Often arranging a hen party can be a rather arduous affair - not only are there logistics to navigate but there's also the creative challenge. Especially when you get to a certain age and it feels like you're permanently on a hen party circuit, being original can be rather difficult.
Which is why I for one was thrilled when two of my favourite brands linked up to create the perfect start to a hen party, or indeed just a treat with your favourite girlfriends. For one month only Ruinart, the oldest Champagne house, and Miller Harris, the highly acclaimed fragrance house, have collaborated to create a Ruinart Afternoon tea at Miller Harris.
Lyn Harris is one of the world's most reputable 'noses' and in fact whenever my friends ask me where they should go in search of their wedding fragrance I always suggest her boutique on Bruton Street. She has blended a wealth of dazzling fragrances whether you're in search of something sultry and seductive or fresh and feminine. Now to add another string to her bow she has blended an array of wonderfully fragrant teas including (my personal favourite for Autumnal nights) Thé Fumé which is Sri Lankan smoked tea with cinnamon and vanilla bourbon.
However as an avid fan of Ruinart, Lyn next decided to hop across the Channel to their cellars in Reims to meet the head wine maker Fred Panaiotis for a tasting. Thus the stars aligned to create one of the most perfect pairings a bride-to-be could dream of!
Inspired by the prominent white peach and citrus notes within the Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, Lyn created the ideal afternoon tea to compliment it; anyone ordering the Ruinart Afternoon tea will be spoilt with a glass of the Blanc de Blancs, a pot of Miller Harris tea and a selection of mouth watering cakes including peach friands and lemon meringue cupcakes.
What better way to start a hen party, or failing that, what better way to celebrate the purchase of your very own wedding fragrance?
Ruinart Afternoon Teas exclusively at Miller Harris, Bruton Street, London, October 1-30, 3pm-5.30pm.
£19 per head.