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Queens Birthday and Balmain Bag Launch

The extra long weekend is here! With a double bank holiday. Occasion being that of her majesty the Queens platinum jubilee and birthday. 

Red white and blue
Platinum Jubilee Street party outside Scott's restaurant 

All across the UK. People are celebrating the first time a British monarch has ever enjoyed a 70 year reign.

Midweek I went for a sample of the Jubilee afternoon tea at the great Victoria garden party. A two day affair. Hosted by staff from nearby 5 star hotel the Taj. Right beside Buckingham Palace Road and with a golden carriage in the park where we enjoyed afternoon tea. 

With desserts in the design of HM Queen Elizabeth II's past hats. The table featured mini gold crowns. A string of Pearls and a book of the Queen. 

Platinum jubilee

On the Queens birthday. Which coincides with the Spring Bank Holiday. I headed back to Central London. Nervous for overcrowding, however. Thankfully it seems we chose an excellent time to arrive. 

We took the kids to the King's and Queens of the playground event. Hosted by the Royal Academy of Arts. Where my youngest had more fun than I'd expected. 

Royal academy of arts

Mid way through his play session I snuck away to take a stroll over to Balmain. Who were hosting a vip event. Complete with complimentary drinks and canap├ęs. Even an in store dj and some sofas to lounge back on. 

Aside from the Royal occasion. Balmain were launching their brand new 1945 leather and vegan leather handbag collection. Plus showcasing their pre autumn clothing range. Can I order everything in store please! 

As I headed out of the luxury designer store turned day party. I was unexpectedly treated to the sight and sounds of a colourful flypast of aircraft. In celebration of the Queens birthday and platinum jubilee. 

Trooping the colour

I didn't witness the annual trooping of the colour, but this was the next best thing and all without any crowds! 

Next it was back to my husband and kids who were having loads of fun. Before heading home. We went over to Scott's restaurant at the perfect moment. Here a golden carriage and smartly dressed footmen awaited. Complete with a brass band playing a live rendition of crazy in love to the perfect sized crowd. 

Scott's restaurant are also serving up a limited edition cocktail and trifle dessert to celebrate the platinum Jubilee. 

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