Welcome to The Parlour!

Using the site of an historic Clerkenwell shop, a pop up space will be transformed into an eclectic parlour where friends and family can gather to engage, think, express, play games, and – most importantly – relax and enjoy a unique old-world experience. Vintage Secret will be lending the venture some of our stunning vintage crockery to decorate the Parlour, and Naomi herself will be coming to offer styling tips on the Saturday morning.
The Parlour will take place from March 5th to 10th and will be hosted by Mistress of Manners, Dana Gornitzki, Editor of MIEN magazine – a newly launched website dedicated to etiquette, culture and style.
Dana Gornitzki says: “The idea behind the Parlour is to switch off your mobile phone and return to the roots of what a parlour was used for: a lovely living space where one could receive visitors in the most polite way possible. The Parlour pop up will be a place to write letters, engage in good conversation, play games like cards, drink punch and enjoy music. It’s about simple pleasures.”

The wistful pop up hopes to take guests away from the fast-paced,intense, digital world we live in, inviting them to interact and engage with each other in a charming setting. During the day, the Parlour will be the perfect place to come read a book, write letters (or in your journal!),
peruse art and other anecdotes left by visitors, or have a relaxed chat away from the busy streets of the city. On select afternoons and evenings, the Parlour will feature unique nostalgic workshops and play time: an assortment of delightful happenings including parlour games, poetry recitals, writing workshops, vintage screenings, listening to old records, and a few other handsome surprises. Most importantly, the Parlour will be free of mobile telephones, computers and modern-day gadgets, making time for quality, face-to-face conversations.

I’ve been busy buying up some gorgeous vintage postcards for people to use in Dana’s letter writing workshops, as well as helping her choose some artwork to hang from my friends Tinsel Edwards, Twinkle Troughton and Nicoletta Lafonseca-Taylor to name just a few.

A Taste of the Schedule:

Friday, March 5th
4-6pm Letter writing workshop with Dana Gornitzki, Editor, MIEN Magazine (£3 for note card, stamp and light refreshment)

7-9pm The Fun Fed @ the Parlour – nostalgic parlour games and good old fashioned merriment
(tickets here)

Saturday, March 6th
10am-1pm Cake, morning stretches and vintage styling boutique. Featuring mental repose led by Dana Gornitzki with a reading from the 1927 classic “The Etiquette of Beauty” and vintage styling bliss with Vogue favourite Vintage Secret – thats us! Entry is ‘pay what you can’.

4pm-6pm Poetry at the Parlour in collaboration with Kid, I wrote back (pay what you can at the door)

Sunday March 7th
10am-12.30pm Sunday papers at the Parlour
3pm-5pm Bring your granny and grandpa for tea at the Parlour (tickets here)
6pm-8pm Barrys Lounge spins – relaxing tunes humming from turn tables (pay what you can at the door)

Monday, March 8th
12-2pm writing workshop with Dana Gornitzki, Editor, MIEN Magazine (£3 for note card, stamp and light refreshment)
7-9pm The Fun Fed @ the Parlour – nostalgic parlour games and good old fashioned merriment
(ticketed event)


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Comments ( 5 )

Goodness it sounds fabulous! I think I may have to go to everything!
Plus my granny would love it too!
Will start practising my curlicues for the letter writing workshop first thing tomorrow.

Lula@goldenafternoontearoom

Lula commented on Feb 25 10 at 11:17 pm

Brilliant! Definately will be going into my diary. See you there!

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Imran Malik commented on Feb 26 10 at 8:00 am

Do you have to book for any of those?

Mlle. L. commented on Feb 26 10 at 1:38 pm

Looking forward to seeing you all there!!!
Mlle L, you can book for the Parlour games and the tea with granny and grandpa, just click on the links to tickets in the post above. You can get tickets on the door, but cheaper to book ahead.
Can't wait!

vintagesecret commented on Feb 26 10 at 10:13 pm

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