With a PHD in fashion, a hair ambassadorship with L’Oréal Paris and a global audience, Victoria is the lady behind the award-winning fashion, travel and beauty blog, Inthefrow.
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A Night at the Thistle, Motel Rocks and Cirque Le Soir
Last week I sped down to London for the Motel Rocks Christmas Party. It was just as glittery, glitzy and glam as I expected, and then some…
Rather then beginning this post all the way down at the bottom of the page where I normally would, I am going to describe the sets of images instead, just because there are so many. So I headed down to London, not before dropping bags at my room for the evening in the Thistle Hotel, Leicester Square. I had managed to get myself a room there, and what a room I was treated to. A gorgeous twin room for myself and Leanne, a fellow Youtuber and Instagrammer extraordinaire, to share, with two showers, two TV’s and two Champagne glasses to elegantly pour our Champagne into. Served cold, in a bucket of ice for arrival. I was blown away with how fantastic the room was, not to mention the service of the staff. They actually could not do enough for us. A seventh floor room also saw us overlooking the City with an incredible view, it was simply perfect. So thank you so so much to the wonderful Thistle Hotel for accommodating us.
So this is when we strutted across the road, to the party, based in Ink London. That is Prof Green’s new club I was excited to hear. There was a guy spray painting street artwork, cocktails a plenty, rails of clothing to peruse and an Instagram image printer. Not to mention plates of chips and hotdogs which definitely filled a gap from the food I had forgotten to eaten due to the Champagne. So we stood and chatted for hours, ate food, sipped on cocktails and looked through the rails of beautiful party dresses. Motel have so many incredible pieces this season. There is no way you wont find your perfect party dress. Such a great night with some awesome ladies. By the way, I was wearing the Motel Gabby Dress in Iridescent Purple.
So this was part two. The point where me and Leanne went along to Cirque Le Soir, all organised for us by the fantastic Lux Guestlist, London. These guys certainly know how to sort you out for a fantastic VIP night in the City. We were swept inside, seated and brought gorgeous drinks for the evening, all whilst taking in the atmosphere of the Circus of the Night. The bar is so quirky and unusual, with performers coming out around 12pm and dancing for hours on podiums scattered around the room. Just like a huge circus act. Really really cool. I wish I could have taken more photos but we were having too much fun dancing. Thank you so much to Lux Guestlist for looking after us for the evening. You really made our night so special. If anyone is looking for an awesome night out in London, definitely give Lux a message to ask about organising one for you. Perfect for those that aren’t sure about the sights of the city.
Then it was Breakfast time back at the Thistle, and somehow me and Leanne managed to drag ourselves up for it. A full English breakfast was served for us which was truly amazing, after only expecting to feast on rice krispies. Definitely an excellent hangover cure, and we sat and chatted about the night whilst chilling with our toast. We packed up and then headed out of the Thistle.
Although exhausted, me and Leanne then decided to shop along Regent Street at some of the bigger stores. We hit Topshop, Zara, H&M, Liberty and Urban Outfitters, each time taking a short break in between for a coffee or a drink. Zara at the moment have some gorgeous pieces, so I would highly recommend you visit for some new wardrobe inspo. If you are heading to London soon and you’re not quite familiar with the shopping areas, I found this awesome Christmas Shopping guide that could help you find a few different stores and their locations. After lots of rehydration and a few shopping bags, we headed our separate ways and back home. A whirlwind VIP lifestyle few days, all made possible by a few fantastic companies. Thank you so much to Motel, Thistle and Lux Guestlist. We will definitely be visiting again soon.