The House of Clicquot meets the House of Hanworth

The House of Clicquot meets the House of Hanworth

It was a great night when Hanworth was asked to showcase Veuve Clicquot in a night of celebration (when would that not  be a great night!)

The entire team was on board – even the builders had a briefing!
 
 
I took the time to tell them about the great House of Clicquot and complimented them on wearing shirts that (almost!) were the same colour as that of the house! (Michael didn’t get the memo but we still love him)
 
see!
Fabulous friend Fleur and I got into the spirit early
 
 
 The builders also painted the property “orange” as this milestone engulfed HH
 
Goodbye site shed! This was such a pivotal landmark so its departure was a sign that things are changing
The crew worked hard to make HH look the best it possibly could on the outside
 
and the crew worked hard on the inside too
 
Even the bathroom has never looked so good!
That beautiful chevron rug (thanks Gilles and Franck) was rolled out for this special occasion
As these darlings (1989 and 1990 magnums no less) were chilling 
 
alongside all of these
 
Then night descended and it was time for the Two Houses to shine
There was even a full moon (as if it knew)
There was Le Grand Dame at “the Grand Dame”
I love this shot  (the Veuve looks divine, but the subway tiles look pretty good too!)
The harpist played
The Ballroom beamed
The kitchen received a real chef and his Caxton Street Catering crew
 
This was my favourite shot of this night – just look at the reflection of the wrought iron column in the kitchen door and the light on this 1864 hand formed bricks
This was the wonderfully talented House of Veuve Clicquot expert crew – Ralph, Phoebe, the uber impressive and vivacious Bernadette O’Shea and Dominque Demarville, Cellar Master Veuve Clicquot (who sounded just like Manu from MKR- but better!)
 
And this was the equally impressive Hanworth House Crew – Brilliant B and Fabulous F (in sequinned Camilla no less!)
 
Fabulous F self declared herself the keep of the keys (for the champagne fridges that is!)
Guests were black tie clad and elegant to boot
 
I learnt from the master about just how lucky we were to be sampling these beautiful bubbles (Veuve being particularly special to the House of Hanworth)
  
I slipped outside to sneak a peak inside (and I loved what I saw)
The menu was divine
 
And if your house does not already have a copy of Bernadette’s magnificent book, act now – you won’t be sorry – Click here for Champagne and Chandeliers
 Thanks to this national treasure for having the faith in Hanworth House to showcase this magnificent night
 
I loved every minute
x HH


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