I went to Jacques Tonwhouse yesterday for some cup cakes, cider and a tarot card reading. You might have heard about the pop-up hotel in London’s – very posh -Fitzroy Square. Put together by Jacques cider and David Carter of the lush 40Winks hotel (really an amazing place, every time I go I have to stop myself from stealing the Fornasetti plates), the space has been transformed into a vintage, Alice in Wonderland-eque dreamspace.
Each day until the end of this week you can come along for free events, which include plenty of cider of course, being styled in vintage, a lash bar run by Benefit and having your fortune told.
I really loved the wonderfully decked out bell boys and concierges, the attention to detail such as the handkerchief map, as well as the utterly amazing cakes made by the Vintage Patisserie, plus if the Tarot card lady is anything to go by, good things are to be expected.
Other than that my friend and I didn’t even bother joining the huge queue for the lash bar and just had a chat in one of the enchanting rooms instead. It was all very lovely but did feel kind of rushed. If you can’t make it to Jacques you might want to check out Tart instead. It’s a fab vintage afternoon held at the 40Winks, which does essentially the same as Jacques, think vintage hair stylists, Benefit make-up girls, vintage styling by Vintage Secret and amazing cakes and drinks.