Beauty, Baking and Bubbly with Come Wine With Us

Recently I was invited to spend a morning with the ladies of Come Wine With Us to appreciate the finer arts of Beauty, Baking and Bubbly. So, one Saturday, a group of bubbly ladies descended upon the V and A Market on the Wharf for a morning of spoils.

We were greeted by Van Loveren's MCC before being treated to a baking demo by the ladies of The Birdcage- who gave us a sneak peek at the recently launched NoMU Baking Kits (more on these in a later post). They showed us a flourless carrot cake, chocolate cake and lemon poppy seed cake - the last of which I have since been craving to make. Watch this space.


 After a few cake and decorating tips, we were escorted to two long tables, laden with treats and flowers. We chatted and ate, while the bubbles flowed freely. We were then given a beauty talk by the team of Shiseido - showing us a few makeup and beauty tips. They've since encouraged me to finally try liquid eye-liner - for that, I shall be eternally grateful. Shiseido have also got me obsessed over their Perfect Foundation Brush- perhaps a Christmas spoil for myself.

Then Nox from Phenology talked to use about flowers. Which was more informative and interesting that I could have ever imagined. With a PhD in Botany, this lady knows her flowers - but still managed to make it interesting and accessible to us plebs. Useful tips of the day : to extend the life of your cut flowers, add sugar, bleach or strong alcohol to the water. Who'd have thought?

 Another pleasant (and unexpected discovery) of the day was Funky Aprons. Alexa from van Loveren was wearing one of her designs, and I fell in love with it. I seemed to be the only person who paid much attention to this retro mint-green-and-lace beauty - so I went home with it. Keep an eye out - I'll be giving one of Nadine's gorgeous aprons away here in a few weeks.

It was a fantastic morning - perfect to spend with the girls - and ending in exceptionally generous goodie bags. I do hope Come Wine With Us do a similar event again!

If you're keen to see what the fuss is about, there is a dinner happening next week - with a few tickets still available for Wednesday. You're guaranteed a good meal, great wine and maybe even a few new friends.

Note : I was invited to Beauty, Baking and Bubbly as a guest. All images and views are my own. 


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