Under the azure London sky of October the 2nd, 1 Hotel Mayfair transformed into a sanctuary of refined vegan indulgence for an exquisite luncheon. The air was suffused with an aura of relaxed sophistication, setting the perfect tone for an afternoon of sustainability. Esteemed guests, included Fran Newman-Young, Chessie King, Onyi Mossi, Kelly Eastwood and other notable figures from the realms of fashion, content creation, entertainment and art, who gathered to celebrate the diamond brand in style.
The event was in partnership with SkyDiamond, pioneers in sustainable luxury, the event bore witness to the extraordinary fusion and creativity behind the brand, and showcased how SkyDiamond, crafts exquisite gems from the very air we breathe, embodying a vision of sustainable luxury that resonated with the ethos of the day.
After a special Champagne reception in the showstopping suite guests headed down to the grand entrance of the brand-new events space, adorned with verdant blooms by Jake, founder of Kuit Flowers. Florals welcomed guests with a touch of botanical charm, hinting at the exquisite experience that awaited inside. The hotel’s interiors, resplendent with carefully curated sustainably fallen pieces of wood, provided an elegant backdrop for the lunchtime festivities.
Kelly Eastwood, TWE’s Sustainability Editor, interviewed Madeleine Macey, new CEO of SkyDiamond on many hot, trending topics. The dynamic duo covered how SkyDiamonds differ from lab-grown diamonds (being far more sustainable and ethical), why they are a good financial investment and showcased the capsule collection of jewels which should be on everyone’s wishlist.
The pièce de résistance was the vegan menu, a culinary masterpiece that transcended expectations. From the delicate plant-based hors d’oeuvres to the delectable main courses, each dish was a celebration of sustainable, plant-powered gastronomy. The dinner was paired with exquisite selections of Perrier Jouet Champagne- complementing the vibrant flavors with finesse.
Under the deft hands of Charlotte, the visionary founder of La Fete, the table was transformed into an exquisite tableau. The table exuded an air of refined sustainability, adorned with meticulously sourced blooms from Kuit Flowers. Every detail, from the centerpieces to the place settings, resonated with the conscious choices woven into the fabric of the event. Maison Margaux and Truffle Bee were the brands behind the table’s design, contributing to the artful fusion of elegance and eco-consciousness with the most special of touches like special hand-painted candles with a little diamond touch by Bable London
Moreover, guests were invited to take part in the sustainability narrative by renting fashion-forward items from By Rotation, a trailblazer in mindful fashion. The afternoon unfolded in a delightful rhythm, a tapestry of shared moments and mutual appreciation.
This luncheon at 1 Hotel Mayfair was more than a gathering; it was an experience of elevated elegance and camaraderie, an ode to conscious living and mindful indulgence. Against the backdrop of Mayfair, 1 Hotel once again demonstrated its prowess in seamlessly blending sophistication with a warm, inviting spirit. The event left an indelible mark on all in attendance, a testament to the power of sustainable moments.
With special thanks to:
Partner: Skydiamond – @skymineddiamond
Venue: 1 Hotel Mayfair @1hotel.mayfair
Styling: La Fete @lafeteofficial
Champagne: Perrier Jouet @perrierjouet
Florist: Kuit Flowers @Kuitflowers
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