After a particularly stressful week we decided that a day to ourselves on Sunday was just what we needed to relax and unwind. The plan was originally to get lunch in Soho before going for a wander in central London however with it being the last day of the Chanel Mademoiselle Prive exhibition we decided to go for a short walk across Hyde Park, followed by Burger and Lobster in Knightsbridge instead:
Burger and lobster cocktails
Burger and lobster Knightsbridge
I'm not sure if I mentioned it on here before but Burger and Lobster is one of my favourite restaurants. They only have 3 items on the menu and I always go for a whole lobster steamed then lightly grilled, served with a herby butter dip, golden crispy fries and side salad. Despite the huge expansion across London you can still expect to wait around an hour for a table but trust me it's worth it for the delicious lobster. They do a great selection of cocktails too and both our choices were fruity, refreshing and light, the perfect accompaniment to the meaty white shellfish. On a little side note, whilst the food was still good in Knightsbridge, for the best tasting lobster I'd suggest visiting Soho or Mayfair instead.
Chanel Mademoiselle Prive exhibition
Mademoiselle Prive - the origins of Chanel
Lunch done, it was a short walk down Sloane Street to the Mademoiselle Prive exhibition. I'd been expecting a traditional exhibition but actually it was more of a digital experience with each room having different focus on the history of Chanel. Unfortunately the exhibition has now finished but hopefully these pictures will give you an idea of what it was like if you didn't get the chance to visit.
Mademoiselle Prive - The fragrance room
Mademoiselle Prive - Karl Lagerfield's casino themed AW haute couture show
Mademoiselle Prive - Feature film showing a fictional meeting
between the ghost of Gabrielle Chanel and Karl Lagerfield
Mademoiselle Prive - shadow show
I think my favourites were the scented perfume room with the huge vats of fragrance and also the introductory room which gave a fascinating insight into the start of the Chanel empire. It was cool that they had a downloadable app and in various rooms there were behind the scenes footage as well a unique virtual 360 tour of the Coco Chanel apartment.
Did you get a chance to visit the Chanel Mademoiselle Prive exhibition? How was your weekend?