Coming Up Roses

Just two days before the doctor let my father in law go I got the most exciting e-mail from the press department of Cath Kidston, I was invited to celebrate Cath’s 20th birthday of being in business. In all the excitement I booked a ticket and a hotel room not considering that at some point we had to have a funeral in that same week. So when the funeral day was announced it was still possible for me to travel up to London, and travel back the next day. But I felt weird about that as I felt that I needed to be there for my husband and for my mother in law. Both pushed me in to going on Wednesday April 17 so I would be home long before the 20th, the day of the funeral.

So I was back in London, once again and Spring had sprung in Notting Hill, where I stayed.

In the afternoon I had a tea date with the lovely Tina from Colour Living at the Orangery at Kensington Palace where I had a beautiful white peony tea and a mini scone. I’ve met Tina at MTB London last March and, although we didn’t have much chance to chat, I instantly really liked her. So it was good to have a long natter with her loveliness. Thanks Tina xox

Around 17:00 It got this exciting text and waited in the hotel lobby for my ride to CK head offices also in Notting Hill.

It was a real party with beautiful cocktails and delicious food, candle making, cake decorating and at the end gorgeous goodie bags for us to take home. We were allowed to take everything home, cake tins and aprons included.

There was a small presentation, showing us the new Coming Up Roses goodies and this film. It’s really fun to watch as it tells the story of how Cath started her business 20 years ago.

It was all so much fun and I would love to thank Charlotte Knott and Charlotte Jay for your big support and for your help creating this lovely clip from last weeks episode of Shoot where I visit my favourite Cath Kidston shop on Marylebone High Street in London. There is more to this clip but that’s for a next post.

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  • Anneke
    22/05/2013 at 00:30

    Wat een leuk filmpje!

  • Thistle
    22/05/2013 at 14:13

    It must have been wonderful. I’m so glad you were able to go.

  • Marianne
    22/05/2013 at 15:21

    Wat leuk! Helemaal jaloers (mag hoop ik) al was het maar om het goede weer!Ik heb de clip van Shoot al bekeken, ben benieuwd naar je verhaal.

  • Meredithe
    22/05/2013 at 22:03

    How wonderful – what a delightful visit. Marylebone High Street is my favourite Cath Kidston store (ok, it’s the only one I’ve been to on my two trips to London!). I just wish she’d open a branch in Australia, preferably Melbourne! Thanks for taking us along.

  • Nena - whatevergivesjoy
    23/05/2013 at 07:37

    Leuke post! (:

  • Alexandra
    20/07/2013 at 08:00

    Ohhh, how I envy you for having been invited to this sweet Cath Kidston event in London! And looking at the lovely videos on Shoot, I think you should do fashion blogging as well! 😉 Love your style!