Allegra Hicks


Peggy Porschen, English Rose and the EYE mural

May 1, 2012

Peggy Porschen

Dangerously near to my shop on Elizabeth Street, are the most sinfully delicious cupcakes on earth. Peggy Porschen’s beautifully decorative cupcakes are both irresistible and almost too gorgeous to want to devour. They are the ultimate sweet indulgence and the shop is worth a visit even if only to see the artistic confectionaries

Chelsea Flower Show

Every year in spring as the third week of May approaches, I count down the days to the world’s most famous horticultural event, The Chelsea Flower Show. No rose is as beautiful as the English Rose. Its layered fullness is soft and romantic and always reminds me of the miracle of nature.

The EYE mural

Lost in the higgledy-piggledy streets of Leche in southern Italy desperately trying to find my way back to familiar surroundings, I stumbled across this wall chalk. The eye has long been part of my signature designs and is much of a lucky charm to me.