Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Adele & the Ivy...

A couple of weeks ago I spent the evening at The Ivy for an event hosted by Maggie Semple with Adele Parks. The Ivy is one of those buildings tucked down a side street which you can easily walk past without noticing its there. The beauty of the building comes from inside as this is where the stain  glass diamonds in the windows twinkle in the light.
The event was hosted in the bar lounge on the top floor... Accessed by a glass elevator that would not have been out of place in a Willy Wonka novel... The bars and lounge areas are real old school glamour. With organic Chardonnay free flowing and canapés courtesy of the Ivy including prawn burger sliders, it was a real indulgent treat.
Adele and Maggie sat on a raised platform in a cut show style and opened the evening. As well as the audience questions, Maggie also asks that the guest brings an item of fashion that has a story special to them. Adele unfolded a small roll tucked under her arm and revealed her wedding dress, to lots of oohing and ahing of the audience. With back shot photos she talked us through hour her Jenny Packham dress was worn to elope to Vegas. After having a big full works wedding the first time, her & Jim eloped with her son and married in style in the Little wedding chapel. The was lots of laugh terms and fun when quizzing her on her elope...
The other part of the evening was discussing her fabulous new book The State We're In its took social media by a storm even having its own hash tag #keepthesecret
I had a fabulous evening, look forward to another Maggie event and urge everyone to read Adele's new book.

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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Adele & the Ivy...

A couple of weeks ago I spent the evening at The Ivy for an event hosted by Maggie Semple with Adele Parks. The Ivy is one of those buildings tucked down a side street which you can easily walk past without noticing its there. The beauty of the building comes from inside as this is where the stain  glass diamonds in the windows twinkle in the light.
The event was hosted in the bar lounge on the top floor... Accessed by a glass elevator that would not have been out of place in a Willy Wonka novel... The bars and lounge areas are real old school glamour. With organic Chardonnay free flowing and canapés courtesy of the Ivy including prawn burger sliders, it was a real indulgent treat.
Adele and Maggie sat on a raised platform in a cut show style and opened the evening. As well as the audience questions, Maggie also asks that the guest brings an item of fashion that has a story special to them. Adele unfolded a small roll tucked under her arm and revealed her wedding dress, to lots of oohing and ahing of the audience. With back shot photos she talked us through hour her Jenny Packham dress was worn to elope to Vegas. After having a big full works wedding the first time, her & Jim eloped with her son and married in style in the Little wedding chapel. The was lots of laugh terms and fun when quizzing her on her elope...
The other part of the evening was discussing her fabulous new book The State We're In its took social media by a storm even having its own hash tag #keepthesecret
I had a fabulous evening, look forward to another Maggie event and urge everyone to read Adele's new book.

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