“One of a Kind” at Charles Worthington

“One of a Kind” at Charles Worthington

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I was recently contacted by the marketing manager of the Charles Worthington Hair Salons in London. She had seen my products online and thought that The Secret Scent Societe’ would be a good fit for the intimate client event they were organise at their flagship store in Fitzrovia.

Charles Worthington himself was going to be opening the evening and along with myself they had also invited a personal shopper from Reiss and the celebrity make-up artist Ariane Poole who would be doing a live makeup demonstration on the night.

Charles personally going to be introducing me and I was going to be given an area where I could set up my products to sell. It wasn’t a huge area but ~I figured that as it was such an intimate event for their most loyal customers I wouldn’t need to bring that much stock with me anyway plus I had a beautiful stone mantelpiece that I could use to display my reed diffusers.

They were giving out goody bags to all of the guests so I was asked if I could contribute towards it, so I made up some Coconut & Soy wax travel Candle samples for them to include. She knew about my feature in VOGUE which she was eager for me to highlight so I designed and made some displays featuring my article. I took along with me 4 kinds of Wood Wick Candles, my Massage Candles, 3 of my Luxury Candles, Hair Perfume, Eau de Parfum and Reed Diffusers.

The evening was a very relaxed and well organised affair, with demonstrations by both Ariane, a senior hair stylist showing the newest GHD’s, and a personal shopper from Reiss, with lots of canapés and champagne! It was a fun, interesting and successful evening. People were very complimentary about my products and brand, and I made some sales (2 of which were candles that are going to be used in the lady’s summer wedding!).

I also took the opportunity to promote my new Bespoke Candle Service also, which is a service I’m now offering that includes a completely bespoke scent, and customised options (such as container type and colour choices) for candles.  That seemed to really go down very well as I had a lot of people enquiring about this service.

Afterwards, I was presented with some goody bags of my own which I was chuffed to bits with: One was a bag filled with full sized Charles Worthington products, and the other one was from Reiss: A gorgeous gold and leather wrist band.

Even though I was technically there to work, I found the whole experience very enjoyable and not at all like work. I loved talking to people to hear what they liked or didn’t like. Which were their favourite products and what they would like to see in the future. I found the whole experience really invaluable.  Plus the staff at Charles Worthington seemed to really like the products too.

I got talking to this lovely older lady, who had been going to Charles Worthington for 12 years (she did infact have very lovely hair), and after hearing that one of her favourite hair stylists wanted to get a bespoke candle made for his wedding in September, she generously offered to buy it for him as a wedding gift. Very sweet!

Here are some Pictures from the event:

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I’m baaaaack!

I’m baaaaack!

I’m back from my holiday on the beautiful island of Croatia!
The Suncebeat festival was amazing: a perfect combination of relaxation, good music, good vibes, sun, sand and sea.
Croatia is a beautiful island, with a magical rugged charm that I really liked.
The people were very friendly too. I was there for the whole 8 days of the music festival which was situated in the Garden Tisno on a private and secluded bay. I spent my birthday there partying under the stars to some pretty damn good house music. We went for my birthday dinner at a seafood restaurant called Gina’s that blew me away, not just with the price (£13 for a coke, seabass, chips and vegetables and crepes with icecream), but with the sheer quality of the food. It was absolutely delicious! I implore you to go there if you’re ever in the area, you won’t regret it!

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g1190813-d4301132-Reviews-Gina-Tisno_Sibenik_Knin_County_Dalmatia.html

When I got back on Friday I was greeted by my 2 energetic balls of fluff Sansa and Franklin who have grown even more in the short time that I’ve been away. Thankfully they are both still as gorgeous, playful and mischevious as ever, which makes for highly entertaining viewing.

Franklin: Frankie goes to heaven

Sansa: Sansa baby

After Croatia my birthday celebrations continued with a trip to The Shard for dinner with my boyfriend and friends and then to the Dorchester the following day with some friends for champagne afternoon tea. Both were wonderful and very luxurious!

Next weekend is the final conclusion of my birthday celebrations with my Cinema Soiree. The films have been decided on and ordered (Mesrine and Intouchables), the gardening has been done, the projector has been tested, the snacks have been ordered. All that needs to be done now is a bit of housework to get the house in a hospitable condition, the ordering of the hot food and drinks and making the candles to put in the garden. Since the kittens are getting more and more mischevious it would be impossible to just let them roam free whilst the party is going on so we are going to have to keep them in one room. I have decided that rather then do a BBQ on the night which requires continuous attention, I am just going to provide some pizzas and hot dogs, nacho’s, ice cream and popcorn and I’ve ordered some cute ice cream tubs, popcorn and hot dog boxes to house them. I must say that I’m very pleased with the icecream flavours that I’ve chosen for the occasion and I don’t mind sharing them with you:

Rum and Raisin: Rum and Raisin Icecream

Mint Choc Chip: mint-chocolate-chip27web

Salted Caramel: salted caramel icecream

Coconut: Coconut Icecream

Hazelnut: hazelnut_ice_cream

My other favourite icecream flavours are Pistachio and Banana but I think serving 7 different icecream flavours at a small party for family and friends is a wee bit excessive 😉

What are your favourite icecream flavours??