Madmen meets Paris

When I turned 40 this year I had a choice between going on Megan Mortons styling trip to Paris... or throwing a really choice party. I have long wanted to style an event with myself as the client, plus I love a good boogie with friends so I decided on the party. The theme would be Madmen meets Paris. I had a vision that guests would be led down our long drive by candlelight and received in a dark cloak room by cute boys in tuxedos. Here they would linger with their glass of Kir Royale thinking this is where the party would be. I would trow back the curtain to reveal a garden lit with fairy lights. They would walk the raised boardwalk across the garden, past Mad Men playing on the big screen, to the bar. Here they would be served retro cocktails from cut crystal glasses and boogie the night away...

Over several months - with the help of my amazeballs lover, devoted assistant and talented family - I turned our home into this party destination.

My vision came to life. The party was a hit. My only failing was not booking a photographer to capture the beauty in all its detail. Here is a snippet of what we did manage to shoot.

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