(Whistles Florette multicolour lace dress, Celine vintage clutch, O1O1 suede knee high boots)
Little did I know that what I thought would be a perfect Saturday with Lily Baba in Mayfair would turn into such a battle against the elements. Normally, Mayfair is a sure place for some peace and tranquillity with beautiful Georgian buildings and adorable mews decorating the streets. Although Mayfair itself did its best to welcome us with open arms, London weather had a different agenda on its mind. The minute we stepped out for a stroll after a heart-warming café, the torrential rain greeted us with fury. It came to a point when our poor overworked umbrellas had no chance against the winds and we succumbed to braving the shower with no protection at all. You can imagine our relief when we sought shelter in the oak pergola at Grosvenor Square.
Grosvenor Square is a beautiful London square at the heart of Mayfair. Located adjacent to the US Embassy, the statue of President Roosevelt is a focal point of the square. Despite its rather political associations, the unobtrusive setting is a sure place for solace. English politeness is evident here where as Lily explained to me, people always occupy benches as far away from you in order to respect each other’s privacy. While we waited for the rain to drizzle down, we couldn’t resist the chance to take some photographs next to the stunning garden and the oak pergola. My lace multicolour dress from Whistles seemed to blend seamlessly with the warm earthy colours. The whimsically dress is an ideal day-to-night piece for this spring season.
(Photographs by Lily Baba)