When an invitation for afternoon tea at The Ritz celebrating Pandora’s new collection lands in your inbox. What’s a girl to do?!
Well, hot-foot it down to one of London’s most iconic luxury hotels and indulge in some sparkles, bubbles and cake of course.
On a cold winter’s evening on arrival at the glamorous hotel I made my way up to the Burlington Room, where a candlelit late afternoon tea was laid out in rather sumptuous surroundings.
Now, it’s the first time I’ve ever enjoyed a champagne afternoon tea in the evening. Believe me, lashings of clotted cream with strawberry jam on warm scones washed down with bottomless bubbles needs a place on the evening agenda.
Once I’d locked away the moment of admiring the opulent setting in my mind. The camera came out to capture it in perpetuity. My trusted friend clearly not enamoured as I was by the situation decided to die. Yes, that’s right a blogger at an event with no camera!
Annoyed but not defeated I pulled out my iphone. After all as the saying goes ‘the best camera is the one in your hand’. So please do excuse the quality of my photos, although luckily it doesn’t take away from the sparkle and shine of the jewellery.
It was a wonderful evening of indulging in the finer things in life whilst forming new friendships. One of things I love when at an event is the instant rapport you experience with certain people. Quite apt as we were there to celebrate the importance of friendship which is the basis their latest collection.
The elegant pieces on display ranged from dainty simple designs from their Spring collection to more ornate from the gorgeous new Shine collection. My eyes are on the beautiful Honeycomb Lace Ring an eye-catching statement piece with dazzling stones resembling dripping honey – Nudge, nudge. Hint, hint Mr S.
We were gifted a Moments Silver Sliding Bracelet, made from sterling silver with a snake chain design. It came with a Promise Of Spring Charm from the new Spring collection. Encapsulating the essence of spring with delicate flowers and dragonflies, encircled by the words Love and Life. You can see the full range of bracelets here. I’ve been wearing it ever since, such a lovely everyday item.
I loved the sneaky peak at the beautiful new collections. Thank you PANDORA for a wonderful evening.
For more on the collection, please go to the website here.