This blogging lark can be jolly good fun sometimes, especially when ones gets invited to fancy schmancy events, which I have no qualms accepting invites for as frankly it can be pretty draining trying to entertain you lot, y'know *wink* us nose to grindstone types need a break every now and then...
Anyway - I was recently invited to attend an event promoting Atrixo, yes, Atrixo - the chamomile hand cream that we probably all recall our mothers or grandmothers using. The scent sure does bring back memories. It was launched back in the 50s - '55 to be exact but is part of the Beiersdorf portfolio of products which includes my very favourite - Nivea - and so can probably be traced back to Edwardian days. That's like, serious vintage.
The event was held at Home House, a private members club on Portman Square - its a bit posh round there and this venue was no exception - with cakes and nibbles from the Vintage Patisserie and a knitting class from the wonderful Catherine Hirst. Feast your eyes on the goodies that were laid before us:
|An array of Atrixo products were available to sample|
|Beautifully decorated tables heaved with food|
|cake stands fairly trembled beneath the mass of scones|
|Knitting needles were prepared ready for action|
|Brass deer nibbled on rose petals (where am I going here, I don't know anymore)|
|decapitated fluffy bunnies stared menacingly into your soul|
|...and I ate all the jam *bwahahahahahaha*|
Unfortunately I am currently mid dryathlon, so could not take advantage of the wine on offer but I did fill up on tea and scones and learnt a few new knitting tricks along the way. Yes, I have finally graduated from thumb cast on to long tail cast on. I can now call myself a fully grown up adult knitter.
Here is my little flower - it's pretty ain't it.
As for the Atrixo products - I'm thoroughly impressed. I've placed a tub next to my bed, one of my work desk and one next to each sink in the home. I now have the hands of a 10 year old. Well almost.
Atrixo products are marvellous value, smell divine and are available in your local boots, Tesco or Superdrug. I strongly advise giving them a try for a real vintage hand care experience. That sounds almost rude. I'm leaving it in.
Thank you Atrixo for a thoroughly lovely do.
The lovely Fleur goes into more detail here so to view much nicer pics and read her much more erudite account of the day please clicky.