Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at ‘Coquette’, London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011… was last modified: May 7th, 2014 by Annabel

Hi Everyone!  How many of you reading this now are Brides to be thinking about what you can do for your hen party?  Here's an idea for you; what about taking your bestest friends along to 'Coquette'?  Co-what? Let me explain…

Coquette is a whole delirious afternoon dedicated to spoiling experiences.  Previously known as 'TART' at 40 Winks, Coquette takes place at the gorgeous 'Kettner's' of Romilly Street in Soho, London, and offers Brides to be {or infact, anyone who just fancies a weekend of spoiling themselves} the opportunity of a day full of self-indulgent decadence.  Any why not? If we can't go over the top and spoil ourselves every once in a while, and ESPECIALLY when we are planning a wedding, then I despair!

On arriving at Coquette, you will be served dainty sandwiches, yummy cakes and tempting chocolates created by Head Chef Winston Matthews, and offered cocktails and champagne, both surreptitiously provided in pretty vintage tea cups.  Sounds marvellous doesn't it? But oh let me tell you, that's just the start!   The organisers of Coquette told me more….

"While vintage hair experts, Lipstick and Curls, transform your tired tresses, beauty artists from cult cosmetics brand Benefit, will be working their magic to help you discover your inner starlet, or perhaps even your inner Scarlett!  Benefit's very own beauty guru and head make up artist, Lisa Potter Dixon will also be on hand, sharing her top tips with a special ‘Make Up Masterclass’, aimed at helping you create that perfect look for Spring/Summer 2011. Pay attention, and you might even win the ‘Benefit Best Girl Award’ (worth an eye watering £300!!!).

Our events always attract lots of fantastic guest speakers like Lana Citron on ‘The Art of Kissing’, and the marvellous Liz Brewer on ‘Etiquette for Girls’. These are often only confirmed shortly the big day, but we are pleased to announce that we have tied down ‘man guru’, author and social commentator, Zoe Strimpel for both the April and June dates. ‘Ten Ways To Make Him Fall For You’ is an essential dating clinic every girl should attend, whether you have already found love, or are still optimistically searching for it…"

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Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()

Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()

Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()

Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()


Searching for answers?

A team of mystic megs will be rummaging through your empty teacups, and inspecting your well manicured fingers to help find answers to all your most pressing dilemmas (When will love strike? Which designer handbag should I buy this season? We are sure there are more)…

hehehe! Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()

Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()

 

Wardrobe Weary?

Why not try on something fun and delicious in the amazing dressing up room, curated by Hazel Holtham from uber trendy vintage specialist, ‘Rag & Bow: The Roaming Vintage Store’  or allow yourself to be seduced by the work of some of London's brightest and coolest young designers, like milliner to the stars, Katherine Elizabeth, and fabulous faux vintage label Bettie Page from Stop Traffic Clothing. Get glammed up and look your best!!! Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()

Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()

Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()

Higher Education

Participate in a ‘Cocktail Making Masterclass’ where you will be taught how to ’uncork’ the mysteries of alcoholic alchemy by a top mixologist. Perfect for those of you who can’t tell the difference between A Fallen Angel and A Flying Dutchman…

Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()

Exercise?

The organisers of Coquette told me "we don’t approve of excessive exercise at Coquette, we thought it would be rather jolly to introduce one activity to help you work up an appetite for more cake. ‘Dance with a Stranger’ will be a gentle introduction to the mysteries of Swing (not swinging) with the very dapper Mr Paul Crook as our Director of Syncopation. Dance cards will be available throughout the afternoon…."

Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... () 

Key Facts…

To ensure the ultimate luxury experience, only a maximum of 60 places are available at each event, and, as some of you already know, they do sell out very quickly! However, if you are lucky enough to get hold of a ticket, Coquette promises to be both the perfect precursor to a girls' night out, or simply an ideal girls' afternoon in.

Early booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment and tears.

Tickets: £90 per head Includes all the fantastic treats listed above and a lovely goodie bag at the end of the afternoon!
Dates: Saturdays 9th April and 18th June 2011
Times: 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
Dressiquette: Drop dead gorgeous, or you will be sent home alone and in disgrace
Booking: email reservations@40winks.org or phone 0207 790 0259
Where: Kettner’s, 29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1

Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... ()

Hungry for more?…

By the end of an afternoon at Coquette, you will feel, and look, like fabulous movie stars, so rather than simply pushing you out the door, the organisers of Coquette have persuaded their genial friends at Kettner’s to put together a special ‘A La Coquette Menu’, enabling you to continue the evening downstairs in style in the Brasserie (conveniently situated next to the Champagne Bar), and possibly even invite along those neglected boyfriends, husbands or lovers to admire and worship you. If you are interested in booking dinner as well, please mention this when confirming your tickets.

Here's hoping you all have the most decadent of hen parties ladies Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at 'Coquette', London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011... () What have you alll got planned?

Much love,

Annabel xXx

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10 thoughts on Hen Party Suggestion ~ Decadent & Self Indulgent Celebrations at ‘Coquette’, London, Saturday 9th April and Saturday 18th June 2011…

  1. This looks and sounds great – thanks Annabel! I’m desperate for suggestions as I am a Maid of Honour this coming December so I suppose this means I will need to organise the hen do…eeek! Looks like a great place for a photoshoot too which suits me…everyone is happy! :-)

  2. Hi Jordanna!
    So pleased to be of assistance to you! Why not give the event organisers a ring and enquire about booking in – I think later events will also be held, perhaps nearer to December?
    Much love :)
    Annabel xXx

  3. Hi Jordanna,
    We do have a December date for Coquette… Saturday the 3rd!!
    For me details, please just drop me an email at info@40winks.org, and I will forward on all the details.
    All best,
    David Carter
    Great post, Annabel!! Thank you so much… xxx

  4. This is absolutely splendid but that’s hardly surprising coming from me.
    I only wish I was getting married again so I could go.
    But it just goes to show that what I have been saying is right that you can have a sophisticated hen party without dressing up in cheap tat and drinking until you fall over.

  5. Here here Miss TattyB! I didn’t want to go out and queue up pub after pub either – so not my style. I didn’t know about Coquette or TART when I was planning my hen weekend, I’d have DEF been there otherwise!!
    Big love,
    A xXx

  6. Sophisticated fun – very nice. Hendrick’s Gin and
    Fever Tree Tonic, one can ask for no more, except champagne. x

  7. What a brilliant idea! There aren’t enough of these sorts of hen do’s out there…if only there was something similar a bit further up North…
    Like you Annabel I didn’t want to have the hustle and bustle of pubs for my Hen Do so my lovely bridesmaids arranged a ‘cupcakes and cocktails’ party at home and it was an absolute success!
    xx

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  9. I’ve just seen this great post and got very excited about potentially booking a day for my sister’s hen do in June. I called up the website and sadly they’ve hoiked up the price to £400 minimum spend + 4.5% service charge on food and drink alone and any activities included cost more. If anyone has any other great ideas like this i’d love to hear about them! xx

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