Packing up again to leave London and return to Houston, our home for a few weeks. We've had a great stay this time, with parties at Hampton Court, Kensington Palace, Chelsea Flower Show and a long weekend trip to St. Petersburg, Russia which I'll post about in the days to come. Of course, in the midst of it all, Mike's been finding time to work, which is the reason we are here, of course. Just to close out on the excitement of last week's Chelsea Flower Show, I'll leave you with a few photos of the stores in the area who were caught up in the floral spirit. They were all participating in the annual Sloane in Bloom competition. Sloane Street is a major shopping street here in Chelsea. First, Jo Malone was decked out in flowers both inside....
and out. They introduced a new cologne called White Tie and Tiara, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Paule Ka had a romantic feel to their display.
I thought Cartier's exhibit was fascinating. The stem of the flower went from the outside to inside the window and back out again.
Smythson's display was fun and much like an English country garden.
Lulu Guiness is always whimsical.
Tiffany's was spectacular and very elegant.
But my favorite of all, was French Sole with its floral ballet slipper shoes. So sweet!
May your days also be blessed with the beauty of flowers around you.