A few weeks ago I was invited to a Birthday tea party at the Dior boutique on New Bond Street. And then excitingly a cocktail party after.
The Flafship boutique is probably the most beautiful interior designed boutique I have ever had the pleasure to visit. Dior’s dreamy colour pallets of French grey, white and pink are the colours I wear most day to day (along with black of course.) This beautiful place inspires me every time I pop in. Even though I am a strong advocate for Chanel and a unwavering Chanel girl at heart the Dior boutique is far far superior to its Chanel neighbour. I would happily have my home covered in only Dior homeware if budget allowed.
The reason of that days visit was to celebrate a lovely friends birthday. Her kind Sales associate the beautiful and kind Lara at Dior was throwing her a surprise party and I was honoured to have been added to the small guest list. I arrived early as I was given the important task of purchasing the birthday gift for the Dior princess a set of beautiful crystal decanters. I arrived super early and luckily enjoyed a coffee while the gift was being wrapped. The coffee at Dior is the best it’s presented in a beautiful black and white striped tea set accompanied by chocolates from the famous French pattisere Pierre Hermé what could be more decadent than sitting in this beautiful boutique admiring the surrounds while enjoying a cappuccino and a box of delicious chocolates.
After I finished I was given a tour of the oldest part of the store and a view from the top over the atrium which was once a narrow street. Apparently according to Sophie a lovely SA, the Dior boutique resides in the oldest building on New Bond Street. Another fact adding even more allure to this French grey paradise.
After my tour I wondered up to were some of the party had started to gather. Ready to surprise the birthday girl. We were escorted in to a beautiful large sitting room with a magnificent table which had a Amethyst crystal embedded in the centre. Laid out on the table is what I can only describe a tea fit for a princess. It had been generously been catered by Claridges hotel which is luckily just down the road. Roasted vegetable sandwiches hot smoked salmon sandwiches chocolate eclairs scones a perfect afternoon tea spread and we were so very spoilt. When the birthday girl walked in we all sang her happy birthday it was a wonderful surprise she said.
After the food had been eaten and the champagne had been drunk it came to the present opening time. I had along with the glasses decided to also draw a bespoke illustration for the birthday girl. I was so nervous what if she didn’t like it and so many doubts ran through my mind and as she unwrapped it my face went bright red a lovely tomato red. When she had opened it she exclaimed wow who got this where did they get it. I shyly put my hand up I drew it I muttered. She then exclaimed you drew it! Yes I said feeling even more nervous when all eyes came to rest on me and my face grew hotter. Thankfully I think she likes it and I have good authority that it is now hanging in her dressing room.
After the tea we started to hear that the party had started downstairs. There was a event showcasing some limited addition dresses and watches and we wondered down to join in the fun drinking more champagne and enjoying the delicious canapés.
At the end of the evening I wandered home thinking about the magical day I had just had and feeling very thankful that I was invited to such a special party.
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