It was a great night when Hanworth was asked to showcase Veuve Clicquot in a night of celebration (when would that not be a great night!)
The entire team was on board - even the builders had a briefing!
I took the time to tell them about the great House of Clicquot and complimented them on wearing shirts that (almost!) were the same colour as that of the house!
Fabulous friend Fleur and I got into the spirit early
The builders also painted the property "orange" as this milestone engulfed HH
Goodbye site shed! This was such a pivotal landmark so its departure was a sign that things are changing
The crew worked hard to make HH look the best it possibly could on the outside
and the crew worked hard on the inside too
Even the bathroom has never looked so good!
That beautiful chevron rug (thanks Gilles and Franck) was rolled out for this special occasion
As these darlings (1989 and 1990 magnums no less) were chilling
alongside all of these
Then night descended and it was time for the Two Houses to shine
There was even a full moon (as if it knew)
There was Le Grand Dame at "the Grand Dame"
I love this shot (the Veuve looks divine, but the subway tiles look pretty good too!)
The harpist played
The Ballroom beamed
The kitchen received a real chef and his Caxton Street Catering crew
This was my favourite shot of this night - just look at the reflection of the wrought iron column in the kitchen door and the light on this 1864 hand formed bricks
This was the wonderfully talented House of Veuve Clicquot expert crew - Ralph, Phoebe, the uber impressive and vivacious Bernadette O'Shea and Dominque Demarville, Cellar Master Veuve Clicquot (who sounded just like Manu from MKR- but better!)
And this was the equally impressive Hanworth House Crew - Brilliant B and Fabulous F (in sequinned Camilla no less!)
Fabulous F self declared herself the keep of the keys (for the champagne fridges that is!)
Guests were black tie clad and elegant to boot
I learnt from the master about just how lucky we were to be sampling these beautiful bubbles (Veuve being particularly special to the House of Hanworth)
I slipped outside to sneak a peak inside (and I loved what I saw)
The menu was divine
And if your house does not already have a copy of Bernadette's magnificent book, act now - you won't be sorry - Click here for Champagne and Chandeliers
Thanks to this national treasure for having the faith in Hanworth House to showcase this magnificent night
I loved every minute