We went on an Easter egg hunt around Chelsea Cross –
We saw the first egg at Benjamin Moore paints – and asked why there was an egg in their showroom. And we were told about the .SAFARI 2 by LEMThere are supposedly a trail of 22 eggs by French artist LEM showcased across Chelsea Cross …
This was egg #2 next door at Beaumont and FletcherAnd a tiny one in the window of Luio (our very dog-friendly Italian restaurant)#4 and #5 were in the Catry Shop#6 at Farrow and Ball Not a colourful one or it might clash with all the paint colours inside.
#7 at Castrads – a wonderful shop of cast iron rads!#8 at CP Hart #9 – a bewildered looking egg And there were two at Peter Harringtons#12 looked like a masked ranger at The Dot ProjectAt egg #13, I was starting to imitate their expressions.#14 was very black and white, let’s say#15 was at NV Bathrooms and Interiors#16 at Magna Lighting#17 at Mark Rogers – at least that’s where I think it was – we’re losing trackEgg #18Uh-oh! We’ve come to the end of the row of shops and we seem to have stopped at Egg #19 …Looking as depressed as the egg – we didn’t have any more time to look. We had to leave for our hols – we’re missing THREE eggs.
Very annoying. We managed to find all the Paddingtons – but we can’t find 22 eggs – all apparently on the same street! And we’re not back in time to find the missing ones as the eggs all go away on the 1 April.
LEM became known for his street art in the north of France. These eggs are the first of a series of SAFARI art exhibitions scheduled to take place in Chelsea Cross in 2018. Will be on the lookout for more!
And I had only learnt that the area that I frequent often to look for paints, wallpapers, etc. actually has a name – Chelsea Cross – at the heart of Chelsea SW3, around the crossroads of Fulham Road and Old Church Street. It is a close knit community of 24 specialist showrooms each offering their own brand of luxury.