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Friday 22 April 2022.

Thursday 22 April 2022....I went to two events today. I was at this opening day from 8am to 5pm, which included the morning private view for press. Thurs 21 April + Friday 22 April + Saturday 23 April - SALON PRIVE comes to Chelsea in April 2022. The location is the stunning grounds of The Royal Hospital. Over 100 stunning classic cars and super cars will be on display in this great new London location. It's a good chance to ogle the latest models from Aston Martin, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche, Rolls-Royce and the like, many of which get their UK debut at the show. Classic cars are on show at the Concours de Vente, many of which are for sale from specialist dealers. Car enthusiasts won't have to wait until next September for the next instalment, thanks to the announcement of a brand-new Salon Privé event. 'The Chelsea Edition' is set to take place from 21-23 April 2022 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners and world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The springtime London fixture will be the perfect way to kick off the motoring season. Salon Privé London promises to be London’s most exclusive automotive party, with plenty to see and do in addition to the motoring attractions. The shopping village will host a variety of luxury brands including renowned British jeweller Boodles, Jess Collet Milliner and British perfume house, Penhaligon’s, founded in the late 1860s. Everything from Patek Philippe watches Harley-Davidsons to Bell helicopters will be on display, alongside first-class hospitality for which Salon Privé has long been renowned. Louis Pommery will flow and London Essence cocktail bars will offer exciting cocktails from NoMad, Louie and the Donovan Bar mixologists. To complement this, Salon Privé has partnered with renowned and innovative hospitality group JKS Restaurants to provide guests with a unique dining offering. This will include dishes from the Michelin-starred Gymkhana, Indian BBQ classics by Brigadiers, and cult Taiwanese specialists BAO. In addition, there will be plates from Fitzrovia’s The George and Chelsea’s The Cadogan Arms, providing pub fare that celebrates the best of British produce, making Salon Privé London a real foodie’s delight. Reminder that tickets for Saturday are a bit cheaper than Thursday and Friday. SALON PRIVÉ LONDON TO DONATE 20% OF ENTRY TICKET REVENUE TO DEC UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL #STANDWITHUKRAINE Meanwhile Salon Privé will make a welcome return to Blenheim Palace 31 August - 4 September 2022. www.salonprivelondon.com - Visit their website here, for more information and images and to buy tickets for the Chelsea event. ------------------- The sun gods were out today, as we had a lovely day out in the sunshine. We were kindly invited to the advance media press early access viewing from 8am to 11am. Complimentary coffees, tea, juices and pastries for around 100 guests in The Sloane restaurant. We then go on a tour around the site of the unveiling of some stunning new model supercars. Caton (Healey by Caton) H.R. Owen Bugatti (Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport by Sur Mesure) Aston Martin Mayfair (Aston Martin DBX707) H.R. Owen Ferrari (Ferrari 296GTB & Tailor Made Roma) Tushek (Tushek TS900) Genesis (Genesis GV60) Morgan Motor Company (Morgan Super 3) Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (Range Rover SV) Charge Cars (Electric Mustang) Progetto 33 (Alfa Romeo 12C ) Prodrive (Prodrive Hunter) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars (Rolls-Royce Black Badge Ghost) A big crowd of several hundred arrived after 11am, when the doors opened for the public. Over 100 incredible looking gleaming cars are here from the 35 odd dealers. Many cars were started up and paraded around including a 16 strong convoy of Minis. Just like the ones seen in the film "The Italian Job". It was a great day out, with a great mix of incredible cars along with bars and tasty food vendors. The final day to visit is Saturday. Complimentary Pommery champers in the Boodles jewellery display area and outdoor seating. Press swing badge also got us complimentary cocktails, wines and beers. then THE VACCINES live at Hammersmith Apollo. Lively indie rockers are promoting their fifth studio album "Back in Love City" with a UK tour. This is the band's fifth consecutive top 5 album, with NME citing a band 'still at their very best and still brimming with ideas and invention.' The band's debut album was the best-selling debut album of 2011 in the United Kingdom, drawing comparisons to The Ramones, The Strokes, and The Jesus and Mary Chain.The band have released five studio albums: What Did You Expect from The Vaccines? (2011), Come of Age (2012), English Graffiti (2015), Combat Sports (2018), and Back in Love City (2021). They have sold two million records worldwide. I have seen this really good uptempo indie-rock band live a few times before. -------- The circle is half empty ,so maybe 3500 tix sold out of the 5000 capacity tonoght. We have two support acts tonight. AZIYA and her band arrived on stage at 7.30pm for their decent 30 mins indie rock set. BLACK HONEY arrived on stage at 8.15pm for their 30 mins indie rock set. A nice heavy indie rock sound, and they played tracks from their 2021 Top 10 album "Written & Produced". THE VACCINES arrived on stage at 9.15pm for their 70 mins set. A short set time played, but The Vaccines were totally on fire tonight. They whizzed through an entire set of brilliant uptempo rock n roll indie tunes. The crowd sang along loudly, and there was plenty of dancing front stalls. It was a great show. Full setlist played by THE VACCINES tonight... Wanderlust I Can't Quit I Always Knew Teenage Icon Young Meteors Alone Star Surfing in the Sky Wetsuit Post Break-Up Sex Your Love Is My Favourite Band El Paso Headphones Baby Handsome Jump Off the Top All My Friends Are Falling in Love If You Wanna Encore : XCT Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra) All in White