Sunday, 21 June 2015

White Nights in London.

Last week I had a bit of a kerfuffle. I had two events in one night. I never usually do that, as I like to devote my whole evening and attention to one event, but after working out timings I figured, why not try it! 

Serpentine Lido Club Terrace

I started my evening at Lima Floral in Covent Garden eating the most delicious food and drinking the insanely alcoholic Pisco cocktails. Jasiminne and Suze were both there too, so it was lovely to have a quick catch up. We were seated in the bar downstairs, but unfortunately I'd left my DSLR at home due to all the travelling I had to do that day, and sadly my little GF5 just didn't like the low light so the photos didn't come out too great. Next time I'm just gonna suck it up and lug the DSLR around with me! 

Pisco Sour Cocktail from Lima Floral

I had a really wonderful hour or so there though, which included tasting some very potent Pisco Sours, as well as straight Pisco, and the cream that goes on top of Pisco (which is more alcoholic than the actual drink!). We also had this delicious Ceviche dish...just look at all those colours!

Ceviche at Lima Floral London

I then dashed over to the Serpentine in Hyde Park to meet Henry, as I was dragging him along to the Visit Finland #WhiteNightLondon event, which was being held on the terrace of the Serpentine Lido at sunset!

Hyde Park Serpentine Lido Club Terrace

Serpentine Lido Club Terrace

We started with Finlandia vodka and tonic, and then had some delicious food; Traditional sausage with potato salad, salad, and asparagus with hollandaise sauce. There was also the fish option of salmon, but as you all know by now, I'm really not the biggest fan of salmon and red fish.

Finlandia vodka at the Visit Finland White Nights event

Summer BBQ at Serpentine Lido

Flowers at Serpentine Lido event

The theme for the event was white, I'm not the best with white - I tend to spill food and drink down myself whenever I wear white, so I wore my classic Breton striped dress which is my summer staple. I actually don't know what I'd do without this dress, I absolutely love it. It's perfect for work and perfect for smart/casual events after work. 

Hyde Park Serpentine Lido Club Terrace

The sunset was pretty beautiful, and the weather was just perfect! Look at that sky!

The event was to celebrate the Finnish White Nights, which happen during the summer months in Finland. Because Finland is so close to the arctic circle, the sun only sets very briefly before rising again, meaning it doesn't get dark throughout the summer. 

Hyde Park Serpentine Lido Club Terrace pool

Serpentine Lido Club Terrace Pool

London sky at dusk

Sunset at Hyde Park Serpentine Lido

Visit Finland White Night London event

We had such a lovely evening, with great food, some interesting Finnish music, and a really gorgeous setting! Then Henry and I got really excited when Hannah arrived...

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  1. Especially the White Nights London event sounds fantastic! You had the beautiful setting, great food, drinks and music, what else could you wish for? (that's my opinion about it at least haha!) x Maaike - Travellous World

  2. Seems like you had a great time!

  3. It was great to see you again Catherine, those pisco sours were delicious! Looks like you had fantastic fun at your second event too and what a lovely setting.

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    1. So good to see you too! They really were!!

      C x

  4. Looks like you had a great evening - I usually don't do two events in one night either, but I'm toying with doing it next week!

    Lauren xx
    The Lifestyle Diaries

    1. Go for it! It was tough and I don't think I'll be doing it again, but it was nice to have a little taster of each ;)

      C x


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