A Visit To London And Benenox: The Secret Of Good Sleep?

Somerset House

Last Thursday I travelled to London for a dinner hosted by Benenox at Somerset House. Because London is over three hours away by train, I tend to stay overnight and make it into an occasion. This particular visit was made all the more special because my darling friend Lisa, (The Sequinist) went to the dinner too.

Dinner at Spring, Somerset House

 

The dinner was hosted at Spring, Skye Gyngell’s restaurant at Somerset House.  The wonderful Hayley Hall arranged it all in conjunction with Benenox. The event was for bloggers to discover more about the brand, learn how to increase productivity and quality of sleep. As somebody who sleeps really rather poorly, (I wrote about my tips for a better night’s sleep last year), I was very interested to find out more.

The room was set so beautifully, the flowers in particular were absolutely exquisite.

Spring Restaurant Somerset House

Spring Restaurant Somerset House

Spring Restaurant Somerset House

Here are Lisa and I catching up.

What Lizzy Loves and The Sequinist

Can we just take a moment to appreciate her stunning red leopard print trouser suit (see it in all its glory in her blog post about it)

The Sequinist red trouser suit

And here we are with Lex (Talonted Lex) on the left and Debs, (Bang On Style), both of whom I’ve met and worked with before.

Benenox event

As I do very often, I had fish for both my starter and main course. It was divine.

Somerset House menu

Spring restaurant somerset House

Spring restaurant somerset House

Between courses, Fran from Benenox told us all about the product and guest speaker ‘The Time Doctor,’ Mike Gardner, spoke to us about the time management and productivity.

Benenox event, Somerset House

Time Doctor, Somerset House

So What Is Benenox?

Spring Restaurant Somerset House benenox event

When we’re asleep, the brain is very active and requires a constant supply of energy. Benenox Overnight Recharge, when taken before bed, boosts the body’s stored energy levels to support good quality sleep. The brain needs glycogen to carry out essential overnight repairs and by the morning, our glycogen stores have become depleted. Benenox replenishes glycogen in the form of an oral  supplement which contains honey, Sustamine® and vitamin B6.

The reviews are excellent and I truly hope this will help me to sleep better. I have been taking it every evening since the dinner, but I think this is too soon to see a genuine result, but I certainly understand and accept the physiology behind the theory. Fingers crossed. Oh and by the way, it tastes really good!

Covent Garden

I don’t think I could ever tire of Covent Garden so I spent a few hours there. A lovely older lady took this photograph for me.  I wore this same outfit when I was in Stuttgart. It’s perfect for sightseeing: comfortable, yet smart and elegant enough for lunch. I love it.

Covent Garden

And then I had a leisurely lunch alone. This is something I wouldn’t have done even as recently as a few years ago. I’d have grabbed something and taken it to my hotel room instead. But I now have absolutely no qualms about it and find it really rather relaxing. When in London, I often lunch at Spaghetti House. I’ve been to at least three different ones and I always order Spaghetti Puttanesca because I’ve yet to taste one better anywhere.

spaghetti house covent garden

I also spent a few hours on Oxford Street and Regent Street. It was a mild, blue-sky autumn day and the flowers at Liberty were, as always, just perfect for the season.

Oxford Street, London

Liberty flowers Autumn

Liberty flowers Autumn

Liberty flowers Autumn

And Finally…

I knew that this grey Lily and Lionel leopard print dress would become a firm favourite. Well, I’ve had it for less than a month and have already worn it to five different events, including to this Benenox event. At almost £200, it was an investment, but the cost per wear is now less than £40. It washes beautifully and dries without creasing so it’s low maintenance too. And the really good thing is that I can’t wait to wear it again. I’ll wear it at least twice more before Christmas, probably a lot more, so it has been a very wise and worthwhile purchase.

And, because the bathroom at Somerset House was so pretty, here’s a loo selfie!

what lizzy loves grey leopard dress

 

Get The London Looks...

Benenox Overnight Recharge
Benenox Overnight Recharge
Boden tie neck spotted shirt
Boden tie neck spotted shirt
Lily and Lionel Grey Leopard Wrap Dress
Lily and Lionel Grey Leopard Wrap Dress
Boden York Cropped Jeans
Boden York Cropped Jeans
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Trinny London Face Finish
Trinny London Face Finish
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Benenox Overnight Recharge
Benenox Overnight Recharge
Boden tie neck spotted shirt
Boden tie neck spotted shirt
Lily and Lionel Grey Leopard Wrap Dress
Lily and Lionel Grey Leopard Wrap Dress
Boden York Cropped Jeans
Boden York Cropped Jeans
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Russell and Bromley Big Star Sneaker
Trinny London Face Finish
Trinny London Face Finish
Rouge Dior 999,
Rouge Dior 999,
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Maybelline Go Colossal, Leather Black
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
Clinique, Dubonnet soft shine
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Thank you to Benenox for paying my travel and accommodation costs. This post isn't sponsored and all opinions are, as always, 100% honest and all content is my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog.

6 Comments

  1. mummabstylish
    October 26, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    What an intriguing event! An informative post, thanks for sharing your special night. Love the dress too. x Jacqui mummabstylish

    • elizabeth
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Aw thank you so much Jacqui. Yes, it was a fab event.The science/physiology behind Benenox is very interesting indeed and Somerset House is stunning! xxx

  2. October 28, 2018 / 2:06 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous Liz! What a fabulous event and so fascinating but seriously 51% of Brits wake up more tired than when they went to bed!!!! Omg that’s a shocker!

    • elizabeth
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you Michelle. I know. It is shocking isn’t it! xxxx

  3. November 2, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    Your photos are fabulous, Lizzy! I love your new favourite frock. A nice little reminder of London which is so beautiful in autumn.

    Kudos to Lisa’s swanky red trouser suit too. ❤

    • elizabeth
      Author
      November 2, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      Oh thank you so much Emerald. Yes, I adore that dress and YES!! Lisa looks amazing doesn’t she!!! xxxx

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