The Burns Night Party Guide
Having just returned from a fabulous trip to the Scottish Highlands, it seems apt to be writing about Burns Night. A host of celebratory events will be taking place on Saturday the 25th of January and although a Burns supper normally marks the occasion, several venues in London are hosting drinks parties. Burns night marks the life and poetry of Robert Burns, who was the author of many Scots poems.
Two of London’s most fashionable bars, which are hotspots favoured by the Royal Family, will be making the most of the occasion. Mr Fogg’s in Mayfair will partner with Glenmorangie Single Malt Whisky to host Bruton Lane’s very own Burns Night celebration. Guests on the evening will be welcomed by a bagpiper and can enjoy a glass of Glenmorangie’s finest, along with selection of delicious haggis canapés. Meanwhile a little slice of Scotland will arrive at Honky Tonk in Chelsea as they host a night of poetry, delicious dishes and even some ceilidhline dancing.
While the gentlemen can don kilts to mark the occasion, Frontcover Cosmetics has launched a makeup palette to help ladies get into the spirit. The Burns Night Beauty Palette features tartans, plaids and tweeds.
As with all Frontcover palettes, the various powders and shadows arrive in a magazine-style box which gives step-by-step tips for recreating catwalk looks. The shades are beautiful and will be useful all winter. They take inspiration from the likes of Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Gucci and Valentino, who championed the look during their runway shows. The eyeliner is particularly good as it can be easily applied but lasts well and perfectly frames the alluring shadow tones.
The set is great for those wanting to add a special twist to their look or it will make a fabulous gift for a Scottish friend.
The Frontcover collection is currently available online for £15.05 (usual price £21.50) but the offer will end on the 31st January. The party at Mr Foggs will begin at 6pm at 15 Bruton Lane, London W1J 6JD Tel: 020 7299 1200. Honky Tonk Chelsea is located at 6 Hollywood Road, London SW10 9HY