With spring here, who doesn’t want to get in on all the Instagram action and snap London’s prettiest storefronts? Flower-decorated ones have been popping up all over the city, but can you guess where we found finally them?
The wonderfully relaxing vibe and gorgeous white buildings in Belgravia meant that it was already (easily) my favourite place to live and spend time in London. But little could have prepared me for the shock of seeing stores I knew by heart transformed into picturesque photography spots!
Shop: Striped jumper:
As Arax and I walked around Elizabeth Street, we discovered more and more beautiful shopfronts we just had to pose with. While the weather was a usual dull grey, the pretty flowers made everything seem so much brighter, and it really did feel as if spring was coming (something you forget in this cloudy city!)
Shop: Pink circle bag:
After walking around for forever taking photos until my camera storage literally ran out, we decided to take a break in Sloane Square and pick up some tasty food items from Partridges… but ended up finding yet more places to add to our mounting list of London’s prettiest storefronts!
If you’re around Chelsea, make sure to visit The Ivy for some floral-packed action, while in the Paddington area Saint Aymes are really going for the prize with their wisteria decor. While it’s technically not a store, Maddox Gallery in Mayfair is also decorated beautifully, and the same goes for Minnow in Clapham (new blogpost coming soon for that one!), which has pretty florals dangling from above. I think though that out of all of London’s prettiest storefronts Les Senteurs (pictured below) takes the win for most Instagramable, so be sure not to miss it while it’s still in floral-fever!
And when all that running around London’s got you feeling a little hungry, I’ve got the perfect place for all you lovers of sushi.
It’s the one and only Zuma in Knightsbridge.
I was a little sceptical when first trying Zuma because of all the hype, but after one delicious lunch I was completely hooked.
The fish is so fresh and you can really be sure that the quality is excellent. I’ve never been a rice lover (owing to the fact that I ate way too much in childhood) but here it’s so tasty and really complimentary rather than imposing. The dishes are presented beautifully.
They do a wonderful selection of vegetarian sushi, which tastes so good! I can’t rave about the avocado Maki rolls enough.
But if you’re into a more meaty dish don’t miss the wagyu tartar with truffles- really different and interesting.
On the other hand, and this is going to sound so funny, I love coming here now for the Maki rolls (especially the Maki rolls). I know they are probably the cheapest thing on the menu but the salmon one with avocado beats everything else, at least to me, and every time I come I order multiple portions of it. I didn’t think I could get addicted to sushi until I tried the ones at Zuma!
Best of all, Zuma is only a short walk away from all the floral extravaganza in Sloane Square and Belgravia, where you can spend the next couple of hours exercising by walking around shopfront-spotting- the perfect excuse to carb load 😉