Royal Ascot With Christy*

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Yesterday, Mr The Home That Made Me & I were lucky enough to be invited by the lovely team at Christy to don our finest attire (when else do you get to wear a huge hat & not look completely pompous..) to attend the prestigious horse racing at Royal Ascot.

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Having been one of the sponsors at the Amara Interior Blog Awards last year to which I was in the finals for ‘Best Newcomer’, I was familiar with the brand who have been around since 1850, invented the ‘terry towel’ & used by the Royal family. They’re also the official suppliers of the iconic Wimbledon towel used by players in the centre courts. If it’s good enough for Queen Elizabeth & Andy Murray then it’s good enough for me, I say.

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This year they’ve become sponsors of Royal Ascot, supplying a range of beautiful luxury textiles such as cashmere blankets, picnic blankets & towels adorned with the iconic embroidered horse. For this launch they invited a select few bloggers (including Geraldine from Little Big Bell,  Jen from Love Chic Living & Alice from More Than Toast) along to experience the races as well as check out their latest ranges…how lucky am I?!

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Joe & I, being the super classy people we are popped open the Bollinger on the train up!

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Royal Ascot is the world famous horse racing event in Berkshire. It’s the perfect chance to spot celebrities, royals & completely ridiculous flamboyant headwear. Think the Queen, top hats champagne & the worlds best race horses/jockeys.

We were wined & dined in the Queen Anne enclosure & the Sandringham restaurant which is the prime spot for soaking in the atmosphere. We had a beetroot starter, lamb main (which was so delicious that I forgot to take a snap before I ate it!) & a chocolate desert with cherry sorbet. We were also treated to afternoon tea at about 4pm!

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The races kicked off at 2.30pm & consisted of 6 races every 30 minutes or so. We set ourself aside £30 each to bet on the horses. My tactic was to go for the horses with the most hilarious name (I also eeny-meany-miny-mo’d at the betting station at one point) which probably wasn’t the best idea but ended up winning 3 out of 6, although my total winnings were £28.50 so I was still down.

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We ended the day with afternoon tea, yet more champagne (you can never have too much after all…) & being the party animals that we are, we headed to a bar/live music event that was just down the road with the absolutely AMAZING Emily (PR/marketing lady for Christy) & Hannah (head designer) to consume yet more alcohol, have a dance, do the limbo & Mr THTMM got chat up by a gay man who couldn’t believe we were married!

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I also took a slice of Christy back home with me with some of their absolutely beautiful luxury bedding range including the Oyster Mode kingsize duvet cover with standard & Oxford pillowcases.

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I’ve accessorised & added some colour with the most gorgeous tone of blush pink Peonia bed linen & Jaipur reversible throw which complement each other perfectly to inject a touch of femininity whilst still remaining subtle & elegant.

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We had the most incredible day & cannot thank the team at Christy for inviting us. We are left with sore heads this morning but made some lovely new friends.

Love,

Charlotte

*This is a sponsored post

2 Comments

  1. June 21, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    It was so lovely to meet you both. It was such a wonderful event. We were really spoiled there with the amazing food, drink and company. Hope we meet again soon. x

  2. June 22, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    Wonderful to meet you there – what an amazing day out we had!

    Ax

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