Summer parties, the bill gives the impression of sunshine, champagne, long dresses and BBQ's. This isn't what happens in London in July. My second summer party in as many days was lit to 'dim' from the off at 6pm. Outside the sun had made an appearance. Inside we were whisked away to 20 (ish) destinations in 'mood lighting'.
After last year expectations were sky high, so it's no wonder they didn't live up to, I would say impossible standards,..but they set them that way. The venue for this year was One Marylebone. I've not been to the venue before but I liked it.
They still know how to throw one hell of a party. It was my fourth year and the standard has been amazing. Here's hoping they pull out some more stops when they turn 5. I couldn't help be a little disappointed though. Of course...the most was made. Fun times were had and here is the SFW evidence!
Sushi making is still a hit, spicy tuna hand rolls from my fair hands.
|All set up, with some professional tasters|
|Nice and ricey|
|Chives for the outer of the rolls|
|Flip and add Fresh tuna|
|Pretty impressed with my rolling skills|
|Cherry beer, and gloves for this cake prep|
|A whole box of traditional Maltese Kannoli just for me|
|The filling, and a pink spatula...obvs|
|Plenty of chocolate|
|And then I piped. Yes by hand|
|Aren't they pretty?|
|After the cocktail has gone, the remains of the 'glass'|
|S chilling out, geddit?|
|Prepare for lift off|
|Lovely boys from the Ice Bar London|
|Front, after a few minutes. Back...fresh from the freezer|
|Oof, good arms|
I also had my hand painted I believe in Dubai. Henna seemed like such a good idea at the time. In fairness it does look nice today. I will just be exfoliating extra hard for the next week or so.
The goodie bag was a disappointment. As was Santa (yep he was back...in July). Last year he gave out bottles of vodka. This year? A reindeer hoof key-ring. Original at least. Maybe I haven't been as good this year, but I really doubt that.
|This doesn't look dodgy at all, Santa in the booth|