THE quintessentially English setting of the Bluebell in Henley was transformed into an exotic hub of high fashion and style when Studio 34 launched their stunning new summer collection.
More than 100 guests delighted in the quirky contradiction of traditional afternoon tea and Champagne cocktails served by dashing topless male models as they admired the latest in beachwear, kaftans, informal evening outfits, sunglasses and accessories from the Henley High Street ladies boutique.
“It was an amazing combination of styles and another example of how well the Bluebell and Studio 34 work together to create really original and successful occasions,” said Leigh Taylor, proprietor of the Bluebell which last year won a clutch of awards including the prestigious Dining pub of the Year in the Coventry & Warwickshire Food & Drink Awards.
Traditional afternoon tea – which includes a choice of delicate finger sandwiches, scones with runny jam, a three tiered cake stand stuffed full of treats and a choice of teas served in an eclectic mix of fine bone china – is now a feature at the 15th Century pub and eatery. Afternoon tea or Perrier Jouet Champagne Afternoon Tea is available Tuesday to Saturday 2.30pm – 5.30pm.