This evening I walked the Red Carpet to the most amazing marquee I have ever seen. At first glance it looked like a proper building with windows, doors, brickwork etc but in fact it was the marquee front of MASTERPIECE London. The event was the Masterpiece Midsummer party in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in aid of the CLIC SARGENT Charity. This fantastic charity’s Ambassador, Lady Helen Taylor was there to support and let us know how this charity raises money to help children with cancer. Last years’s event raised £400,000 so hopefully this year will raise even more.
Supporting this worthwhile charity, Masterpiece shows antiques and artworks that are amongst the best of the best from international galleries and dealers. Amongst my favourites were a 1930’s oil sold during the week for a mere £2.5million and also a rare 1950’s vintage Jaguar for sale for a couple of a million.
The works of art and jewels were stunning to look at on the various stands and the assorted canapes constantly on offer- difficult to resist- were from Harry’s bar, Scotts, Le Caprice, and the Mount St Deli. Completely delicious, but there are only so many mini burgers, asparagus and oysters you can eat- even when washed down with champagne!.
The evening was such fun admiring the stunning artworks and great people watching too! Celebs looking glam included Jasmine Guinness, Donna Air and Amanda Ferry.
Note to self- am sure not a single size 0 owner of the many perfect honed, toned and bronzed legs there this evening ate a single morsel of canape or carb -possibly maybe one asparagus stalk- I should learn a lesson from this……………..