We imagine that, by now, you know we’re wont to bring the party, no matter the season. But there was particularly ebullient energy that accompanied us on our trip to London last month, as we kicked off the Holiday Season with three uniquely extraordinary events. The first, an abundant vegan feast at Farmacy with our friend and environmental activist Camilla Al-Fayed; the second, a majestic spread thrown by Collagerie creators, and long-time LDJ loves Lucinda Chambers and Serena Hood (with a goddess guest list we could only dream of); and, third, a dazzling VIP sales event and curated client luncheon, at the exclusive and extravagant Matches Townhouse. Setting the sartorial stage with our Resort ’21 Collection, with feather-hemmed dresses and pomegranate printed silk sets, each event featured a uniquely festive tableaux. and was a mix ‘n match masterclass in how to lay your holiday table for maximum impact.
We left London with fully bellies and happy hearts, positiviely bursting with gratitude for the incredible women who joined us on our joy journey
Join us in a little nostalgia as we daydream back to last month’s magical week in England’s capital.
We kicked off our whirlwind week at Farmacy, the coolest space in the city’s vegan scene, founded by Camilla Al Fayed, a pioneer in the wellness world (and complete style queen, to boot). We first set the scene for our decadent holiday dinner with an opulent tabletop centerpiece overflowing with fruit and vegetables, every morsel of which was sourced from Camilla’s own sustainable farm in Kent. Our gathering of friends and soul sisters were greeted with biodynamic wines and gifts from Juice trailblazer, Garry Crouch, before sitting down to a majestic mix ’n match DoubleJ table starring our newest Slinky Collection against our cult favorite Rainbow Plates and Glasses. We emerged from our evening nourished in souls, bodies and hearts – the perfect beginning to our London tour.
Ever dined inside a Baroque snow globe? This was the setting for our takeover with Collagerie, of London’s most secretive dining club, whose deliciously decadent interiors, already boasting the richest array of print and tapestry play we’ve ever seen, we amplified with our newest and most luxurious homewares launch yet (stay tuned for our February launch!). We toasted the array of angels in attendance – interiors guru Beata Heuman, writer and style icon, Pandora Sykes, author Laura Weir and designer and alchemist Zoe Bedeaux – with smoking cocktails spilling from our Rainbow Coupes, while magician Fay Presto delighted us with her talents, all before tucking into a lavish Italian supper under the glow of Christmas lights and good cheer.
The stars of this evening were our partners in jubilance, Collagerie founders Lucinda Chambers and Serena Hood, whose vision, support and friendship are immeasurable (and who are our go-to goddesses for a seriously good time). After countless hours of belly laughs and beautiful food with our inspiring new friends, we each parted ways with an exquisite custom print created by artist Eleanor Taylor and personal bouquets from Flower Box. A dinner fit for divinity
For the grandest of finales to our incredible week in London, we headed to the exquisite (and super exclusive) Matches townhouse, across whose elegant interiors we showered our colorful creations. Matches’ most VIP clients were welcomed with champagne as they arrived at our private sales event, and were serenaded by a local jazz group and harpist as they perused our latest Resort Collection. After working up an appetite with all that shopping we moved to the sun-drenched dining room, where each table was topped with a different and equally decadent DoubleJ mix of Libellula, Rainbow, Wildbird and Slinky. With our new friends and co-host Elizabeth Von Der Goltz, we dove tucked into a multi-course Sicilian feast courtesy of Trattoria Franzina, whose Tagliatelle con Pesto alla Trapanese we’re still daydreaming about.
We could have stayed until sundown, but alas, Milan beckoned, and we gathered our goods filled with gratitude for the wonderful women who shared in the revelry with us this week. London, we love you.