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.
Here are Lisa and I catching up.
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)
As I do very often, I had fish for both my starter and main course. It was divine.
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.
So What Is Benenox?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!