“An evening of sophistication, glamour and high spirits” was how the promotional material described Intelligent Life’s readers evening that took place last night. With cognac tasting from Martell thrown in, it seemed only reasonable to join in the magazine’s second anniversary celebrations.
Sophistication: that was the location – the luxurious Grosvenor House on Park Lane. Now a Marriott hotel and recently refurbished, the Grosvenor Estate’s origins date back to 1667. Highlights of the 300+ year history were on display to peruse. And, very pleasingly, the book Grosvenor House – The Inheritance + The People formed part of the farewell goody-bag.
Glamour: could that have been the celebrities attending the M&M Awards in The Great Room (someone saw Theo Paphitis in Reception)? No, the glamour came from the sazerac cocktails expertly made by Nick Wykes of IP Bartenders, an entrepreneurial ‘cocktail consultancy’ whose services include innovative bartender training and cocktail events. A big hand to the people who came up with that idea and for executing it so successfully!
High spirits: they were borne of the endless flow of champagne cocktails, individually prepared cocktails and cognac ‘crus’ tasting session led by Martell, and led to some unintelligible life…