As alluded to in my post last week, I now have a new role in life as a vintage party-planner. My glamorous co-star, burlesque artiste Emerald Fontaine, and I have teamed up with a lovely, old-fashioned pub in Shoreditch called The Fox, which will be the location for all the forthcoming events. Following the completion of our brand-new website www.thefoxpresents.com (designed and constructed by me, who has no training in website design whatsoever… so please forgive the very unprofessional coding!), I can now fully reveal the details of our first event on September the 5th. So, without further ado, let me announce the first of many such fantastic vintage parties….
The Scandalous High Socie-Tea is going to be a party with a difference. We are transforming the inside of the Fox into an English country garden, replete with greenery, flowers galore, flags and bunting. The Fox has two levels – a ground floor with a circular bar, and lots of lovely dark wood, and the upstairs, which has a wood floor perfect for dancing, and a roof terrace, which we are turning into a croquet course. This spacious outdoor area will be set with tables and chairs too, for the elegant smokers who wish to indulge their vices away from the unwashed masses outside.
Every guest will receive a free Pimms cup, and cucumber sandwiches, served on beautiful vintage crockery; which has been supplied by our amazing sponsor Vintage Secret at Home. There will also be a pop-up cake stall run by Miss Sophie Jonas, whose chocolate company There May Be Truffles Ahead has recently expanded to a cake and cream tea service she likes to call Roaring For Teas. There will be a good old-fashioned Guess the Weight of the Cake raffle, with the victor taking away a classic victoria sponge filled with vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam, lovingly handmade by me!
We are having a band, the Sax Pastilles, who will play sets throughout the evening. Described as “London’s newest Jazz sensation, they bring New Orleans to South London and the 1920’s up to date with toe tapping classic jazztastic tunes performed with a dash of humour and a pinch of pizazz”. Smashing! They’ll be breaking only to allow our four divine dancing girls a chance to shimmy their way into your hearts! You’ll be seeing Sophia St Viller, Miss Dolly Rose and Elle Amour, but also your hostess Emerald Fontaine, who’ll be debuting her decadent Marie Antoinette act – something you really don’t want to miss!
If live music and dancing girls aren’t your thing, stick to the downstairs area where we’ll be playing delightful 40s music, and serving vintage cocktails like Gin Fizzes and Mint Juleps; including a new one designed especially for us! The Roaring for Teas stall will be downstairs too, and everything will be a haven of civilised enjoyment.
The dress code is anything and everything vintage inspired and summer appropriate, think sun frocks and sun hats, blazers, straw boaters and linen suits, cricket whites, Land Girls and farmers, 1930s beach pyjamas, tea dresses, playsuits, tennis whites, tweed and plus-fours. Anything goes, as long as it’s not jeans and a t-shirt!
Tickets for the Scandalous High Socie-Tea cost £15 each and can be purchased from the Fox Presents… Box Office, but you can also buy them direct from me here! We are having them for collection at the door, because the postal service is notoriously unreliable these days.
Reserve your seats for the Scandalous High Socie-Tea today!
But that’s not all! Because I want as many glamorous vintage chaps and chapettes as possible attending, I would like to offer one lucky winner a pair of tickets for the event. If you’d like to win, please just leave a comment below, and tell me why you want to win! The winner will be announced on Friday, leaving all the runners up plenty of time to console themselves by purchasing their own tickets. 😉
Here’s the flyer, if you’d like a closer look! Hope to see you all there.
I always did fancy seeing my name in lights!