A garden party has everything that we love about summer. We were delighted to be able to join shoe designer Lucy Choi for one of her wonderful events in her Connaught Village boutique, Lucy Choi London for an English Garden Party.
I love collaborating with other designers, whether it’s sharing space, ideas or inspiration. There’s always so much to learn and discover by watching others do what they are brilliant at doing, so we loved being with Lucy’s team for the day.
The Longstaff Longstaff prints, with their floral designs, looked quite at home among the vases of peonies and lilies. It was great fun and as the evening went on, our guests became surrounded by boxes and boxes of shoes and silk loungewear draped wherever we could find space. Our silk camis in floral prints were especially popular and the best selling Buttercup Camisole and our summery Gem prints had soon sold out.
The best Gin and Tonic…ever
As the niece of Jimmy Choo, Lucy knows a thing or two about shoes but it turns out she knows how to mix a good drink too! One thing I didn’t expect to come away with was the recipe for an elderflower gin and tonic. Using Warner Edwards Elderflower infused gin and Fever Tree tonic, simply add a few slices of cucumber and a generous sprig of mint. It is a wonderfully English summer drink and has become a favourite of ours. So much so that we like to serve at our own events. Keep a look out on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for our events.
Outfit of the Day
I love this spring look – Mango’s cropped dark green leather jacket, the Longstaff Longstaff Buttercup Silk Camisole, Rag and Bone’s white Capri skinny jeans and Adidas Originals + Raf Simons Stan Smiths perfect white sneakers. Just add Chan Luu’s silver, leather and multi stone wrap to pick up all the subtle colours in the print.