When the e-vite from Mr Porter came through into my inbox, almost immediately I was booking my train and hotel tickets! I am a regular visitor to the Mr Porter website, so to have been invited to their Summer Social event, felt quite surreal.
Prior to the event, I had a meeting with Xupes in Bishops Stortford in the morning, which can be read here, and I then made my way towards Covent Garden where I was staying over for the night. The event started at 5:30pm and I am so bad when it comes to time keeping, so I made a conscious effort to begin getting ready at 3.30pm. Now, I know you're thinking, 'It takes you 2 hours to get ready? Wow, that's a bit extreme.' It doesn't, however this is London, and this is the Mr Porter Summer Social Event!
Regardless of what time I had started to get ready, I was still late. Anyway! I had arrived at the Ham Yard hotel, and took the lift to the roof terrace. As I walked through the doors, I made an immediate beeline to the bar (of course.), and got myself 'The Don Fashioned' cocktail. It was sublime! There were musicians, the sun was shining, the atmosphere was very relaxed and everybody all looked impeccably dapper and glamorous!
Whilst I was waiting for my blogger friend, Martin to arrive, I made a quick phone call, and whilst that was happening, I was being photographed! The photographer gave me a polaroid and I felt as though I was some sort of celebrity! It was a rather surreal, yet exhilarating feeling. Martin then arrived, and we had a catch up and made our way over to the bar in which we both chose the 'Sipsmith Gin & Tonic.' We then had a small portion of ice cream in which you could choose 3 flavours, I chose the Dark Chocolate, Cherry and Vanilla. My mouth is actually watering as I'm typing this, it was so good!
After a few drinks, we collected our goody bags and inside was a gift card which allowed us to choose our favourite pair of shorts from Frescobol Carioca! I chose the Tracos Striped Mid-Length shorts. I then made my way back to my hotel room, after a perfect night. Thank you Mr Porter for the invite!
I will be doing a special YouTube video featuring the goodies within the goody bag that I received, so make sure you check back for that! Do you shop with Mr Porter? What's your favourite section? Let me know and leave a comment down below!