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Breakfast At Tiffany’s Bloggers Screening at The Millennium Hotel, Mayfair

Tiffany blue cupcakes
Tiffany blue cupcakes

Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of my favourite films so I was delighted to receive an invitation from Millennium Hotels to come along to a bloggers screening of the film. On Thursday last week I made my way through the rain to arrive at the Grosvenor Square hotel. The hotel screams one thing Luxury! I definitely would say that Audrey Hepburn’s character, Holly Golightly would have chosen to stay at The Millennium hotel  if she was visiting London.”

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Lovely Chaises at The Millennium Hotel

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The Manhattan Suite at The Millennium Hotel Mayfair

The screening of the film was held in the hotel’s Manhattan Suite which had lovely terracotta coloured sofas, stylish regency chairs and a large cinema screen in the middle. We were welcomed with glasses of champagne (ooh lovely) and trays of canapes which I didn’t manage to get a picture of but included some lovely duck dim sum. Attending the event was lots of lifestyle/fashion bloggers mostly female so it did feel like a rather lovely girly slumber party. 

We were also treated to Tiffany Blue cupcakes which I have sworn to find out how to make them myself. If anyone has a link to recipe let me know!

Tiffany Blue cupcakes
Tiffany Blue cupcakes

After mingling and nibbling we settled down to watch the film with popcorn and heart shaped marshmallows.  A very lovely way to spend an evening.

My favourite part of Breakfast at Tiffany’s has to be the opening  and when I was lucky enough to go  to New York Last summer I just couldn’t resist the chance to reenact the scene.

Lanky Girl having Breakfast at Tiffany's
Lanky Girl having Breakfast at Tiffany’s

If you haven’t seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s then I would recommend that you do pronto! And if you’re looking for a nice place to take a loved one this Valentines Day, Millennium Hotel in Mayfair ooozes Romance!

Hotel Cinemas

So after a five day Hiatus I am back. I have so much to share..lots of new stuff happening in Lanky Land.

Recently I found myself looking online for nicer cinemas to go to when I found out out some of London’s nicest hotels also have screenings on the weekend that you can book into with the addition of a bit of lunch or dinner.  Below I list the best of choices we have in London.

One Aldwych , Covent Garden

One Aldwych is 5 star hotel situated very close to Covent Garden and is popular with theatre goers and tourists alike.

Their Moet At The Movies Cinema deal offers for £38.50:

  • A three course meal at Axis Aldwych restaurant.
  • A glass of Moet Champagne.
  • A film in their luxurious screening room with popcorn.

The films range from Hollywood blockbusters to vintage classics so something to suit most tastes. Dinner is served at 7pm and screenings commence after 9pm on Friday. On Saturday dinner is slightly ealier at 6pm with the film starting at 8pm.

Firmdale Hotels – Weekend Film Club

“The Soho Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel and Charlotte Street Hotel each have their very own luxuriously appointed state-of-the-art screening rooms. They are beautifully designed with deeply comfortable leather seats and provide the very best sound and projection. At the weekend the hotels operate a “Film Club”.

You can choose for Lunch, dinner or afternoon tea followed by a film screening costs £35.00.

 

The Soho Hotel

Choose from two state of the art screening rooms that accommodate 45 to 100 people. Either way it going to be an intimate experience. Screenings commence on Sunday from 3.30pm.

Films showing from March to April are  Brighton Rock, Hereafter and Never Let Me Go.

 

 

 

The Covent Garden Hotel

Equally luxurious is The Covent Garden hotel screening room which accommodates 45 people. Screenings commence on 8pm on Saturday’s and diners will be able to eat in Brasserie Max, choosing either from Afternoon Tea or a two course meal with a glass of wine.

Films showing from March to April are Never Let me go, Black Swan, True Grit and The Kings Speech on Mother’s Day.

 

 

 

The Charlotte Street Hotel

With great picture and sound quality The Charlotte Street Hotel screening room can accommodate up to 75 people. Dine in the hotel’s restaurant Oscar and choose from afternoon tea or a 3 course lunch or dinner.

Films showing from March to April are Rabbit Hole, The King’s Speech, Morning Glory and Black Swan.

Screenings commence from 5pm on Sundays.

 

 

 

For more informaton and to book visit Firmdate hotels website http://www.firmdale.com

 

 

Daily distraction – Mini Berets

Apologies for the lack of posts this week, Lanky girl has been feeling rather under the weather. Recently I have become a bit obsessed with the style of the 1940s and today I found myself looking online to see if I could find a retro style hat. On my new favourite website Etsy they had these beautiful mini berets. I’ve always loved berets after watching Lauren Bacall in The Big Sleep. Berets suit most people and they always make the wearer look chic and sophisticated.

 

A gorgeous hat for the races maybe.

 

Soft and ethereal stand out at that wedding!

Rockabilly chick!

 

For that wow factor!

If you are feeling kind of creative you could buy a plain beret and decorate it to your liking. McCulloch and Wallis have a vast range of plain berets. Ebay is a also a good place to find ribbons and bows and other gems to make your beret look unique. A nice simple project that is sure to get you compliments when your done. Something like the picture below is very easy to make.

Add a feather and voila tres chic!

 

Roll on fashion week!