Looking back at 2015

As I lay on my bed at an airport hotel and look back at the year, I’m not quite sure where the time has gone. 12 months have passed and 2015 is almost over and I guess I’m feeling somewhat nostalgic whilst there is also a large part of me that is very excited for 2016.

So before I sign out and get some shut eye before my early morning flight tomorrow morning, I wanted to muse on the highlights of my year.

Without a doubt my favourite exhibitions of the year were Hermès Wanderland at Saatchi Gallery and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the V&A. Both enthralled me, they surprised me and they ignited my imagination.

Hermès Wanderland at Saatchi Gallery

I also really enjoyed visiting this year’s summer pavilion at The Serpentine Gallery which was designed by José Selgas and Lucía Cano.

Serpentine Gallery Summer Pavilion 2015 Designed by Selgascano

In terms of food there are still plenty of restaurants which opened this year that I want to try. But as highlights go – this year’s include the opening of Polpo on Duke of York Square …

Polpo Duke of York Square King's Road Chelsea

… the wonderful special menus at Hakkasan

Hakkasan Hanway Ling Ling Menu

… the gorgeous afternoon teas which Fiona kindly invited me along to, including the truly scrumptious Childhood Memories menu at Corinthia Hotel.

Afternoon Tea at Corinthia Hotel London

In terms of events, there’s no doubt this year’s Chelsea in Bloom fairytale displays brought a feeling of magic onto the streets of Chelsea.

Chelsea in Bloom 2015

This year I was also lucky to see Ryan Gosling’s Q&A at Curzon Chelsea and I finally got to try the prime rib roast at Sophie’s Steakhouse. I also had a great time catching up as well as meeting for the first time some gorgeous bloggers like the time a few of us visited The Ivy West Street. And finally one of my highlights this year has to be discovering the TFL boat from Chelsea Embankment to Cadogan Pier, which has to be the best way to travel in London.

Taking the boat from Embankment to Cadogan Pier

It’s been a good year of firsts though next year I’m hoping for a lot more. I guess that’s the beauty of living in London, there’s always something new to try.

Chelsea Girl

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