The Kings Road in London’s Chelsea needs no introduction. Surrounded by Kensington, Knightsbridge, Sloane Square and Earls Court to name just a few of the impressive name drops.
Everybody is familar with Made in Chelsea and the allure it brings. A crowd of over educated rich kids with more money than sense parading around in top designers sipping champagne, whats not to love. But honestly, theres more to it than that. The cast and crew are, believe it or not, level headed business men and women.
I understand that its not everybodys cup of tea and that this lifestyle doesnt appeal to the masses, but to me its inviting, appealing and quite frankly makes me green with jealously.
Id been there before numerous times for shopping and bar crawls but this was the first time I was able to truly take it all in.
Big Ben by night!
We took the bus from Liverpool Street and within 10 minutes we were approaching Sloane Square. We decided to eat in Pizza Express but this is no normal Italian restaurant. Its smack bang in the middle of a beautiful walled coutyard called The Pheasentry. It wasnt long before we were sipping champagne and practising our posh accents.
With everything from gastro pubs to hairdressers, the King’s Road has something for everyone. Our main reason for going was to visit ISWAI. Former Made in Chelsea cast member Caggie Dunlop’s business venture and what a treat it was. Not only were we greeted at the door by Caggie herself, we where also shown around by her staff and given recommendations on the best places to go.
A mere stone throw away was the famous ‘Bluebird’. With its coffee shop, gardens and upstairs bar and restaurant we where not only rubbing shoulders with celebrities but were shown to a bar where we ordered very expensive but amazing cocktails by the most professional buch of bar men I ever came across. It also helped that most of them looked like they had just walked off the cover of Vogue.
A Bluebird, Chelsea cocktail.
We called it a day and after a glass of wine in the courtyard we gathered our shopping bags and abused bank cards and walked the mere 20 steps past Victoria Beckhams new store which opens in the spring to Beaufort House. We finished our night siping yet more cocktails whilst trying not to think of our ever growing tab.
Who says you have to go to Eton to fit in or own a designer pad on Brompton road to be one of the cool crew. We done just as well as the locals with our designer shades spending our hard earned cash in this presumptuous, posh but pretty perfect part of the world!
Janine at jewellbooks! ♥