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To celebrate this year’s Chelsea in Bloom, Dubarry of Ireland are delighted to have partnered with Hamish Mackie, internationally acclaimed wildlife artist, for their take on this year’s theme ‘Floral Safari’.
The installation includes one of Hamish’s handsome bronze leopards who will be climbing through a frame of African safari inspired flowers and out of the grasses of the savannah. The colour of the flowers are inspired the colours of the famous African sunset.
In the other shop window will be a Dubarry mannequin dressed in a Dubarry safari outfit, including pith helmet, binoculars, compass and walking cane.
In store will feature another of Hamish’s beautiful bronze leopards stalking through grasses.
Florist: Rose Hamson Flowers
To celebrate Chelsea Flower Show, Boutique 1 will transform its windows to a blossoming façade of purple and yellow Chrysanthemum and Hydrangea florals. Referencing Chelsea In Bloom’s ‘Floral Safari’ theme, the floral arrangement will frame semi-transparent animal print vinyl graphics covering the entire windows.
From Monday 22nd, Boutique 1’s restaurant April’s will invite its guests to sample the ‘Chelsea in Bloom Menu’ comprising of fresh juices, vibrant salads, delicious cocktails and more.
To celebrate this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, Boutique 1’s café-restaurant – April’s – will offer a fragrant ‘Chelsea in Bloom Menu’ with dishes including: April’s Spring Salad, Asparagus, broad bean, pea, radish, mint and fennel pollen, alongside fresh juices or a delicious lavender gin cocktail to accompany a slice of rose sponge cake with pistachio cream or sweet scones, clotted cream with raspberry and lavender jam. The menu will be available from Monday 22nd June – Sunday 28th June.
In Swahili, the word safari means journey or expedition, and for African children, their safari is their journey to school.
Outside the shop, there are rough hewn cribs of flowers, inside the shop window, a hut with children’s toys and schoolbooks, and a uniform hanging up. The road sign to Msambweni is the distance children will have to walk to school, more often than not, barefoot.
And if you are a girl, unless you are lucky enough to be sponsored by Etatu, the charity which sends schoolgirls to the local school in Msambweni, buying books and uniform, your career options are likely to end at 10, when you will more than likely become a child bride.
5% of all sales at the Sloane Square shop during Chelsea Week will go to Etatu to further schoolgirls’ education, so they have the chance to go on to further education or at least have the skills of numeracy and literacy to enable them to look for work outside the home, once they leave school.
Giorgio Armani is pleased to support Chelsea in Bloom, through the creation of a unique floral installation, in celebration of the annual exhibition that opens the iconic Chelsea Flower Show into the local neighborhood of Knightsbridge.
The installation, inspired by the ‘Floral Safari’ theme, showcases a troop of monkeys that inhabit the windows of the Giorgio Armani Sloane Street store. The installation itself is created using Pennisetum grass to reflect the swaying wind of the savannah and exotic Banksia to mirror the wild flowers within. The design is a modern, clean and minimalistic take of an exuberant subject, reflective of Giorgio Armani’s signature style of timeless elegance.
‘Out of Africa’
Sidney Pollack’s classic 1985 film is N.Peal’s inspiration for a rich travel and explorer concept, linking an iconic African theme to N Peal’s spring/summer collection. The windows include a balloon basket and exploring accessories; such as binoculars, old cameras, canvas bbq chair, leather suitcases, picnic hamper, and African style grasses and exotic plants. The model will be dressed in N Peals’ Leopard print cashmere, with other merchandise featured in the windows.
N.Peal’s customers will be treated to an exclusive 20% discount on ladies superfine cashmere garments and a glass of prosecco.
Tba´s window will be showcasing an imaginary and romantic African photographic SafarI.
Including natural tints which melt with the exotic surroundings, mixing nicely with the colors of nature.
African plants and flowers used include:
• Asparagus plant
• Rumex crispus
• Strelitzia reginae banks ex wt. Aiton
Window Designed by Rhea Thierstein
Based in London UK, Rhea Thierstein is an artist, set designer and art director with a playful and surrealist approach. Her work has been exhibited at Somerset House (UK) as part of the Tim Walker exhibition ‘Storyteller’ and was part of a group show for the Saatchi & Saatchi exhibition ‘There’s a Good Girl’.
For the window installation Rhea’s design embraces the exotic and tropical idea with a British undertone and shows the importance of conservatories in the history of British gardening. She used floral themes and focuses on outdoors while illustrating afternoon tea. The installation portrays the brand’s emblematic influence as a National Treasure
Using a combination of timeless pieces and adding soft feminine touches will create a beautiful romantic occasion wear setting. Decorated birdcages are the focal point, adorned with flowers, ivy, eucalyptus and beads with a rose gold centerpiece. Elegant vintage cream luggage with a beautiful blush/ ivory/ sage bouquet sits on the parquet floor with a Chiavari chair decorated with a chair posy for sitter mannequins. The second window will nod to our Made to Measure service – this will mirror the style, using a tailor’s bust and Singer sewing table and hanging framed imagery. Wood and ivory lace haberdashery elements, and trailing ivy plants will create a harmonious overall effect. Finished with specially curated bouquets in line with our floral theme, all elements together will create a stunning spectacle.
Florist: Moyses Stevens