I have always claimed I was born to be driven and last Wednesday, FINALLY, someone took notice. A car collected me from work and whipped me over to Cath Kidston head office in Latimer Road. Cath’s Café had been transformed into a blogger-friendly paradise, with the brand’s birthday book, ‘Coming up Roses’ being supported with more pretty florals, 50’s prints and polka dots than you could shake a stick at.
Delicious cocktails and tasty bowl food was flowing, and after watching the Coming up Roses video, we selected a Cath Kidston mug and learnt how to make special birthday candles with Jessie Warren. I made mine in a red and white dotty mug and a sweet little pale blue egg cup. As our candles cooled in night, we donned our stripy aprons and moved on to cupcake icing with star baker Lily Vanilli. It was great to learn top tips from one of the best cake makers and decorators in Britain! We were soon ‘coming up roses’ ourselves; iced ones, mainly. Crystallising pansies was fun and we soon had some tasty looking creations to take home (in lovely Cath Kidston tins, no less). There was something for everyone in the new Cath collection; if you’re not a fan of florals, the vintage red and white dots print is a great alternative.
The ‘Coming up Roses’ book explains all about the history of Cath Kidston and how the brand grew to the print powerhouse it is today. I was beyond impressed with the mini TV tucked inside our Coming up Roses shopper goodie bag; for a luddite like me, it was exciting to glimpse the future of advertising! I was the last one to have a Discman, but I like to think I have been one of the first to watch something on a teeny tiny TV. The gadget shows the Coming up Roses video.
This was a fabulous event to mark a long and illustrious history, Cath fans rejoice; there are some exciting new products to get your mitts on, I think this blooming marvellous brand will be celebrating many more happy birthdays to come.