… My salad days, When I was green in judgement, cold in blood …
Our favorite night is back. Come relive the youth you wish you’d had, a Swallows and Amazons existence where there’s always more cake, imagination is unfettered and heaps of nice surprises are waiting around the corner. A White Blackbird Childhood is quite unlike any other. From 8.00pm to 3.00am on Friday 2nd July 2010. Tickets on sale now. Or to win a pair worth £70 (travel is not covered) simply tell us below the naughtiest thing you did as a child….go on don’t be shy!
Does exotic and extravagant things with balloons
Feast as you wander, our e-numbers are at your service
A STICKY COCKTAIL LIST
Relive the youthful joys of Tizer
CARDBOARD CRAWL MAZE
The box is the best bit, after all… and there are surprises hidden away inside for the brave
PARTY GAME OLYMPICS
No pinching, biting or kicking, we’re all winners here
CUT A PINT SIZE RUG
The Lady Greys show you how to let your inner child do the dancing
WHITE BLACKBIRD DJS
Dance into the wee hours
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Millicent Binks takes an unexpected turn
Will be sent to La Horrox for correction
GAZE IN AWE, LEAVE SLIGHTLY BEMUSED
Josh Knowles and Trixie Malicious present a private magic show
BEDTIME FOR WEARY HEADS
Let the soothing tones of Lily Farling wash over you on the princess and the pea bed
SECRET DEN BAR
An oasis of grown up calm, somewhere out in the grounds.
Nursery food, oh yum
THE BAR THAT NEVER CLOSES
For those quick enough to book a bedroom (contact Stoke Place for prices and availability)
We had the bottled fed lambs at the Pyjama Party, this time we’ve got the whole damn petting zoo
DRESSING UP ROOM
Vintage Secret on top form as always, accompanied by grown up face painting from Native Faces
See below for tickets and travel
I have mentioned before how much I like a vintage oriental look. Very 1930’s, slightly androgynous, it’s up there with wanting to try out a masculine look in my long list of styles to play with.
I once had a huge collection of 20’s Kimonos. I was an idiot and sold them. If I had them now I would be wearing one with a pair of 30’s style cropped wide leg trousers and my hair in a loose curl side knot for evening drinks. Yes, outside of the house. Remember the Gucci Pyjamas? Well this knocks the bed socks of that fad. Something drapey, made of silk will keep you cool this summer, yet look elegant. Since the kimonos all went to good homes this one below is the next best thing to wear this summer, and a ‘future vintage for sure’.
Made by Ligne De Soie, a company started by Melissa Pelz, a native Californian now living in London, who, noticing a lack of high quality and luxurious, yet functional silk robes at reasonable prices, embarked on a mission to create the perfect robe for herself and her friends.
The signature product – the silk robe –fuses vibrant designs with lush colour palettes, elegant patterns and functional features to create a glamorous, yet comfortable garment featured in eight different styles of various abundant silk fabrics.
And if lounging in one of these luxurious robes isn’t enough incentive, Ligne de Soie is actively involved in women’s charities and has pledged to donate a percentage of each product it sells online to a charity for women through its cause “Beyond Silk.”
I love her website. It features a page on why silk is good for the skin and a gazillion robes to die for. Perfect for the home, the pool the bedroom or play!