I got the invite weeks before they even finished the renovation, but pretty much from the moment I hit send on my RSVP I was thinking what on earth do I wear? With British weather. there is no telling if it will be sunny or raining or heck both!
Checking the weather the night before, it looked promising, sunshine and temperature in low 20’s – I could work with that! I could actually attend an event and not be wearing jeans!
This gorgeous ruffled Bardot dress is from River Island and you lucky lot can get it on sale for £15 right here if you click this link. You may recognise the dress from my Fforestfach Mother’s Day Challenge post and I have also worn it abroad. It is a great dress that I have styled with many different accessories. I also couldn’t wait to take my newest obsession with me, my Adrienne Vittadini handbag from TK Maxx, it’s amazing! So small and compact, but I am able to fit all I need in there including a hidden battery pack for my phone! Recently I’ve had fun styling this blue patterned fabric from Primark, that was sold as a head scarf, but as you can see I also style it as a neckerchief/choker, worn it as a head scarf and even tied it around my handbag strap for a look very similar to the Love Moschino Scarf Shopper Bag. The shoes I opted for were my trusty H&M velvet boots, an odd choice for summer I know, but it was an evening event so going to turn chilly by the time we left.. Plus I just LOVE pairing boots of any height with dresses, it makes me feel a bit 90’s and slightly badass when the knee high boots are OK to wear again.
The event was amazing, we had a demonstration of the cocktails laid out in front of us, some of the girlies tasted and it appeared the well-known coffee cocktail was a winner for most of them. I opted for a mocktail due to driving and a long day in work with no dinner yet! (Very sensible of me, I know) It was lovely, I also cheekily picked out the fresh strawberry slices and popped them in my mouth once I was down to the Ice.
With such a gorgeous setting and being literally the tallest room and viewpoint in all of Wales’s buildings, I can’t see why anyone wouldn’t want a couple of drinks in this bar. I know I certainly can not wait to bring the gang asap. Oh, and they may have a gorgeous view and a luxurious feel to the whole place but the price tag on the drinks certainly doesn’t make you wince. My summer fruit cooler mocktail* came to a cheerful £2.95 had I of paid for it. Whilst alcoholic cocktails such as a Cosmo will only be £6.50 you can feel like one of the Sex in the City girls in such a glamorous location. Plus little heads up for you, visit on a Friday night between 5 and 9 pm and cocktails are only £5. Grab your girlfriends or perhaps suggest the perfect date night looking across the beach as the sun sets and the stars twinkle around you. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed!
What is your favourite cocktail?