London never looks quite as pretty as it does with all sorts of wildlife buzzing around. No, the tourists on Oxford Street don’t count as wildlife. I mean bees and butterflies – those rare reminders that we live on planet Earth and not in a grey pixelated computer game.
When the postman handed me this dress from Chi Chi London I squealed. I realise that was not fair on the poor man, who winced a little and quickly left, but it couldn’t be helped. The sun was out, spring had clearly arrived and I finally had a dress worthy of celebrating the occasion.
As you can see, the organisers really outdid themselves when choosing the venue and decorating it. Hotel Cafe Royal where the event is being held is home to the opulent Oscar Wilde Bar, so the bohemian flair was evident every step of my delicious way.
In terms of food, you can enjoy Michelin star fare with modern American influence. What does that mean? A four course meal with amazing dishes like Baltimore style crab, seabass with piquillo pepper and fennel or a meringue with strawberries, buttermilk and maple vacherin.
On the photo above you can see the starter, which the menu identifies as tuna carpaccio with… gentleman’s relish. If you have a one track mind like me, you’re probably giggling uncontrollably right now – we can be friends. If you’re not giggling, fear not – we can be friends too. Unless you’re rolling your eyes, as that would mean you’re definitely too cool to be my friend.
The event is running from 21 April to 23 May and tickets are £75-£100. The higher price covers wine pairings with every dish, which means four large glasses of wine plus a cocktail on arrival. If you’re a lightweight like me, you might be unable to stop yourself singing on the way home… But that’s what the event is all about – being Bohemian, carefree and eccentric. I’d like to think I tick those boxes with ease.
But now, let’s have a proper look at that gorgeous dress I wore to the event…
While I was posing for these photos, I had four women come up to me just to tell me they loved the dress. Four! This dress really is a spring miracle – as is the sunny weather London has been rewarding us all with.
What do you think of the Pret A Diner concept? Would you go? Also, are you as in love with the dress as I am? If you’d like to check out more Chi Chi designs, click the link below my last photo!
Disclaimer: My dress was provided by Chi Chi for review & I attended Pret A Diner as part of a press event, with no obligation to write about the event. All opinions are my own, as always!