Yesterday I had a break between appointments around Sloane Square.
Sloane Square is my home away from home. It’s here that I first started work, where I reunite with my family for lunch and where I’ve recently been attending plays in the Royal Court.
When I first started visiting Sloane Square there was a Bank, WHSmith and a pub. There are now many larger American brands and the feel is rather more corporate however the benefit of this is that there is more money to spend on decoration. This comes to the fore during Chelsea Flower Show where the shops around Sloane Square, Sloane Street, Duke of York Square and the surrounding areas compete for best in show
What a joy it is to see all the floral installations spilling out onto the streets, curving over doors and cascading around windows. 2015 is the best yet.
Take a stroll along Pavilion Road and be tempted by an apple at royal florist Moyes Stevens, enjoy the pixies at Basia Zarzycka and be wowed by Kate Spade’s “head in the clouds” complete with towering flamingos
New to the street is beautician Sarah Chapman who has an ingenious Sleeping Beauty who’s flower strewn bed is both inside and out
Further down Sloane Street, Brunello Cucinelli and Browns have also made a magical effect, Symthson have elegant men offering free initialing and Rag and Bone have completed their fantasy look with winged assistants
Finishing off towards Pimlico, the wonderful Rose Uniacke has huge natural flower urns and Linley looks ready for a summer party.