“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis
This week, jewellery and accessories brand Johnny Loves Rosie invited me for an afternoon tea at York & Albany, a Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Camden. Myself and seven other bloggers were given a preview of the new SS17 collection, which included pretty pastel-coloured gems (obligatory spring wear!) and faux fur pom poms.
One of my favourite pieces is this headband (below), which immediately brought to mind Dolce Gabbana's Spring runway collection. Its gold hardware and black band, combined with blue and red gems and pearlesque beads, definitely appears to be a nod to decadent, sophisticated Italian style.
We each received a monogrammed clutch bag in a beautiful mink shade - which, coincidentally, I had previously been eyeing up on their website. Each bag comes with a double set of foil lettering, which you can apply to the bag at home, spelling out your initials, name, or a phrase. The bag itself can easily fit an iPad, phone, diary and card holder inside without compromising the structure, and it comes with a slinky gold shoulder strap. Tip: add one of Johnny Loves Rosie's keyrings to the bag for extra personalisation!
I was also given a floral corsage, which can be worn on the wrist, upper arm or even as a choker, and a necklace with my initial on a gold-coloured chain.
As always, one of the best parts of any event is meeting new people. Lucy and Charlotte from the Johnny Loves Rosie team were super friendly and happy to introduce all of us to each other. As I mentioned earlier, there were seven other amazing bloggers in attendance, who were all so lovely to talk to over afternoon tea - here are their links: