Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Secret Garden Party At The RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Following my post, Champagne Happy about my Dorchester Afternoon Tea experience with Laurent Perrier – we were kindly invited to attend The RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Secret Garden Party –hosted by Laurent Perrier who also has a garden there, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith.
The spot in the diary glowed for weeks. The words ‘secret garden party’ brings all sorts of fantasies a light– from Narnia to Alice In Wonderland. We get a chance to play in the world’s most famous Flower Show and go on a secret tour of the gardens without the public.

Happiness and excitement eagerly carried us in its arms as we entered the press hall, me almost falling off my high heels along the way as we were greeted with chilled flutes of Laurent Perrier Rose – my most favourite magical drink. It drinks beautifully, smooth and perfectly balanced with fruity and velvety notes. This glass of liquid can surely cause many sins in its divine form.
Surrounded by press, cold canapés and Rose, we giggled our way like little children, rubbing shoulders with Alan Titchmarsh and other people off the telly.
The Director of Laurent Perrier telling us how much he liked our Champagne blog post completely made our evening and we smiled more and more as representatives kept coming to ask us, who are you? who do you work for?
No one. We work for ourselves.
I see... Congratulations.
Failing miserably at chit chat, I was telling a particular bee, a represent of The Body Shop that Anita Roddick, their late founder was also a very loyal customer of Leluu as well as me being a very loyal customer of theirs and how I used to work at their Kings Road branch as a keen seventeen year old but she didn’t batter. She wanted names to write about how their 'long-standing-commitment-to-protecting-the-planet-by-joining-forces-with-The World Land Trust -to-protect-a-nature-reserve-in-the-Brazilian-Atlantic-rainforest'. Thanks for the goodie bag – bee. I love the Hemp Hand Protector (they’ve aged excessively since supper clubs started).
It is sometimes rather amusing when in the presence of so many press from all the nationals- the old schools, and then announcing that you are (just) bloggers - sort of feels like we’ve cheated our way through because we are seen like - outsiders, the naughty kids smoking in the bike yard.
It was wonderful to go on a little tour of the show without the public – the place empty, serene and still with a champagne stop at the Laurent Perrier Garden. A perfect evening of joyous memories. We are very lucky to get invited to lovely things like these. Who would have thought, doing a supper club and writing a blog would lead to so many great things indeed.

Thank you to Wildcard PR and Laurent Perrier for inviting us.
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The World Land Trust Patron, Sir David Attenborough, says, “I am of the opinion that tropical rainforests must be saved at all cost… I fully support the Trust’s drive to save as much of the “real thing” as is humanly possible. Despite man’s sophistication we are unable to recreate anything quite so wonderful’.


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