And just like that, spring is here! And so is Cultured Kids #40! What have we been up to lately? Indulging into the Orchids festival at Kew gardens; London cool shows at V&A; a sobering but topical exhibition at the Foundling Museum as well as skiing for February half term back to my native Transylvania.
The orchids show at the Kew Gardens has been the perfect outing to celebrate spring in London – Colombia is in full exuberance displayed in plants, outfits, blooming flowers, themes and shows throughout the day. The entrance is timed, so whilst inside is reasonably busy, it is not overcrowded. We found however the 1 hour outside queue on Sunday quite discouraging – on the other hand taking turns to queue and letting the young ones run around stick fighting, exploring and climbing trees was fun and totally feasible. The Orchids show is at Kew until March 10th – free for members and friends plus the usual entrance charges apply. Spring is a glorious time to visit Kew and if you need some further persuasion, head to our dedicated article in here.
At V&A we caught one of the last week-ends of Videogames – Design Play Disrupt – so topical and enlightening . Many thanks to V&A for our press tickets as well as upcoming invite to Dior exhibition – very looking forward to a glam immersion into fabulous fashion.
We also dined and wined extensively with Gordon Ramsay, his bottomless week-end brunch at the Maze Grill Park Walk made our last week-end a lot happier ! The food is gorgeous and options are vast, should you need of refreshments after South Ken museums, Saatchi gallery or National Army Museum, here is an island of warm hospitality and gourmet dishes!
On a sobering tone, the Bedrooms of London at Foundling museum is an eye opener for London shocking stats. I took the 5 years old a couple of weeks ago for the first time – some strong impressions both on the museum and historical facts and the shocking stats of our London housing realities. Museum Mum linked one emotional brave post last time round and it got all our votes. So much more needs to be done on this topic, awareness and action. The other favourites from last time have been Corning Museum of Glass for Catherine and the Natural History Museum Neuchatel for Emma.