Earlier this week Beth and I were invited to Eltham Palace and Gardens to celebrate present and future partnerships with English Heritage, representing Weird Fish…
On Tuesday 27th October Beth and I made our way to London for a day of journalist meetings for Weird Fish. We were pleased to meet with the web fashion team at Good Housekeeping and also the fashion team at Prima magazine at Hearst Magazines. Weird Fish’s chunky winter knitwear was received particularly well, especially the Foxberry yarn wrist warmers, the ideal companion for the festive period.
After an afternoon of meetings, we had about ten minutes to experience the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street during rush hour, before we made our way to Eltham Palace and Gardens located in Greenwich.
Invited by English Heritage, we were honoured to attend and represent Weird Fish to celebrate their plans for a future partnership. The event started at 6.30pm and we were greeted on the door with a friendly smile, champagne and delicious canapés. After some initial networking, we were treated to an exclusive tour of the Palace with the curators. Sir Tim Laurence, Chair of Trustees and Kate Mayer, CEO were also in attendance and welcomed guests with introductory speeches.
Created for millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in the 1930s, Eltham Palace is a stunning and decadent example of ArtDeco design and cutting-edge technology. This part medieval royal palace re-opened in April earlier this year after a £1.7 million renovation project.
Socialites, politicians, royals and artists all enjoyed hospitality here over 80 years ago. The domed entrance hall saw guests gather for cocktail hour before being ushered into the dining room. The Courtaulds’ lavish home is one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture and design surviving in Britain today – during the tour we noticed the war damage to the floor. If you go, keep an eye out for the ‘bling’ bathroom – such a luxurious golden room in which to enjoy a bath!
By Alice Rook