Rosanna Falconer’s Spring Guide to Belgravia

As part of this year’s festivities for Belgravia in Bloom, Belgravia has partnered with fashion consultant and flower-enthusiast Rosanna Falconer to create an exclusive neighbourhood guide. Read on for Rosanna’s tips on where to shop, dine and wander in Belgravia this spring. Belgravia celebrates a #LetBeautifulBegin Belgravia in Bloom from 17th-23rd May, with the full flower festival returning to the neighbourhood from 20th – 26th September. To find out more, follow @Belgravia_LDN

“From blossom trees on the squares to decorated doorways on Elizabeth Street, Belgravia is always a neighbourhood full of flowers. Never more so than Belgravia in Bloom which returns on 17th May, just as indoor dining reopens too.

Set to be a celebration across the shops and restaurants, expect everything from cupcake and ice cream giveaways to floral-themed special menus, and of course, outstanding displays of floristry. Read on for some of my highlights, for this week and beyond.”

Belgravia in Bloom

Elizabeth Street, Motcomb Street, Pimlico Road and Eccleston Yards
It’s a celebratory week so I say cake counts as breakfast! Head to Peggy Porschen and take a photo outside that Instagram-iconic powder pink door. While you’re on Elizabeth Street, meander past the flower installations across the stores’ doorways and windows – Moyses Stephens, Joanna Wood and Pepa & Co always catch my breath.
After some shopping, head down to Motcomb Street’s new Pantechnicon for lunch in the roof garden (stop by the ground floor and pick up a gift from their eclectic edit of travel finds before you go).
Peggy Porschen on Elizabeth Street by @GulshanLondon

Summerill & Bishop, Elizabeth Street
Pink Hydrangea Tablecloth
Summerill & Bishop have been making tables an art form long before the current trend. I’ve used designs like their summer rainbow and falling flower for so many dinners – guests walk in and gasp at their originality. This linen is new for the much anticipated summer of 2021, it bursts with fuchsia hydrangeas. With this tablecloth, some classic white plates and a few garden hydrangeas in tall vases, you’re set for midsummer dinner parties.
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For more Belgravia tablescape inspiration, see Styling Spring by Lucy Barlow

Beulah London, Elizabeth Street
Nalini Cornflower Dress
The print on this dress reminds me of the intricate floral patterns of Rajasthan, combining delicate flowers with peacock motifs. This is the dress that would take you from coffee at Tomtom in the morning to a glamorous dinner at Enoteca Turi in the evening. I wear mine at least weekly! Even better, the founders Lavinia and Natasha have social responsibility woven into the core of their brand – they created their brand as a force to fight modern slavery, empowering vulnerable and previously trafficked women with opportunity.
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MyWardrobeHQ, Elizabeth Street
Eleanor Floral skirt by Emilia Wickstead
There’s a circular model revolutionising the fashion industry right now. MyWardrobe HQ is one of the brands transforming the way we dress with a model that not only means we can rent designs but also buy resale (secondhand), as well as offering the rental option to all brands too. I interviewed their chair, Jane Shepherdson CBE about this circular economy and much more recently. It means you can experience that thrill of the new with a clear conscience, plus you can dazzle in statement looks for a big occasion and then return them. This floral skirt is one I would find hard to part with! In the week of Belgravia In Bloom, they will have a pop-up from Parisian childrenswear brand, Bonpoint.
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Louise Kennedy, West Halkin Street
Andie Dress
With its florals depicted in the most delicate Parisian lace, this dress is as elegant as you would expect from Louise Kennedy and her eponymous luxury lifestyle brand. The founder has an exquisite eye for colour and just how women want to dress – note the pockets and sleeve length. Pop into their West Halkin street store and you might be lucky enough to meet her – she exudes warmth and grace.
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Neill Strain Floral Couture, West Halkin Street
You cannot miss this florist, just next-door to Louise Kennedy. Neill’s signature exuberant, energising designs burst forth throughout the year but promise to be even more special to celebrate Belgravia In Bloom. Over the years he has been inspired by everything from Frida Kalho to the Wizard of Oz for the week. I wonder what’s in store for 2021…?
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Neill Strain Floral Couture by @GulshanLondon

Papouelli, Elizabeth Street
Bug Bow Sandals
Papouelli is a purveyor of beautiful children’s shoes with fun little twists too. These sandals were created in collaboration with my friend, Laura Wills, the blogger and mother-of-four known for her inimitable sense of style. I love the way each pair comes with 6 bows to adapt to lots of occasions, including 2 florals, perfect for your little girl to dance down the streets in Belgravia in Bloom!
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Daylesford, Pimlico Road
I lived close to this gorgeous cafe, restaurant and deli throughout my twenties and have fond memories of weekend brunches, work meetings and coffees with friends. The sun drenched interiors and ingredients from the Gloucestershire farm renowned for its organic approach, render every occasion special. Go for the Broad Bean and Asparagus Risotto – this week is prime time for the short British asparagus season so take advantage of its magic while you can!
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Wild by Tart, Eccleston Yards
I love Jemima and Lucy’s approach to food: beautiful, abundant and big on flavours. They were advocates of a sustainable, seasonable approach to food long before it was a buzzword too. The huge 9,000 sq foot space is ingeniously designed to feel intimate too. Yes, it works for large events but I’ve equally been able to get lost in one-on-one conversations over coffee in a corner for hours. I’m sure much of their menu will be garnished with flowers for the week (a signature of their beautiful Instagram)… I would suggest you order the special – it will be fresh and fabulous!
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Moyses Stephens, Elizabeth Street
As London’s oldest and most prestigious florist, a trip to their Elizabeth Street store is a must. The smell is intoxicating as is the artistry – their hand-tied bouquets are such a beautiful gift. Personally, I always love to get chatting and find out what is inspiring the florists this week. May is a time when colour and green burst forth with parrot tulips and hanoi ranunculus, alongside the first of the peonies (go for colour-changing Coral Charm!) and garden roses.
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Jo Loves, Elizabeth Street
Rose Petal 25 Candle
When it comes to scent, Jo Malone CBE can do no wrong in my opinion (listen to her Desert Island Disks if you haven’t already!). Rose Petal 25 celebrates her 25 years of creating fragrance, capturing “every memory of what this beautiful flower means to me”. I love the ritual of lighting a candle at home… This one will make me think of spring gardens and my wedding bouquet even on a grey day!
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For more Belgravia tablescape inspiration, see Styling Spring by Lucy Barlow

Loquet London, Elizabeth Street
Rose Charm
More on the rose theme (it’s my name, after all!), this charm is ready to slip into a keepsake locket. I love the concept of Sheherazade Goldsmith and Laura Bailey’s brand which encapsulates their modern, cool-Brit-girl style. Mark milestones, bottle a feeling or keep a secret, their bespoke lockets mean you can add charms special to you. Perhaps its time to start yours and create a locket to remember summer 2021, when “beautiful begun again”, just as the Belgravia #LetBeautifulBegin campaign celebrates.
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