(Boxted Hall, Suffolk – www.boxtedhall.co.uk)
It's been a few weeks since our CocoBelle Winter Warmer and we’re still buzzing from what we feel was a really fun and happy evening. The atmosphere was electric, helped by the Aspall Cyder Mojitos but it's the people that really make a party sing! We’re so lucky to have such a lovely CocoBelle following and want to take this opportunity to Thank you all. We also wanted to share with you some of the amazing photos that were taken by the gorgeous Lucy Toms - she has an unfailing ability to really capture the essence of what CocoBelle is about - intimacy, creativity, local people, art, good food and fun.
As we’re growing, we’re being given the privilege to use a variety of local produce within our events, such as the Aspall Cyder, Tiptree sauces, Denston Hall venison etc in addition to many local suppliers and businesses. A huge thank you goes to our sensational chef Linda from Gather and Feast whose calm demeanour never wavered and kept us CocoBelle girls less flustered than we may have otherwise been. Many a plate was left sparkling clean which is pure testament to her culinary skills - the buckets of truffle oiled parmesan chips couldn't come out any faster!
And what a fabulous collection of artists works we were able to put on show - Essex and Suffolk really does turn out some amazing talent. We feel so lucky to be able to share some of it with you. Thank you to David Riches, Georgina Barclay, Anna Dixon Smith, Jo Hollis, Pete Hawkins and Rebecca Moss Guyver.
The icing on the cake was our inspiring guests speaker James Shone from the charity I Can and I Am who rendered us all silent with his personal story and how he’s used his experience to channel confidence into young people. He really struck a chord with so many of us.
After a couple of weeks for recovery, we are now already plotting our next event. We will keep you posted as soon as we have more information but let's just start by saying that you might want to keep 4th July free in your diaries! And keep an eye on Instagram for more teasers ...
Love & Best Wishes
Kats & Laura