With the sunshine cascading onto the train windows we made our way to London for a lovely day of inspiration! We had a list of MUST VISIT places, and wow! Did they not disappoint!
First up was getting some yummy food! We opted for Elan Cafe on Park Lane to sort our hunger pains! Its the smaller of the two cafes, and wow, it was super cute! We decided to sit outside for 2 reasons, 1. It was a super sunny Spring day, why not & 2. It cut out waiting time down considerably, be prepared to queue!
With blush pinks, and mint greens being the colour scheme, we love the interior of Elan! Plush velvet seating throughout, and 2 flower walls, one being a divider in levels of the cafe, you'll find this one as you go downstairs, with a cascading string of flowers above. The other is situated downstairs and is adorned with a punchy blue neon!
Getting to see how other flower wall are creating is so fascinating to us, to see the positioning and the layering of neon was so different! Just inspires us to innovate even more and produce even more amazing specs and find stunning new products for all of you to enjoy!
Peggy Porschen & Elizabeth Street
We really picked the most perfect day! A walk from Sloane Square station on our way to Peggy Porschen, having eaten so much food already, we popped to a lovely deli on the opposite corner and people watched from afar! The exterior of this cake shop is stunning, glancing inside as all its pastel wonderment!
We then had a stroll down Elizabeth Street and discovered many more shops had stunning flower installations! The bright pops of colour at Donna Ida, to the romantic pink and red hues at Jo Loves, we just had to get some snaps in front of these! We also found Moyses Stevens, a florist not like one we'd seen before! It had a ceiling of flowers! So inspiring!
We left Saint Aymes as our last stop of the day, with the purple wisteria exterior it was the most different of all the places we had on our HOT LIST! It certainly did not disappoint!
Very Parisian vibes out front with some simple metal tables and chairs, great for Spring/Summer evenings, large windows giving you a stunning view of what awaits inside.
With 4 flower walls to choose from our minds were very close to bursting! Green sofa bench seating leading to a window surrounded by a flower wall, as well as a perfectly pink chaise for getting those insta shots! Again we had a mini photoshoot! Downstairs is a mirrored layout, using the space well.
We've got and exciting B&G Interviews ext week with Lois & Michéla, the gorgeous sisters who own Saint Aymes... Stay tuned for that!
What an amazing inspiration day we had! Keep your eyes peeled for some amazing new things from us here at B&G very soon!