On Saturday little Eva and I headed up to Somerset House. After Eva had mortified me on the train by asking (in a very loud voice) “what is that girl doing to her face, it’s all over the place” about a poor girl doing her make-up – we made our way up from Waterloo station for some festivities with Claire’s Accessories.
Claire’s had invited the bloggers and press they knew that had children. Little girls (and boys) were treated to a whole host of activities that filled the portico rooms. The kiddos got to decorate ginger bread, make a Rudolf paper mache, play dress-up, have manicures, get their face painted, eat sweets and pick up any little Claire’s treat that they fancied. I spotted the champagne in the corner, so I headed over to get one of those!
It was Eva’s first time getting a professional manicure. She isn’t that much of a girly girl, but she loves when I paint her nails. I get shakey hands when I attempt to apply polish so she had it actually on her nails this time, rather than all around.
Eva had such a wonderful time, I don’t really want to go down the ‘parenting blogger’ route with this blog other than what Eva wears and some lifestyle content (the name wouldn’t really fit anyway) – but I do love when I can take her along to an event. Brand’s including Claire’s make such a fuss of their little guests.
People always associate Somerset House with London Fashion Week, in which the portico rooms are used for presentations. It really is a great place to go if you are visiting London all year. You can cool down in the summer when the fountains are turned on. In the Winter you can skate on the Ice rink. There are always art, design and fashion exhibitions. The courtyard and the building are beautiful in itself, so is a great place just to sit down and relax from the hustle and bustle of central London – London bloggers always use it for a backdrop for outfit photos. When there is nothing going on in the courtyard, because its so vast, it feels a lot quieter.