The pink blossom in London has been the most spectacular I’ve seen in all my years here.
The mild winter, deluge of rain and slow arrival of summer all seem to have culminated in the perfect storm of exploding pink trees, all over town!
Something about its fleeting visit makes it feel all the more special, like you have to savor it while you can. Enjoy every swirl of blossom filled wind while it’s here.
All too soon it will all change to the, admittedly still beautiful but in a different way, greens of summer.
So, while it’s here let’s celebrate the pink!
Can you imagine a more perfect setting for a British picnic?
Complete with good English tea, naturally.
As an ambassador for Pandora jewellery, and unofficial but very eager ambassador for London’s changing seasons, I was always going to gravitate towards Pandora’s Rose pieces.
Rose jewellery is very difficult to make. It can be unpredictable and causes all sorts of problems.
This led Pandora to create their very own, patented rose jewellery. Something you’ll only ever find in their collections, it is as unique and special as the people who wear it.
You can layer it with other Rose pieces, or mix and match it with silver bits & bobs.
The effect is very pretty, very feminine and perfect for the run up to (what we can only hope will be) a long, beautiful summer!
With lots of cake.
And meringue, of course.
While I’d love to take credit for these pink beauties, they were hastily picked up at Ottolenghi, as I’d totally forgotten we’d put tea in the diary!
But when London looks like this, who’d notice?!
We popped open rosé champagne, and feasted on cakes for the duration of the lazy afternoon.
Catching up on work, friends, travels, chaps, adventures and life in general.
Bella works on some of the most incredible charity projects, and teaches life drawing classes.
It all seems to have rather taken off lately, people and companies are booking her to host events for them. She does private parties and co-hosts supper clubs.
All levels of artists are welcome, from the very best to those who just draw squiggles while they’re on the phone.
There’s usually tea and nibbles involved too, in case you fancy popping along to something!
Here’s the calendar – perhaps I’ll see you at the next one?
As you know, Tania and I work together and we’re planning a trip away with another of my favourite people, Valentina.
So much of our chatter circled around that, and this lemon tart.
There’s really nothing better than spending time with friends, who at the drop of a hat can make you laugh so much you’ll snort tea through your nose.
It really is quite the talent!
Hearts of Pandora necklace
We stayed nibbling in the gardens until the sun dipped low below the city rooftops.
Awash in a pink sunset, we couldn’t have hoped for a better celebration of all things rose.
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