I wrote a post at the weekend about the new Danielle Proud Eco Cup and how to get your hands on it thanks to the Kenco rewards scheme. Believe me its gorgeous, and as I was kindly gifted one by Danielle, I have used it lots!
So in this post I thought I would talk a little bit more about the afternoon and evening, that Becky, Jen and I spent together.
We arrived early for the event, so wandered around Camden Stables Market for a couple of hours. What a bustling, vibrant and eclectic place. It full of history, vintage, bargain shopping and cuisines from all around the world. We settled on tapas for dinner, and had a lovely meal and a sneeky rum cocktail too.
We then headed off to meet Danielle Proud at the club Proud Camden, owned by Danielle and her husband. It was a Horse Hospital, formerly used to care for horses injured pulling canal barges and now is a listed building. Wow what an amazing place! As we wandered through the club, we were met with bands practising for the night ahead, it felt so full of history. Each of the stalls that the horses were treated in remain, but each individually designed by Danielle, and up and coming designers that she hand picks.
We were in a stall that had a huge bottle green chesterfield sofa, custom-made to wrap itself all around the room. With spray painted art work, and bright orange walls.
I was lucky enough to sit next to Danielle, and had a great chat to here about her life and design. I was really interested to hear about how her house is decorated, and that we both have gone for Teal accents in our living rooms. She even recommended somewhere to buy some more teal cushions, lady after my own heart!
Danielle, really is lovely, very open and fun, we had a lovely chat together about family life. She is extremely busy and successful, but her priority is her three children under 5…yep you can certainly say Danielle has a full life! She has exciting things in the pipeline, which I am sure are going to be a great success.
We then set about making our coasters, with the guiding hand of Danielle herself (crafting extraordinaire) Danielle had provided slices of wood from branches from her own garden, blown by the recent bad weather. We then decorated these with transfers, to make eco coasters to take away with us. Simple to do, but a little fiddly, we then coated the coasters with varnish to protect them.
We were all delighted with the results:
This is mine, not dry, so you can’t see the colours really well, but it dried beautifully vibrant.
Big thanks to Kenco and Danielle, we had a fantastic evening. If you are in Camden and looking for a cool place to have a night out, I can highly recommend Proud.