However, the Luxury Wedding Show wasn’t the only event that sweetened my last week. On Thursday I finally got around to taking the tube to Sloane Square, walking up Sloane Street and turning into Ellis Street to stop (shopaholic amen) at the Lulu Guinness store. The staff was lovely as always and made waiting very pleasant while they wrapped up my shiny new Cameo print tote and Cameo umbrella. Seriously, I would’ve loved to buy the whole store right then and there (like every single time I go there). Ah well, the bag and umbrella are great too…
In the evening of the same day there was another pleasant appointment waiting for me, just 2 tube stations away in West Hampstead: Cupcakes! The lovely Karine of Oh La La Bakery was kind enough to accept all my special wishes. Sorry for being such a difficult customer! Ha ha. We had a nice little chat while I watched her baking me some delicious chocolate/raspberry and lemon cupcakes. Very nice baker and yummy homemade cupcakes for a very good price : I can only recommend Oh La La Bakery! I’ll soon order some more cupcakes (nom, nom, nom).
On Friday I went to see Legally Blonde, the Musical at the Savoy Theatre with a friend. We arrived there a bit late (..again; I’m late quite often I just noticed!) and the show had already started, but they showed us to a room with a screen where we could watch what was happening on stage before we were shown to our seats. We sat in the upper circle and I really don’t understand why the seats up there are less expensive than the ones in the Dress Circle. The Musical was very enjoyable, with great costumes little girls probably would kill for.
The long awaited Luxury Wedding Show finally took place at the Saatchi Gallery last weekend. I had tickets for the Saturday 14.15pm Catwalk Show and arrived there at 13.30pm. ‘The Saatchi Gallery is hired for a private event.’ First of all I was pleasantly surprised that, despite the location (Sloane Square), the people there weren’t at all snobby or arrogant. In fact they were very nice to my friend (who’s going to marry next year) and me. We had time to look at the stands of various exhibitors (for example The Dorchester, G C Couture and Little Bevan) before the Catwalk Show and immediately were given very good advice at the Dorchester stand, along with an offer to marry at Coworth Park (near Windsor Great Park, Polo field et all) which we’ll definitely consider.
After we fetched our champagne at the champagne bar on the 2nd floor, we went to our seats (3rd row, unfortunately, as we were a bit late). The Catwalk Show was by far the best thing at the whole Wedding Show. It was pretty fantastic. Bespoke wedding designers like David Fielden, Vivienne Westwood, Vera Wang, Candy Anthony, Kula Tsurdiu and several others presented their new bridal collections on the runway while I was busy taking photos. I’m really a fan of multi-layered dresses/skirts and I definitely got my money’s worth at the Show. Especially the Candy Anthony, Browns Bride and Vivienne Westwood dress designs were amazing. Lots of tulle, white, red, blue, feathers, patterned fabrics, unique dresses…etc. The goodie bag everyone received included products from L’Oréal, Dermalogica, O.P.I, Elemis, Pearl Drops and DHC. Thanks to everyone for this weekend of true luxury!
This Saturday (22nd) and Sunday (23rd) the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea near Sloane Square will host the Luxury Wedding Show (sponsored by Aston Martin), an event no bride-to-be should miss. If you purchase tickets on their website http://www.theluxuryweddingshowlondon.co.uk/ you’ll receive a goody bag upon arrival, a glass of champagne, The White Book (a guide to the show) and The Look Book. The creme de la creme of bridal designers (Carolina Herrera, Vivienne Westwood, Alice Temperley and Vera Wang to name a few) will present their newest collections on the catwalk for the first time. You’ll also have access to over 100 wedding experts, from wedding planners to floral designers.
I purchased tickets last month, thanks to the lovely Miss Jones (http://www.missjonespa.com/) who made me aware of this event, and I’m really looking forward to Saturday.
The weather’s been fantastic for the past few weeks and after saying “This is the last time we can sit outside and enjoy the sun/have a BBQ”, at least 5 times I really thought there wouldn’t be autumn this year. Last week, however (was it last week or already the week before?), the weather changed its mind and I thought if I travel southwards I could enjoy the sun for a bit longer. I decided for a weekend stay at a hotel in South Germany. Not quite as southwards as I would’ve liked, but near a lake and very quiet – perfect. But – as weather really hates me – it rained throughout the whole weekend. I really didn’t mind though as I didn’t have time to go outside anyway. I checked in on Friday and didn’t expect the room to be anything else than average…but it was one of the best hotel rooms I stayed at yet: a large bed, an extra room for clothes, a room with a dressing table, a minibar and – best of all – a panoramic window with lake view.
As I learned the hotel’s usually used for meetings and conferences which meant: few children, very quiet hotel. The food also was great. I ate the best scrambled eggs there and things I never ate before (like white almond cream). Everything was perfect: the service (I once forgot my room card in the hotel room and immediately got a new one without any fuss although I’m sure I was at least the 10th person that day who asked for a new one), the fitness room, the swimming pool, the 2 bars and the restaurant. The only problem I had was the internet connection. It took me half an hour or more every time I wanted to connect my laptop to the internet. I ended up on the couch in the hotel hallway (along with several other people who had the same problem) where the connection was best.