Hello September, my favourite month! It’s good to see you finally. You are my birthday month, my anniversary month and I just love watching the seasons change. And as much as I love summer, when it comes to London fashion I can’t help but love autumn fashion too.

So what do you have in store for us this year?

… Ah right …

1. So this is one for Formula One fans, movie fans and anyone who is excited about the Niki Lauda biopic, RUSH, due out this month. There will be a screening and live Q&A with the film’s screenwriter, Peter Morgan, on 5th September at 6.15pm. You can book your tickets here.

2. Sadly Vogue Fashion Night Out won’t be happening in London this year but Somerset House will be hosting Vodafone’s London Fashion Weekend from 19th until 22nd September 2013. To find out more about the events and how to purchase tickets, click here.

3. Admittedly, I’ve never been to a singles night before so I can’t say what to expect from Lust & Love London’s next event at Beaufort House on 5th September. But it does sound like it could be fun. Find out more here.


4. The Scotch Egg challenge is back and it’s another excuse for local Chelsea folks to head back over the water to The Ship Wandsworth on 17th September, if you’re not heading over before. There will also be a Scotch Egg auction from the likes of Whyte and Brown; Fino; The British Larder; Duck & Waffle; The Modern Pantry; Cinnamon Club and last year’s Challenge winner the Bladebone Inn, with all proceeds going to Action Against Hunger. Find out more about the auction and live event here.

5. London Cru, which is London’s first winery and is located in Earls Court, is about to start making wine from its first delivery of grapes. The public will be able to tour the venue which will also be open for events, wine-making experiences and courses from November. And I can’t wait to taste the wine!

The Ship in Wandsworth has reopened tonight, with its outside area reopening on Friday (8th March 2013). I went along to the preview last night and whilst I didn’t take many photos (there was plenty of catching up with folks to do); I can try to give you a quick rundown of what the renovations mean for this popular riverside pub.

The main part of the pub has had a new lick of paint and looks very good for it whilst the dining area has been extended to include an extra room that could also work for private dining (see photo below).

The Ship WandsworthOutside, the bar has been extended too. Before, the outdoor bar could fit three to four bar staff. Now the new bar will be able to fit ten! This will obviously mean not having to wait at the bar for as long as before. The entire outside is being revamped and it looks like there’ll be a lot more space to move around in. The barbecue area also looks very cool.

All of this will undoubtedly be ready for the opening of the outside area on Friday and with spring clearly here, all I can say is what great timing!

Last night, there was also plenty of food coming from the kitchen. All of which was very good but I have to say hands down, my faves were the burger and chocolate mousse. Seriously, you have to try the chocolate mousse when you come here. I don’t think I’ve ever had chocolate mousse that was warm before and with such deep flavours – and the texture? I want more!

If you live in Chelsea and have never been to The Ship (though I think most of my readers have), it’s really not that difficult to get to. The C3 bus from the King’s Road takes you straight there and I promise, it’s definitely worth making a trip down. The Ship is a fabulous local pub by the river, with a great atmosphere, food and crowd. What’s not to like?

The Ship, 41 Jews Row, Wandsworth, London SW18 1TB