Every year for the past 5 years Sister PR who handle the public relations for the Crown Estates (extremely well I might add outside the whole RegentTweet thing) have run an event where London Girl Geeks among others have spent the day shopping Regent Street.
Over the last five years, more and more members of London Girl Geek Dinners have started shopping the shops on Regent Street, from Brooks Brothers to Hawes & Curtis, from Godiva to Molton Brown, LGGD members have increasingly embraced the shopping opportunities and fashion styling. I’ve started wearing the right colours (mostly), doing my makeup properly (part of the time), styling my hair (most days) and treating myself to better cocktails, soaps and handbags.
This year the day started at basecamp in Brasserie Zedel, a place I’ve been taking people to (as well as visiting on my own) since I discovered it thanks to Sister PR. After checking in and getting our wristbands, we went for the photo call. Having accomplished that, myself and a few LGGD helpers took the RegentTweet sign and got photos in almost every venue on the cards. Where did we visit?
Penhalligans was probably one of the places we had most fun in. Besides the scented kerchiefs, the new scent they have just released was amazing and the shop staff were absolutely wonderful. Seriously wonderful staff – seriously amazing new scent (let it settle for like an hour though).
Guess has amazing handbags (some of which I own) and fabulous clothes (which I can’t fit in to sadly) but this year they went even further with a gigantic bag of joy for each and every RegentTweet participant. Guess really won the amazing goodie bag competition. I love to learn more about a company but I had to satisfy myself with possibly another handbag 😉
The chocolate dipped strawberries to start the day at Godiva were amazing. They are always a great way to start the day. While GAP was giving away jeans, I was flagging and unwell so sadly started to fall behind. I did manage to visit Banana Republic before retiring to Brasserie Zedel for lunch. I was so tired from rushing to Rapha for their lovely messenger bag, Tumi to look at their amazing luggage and Molton Brown for their perfect clear travel bag I realised I was not yet over my illness.
I tried to catch the second talk at Apple but was still resting when I realised I was late. Illness had finally bested me and I missed the second talk I had been looking forward to and was gutted. I almost didn’t continue but hit Crabtree & Evelyn for some nail polish, Kiko for some eye shadow and Anthropologie for some hand cream thank goodness.
I did make it to Hackett and fell in love with a laptop bag and should have bought it but I was very tired from my lingering cold so staggered on. One of the LGGD helpers lived up to their name, helping me to Karen Millen and Brooks Brothers.
Finally, a big shout out to Laird hats who have taught me to wear a nice hat avail and that hats can be casual as well as formal.