Friday, 27 March 2015

The Cherry Rooms

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (18)

Pepsi or Coke? It's the debate that will last a lifetime. Personally I am a Pepsi gal, which was just as well as I was invited down to get a sneak peak that Pepsi Max's new super fun edible play room.

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (17)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (16)

Pepsi Max Cherry have teamed up with 'taste bud hackers' The Robin Collective to create a gastronomical playhouse in Shoreditch. Located right on the high street, The Cherry Rooms looks like any other small, nondescript shop.

However in the corner is a small hole in the wall.

Curiosity may have killed the cat, so it's a good job I'm no cat then, as I scrambled right on through.

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (19)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (20)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (21)

Once through the hole we found ourselves in a room filled with waterproof ponchos and umbrellas. Rather odd wouldn't you say?

We were told to cover up, get that brolly ready and make our way into the adventure...

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (22)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (15)

Firstly apologies for the very pink- or should that be cherry- coloured photos. It's the lighting.

It's a good thing we had those brollies as we had to pass through a rain tunnel, or more accurately a Cherry Pepsi rain tunnel!

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (1)

Stepping into The Cherry Room, there is only one way to describe it really. Willy Wonka.

The rooms are filled with things to test and excite your 5 senses, including smoking stalagmite's.

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (3)

The stalagmite are actually cocktail's in vapour form, so either use the straws provided or stick your whole face in and inhale away.

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (2)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (24)

After getting a little woozy from the vapor cocktails, we went in search of other delights.

Hanging from the walls, are edible leaves, real cherries and these rather intriguing baubles.

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (25)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (26)

Oh my sweet lord, these cherry marshmallows are just divine! Seriously.

I definitely went around cracking open more than my fair share after that discovery.

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (27)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (4)

However it is what is in the centre of the room that is the real showstopper.

A giant, edible cherry tree.

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (5)

Hanging from the branches, are goodies just waiting to be grabbed and eaten.

Like excitable children, we were off, jumping up high to reach the branches.

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (7)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (6)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (8)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (9)
The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (11)

But don't just go for the obvious, look at the tree itself.

See those white nodules sticking out? Snap them right off, they are only amazing meringue!

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (10)

Don't stop there though. Tucked into a small dent in the tree is a tiny hammer. Why would there be a hammer you might ask?

Well only because the friggin' bark is chocolate! Mind blown.

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (23)

There are also headphones dotted around, which apparently through science between taste and sound, if you eat the chocolate whilst listening to the strange sounds they are playing, the chocolate will taste sweeter. Personally I didn't taste anything different, but I'd like to see if anyone else notices.

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (13)

Of course, after literally stuffing our faces with chocolate and sweets, we needed a sit down.

So what better way than a swing? That little push with my feet counts as exercise right?

The Cherry Rooms Pepsi Max (12)

At the back of The Cherry Rooms is something for those needing to let off some steam.

I didn't get any photos as the woman I gave my camera kept pressing the wrong button... however here's a little sneaky video to wet your appetite.

The Cherry Room's is unbelievable fun, and even better, it's open to you guys ans ITS FREE!

Seriously, you'd be crazy to miss this one.

Hurry though, it's only here until Sunday.
12pm – 8pm (Thurs – Sat)
12pm – 5pm (Sun)

The Cherry Rooms
133 Bethnal Green Road
London, E3

        Follow on Bloglovin
SHARE:

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Oceana Fashion For The Future Show

Oceana Fashions for the future (5)

Last week Pixie Geldof hosted a fashion show with Oceana to promote sustainable fashion.

Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. Their aim is to restore ocean biodiversity and ensure that the oceans can feed millions of people.

We were attending The Fashions for the Future show. The show was to highlight designers who are re-using materials and creating sustainable fashion, and for tonight, they were also going to include utilising marine debris to create beautiful clothing.

Oceana Fashions for the future (7)

For this, I could only invite my most fashionable friend, Helen.

Oceana Fashions for the future (6)
Junior Ocean Council's 'Fashions for the Future' event at Phillips, Berkeley Square, London, Britain on 19 Mar 2015.

Held at Phillips Auction House, we arrived to a heaving room. What's a girl to do but try and act cool and mingle with the celebs, but first, a drink was definitely needed for this!

Oceana Fashions for the future (16)
Oceana Fashions for the future (15)
Oceana Fashions for the future (14)
Oceana Fashions for the future (13)

Whilst the obvious fashionistas stood with a suspiciously full glass, it meant I had full attention of the canape waitress'.

Oceana Fashions for the future (10)
Oceana Fashions for the future (9)
Oceana Fashions for the future (12)

After negotiating the crowds and doing my dad proud by networking, people started to filter to their seats.

Junior Ocean Council's 'Fashions for the Future' event at Phillips, Berkeley Square, London, Britain on 19 Mar 2015.

Of course, I wasn't the only one taking photos, and I got papped off guard taking photos.

Junior Ocean Council's 'Fashions for the Future' event at Phillips, Berkeley Square, London, Britain on 19 Mar 2015.

I also got sent this gorgeous photo from the night too. That's the only problem being the one who takes photos, you can never be in one at the same time as your friend. 

Oceana Fashions for the future (18)

Once the rows started filling up, it was a great opportunity to people spot. I think Bob Geldof was the clear winner.

Junior Ocean Council's 'Fashions for the Future' event at Phillips, Berkeley Square, London, Britain on 19 Mar 2015.
Oceana Fashions for the future (19)
Oceana Fashions for the future (17)
Oceana Fashions for the future (20)

Helen does front row face far better than me.

Oceana Fashions for the future (21)
Oceana Fashions for the future (23)

Every morning before I go to work I listen to Radio 1 with Nick Grimshaw, so it was rather funny to hear him as quirky as ever open the show.

Oceana Fashions for the future (22)

The designers included Christopher Raeburn, ADA + NIK, Rapanui, Juniper Lai, Auria London and Rose Fulbright, each with a very unique style.

Oceana Fashions for the future (24)
Oceana Fashions for the future (25)
Oceana Fashions for the future (26)
Oceana Fashions for the future (27)
Oceana Fashions for the future (30)
Oceana Fashions for the future (35)
Oceana Fashions for the future (36)
Oceana Fashions for the future (34)

The swimwear was gorgeous, and I think would be an excellent commercial way to sell and promote sustainable fashion, and the garment fits in with the cause. 

Oceana Fashions for the future (29)
Oceana Fashions for the future (28)
Oceana Fashions for the future (31)

Daisy Lowe was just beautiful and looked genuinely happy to be there. I read some truly awful comments on the daily mail about her that evening, but she just looked radiant.

Oceana Fashions for the future (32)
Oceana Fashions for the future (33)

The show was a roaring success, with a standing ovation from everyone.

Whilst I don't pretend to be a great champion of the sea already, I can see the good work that Oceana are doing to help create sustainable life and fish population. Be creating sustainable fashion, it helps not only recycle produce, but tap into a very viable mass market, which is so important in creating awareness and support. 

Find out more about Oceana on their website.

        Follow on Bloglovin

SHARE:
Designed by pipdig