Hello everyone - just in the nick of time my August news arrives, without a minute to lose as I'm typing this still in my pyjamas truly! I’m not sure how I let this happen each month? … Alas, I hope with its mix of cloud-gazing, sunshine and water clogged days that August has kept things interesting and for you and your families... oh and I hope you’ve all managed to get a little more shut-eye too? – not that I look any different whatsoever to when I get 6-7 hours sleep during the average school week in my opinion, but hey ho, maybe I’ve been less irritable?? On that note, we decided? / it was decided? that we should take our summer holiday at the end of August this year, which seemed like a fine idea back in February until about 5 weeks into the summer hols, when I started to feel a little antsy let’s just say – note to self for next year to re-think this strategy! Croatia was beautiful though I'm pleased to report and I’d recommend it to anyone, as I’m now feeling relaxed and re-energised to embrace what's on the horizon.
As we all know, September returns us back to the necessary routines that life demands – my son starts Uni this year (I'm so not ready for this!), a new school year for my daughter, along with new opportunities and challenges that life puts our way. While buying my daughter a shiny new (but cool and damaged looking obvs?) pencil case; pens and glue etc, I too will be investing in my own shiny new notepad and posh pen (you just can’t have too many and that's a fact) to think about breaking up some old habits, map out new plans and aspirations for myself too.
Now is the perfect time to take stock and plan ahead for yourself aswell, so if you’re looking for a little inspiration and fancy trying something new, meeting new people then read on, it would be lovely to have you on board.
What have I been up to lately?
Whilst it’s been a quiet month at Gin & Yin HQ – that doesn’t mean I've been resting on my laurels. Firstly, I was over the moon to see my wee piece in the September issue of the Conde Nast Traveller Mag, which I've been buying for years and never for one moment thought that one day I could actually be in it, so toot-toot to that. I have also now added dates and itineraries for Ibiza in June and Marbella in September 2020 on my website along with confirming details for the next ‘Supper Club’ in Richmond and for anyone curious about CBD, what it is and what it tastes like as a bitter in a G&T, then keep the evening of the 7th November free as we’re now full steam ahead – just waiting for marketing collateral from our venue Mews of Mayfair & partner OTO CBD so we can get promoting it properly.
So, what's coming up next ....
Winter Warmer Plant-based
Thur 17th Oct 2019 - 8pm to 10pm
The Retreat Kitchen, Richmond
I know it's hard to imagine anything 'winter-warmer' like right now, but I'm really excited to be going back to the 'The Retreat Kitchen' once again to host my next Supper Club on the theme of eating well over winter, with simple ingredients from the land along with recipes to take home.
What's included? Welcome G&T; A delicious 3 course meal; Intro from the Retreat Kitchen & the Gin Partner (Tbc) and a foodie themed goodie bag.
Tickets £35pp (not incl. Eventbrite fee sorry) - Bring a friend or two, your partner, your mum or your sister or brother - it's a lovely relaxed and tasty social.
Down to Earth Retreat - Agrotourismo, Ibiza
11th - 14th June 2020
Nestled among the hills in the beautiful Northern part of Ibiza you will find
‘Ca Sa Vilda Marge’ – a Finca filled with bohemian charm, located in the middle a well stocked orchard full of oranges & lemons (did someone say Gin?) along with a large vegetable garden (did someone say delicious food?) A long weekend here will most certainly help you relax and unplug for a few days, with a spot of yoga, hiking, wellness and culture. Click below for more info on what's in store on this retreat.
8 Spaces Left - Deposit £150pp Monthly
DD options avail too.
- DATES FOR YOUR DIARY -
Gin & CBD Night for the Curious
- Thurs 7th Nov 2019 - 8pm to 10pm
Mews of Mayfair, London
You'd think I'd be all excited out by now wouldn't you, but oh no, I am also really excited about this event too - as the title says, it's for the curious, as I too am also interested to learn more about CBD (cannabidiol) over (and in) a G&T. Our partners OTO CBD also make roll-ons and pillow mists too - so lots to explore. If you're interested in joining Cara & I from 'Gin & Interiors' - put the date in your diary and watch this space for booking info - Tickets go on sale soon.
Plus - Mountain Retreat
Marbella - Shanti Som 2020
As my 2019 Marbella Retreat 'Sold Out' so quickly - I'm delighted to tell you, I'm repeating it from Thurs 17th - Sun 20th Sept 2020 - Bonkers I know, but bookings are already coming in - see website for full low down and to bagsy your spot - previous photos also on my website.
In the meantime - gin chin to welcome September in - thanks as always for your ongoing support, as a small business I really do appreciate it