I am pretty sure that I made Josh jump up a foot in the middle of Kalakaua Avenue (Honolulu, HI) when I received a message from Anicea at Jo Malone London River Oaks asking if I would like to host an event for the release of their new scent, Poppy and Barley! Of course, I said YES!!! Let me tell you, the event was every thing that I envisioned.
Anicea was an absolute doll to work with throughout the entire planning process. Teacups & Saucers provided us with delectable light bites such as matcha cupcakes, dark chocolate & earl grey mousse, smoked salmon tartare, and a gourmet ham and toast. She also provided an amazing hand blended Elderflower, Lavender & Chamomile iced tea. If you know me, you know that I am usually not a huge fan of tea, but I love every tea that Nadita serves! She is truly the ultimate tea party queen! Bombshell Macarons made the most delectable macarons that I’ve tasted! She customized flavors to go with our event theme, and let me tell you, I couldn’t pick a favorite flavor! With custom flavors being lemon poppy, lavender honey and raspberry rose, how can you pick a favorite?! Maranda does an amazing job at coming up with her unique flavor combinations. I can honestly say, her macrons do not last 2 minutes in our home. Seriously, 2 dozen gone in a matter of minutes… Perkins family approved! Please click on their links and give these fellow mom-bosses some love! They absolutely ROCK!!!
To everyone who came out to support me, THANK YOU!!! Huge shout out to Bubbles & Blooms! Even though they could not make the event, they provided a gorgeous arrangement for the event and were there in spirit. I wish that I had pictures with everyone, but I had an amazing time visiting with everyone and was intrigued with the different scents everyone picked and layered to make their signature scent unique!
Anicea was amazing and brought in another neighboring business in the River Oaks district for our bubbles that night!! Our bartender was the nicest and made sure our sparkling rose was topped off for our toasts and happy hour during the event. Huge shout out to Ouzo Bay and Loch Bar for the celebratory bubbles and for an amazing time after the event! My husband and I cannot wait to come back and eat for date night! You know that this Cajun girl approves any restaurant who cooks whole fish, has an oyster bar, and uses the “good cornmeal batter” on their fried food!
In case you were wondering if the new Jo Malone London fragrance is as divine as the rest of their scents? Well of course it is! With notes of black currant, poppy and barley, it is the perfect balance of crisp floral with a musky/woodsy undertone. I have to say that Poppy and Barley is my second favorite scent under Peony & Blush Suede (because peonies are my favorite). If you haven’t had the Jo Malone London experience yet, please do yourself a favor and immerse yourself into the realm of luxurious scents. Here is a boutique locator, you wont be disappointed! If you would like information on hosting an event in the Jo Malone London River Oaks boutique, please contact Anicea at 832-297-4471.