Atelier-Mayer, an online retailer for luxury vintage fashion and accessories, and Bahrain-based addictive fashion blog The overdressed hosted an exclusive private luncheon at the Al Khalifa residence in Riffa. Unfortunately I missed this event. But the Atelier-Mayer were kind enough to share with me some photos of this intimate bash. Classical violinist Theresa Finzi, granddaughter of famed British composer Raphael Finzi, enchanted the atmosphere with Haydn, Mozart and Vivaldi.
Cocktails of pomegranate and lime juice with fragrant rose water cooled the steaming fashion crowd who were heatedly debating their next vintage acquisitions. Lunch was served on a tropical garden terrace with palm tree vista juxtaposed with Parisian jazz. At a stunning table setting we ate organic dill rice, freshly grilled vegetables and traditional lamb stew. The homemade pesto lasagna was long gone before some of the guests could get hold of it. We finished off with delicious rosewater and date macaroons by Alexandra M, homemade mini cheesecakes and crème brulee with pistachio Ishtha. Happy shoppers didn't leave empty handed: Fabulous goodie bags including Camilla Morton’s newly launched book “Christian Lacroix and the Tale of Sleeping Beauty” hot off the press, a selection of exclusive The overdressed postcards, a special Atelier-Mayer lip gloss inspired by Klimt containing 24 carat gold leaf, and a selection of typical Austrian Salzburger Mozart chocolates. Wish I was there!