THE TWINKLE of CHRISTMAS at the DESIGN CENTRE, CHELSEA HARBOUR





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 You’d have to be a Scrooge not to like a Twinkle.

It is the season to be merry, so a fortnight ago, in between work commitments and a design bloggers-only event hosted by Linley later on that evening,
A-Gent of Style made his way to his ‘home from home’, the much cherished Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour for its annual Twinkle of Christmas, now in its fifth year, to celebrate the festive season in a jolly, glamourous and convivial atmosphere

Attended by a plethora of designers, taste makers, and representatives from the design centre’s 102 showrooms, Claire German, Managing Director of the DCCH, and her team invited their guests to the capital’s legendary creative and commercial hub of interior design to enjoy festive fizz, hot chocolate, doughnuts, star treats and marshmallows from a snow wall amongst ethereal stilt-walkers whilst smooth harmonies from the Rat Pack provided seasonal good cheer beneath a constellation of twinkling lights.


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Despite its magical scintillation and sparkle, the glamorous event wouldn’t have been truly starry without the much-anticipated attendance of its surprise celebrity. This year’s guest of honour (and best well-kept secret) was Darcey Bussell, principal dancer, judge of BCC’s Strictly Come Dancing and now national darling, who, ahem, swanned in the middle dome to be welcomed onto the stage by students from her old school, Royal Ballet School. With the support of a huge crowd, La Bussell switched on the lights and the spectacular glass domes the design centre were illuminated by a galaxy of glowing stars, a sight to behold.

‘It’s such an inspirational place to come to,’ said Darcey. ‘I have always been a big fan of the creative world, and I’m very happy to add to this festive occasion’.

With all of these perfect ingredients thrown into the mix, The Twinkle of Christmas has now become without a doubt an unmissable annual tradition and a firm fixture in London’s design calendar.

  Twinkle, twinkle…


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– Photos by the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and A-Gent of Style




TAIL WAGGING: DOG DAY 2014



 

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 After last year’s roaring howling success, Dog Day is back. Woof woof.

Sponsored by Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour and Pickett, and held in aid of Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, the UK’s premiere dog and cat rehoming centre, Dog Day is a must-see event of the canine calendar for dog owners, enthusiasts or just families looking for a great day out.

Dog Day is a fun-filled fête with activities going on from 4.30pm until 7.30pm, complete with refreshments, dog classes, games and best dressed prizes judged by some of London’s leading property companies as well as experts and tastemakers from the design industry. There will be a prize draw with a chance to win items from Nicholas Haslam, Pierre Frey, Fox Linton and many more.

So come to Dog Day if you fancy partaking or simply seeing pedigree scruffs with some bow-wow factor parading around a show ring. And that’s not just the decorators…See you there.

All details about the event and purchasing tickets here.


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– Imagery by Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour –






KIDS R US: ‘THE SPRING CLEAN’ CHARITY EVENT, KIDS COMPANY & CARDEN CUNIETTI



 

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If you remember his postCamila Chameleon‘ on the blog last November, you will already know how passionately A-Gent of Style feels about Kids Company and its formidable founder Camila Batmanghelidjh.

Today, A-Gent of Style would like to draw your attention to the most noble charity fundraiser, The Spring Clean, created by design duo Carden Cunietti. Taking place at the end of this week in a London pop-up shop, this three-day event will sell donated interiors objects to raise money for the London children’s charity.

A-Gent of Style would like to take this opportunity to thank the designers he bullied approached in the last couple of weeks and who generously gave away some of their unwanted rolls of fabrics and wallpapers. We hope to see as many of you at this fun and noteworthy event and raise as much money as possible. See all details below.

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