I am a member of The Glitterati – a super sparkly assortment of subscribers to Crown and Glory. For £20 each month we receive a box of Crown and Glory goodness worth £50, lovingly wrapped in tissue paper and sparkly tape. So far I have received three boxes and I have been utterly delighted with each of them. It has made me try bold and beautiful accessories that I wouldn’t have dared to put on my bonce even just a few months ago. Every item feels like a work of art. This in itself is pretty amazing, but The Glitterati is more than a subscription service with an awesome name.
Our Glitterati Gang Leader, Crown and Glory Creator Sophie King set up an exclusive Facebook group where we can swap items, get ideas on how to wear our heavenly head wear, snatch up extra offers and share our love of brightly coloured hair, glitter and all things C&G. Plus over on Instagram, you’ll find the #CGGlitterati hashtag full of sparkly superbabes completing monthly photo challenges, showing off their C&G collection or just taking standard snaps of the side, back or top of their head. .
Basically we are a community, and a wonderful one at that, I am full of glittery gratitude to Sophie for bringing us all together.
As if that isn’t all exciting enough, the beautiful Amber organised a Christmas meet up and it was at Dinah’s Cat Emporium, a very splendid cat cafe in London, yes tea, cakes AND cats!
There is something very special about the way you are greeted at Dinah’s (even beyond the “you must be with The Glitterati” welcome), it is like going to a secret society underground cat club. We were ushered through members-only style to the back and downstairs, after being carefully briefed on the correct cat etiquette. There is no waking, feeding, grabbing or harassing the cats allowed, because of course, the cats are in charge.
Downstairs there is a lovely living room feel, but the whole place is a purrfect haven for kitties. I now have a ton of stylish interior ideas to make my own indoor cat more comfortable and stimulated! I was impressed by the whole set up, which was friendly and well thought-through. The staff were fantastic and the atmosphere relaxed. If you’re a cat lover, then you should visit – make sure you book in advance.
The Glitterati girls were all amazing and looked gorgeous all wearing their C&G. We drank Winter Wonderland tea (taking deep breaths of its seasonal scent), ate cake (the salted caramel brownie was delicious and the red velvet cake looked gorgeous), stared at cats longingly, said “aww” quite a bit, attempted to brush some cats and lure the kittens over to our table and we chatted happily in between.
We had agreed in advance to do a cat-themed Secret Santa, and the I received was incredible! It was a box of gorgeous goodies, including a classy cat scarf, cute cat ring and a lovely loom band bracelet, handmade by young up-and-coming designer Bella (who is also the niece of my Secret Santa… remember you heard about her here first!).
Just when you think there couldn’t possibly be any more grin-inducing glee, there were some surprises from Sophie, who sent us a couple of extra gifts, as well as a generous contribution towards the cake and a very special Crown and Glory pass the parcel package. Oh my goodness, there was a prize in each layer and I got two! Some sparkly clips and these amazing black and silver no-snag hair ties, which I nearly brought a couple of weeks ago, so I’m glad I resisted now! The gorgeous Natasha got the last layer and walked away with a pair of the Liberace kitty ears in gold and we were all appropriately envious of and excited for her!
It was a such a wonderful evening. Huge big thank yous to the team at Dinah’s who were marevllous, Sophie whose presents were appreciated, but presence missed, and of course to the amazing Amber who organised the whole gorgeous get-together.
Before I close, to need to add that my own cat Eddie was rather put out that I’d been out flirting with other felines and even worse, that I am now blogging about them. So to make him feel utterly adored (which he is) I’m including some snaps of my favourite fluffy fella.