In Stylist, I find a community of like-minded women—one where we are spoken to intelligently and openly. So, you can imagine my excitement when I discovered that Stylist hold an annual live event, where this community can transition from living in the pages of a magazine to real-life interaction.
With signs gilded in gold leading the way, we were directed down a gothic corridor and instructed to take a wax-sealed envelope, before being escorted to the Dickens Room and handed a glass of the brand new Summer Cup.
Whilst I’m all about giving the latest trends in cuisine and dining experiences a go, every now and then it’s nice to put the matcha aside and get back to basics. So, when I went to The Booking Office with some colleagues for a few (too many) glasses of pre-Christmas bubbly, I just knew I’d have to return with my ‘new to London’ boyfriend in tow.
Like many young couples, our busy careers mean that we have to make the most of our weekends together. We want to explore and immerse ourselves in this great city, but also soak up as much of each other as possible, which is why The Booking Office was the perfect place to kick-start a boozy afternoon.
With its high ceilings, gothic arches and alluring mood lighting, The Booking Office has an atmosphere that is intimate yet lively—the perfect setting for a few cocktails, good conversation, and a sneaky kiss or two when the wait-staff aren’t looking.
With Fashion Week in full swing, many Londoners, including myself, have style on the mind. As the who’s who of the industry from around the world line the front row, eager to see which trends will dominate AW2016, we are also reminded that true style is everlasting.
Last year I got to experience this idea in its truest form at the Mademoiselle Privé exhibition, held at Chelsea’s Saatchi Gallery.
Spanning three floors, the exhibition was an immersive journey through the life of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel as she transformed from a little-known Parisian milliner to a global fashion icon.