• Louis Vuitton & Kusama – The Whitney Museum, NY

    Last week we got to come to one of our favourite cities, New York. We were asked to produce and design Louis Vuitton & W Magazine’s dinner and celebration at the Whitney Museum to mark the launch of the incredible Louis Vuitton and Yayoi Kusama collaboration.

    We felt incredibly honoured to help realise an event that not only celebrated Kusama but also her return to New York – her favourite city and where she lived in the 70s, in what some might term her hey day.

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    Kusama’s exhibition is currently at the Whitney. Fireflies on the Water is an experience not to be missed…

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    Inspired by Kusama’s use of mirror, reflectivity and love of red and by an early portrait of the artist surrounded by dahlias, we designed a dinner that, to this day, is my absolute favourite! A neon strip underlit runners containing thousands of dahlias in shades of red orange and pink, like botanical ‘go faster’ stripes stretching down each table.

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    The food was exquisite – a japanese inspired menu by chef Michael Anthony from the famed Gramercy Tavern.

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    We also got the chance to import some of our favourite things from the UK . The Broken Hearts DJ duo who outspotted themselves and Jellymongers supreme Bompas and Parr who created a wobbling sculptural jelly installation inspired by Kusama’s organic forms.

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    To top it all off, a dreamy set by Blonde Redhead, accompanied by Kusama’s Self Obliteration film.

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    All photos courtesy of the wonderful Belathée

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  • Green Tea Obsession

    I fulfilled a life-long ambition recently and went to Japan. There are so many things that I adore about Japan. The culture, the Kitsch, the food and of course my two favourite beverages Sake and green tea
    To really exercise my Green tea obsession I took myself to Uji in Kyoto, a green tea producing region. A green tea mecca where I ate , drank, licked and inhaled every form of green tea substance known to man. I just can’t wait to do it all over again…..

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    Green Tea Jelly, Green tea ice-cream topped with Matcha green tea Powder. Heaven, I dream of this often.

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    Matcha Green tea Shochu. Killer drink this was a nightcap…..

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    Adorable Tea houses with the most adorable packaging

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    EVERYTHING with Green tea. No joke

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    Green Tea Cheesecake

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    I have Squirreled boxes of these home and my supplies are dwindling.Fast

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    Green Tea Kit-Kat so wrong but the most Brilliant kitsch Gift

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    Green Tea coke and a smile

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    Green Tea in it’s purer form (pre Kit-Kat)

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    A Tea Emporium. Love their tea chests

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    A Portion of my days Green tea related purchases that I had great fun arranging on the floor of my Ryokan. Japanese Packaging makes me sublimely happy

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    Agreed .

  • The Ultimate Street Party – The Savoy Diamond Jubilee

    We love The Savoy hotel. The black and gold Beaufort Bar is one of  my all time favourite bars in London – yes it’s that gold obsession again! We were delighted when we were asked to work on The Savoy’s street party to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee, held in their Iconic Art Deco Forecourt. (As an aside I so want to do a dinner in the forecourt, in the glow of that gorgeous neon sign… as well as a black & gold dinner in the beaufort bar. But that’s for another day…)

    For the Jubilee lunch we made luxurious rosettes and whimsical paper party favours – moustaches, glasses, lips and crowns for guests to play with. A table scape of blue, red and white flowers and berries gave  a botanical, patriotic feeling. Blue delphiniums, royal blue hydrangea, white stock & sweet peas and blue and white nigella were punctuated by miniature strawberry plants for an edible  dash of red.

    The Lalique Fountain filled with Bombay Sapphire was exquisite. There’s nothing quite like a drinkable fountain of Gin, now, is there? But we have to admit, the corgis stole the show. Absolute cuteness!

    Now when’s the next street party?

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    Miniature strawberries … irresistable
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    Swans are owned by the Queen so we scattered china Swans on the table . Majestic Birds
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    The Lalique Gin Fountain
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    The Iconic Art Deco forecourt
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    Brett from the Savoy with the Best Jacket!
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    A trio of Corgis…… Love!
  • Going for Gold – The Ecstasy of Alchemy

    I recently celebrated my 40th birthday. The run up to 40 was like a ticking time bomb that I pretty much wanted to avoid . Hence the timebomb invitation…. One  month before my birthday I shelved all plans for a small low key soiree and  decided to bite the bullet (the golden bullet) go all out and celebrate as if I was doing a birthday party for a dream client  (who just happened to be me). It’s incredible how things fall magically into place when you celebrate life, friendship and golden opportunities. I had the weekend of my dreams with friends, poetry, singing, dancing & much laughter. I think the ferret racing was one of my life’s funniest moments. There was even a lunar eclipse. Perfect Golden Moment. ♥♥♥♥

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    The incredible setting of Aynhoe Park  where I held my birthday . The PERFECT venue!

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    The Birthday Dinner Table setting

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    Gilded Quails eggs for a midas moment

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    We all need a Busby Berkeley moment

    Go cart racing by the polar bear. Quite an average night in……

    My favourite thing ever. A rose filled Champagne tower

    Night! XXX

    All pictures by Belathée Photography

  • Dita Von Teese – Perfume Launch at Liberty

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    We recently art directed and produced the Liberty launch of Dita Von Teeses’ first fragrance in-store and the celebratory dinner that evening at the Dover Street Arts Club.

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    Flanked by handsome men. THIS is what happens when you wear the right fragrance …..

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    Vintage black swans filled with blood red roses

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    Setting up the dining room at Dover Street Arts club. A gorgeous room.

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    Vintage Compacts made the prettiest placement & guest gift (cigarette cases for the boys)

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    We ransacked the Liberty Haberdashery department and had these lovely napkins made from Tana Lawn Boadicea

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    Vintage compacts and perfume bottles scattered down the entire stretch of table.

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    An illuminated runner of soft pink roses and peonies. Dreamy but modern.

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    Champagne our favourite way … In a tower!

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