Saturday, 6 June 2015

Tea with Ted

The lovely crew at Ted Baker invited me on a press trip to Port Meirion, after spending a week thinking I was off to Cornwall and nearly missing my train Effing Hammersmith and City line- it is NOT ok stop at every red signal I ended up in Wales! Who knew? 

Infact I didn't know anything about this amazing place. Port Meirion has something to do with pottery I must look that up, but also is like a mini Disney Land.. Scattered on the Welsh coast are multi coloured cottages with surreal features that make you think you're on an acid trip. Or so I've heard. 

Check out this one??! What's weird about it....?

The three windows on the right are painted on! Wooaahhhh. God job I wasn't stoned i'd have probs pulled a whitey. The whole place was like this, it was built by a guy called Sir Clough William- Ellis he bought the village in Wales for 5k in the twenties and year after year came back and built another cottage, inspired by Italy but given his own twist. I reckon this guy was mega lolz ,.

 My home was the top one, gardeners cottage, I did ask if that meant I'd got the staff's quarters but it was swwiiiishhhh with me Orla Kiely blanket, bottle of prosecco AND sherry, I literally couldn't have been happier. 

And Ted sure know how to do a press trip, on Thursday we woke and had a tour of the village by our main man Mareick, now this guy got swag. If you're going ask for a personal tour, he gave us all the celeb goss, Jules Holland has actually built a mini Port Meirion in his garden and George Harrison threw his fiftieth birthday here and wasn't allowed a seafront cottage unless he got battered and fell off the edge. I remember all the important bits. 

We then went to the dog graveyard. As a cat owner I find this a little biased but whatevs

We put a wishing coin in the tree stump. Apaz you put a coin in the tree trunk and it takes away your chosen ailment, if you steal one you get the coins illness. I was hammering quids in for about half an hour #hypercondriac #cureme #howmanycanido #imlyingitwasjtquidsitwastwentypences

After the amazing tour and it really was amazing we had a spot of afternoon tea and then a little heli ride, as you do, casual. 

The afternoon tea on Ted Baker crockery, I mean helllooooo, how much do I need this in my life? 

The Heli.

My future husband. I went up with shiv from Ted Baker and Jenna my old assistant (who bought me Greggs vouchers for Xmas- love her) they both nearly lost it when I asked if I could have a got on his sticks. Chill out gals, he knew what I was talking about ;)

Our evening plan was dinner in their posh restaurant and drinks by an open fire. I was made for this shit! 

Alright I'll have the Parmesan and pea drink thing and some mini fried fish. 

Seared mackerel fillet with roasted onion tart and horseradish foam. 

Black truffle poached chicken breast, morel mushroom cannelloni and steamed asparagus with marjoram

Millionaire Shortbread 

The food was beaut, we exchanged online dating stories while asking all the young waiters if they wanted to join us at our bonfire. 

Luckily for one in the group they accepted, wink wink. You know who you are. 

We then sat round the campfire and played 'I have never' turns out I'm a total square and some people get frisky on public transport. The night ended with a bizarre photoshoot with a lantern and some guy called Owen but that's another story.

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