Mina Zaher

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The Botanist

The Chelsea Flower show may be a long distant memory especially now it is autumn. But that doesn’t mean Chelsea is a barren land. Take The Botanist on Sloane Square. Most nights are guaranteed to be buzzy with a crowd…


Vintage and Cocktails

I am a firm believer in having cocktails at midnight to kickstart my birthday celebrations. So as the hour approached, we stepped out onto the King’s Road and headed for Beaufort House Brasserie. But as we turned up, the man on the…


Fashion Faux Pas

Last week was one big fashion faux pas. Firstly, I couldn’t make Ghost’s Autumn/Winter showcase at Juju’s on Tuesday night. Instead I was celebrating my third anniversary with my wonderful boyfriend at Tom Aikens restaurant. I’m not sure what to…


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…


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…


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…


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…



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…


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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