We do love a little bit of vintage. (Although possibly not as much as our Beauty Bible Executive Assistant Amy, who sashays into work each day in the most stunning twinsets, pencil skirts and flouncy 50s frocks, accessorised by very grown-up pre-loved handbags). If you love vintage, too, you'll want to know about the 'Live A Little Vintage' teas coming up at Dukes Hotel: indulgent, yes, extravagant, definitely - but you'll be much more of a vintage expert when you leave. (And with the delicious champagne tea with all the trimmings that's laid on, your zip may be a little tighter, too.) At the vintage fashion masterclass hosted by Ooh la La! Vintage's fashion expert, Tara Munro, and vintage tailor Alice Prier, you'll learn the secrets of vintage glamour, listen to a talk on fashion through the eras - and there'll be a bespoke try-on session in the private boutique, to finish. The timing for tea is 2-6 p.m. next Saturday 6th November 2010, and the price is £95 per person.
Taking it to the next level, there's a 'Live A Lot of Vintage' package at the hotel, priced £265 per person, to include accommodation in a Duchess room (with all girly touches: women's glossies, dressing table accessories, fresh flowers and chocolate brownies on arrival). You'll also enjoy a Grey Goose Disco Inferno Cocktail in the velvety surroundings of the famous Dukes Bar, and take home a keepsake 'secret' diary address book of London's vintage shopping gems. Dates for this are 6th November and also Saturday 19th February 2010 (when the next Vintage tea is staged, too).
Just remember to dress to thrill.