Pont St Launch at Belgraves September 13 2013
Tuesday is the new Saturday in London. Everything of note seems to happen on a Tuesday night in this town. The launch of Pont St, the new super cool restaurant at Thompsons' Belgraves Hotel was definitely no exception. Oh what a night! This was a party where the champagne, cocktails and ridiculously delicious food seemed to run on all night. It was like a Roman feast where no one wanted to call time. In case we were not sufficiently satisfied by the sensational prawns, oysters and squid coupled with ginger Mojitos' and gallons of champagne we were then escorted upstairs to where the VIP's had the run of the hotel and we were served lobster tagliatelle,steak and mash and rose flavoured panacotta. Diet completely blown! I'm sure fellow guests Tamara Beckwith and Damian Aspinall were much more restrained. Most of the night was spent gossiping on the elegant terrace where a retractable roof was allowing goose bumps to appear on the arms of the Alaia wearing crowd. The frocks were haute but the jewellery was relaxed diamond crystal earrings and hippie diamond bracelets with the exception of the incredible cocktail rings much in evidence on the fingers of the Knightsbridge/Belgravia set. Swapping jewellery tales with the fabulous Natasha Leith-Smith whose witty jewellery brand Allumer is a flame in the ascent http://allumer.co.uk/MainMenu/collections.html. Tiggy Kennedy of Bacchus PR and Belgraves really know how to throw a party!