How To Wear Pearls In London This August
August 16, 2011
It’s August in London and it can be a wonderful time to visit the city. If you are planning some shopping, here is a short guide on the best places to visit and how to wear pearls in Mayfair and St James.
Begin the day in style with a grandiose breakfast at The Wolseley on Piccadilly. Originally commissioned in 1921 as a prestigious car showroom, The Wolseley has been a destination café restaurant since 2003 that exudes the charm of a European Grand Café. At breakfast the atmosphere is classic and exquisite so wear a long rope pearl necklace, perhaps in grey to match the modern restoration.
Cross Piccadilly, via the historic Burlington Arcade, towards Bond Street's luxury jewellers and fashion houses displaying their most sought after jewellery and latest fashions. For more contemporary choice and design make a short detour to the Dover Street Market, an inspirational and unique store for anyone obsessive about style.
Turn into Maddox Street towards Pollen Street for lunch at the Pollen Street Social. Jason Atherton's new restaurant is a both a modern meeting place and a fabulous place for a relaxed lunch. Wear a baroque Tahitian pearl bracelet with its shimmering black pearls.
Fill your afternoon with art by catching the last days of the annual Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy. This is the largest open contemporary art exhibition in the world and this year Michael Craig-Martin is curating one of the largest galleries. We love the exhibition and it's the perfect place to wear a classic Akoya pearl set with a pearl necklace, bracelet and stud earrings.
Finally, finish the day off with some glamour in the heart of Knightsbridge at Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. The bistro bar is beautiful and the red leather banquettes welcoming to collapse into. The dress code says Smart Casual, but only diamonds and pearls can match the atmosphere. Wear a golden South Sea pearl necklace with a stunning and sparkling diamond pave ball clasp.
Next stop.....a short guide to Geneva for the Autumn.