Monday, 29 April 2013

Cath Kidston's 20th Birthday Party in Freston Road! Xx

This year Cath Kidston celebrates their 20th Birthday
 and on 22 April the book 'Coming up Roses' was Published
which is the Story of their business. 
The book tells of ideas and inspiration that, with a little encouragement 
and plenty of hard work, grew and 
blossomed into something to be proud of. 
A lot like roses.

Sparkle Style were lucky enough to be invited
 to a very special party at their headquarters
in Freston Road where the most amazing cocktails and food were served
and we could ice red velvet cakes in true Cath Kidston Style.

The cocktails were:
'Linen Sprig' Collins', 'Coming up Roses',
 'Summer Blossom' Iced Tea and 'Bloomsbury' Bramble

Our favourite was the 'Coming up Roses' which was
vodka, rose liqueur syrup, fresh lemon juice shaken 
and served over ice topped with soda and garnished with a rose petal.

There were British Mini Mains of 
Mini Fish Pie
Veggie Sausage and Mash
Goat's cheese and roast vegetable tartlet 
Lemon and Herb Chicken Skewer with greenleaves and cherry tomatoes
and Giant couscous salad with green lentils, roasted peppers and rocket

the DJ set

They showed an amazing film at the Party - take a look:

In 1993 Cath based her office in the basement of the shop and had an Apple Mac
(one of Sparkle Style's treasured possessions also) 
she designed a cover for her Mac in 
Rose Bouquet printed fabric 
- the first ever Cath Kidston print, known today as 'Antique Rose'.
The Coming up Roses Home Collection launched on 25 April, 
the month the business was registered. 
It consists of this very print - Antique Rose and Red Spot.  
Every piece is Limited Edition.  
There are Bags, in bowler or satchel style, iPad and iPhone cases.
see below for a selection of the pieces.

The story of Cath Kidston 1993 - 2013

Cath Kidston Mugs

We could choose from the gorgeous rose or spot print glasses or mugs
and make scented candles ...

And then for the cake making ...

with chocolate and red velvet cakes

... and toppings of fresh berries and flowers

learning how to make red roses! Xx

we were loving the Cath Kidston lampshades
and excellent example of pattern mix! Xx

Examples of the beautiful cakes that everybody made! Xx

Here is ours from start to finish ...

An Abstract Beauty! 
Until next time J Xx

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