Chelsea Flower Show

Every year RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes over Chelsea area's life and covers it all with flowers. The tickets to the show have now sold out (unless you are a member) so I wanted to give you a glimpse with some of the photos I took during the press view.

Even if you can't make it to the show or were not quick enough to buy the tickets it still makes sense to visit the area to admire Chelsea in Bloom - participating shops embracing this year's Floral Safari theme with the beautiful blooming displays.

After visiting all the shops in Chelsea take 15 minutes walk to Belgravia's Instagram famous pink Peggy Porschen Cakes with their gorgeous (obviously, pink) floral display.

Many thanks to @london, the RHS and Visit London for arranging my visit.

Best places to see Christmas decorations in London

London looks amazing any time of year but with all the Christmas decorations it is particularly charming! The decorations are put on very early, already in October, with most of the official lights switch on happening in mid November. London knows how to do Christmas well - so if you are thinking of visiting London in winter - think no further!

Here is a list of my favourite places:

Oxford Street and Regent Street if you are ready for the biggest crowds!

Bond Street where you will find festive Tiffany and Cartier and colourful Royal Arcade (not to forget that the lights over Bond Street are spectacular too)!

Another area that always looks great - Covent Garden. Go there for Covent Garden Market baubles and beautiful Christmas tree, huge mistletoes above the streets and charmingly decorated Seven Dials.

Liberty - check out their ever changing flower display and Nutcracker themed windows + Carnaby Street decorations inspired by V&A's exhibition 'You say you want a revolution?'.

Leadenhall market often gets overlooked as it's a bit more off the beaten track but for me that's one of the most beautiful places at Christmas time. The market itself is one of the oldest markets in London, dating from the 14th century, and it looks even more magical with a Christmas tree.

Don't forget about ice skating - rinks near Natural History Museum and Somerset house are the most beautiful ones.

Everything and everyone is just getting Christmassy, dog outfits included.

Don't forget to look at the doors as the colours of wreaths are really pretty too!

A day in London with The Duke

Just wanted to share with you some images I took for Penhaligon's character The Duke, who is part of newly launched Portrait's collection

The Duke starts his day with a breakfast in the Riding House Cafe.

Filling refueled, he is ready to hit the stores. He decides to go to Liberty first to check their new textiles and rug collections.

Doing shopping is so tiring! He feels that he needs a break. The Duke stops at Said for a cup of their amazing hot chocolate. 

Now he is ready to continue. Being a huge art admirer he goes to check out newly opened exhibition at Tate Britain, one of his favourite museums.

Now time to visit his tailors and shoemakers on Jermyn Street.

All the alterations are done and he is almost ready for the evening. On the way to dinner he pops into Hatchard's, London's oldest bookshop, to get some more books about art as he is getting ready to attend an auction in a few days. 

Now the business in done and it's time to relax. He has dinner at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill.

As evening is coming to London he crosses Picadilly and heads to see the latest play at the theatre.

*In collaboration with Penhaligon's London.

Exploring Greenwich with @visitlondonofficial

This Friday I had a great time exploring Greenwich with Our tour started with visiting the dome of Old Royal Naval college, one of my favourite buildings in Greenwich. The dome is not generally open to the public so we were very lucky to be able to go there. The college itself is well worth a visit as you can enjoy the Painted hall (not pictured here).

In the distance you can see Queen's house that has one of the most beautiful spiral staircases in London.

And talking about staircases - this one leads to the dome of Old Royal naval college.

We then continued inside the Cutty Sark, the worlds sole surviving tea clipper, and fastest ship of her time.

I have to confess that it was the first time I took a river bus and I was surprised how fast they are! The view was great too!

We finished at the Intercontinental hotel near O2 and had a chance to see how Emirates cable cars are operated.