Wish magazine

Wish launch party -Wish papier-mâché sign and buntingWish launch party - Carrie and Lucy cutting the cake

Imagine how you’d spend the most perfect of sunny days. Chances are it would involve friends, pretty dresses, refreshing cocktails and lots of sweet treats. Well that’s how I got to spend a recent Sunday thanks to Carrie and Lucy and their new magazine, Wish.

Wish was launched with a spectacular afternoon tea at The Victoria in NW1 (a pub I’m a bit too familiar with thanks to working locally) but I must say I’d never seen it looking so pretty, with giant paper pompoms, scented candles from sponsor Penhaligon’s, and pretty floral posies everywhere.

Wish launch party - Wish magazine on a coffee table with coloured pencils, floral posies and teacups and saucersWish launch party - vintage cream dress hung on the wallWish launch party - The Victoria pub, NW1

Fun touches included knitting lessons from Stitched Up, where I completed my first ever knitting project (let us not speak of previous attempts): a rather wonky handknitted bow brooch!

There was also perfume profiling from Penhaligon’s (my suggested scents were spot on!), plus the chance to sit for a hand-drawn illustration – I love mine and am displaying it in this frame (in white).

Wish launch party - illustrator sketching meWish launch party - my handknitted bow broochWish launch party - Penhaligon's perfume/fragrance profiling and mini bottles

We consumed the most addictive ‘Wish cocktail’ (made with rose cordial and Hendrick’s Gin), Earl Grey biscuits, rose meringues, red velvet cupcakes (made by lovely Kristabel), a lemon curd cake with melt-in-your-mouth icing, and a Yummy In Your Tummy cake so pretty everyone was reluctant to tuck into it (of course once Carrie and Lucy cut into it it vanished immediately).

Wish launch party - refreshments of cakes, biscuits, salad jars, meringues and other sweet treatsWish launch party - Wish gin cocktails and teacupsWish launch party - chocolate-dipped shortbread buntingWish launch party - rose meringuesWish launch party - Wish gin cocktail in a teacup with a cucumber slice and an Earl Grey biscuit

I got to meet Sarah Betty and Briony for the first time, caught up with lots of other gorgeous girls (plus Jai’me!), but of course the highlight of the afternoon was the chance to flick through a proof of Wish itself.

Girls (and boys), you’re going to love this magazine. Fed up with publications that don’t speak to them, Carrie and Lucy have created the antidote – a magazine “for girls with a Peter Pan complex”. Fingers crossed this issue is the first of many!

You can buy Wish magazine exclusively from magazine.wishwishwish.net from today! (EDIT: Wish is no longer on sale.)

Thanks so much to Carrie and Lucy for having me, wishing (ha) you both the best of luck with Wish!

Wish launch party - Sarah Betty and Lizzy

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  • http://www.intotheblonde.com/ adele

    Love the cups & saucers they used!
    Happy Monday Hun xoxo

  • http://www.wonderfulandmarvelous.tumblr.com Andrea

    It looks like such a cute event!! I’m slightly jealous that events like these hardly ever occure here in Austria. :)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

  • http://www.shinythoughts.net Lucy

    Hey Becky!

    Thank you so, so much for your amazing post! you’re so kind! I love that you remembered all our little touches and put in all those links, you’re most kind :) Carrie and I are so happy that you were able to knit properly for the first time – that’s wonderful!
    Really appreciate such a lovely post my dear. We’re working on getting the magazine on sale so wont be long now!

  • http://www.ellecroft.com Elle Croft

    OK, is it bad that the thing I got from all of that was rose cordial & Hendricks gin?! YUM!
    Looks like a beautiful day…I will definitely order a copy of the magazine if it’s anywhere near as cute & fun as the launch!

  • http://www.seecreatures.com Catherine

    Everything about that party looks so gorgeous. So much attention to the details! I ordered my copy of the magazine this morning. Can’t wait to receive it!

  • http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com Kate {Something Fabulous}

    I’ve been reading all about the launch of this magazine over at Carrie’s blog, and I definitely would love to purchase a copy! The party looks like so much fun – that food looks exquisite! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}

  • http://dressupwithlola.com Lola

    Mmmm this is making me very hungry, cant wait till lucnh time now! Been reading all about the launchof Wish on various blogs and I love seeing it from different bloggers pov, looks like it was a perfect sunday, can’t wait to get my hands on wish x

  • http://hellolyndseyyy.blogspot.com Lyndsey

    oh my gosh what an absolutely adorable event! you photographed it so perfectly- i love the detailed shots! the table decor was too cute, but now that you mention “melt in your mouth icing” i have to go eat something with icing on it hehe :)
    lyndsey of hellolyndsey

  • http://www.ahandfulofdust.com Eve Maria

    Lovely photos, I adore the biscuit bunting and tea bags!

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