, Annoushka and the Crown collection is an evolving, collectable series of interlacing rings that can be endlessly combined to suit different personalities and moods. This spring she adds four new designs to the collection in rose gold, white gold, yellow gold and white gold with diamonds, as well as presenting four bangles in the same pioneering design.

Featuring delicate castellations in hues of polished gold or black rhodium, the rings can be singly, back-to-back or linked together to form an elegant, textured tracery, communicating a fresh attitude with each new permutation to wear as you wish. The Crown rings are full of possibility, symbolising union as well as strength, and uniquely adaptable as engagement, wedding and eternity bands. Like the rings, the bangles can be stacked together in a myriad of different ways, further extending the intricate playfulness of the collection.

Shop now online or in store.

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Beverages, Bubbles and Blues

Celebrate Father’s Day with a wonderful day of live music and delicious drink themed fun at the Chelsea Physic Garden.

Music from Rachael Calladine Jazz Trio from the 606 Club will be performing throughout the afternoon whilst you enjoy pop-ups from the Mondo Brewery and Coolhurst wine. Take part in talks, trails and even pond-dipping, providing fun for all the family.

Tickets include entry into the garden and price is reduced for children.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

A celebration of the Royal Wedding and the London Festival Sinfonia and Eltham College

In celebration of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Cadogan Hall have a wonderful evening of choral and orchestral music planned including the new Royal Fanfare.

Enjoy an exciting programme of British choral and orchestral music from Eltham College Choir and the London Festival Sinfonia, with Paul Showell conducting.

Opening the concert is Michael Lawson’s powerful orchestral showpiece ‘Symphonic Movements’ followed by one of  John Rutter’s masterworks, the brilliant and colourful ‘Magnificat’, performed using English text. The second half highlights shorter and much loved choral pieces by Rutter and Bob Chilcott. Continuing the theme of showcasing living British composers, Clive Malabar’s magnificent orchestral ‘Celebration’ introduces the second half and the world premier of Lawson’s new symphonic suite, ‘The Seasons’, concludes the concert.

Book your tickets to this wonderful celebration here.

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Heralding Spring

Between 27 January and 4 February, join in the reopening of the Chelsea Physic Garden after a long, dark winter to herald in the spring.

Their ‘Heralding Spring’ programme is filled with exciting talks, walks and workshops including the usual Snowdrop Trail and theatre along with other early spring blooms. You will be able to take away some spring flowering plants for your own garden too by purchasing Snowdrop bulbs, of which there is a variety of over 50, and other cuttings from plants in the garden.

Events include:

  • Sunday 28 January – ‘The Wonderful World of Snowdrops’ talk and tour with Joe Sharman from Monk Silver Nurseries
  • Thursday 1 February – ‘Behind the scenes tour’ with Glasshouse manager, Joe Bassett
  • Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 February – Heralding Spring tour with Head Gardener, Nell Jones
  • Saturday 3 February – ‘Photographing Winter Flowers’ workshop with Sue Bishop
  • Sunday 4 February – ‘The Magic of Hellebores’ illustrated talk with Edward Flint

Admission costs are as normal. Please click here for further information on how to put a spring in your step.

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