I’m so thrilled to be writing this post right now because I’m very excited about The Little Black Gallery‘s second home at The Imperial Arms.

Tamara Beckwith and Ghislain Pascal have teamed up with Iain and Amelia Heggie to bring us some of the best photography in London as well as the best street food in association with Eat Street. Yes, that’s right, the street food scene has moved West!

Last night was the launch party to celebrate this fantastic collaboration and all I can say is hats off to The Little Black Gallery for spearheading this venture. Why?

Well, I’ve always thought The Imperial Arms was a missed opportunity. I’ve tried many times to give it a chance but it’s never won me over until now. What’s changed my mind?

I love the attention to detail …

And of course, that means the photography which adorns the walls …

This pub now oozes style whilst at the same time, it is very inviting …

And as for the food? A big win!

The Bowler, which specialises in meatball dishes, will be serving up on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings whilst other members of the Street Food conglomerate will be setting the menu on Friday and Saturday nights.

I tried a couple of The Bowler’s dishes and I could instantly see myself coming back for more. The meat was both succulent and very tasty: real melt in the mouth experience that tingled the tastebuds.

I also crept upstairs to watch The Bowler in action as each meatball burger was handcrafted with plenty of care and attention. Very impressive.

And the result?

Very, very, good!

And who would have thought that a meatball could be made up in so many different ways?

What’s so exciting about The Little Black Gallery and Eat Street working together is that I’ve been looking for something with a bit of edge for a while on the King’s Road. You know, that element of sexiness and deliciousness under the same roof?

Well, I’ve found it at The Imperial Arms and if you follow me on Twitter, just don’t be surprised if you see quite a few photos coming from here! This pub is so on my radar now.

1. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Yohji Yamamoto at the V&A, you must! This wonderful exhibition ends on 10th July 2011 and if you have any interest in fashion, it would be real pity to miss it. Read my review, here.

2. The Audrey Collection by Bob Willoughby at Proud Chelsea also ends on 10th July. Another don’t miss! Read my thoughts on the exhibition, here.

3. Chelsea Theatre and RBKC are organising an all day event on 30th July. There will be an extravaganza of various theatrical experiences, a Manuel Vason workshop and even a Tea Dance. The entire day is free except for the workshop and there’ll be plenty of interactive, walking around Chelsea theatricality involved. For more information on the different events during SACRED InTransit, click here.

4. Mike Figgis: Kate and Other Women exhibition ends on 30th July. Read my review on this sexy exhibition starring Kate Moss amongst Others!

5. Russ Cowie, the infamous bongo player from the Kensington Roof Gardens, is holding a Moroccan Rooftop Party on the King’s Road. Date: 30th July. Time: 12pm – 7pm. Price: Free before 12.30pm and £5 after. All you have to do is RSVP on Russ’ Facebook event page to get on the guestlist.

On Saturday afternoon, I went along to Mike Figgis’ signing for his book The 4 Dreams of Miss X at The Little Black Gallery.

There were a couple of reasons why I was so excited. Firstly, Leaving Las Vegas, which was written and directed by Figgis, is one of my favourite films ever and secondly, I remembered Figgis’ Agent Provocateur campaign with Kate Moss being simply stunning.

Upstairs of The Little Black Gallery, Figgis’ large framed images of Other Women such as a very sexy Eva Green dominated the room. In the basement of this intimate exhibition space, photographs on a smaller scale covered the walls. They included stills of Kate Moss as well as a couple of Bob Carlos Clarke taken locally, amongst other photos.

On one of the basement walls Figgis’ film also called The 4 Dreams of Miss X with Kate Moss playing the title character is shown on a screen. The basement atmosphere was a perfect home for this haunting film.

The book includes the DVD of The 4 Dreams of Miss X

As for Mike Figgis himself, what a lovely guy! Admittedly, I was glad that he hadn’t remembered me from a party many moons ago after I had sipped way too many Tequila Sunrises at The Waldorf Hotel and had told him, slightly over effusively, how much I loved his work. A few moons later, I had spotted him at The Hackney Empire whilst watching Asian Dub Foundation play a live mix over a screening of The Battle of Algiers. So it was an amazing delight to see him on my home turf and in such a fabulous space.

I kept my conversation polite. We talked about Twitter and I took a photo. And whilst I have always wanted to go to Las Vegas as well as stay in a hotel surrounded by desert, it was inspiring to see the man who defined Vegas for me come to Chelsea. What a fabulous experience!

Mike Figgis: Kate and Other Women runs until 30 July 2011.

1. Renowned film director Mike Figgis will be signing copies of  his photo book ‘The 4 Dreams of Miss X’ on 25 June from 12-1pm, at The Little Black Gallery.

MIKE FIGGIS: Kate & Other Women exhibition will run from 22 June – 30 July 2011.

2. The fabulous My Fair Lady on The Bluebird forecourt on Monday 20th June with popcorn and a glass of rosé. More details.

And perhaps pop into Proud Chelsea beforehand to check out The Audrey Collection by Bob Willoughby.

3. Enjoy the Wimbledon tournament at Picasso. Matches will be shown on a projection screen. Strawberries and cream will be on offer as well as Pimms and their new Wimbledon Smash Cocktail!

4. The Penny Black Restaurant will also be celebrating Wimbledon with a Strawberry themed menu.

5. If you’re a budding fashionista or  fancy ramping up your sewing skills to conjur up a mini skirt or other fab summer items, take a look at Saturday Sewing Session‘s June calendar. Lots on offer!

And to everyone going to Polo in the Park this weekend. Have an amazing time!