Mina Zaher

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Window Shopping

The other day I took a walk around Chelsea and King’s Road to see what was in the shops and found my top picks. Here they are: Well, everything in Fifi Wilson. No, really. OK, to narrow it down, I…

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Short Story: Hide Out at Stamford Bridge

‘Shit, what do we do?’ These men had guns. Who were they? What did they want? And why had this romantic surprise turned into a night from hell? It all happened so quickly and Alison was scared. Yvan squeezed her hand tightly.  He…

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Up in the air

My plans for the Bank Holiday weekend are up in the air because I can’t decide what to do. If I decide to stay in London then I must drop by Notting Hill Carnival. I usually end up at Norman Jay’s Good…

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Chelsea Girl Blues

The football season is in full swing and Chelsea are at the top of the Premier League. So in honour of CFC, here is a list of my five favourite blues on the King’s Road. The Bluebird The Café or…

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Welcome!

There’s a general myth about Chelsea if you don’t know the area. It’s something to do with the correlation of wealth and having a good time. So let me clarify matters: this equation is untrue. Admittedly, a drinking experience in…

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Short Story: Brief Encounter on the Number 19

I had been walking for a while since leaving Soho, following another random after work drinks. By the time I had reached Hyde Park, the novelty of walking home on a summer’s evening had worn off, so I jumped onto…

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Dirty Martini at Sophie’s Steakhouse

I have a confession to make. Up until three years ago, I had never eaten at Sophie’s Steakhouse. I had nothing against red meat and had heard rave reviews about their delicious sauce but my regular presence at this Chelsea establishment…

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