What is the hysteria with this wisteria around the London neighbourhoods? Well seeing is believing and therefore I stepped out to St. Leonard’s Terrace in Chelsea to unravel the mystery behind this history of the love for wistery-wisteria!
Upfront bummer – realized that time, tide and wisteria wait for none. What is seen in Instagram in April is way too old to be discovered and enjoyed in May. Turned out that the wisteria spectacle at St. Leonard’s Terrace was over and what was left was the green leaves which just displayed the wisteria wonders even a month ago. Nevertheless – when life gives a lemon, make a lemonade so we turned on the neighbourhood exploration hat and came across the house where Bram Stoker used to live. “The author of Dracula once lived here” – said the famous house which also had a mysterious but cute vintage blue car forever parked in front. Who knows if there was anything spooky in relation to the sudden disappearance of the wisteria from that neighbourhood and Bram Stoker’s house being in the same place? I doubt if Dracula would have turned vegetarian and started living on leaves and flowers instead of blood.
While you are in the area, why not pop into a cafe for a cup of your favourite hot drink? It’s hot chocolate for me and English Breakfast tea for the beautographer.
The occasion was nevertheless ripe for stripes which are so much en vogue these days. But hey! stripes are forever, right! It goes without saying that they’re a closet staple for many of us. I can’t count how many times I’ve reached for a simple striped tee when I want something easy and casual to wear.
A classic red and white striped dress coupled with a pair of white converse and a navy blue double breasted blazer went well with the fashion mission of the weekend.
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