Mina Zaher

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Short Story: The Forgotten Flowers

Tom didn’t care his younger brother and sisters were looking for him in the garden. Mum and dad were too busy enjoying their afternoon tea while their kids played. They had considered it to be a safe place. The staff…


What’s On in May 2019

Chelsea in Bloom returns on Monday 25 May for another week of floral beauty around Chelsea. Running until Saturday 25 May, this year’s theme is ‘Under the Sea’ and Chelsea in Bloom is planning to be bigger and better with…


The Sea The Sea

I remember a questionnaire going round about the future of Pavilion Road. This now picturesque gem was almost a blank canvas a few years ago and it could be anything Chelsea’s locals wanted it to be. Working in the area,…


Staycation at Sloane Place

It’s been quite a few years since my last staycation in London. It was our first Christmas with Little Man and we relished the idea of going away but without the hassle of getting on a plane, train or even…


Mary Quant at Victoria & Albert Museum

King’s Road‘s story as a style destination has many chapters, one of them undoubtedly being the age of Mary Quant. Mary Quant opened her first store on King’s Road in 1955. It was called Bazaar and it paved the way…


What’s On in April 2019

There is plenty to get excited about in Chelsea throughout April. 1. There will be new openings on and around the King’s Road. They include The Sea, The Sea on Pavilion Road which will be a fishmonger by day and…


Clip ‘n’ Climb Chelsea

It was Little Man’s first visit to Clip ‘n’ Climb Chelsea last week and I absolutely loved it. Of course it was easy to get excited about all the climbing walls and ladders from the balcony as a spectator. For…


Brasserie of Light

Last weekend I took Little Man along to Brasserie of Light to meet a friend who I hadn’t seen for ages. It had been years since my friend and I had a chance to sit down and chat; and when…


Breakfast at The Black Penny

The Black Penny arrived at Duke of York Square at the start of December last year and since its opening I have been popping in for coffees. After all, being a gourmet coffee house this is the latest coffee hot…


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