So, a slightly more unusual post from me today, as I share some of my favourite hot spots in Chelsea, West London. Why? Well, as you may have seen recently on our website and Instagram, I’m excited to announce that Hunter & Co. will be opening its first pop-up store on King's Road, Chelsea alongside some of the most exciting and prestigious brands in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and, of course, interior design!
Located at 341 King's Road London SW3 5ES, the store will be open from tomorrow, Monday 18 February till Sunday 3 March and we would absolutely love to welcome you in store to browse our modern coastal homewares in the living flesh! See our Hunter & Co. Pop Up page for more details.
Here is what you can expect from our pop up store:
- Exclusive first sneak peak into our new Spring collection (we are launching this in store first and on our online store only after the pop up is over).
- See, feel and smell almost every single item from our online collection in the flesh!
- Meet me! As the founder of Hunter & Co, you can ask me anything you wish about our brand, our products or the weather!
- Our very own Interiors Panel Event on Tuesday, 26 February with special guests Alex Stedman of The Frugality, interiors journalist Busola Evans and interior designer Enass Mahmoud, hosted by lifestyle journalist Pip McCormac.
What better way to settle into our new home for the next two weeks than to get to know our amazing neighbours! Here are five must-visits if you’re ever in South West London with time to kill and find yourself in need of delicious food, a pampering session or a culture-filled afternoon.
Dubbed a modern European restaurant, Bluebird is beautiful both inside and out, with an outside dining terrace filled with greenery and the odd famous face enjoying a bite to eat (the cast of Made in Chelsea are often spotted. If you follow us on Instagram you'll know that Made In Chelsea Original, Louise Thompson, posted some stories about us and a few of our lovely products in her home a couple months ago!) . If you’re in the area and looking to celebrate, why not order the afternoon tea for two (£53), which includes a flute of fizz each, alongside the classic scones, clotted cream, delicate desserts and sandwiches. Open for lunch, dinner, and for drinks in the bar area from 11am until 1pm, Bluebird is located at 350 Kings Road, SW3 5UU, literally a stone's throw from our Hunter & Co. pop up store.
If a pamper session is on your list of things to do, I’d highly recommend checking out Duck & Dry – the brand behind some of the finest blow dries in the city! The flagship salon is found on King's Road (they have three other salons in Soho, Oxford Street and Spitalfield), the energy and buzz surrounding the blow dry bar is infectious. The idea is, customers sip on a glass of prosecco, whilst browsing through a menu of blow-dry’s, updo’s or trims. With an interior filled exposed brickwork and piping, it feels like you could be in the middle of Manhattan. See if you can spot some of our Hunter & Co. vases on the centrepiece table right in the middle of their salon! Duck & Dry is located at 335 - 337 Kings Road, SW3 5ES, right next to the Hunter & Co. pop up store.
Nestled between King's Road and Fulham Road, Farm Girl is a Melbourne-inspired restaurant where you can begin your morning with a coffee and croissant or stay later for a super-food cocktail and healthy dinner. With a focus on fresh, nutritious food that never compromises on taste, visitors can expect menu choices ranging from avocado toast to gluten free buttermilk pancakes to Jackfruit Tacos – Farm Girl’s signature dish. Locations include Notting Hill and Soho, but it’s the Chelsea interior that really stands out, with a ‘Wes Anderson-esque’ interior created by industry renowned Beata Heuman. Farm Girl Chelsea is located at 9 Park Walk, SW10 0AJ, only a short walk from the Hunter & Co. pop up store.
The Ivy brings its signature luxury to a more relaxed all-day dining experience in the heart of King's Road, Chelsea. A favourite of Instagrammers, the Chelsea Garden spot features a main restaurant, extensive terrace, orangery, and a beautiful private dining room. It’s hard to miss such a stunning entrance, with pink wisteria creating the perfect photo opportunity, while the interior carries through the botanical theme effortlessly. We're not gonna lie, we may or may not have a dinner reservation there on our first Saturday night in Chelsea, after we close up shop for the day at 7pm! You’ll find The Ivy Chelsea Garden at 195 -197 King's Road, SW3 5EQ.
If you’re making your way to Chelsea, one of the must-visits is the Saatchi Gallery in Duke of York Square. One of the prettiest areas in the city on a sunny day, if you like to mix shopping with a little culture, then this is the place to head. You’ll find a wide breadth of contemporary exhibitions, including a multi-sensory immersive virtual reality installation by Marshmallow Laser Feast which uses cutting-edge technology to illuminate the invisible connections between human and nature (running until 5th May 2019). The Saatchi Gallery is located at Duke of York’s HQ, SW3 4RY.
Don't forget to visit us at the Hunter & Co. Pop Up Store from Monday 18 February to 3 March 2019 at 341 King's Road, London SW3 5ES! We will be open Monday to Saturday 10am - 7pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm. We look forward to meeting you all! x