They say in London that you're never two feet from a blogger - so apt and cliche - the saying also goes for pop-ups. Once an intriguing, exciting concept has become the norm with an endless array of foodie delights and shopper havens popping up all over the city. One however, that caught my full attention was the Rifle Paper Co popup taking place on the Kings Road, presented by Northlight.
Being their dedicated UK stockist, I must admit to being very sneaky and not ushering a word about this brilliant online stationery boutique. Not wanting to share their fabulous array of homeware and Rifle goodies I kept stum - for there's nothing worst than falling in love with something and every girl and their gran flock to it? Never the less, the cat was out of the bag when they announced their plans to open their very first shop and present the full range of Rifle Paper Co. goods for all to see.
Having been lucky enough to visit the Rifle H.Q in Florida (see my cheesy big grin here) - where they had a flash dollar sale! - I was eager to browse the swoon-worthy floral prints a little closer to home. Making the most of the beautiful sunshine that the Kings Road was so pleasantly offering, Matthew and I made our way to browse all that was to offer (read: buy everything in sight).
Presenting the full Rifle collection (with beautiful peonies dotted in-between), sitting pretty were Anna Bond's full range of illustrated cards, prints, note-books, stationary sets and not forgetting her brilliant collaboration with Garance Dore. With another floral print to add to my collection and a couple of cards - which are simply asking to be framed in a gallery wall - it was a pleasure to speak to the wonderful ladies behind the concept store and share the love for this wonderful company! Should you fancy popping on down - be quick! The pop-up closes tomorrow (Monday the 18th) but I dare say it's definitely worth it!
With the rest of the afternoon to spend in the sunshine, we lazily waltzed the entire King's Road and throughly enjoyed watching the stores prep for Chelsea in Bloom to celebrate the annual Chelsea Flower Show kick-starting tomorrow!
that famous suede jacket - Warehouse ∙ frilled blouse - Warehouse ∙ khaki ankle grazers - Warehouse ∙ bag - Kate Spade
Kate Spade's Chelsea in Bloom decorations were in full floral swing!
and of course, it would be rude not to pop in! Say hello to the Ella bag.
falling in love with the blooming paper decorations in Anthropology.
Finishing in the day in Clapham, we headed to my all time favourite pizza place Franco Manca to scoff their delicious stone baked pizza's and home-made lemonade. One to try, they have branches all over the city and with this margarita setting you back for less than six bucks, it's a treasure of a pizza find.
What are your most-loved places to visit on the King's Road?