When I recently got an invite to a get together at Monica Vinader’s Duke of York Boutique, I jumped at the chance. A sunny afternoon spent wandering around Knightsbridge, followed by an evening browsing jewellery, eating canapés and drinking champagne sounded like the perfect opportunity to take some time out for myself. (Probably resulting in spending money!)
Over the last few years, Monica Vinader have become one of my most favourite jewellery brands. Whenever I go to London I’m drawn towards one of their 5 boutiques. I wear gold, rose gold and silver, and obviously needing pieces in every colour, means I have built up quite a collection. (If my boyfriends reading this he will be shaking his head!)
The event was a thank you to customers for their on going support, in celebration of Monica Vinader’s 10 year anniversary and to launch their new AW18 campaign.
I wasn’t too sure what to expect upon arrival, however I was greeted by friendly staff, a buzzing atmosphere and a glass of champagne. I had a lovely couple of hours trying different jewellery combinations at their styling station and learning about the inspiration behind the latest collection. All the jewellery I was wearing was cleaned for me, to make it look as good as new and as I was leaving, I was given a very generous gift bag.
My gifts included an engravable rose gold charm, an engravable silver charm, Monica Vinader candles and jewellery cleaning kits. I love getting my jewellery engraved, but on this occasion I decided to go away and have a think about what I’d like on my new pieces. (Since writing this I have decided to take a Birthday Card from my Mum and Boyfriend, and have their writing engraved on my two new charms.) This inevitably means another visit to Monica Vinader very soon, and I’m totally ok with that! With free parking and no congestion charge on a Sunday, a trip to London is our go to day out. I tend to find Sloane Square and The King’s Road a quieter spot. With Zara, Cos, Monica Vinader and some lovely restaurants all within walking distance it’s a great place to go for a relaxed wander.
I left Monica Vinader with a spring in my step, probably due to the 7 bags of new jewellery. (I just can't help myself!) The sun was still shining so before heading home I met a friend on South Bank for a catch up in the sunshine. All in all, a lovely Thursday afternoon.
This last photo shows my chosen pendant combinations. I have linked them below.