Captain Fantastic, Feeling Fantastic

Keep the little ones occupied throughout the summer holidays can be tiring work. Bluebird are here to help you out and introduce you to their playtime partners in crime, Captain Fantastic.

On 18 August, join them to celebrate the launch of their brilliant new mental health programme for little ones – reminding you of the importance of mindfulness in and amongst all the mania.

Order of events: 

1:30-2:00pm – Arrive and mingle

2:00-2:15pm – Wellbeing talk with company owners

2.15-3:00pm – Mindfulness and wellbeing magic party

3:00-3:30pm – Disco for the children and activities for adults

3:30-4:00pm – Mingle and goodie bags

Tickets are £15 per child (including delicious food, a drink and party bag), as well as a bar and refreshments for parents on the day. 10% of ticket sales will be donated to Rays of Sunshine partner charity.

Book yours here.

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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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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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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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Strawberries & Screen

Strawberries & Screen, Duke of York Square’s popular Wimbledon screenings, return from 13-15 July. Make sure you’re in front of the giant screen on the Square to catch the finals and men’s semi-finals of Wimbledon.

Taking place on the gorgeous green, you won’t be able to miss a single swing of the nail-biting matches. Soak up the atmosphere with a glass of Pimms of fizz from Partridge’s pop-up bar, and a delicious treat of strawberries and cream. Why not bring along a blanket to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine?

The Little Foxes Club will also be on hand with softball tennis coaching for the mini-Murray’s, alongside traditional fun and games for younger children.

Complimentary VIP seating is also available to book. Check out the Duke of York Square for further information here.

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Chelsea Summer Fete

This Saturday, 23 June, the Chelsea Summer Fete returns for an even bigger celebration of summer.

For those enjoying a sunny staycation in the Capital this summer, come to Chelsea for day of entertainment, perfect to enjoy with family and friends. From 10am – 6pm across Duke of York Square and Pavilion Road, welcome in the sunny season with traditional fete fun, delicious food and drink and fabulous live music programmed by Cadogan Hall.

At Duke of York Square, grab some food and a glass of fizz from the Fine Food Market and head to the running track, open for picnics. Chelsea FC will be onside to help with those footie skills, Sharky & George are hosting the ultimate summer party throughout the afternoon, Ham Polo Club will be on hand to help perfect your swing and Peter Jones will be out and about with storytelling and garden games for all the family. Don’t miss out on the fantastic stalls as well hosted by Chelsea Physic Garden, the National Army museum and all the traditional games you’d expect from your favourite summer fete! Visit Pavilion Road for face painting and a fantastic BBQ to fill you up of for your fun day ahead as well as many other treats and games, perfect for all the family.

Download a leaflet and map of what’s going on across the area here.

 

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Did you catch this year’s Chelsea in Bloom?

The streets of Chelsea came to life with incredible floral installations for ‘Chelsea in Bloom’, extending the iconic RHS Chelsea Flower Show out into the local neighbourhood. The annual festival of floral art brought a menagerie of wildlife to the community for this year’s ‘Floral Safari’ theme, from elegant zebra at Sloane Street through to a life-size elephant at Sloane Square and more. Why not re-live the festivities with the #ChelseainBloom film below?

 

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