What have we been up to?

We have been some busy little bees in the last month and thought we would give a little insight into what we have been doing.

To show how busy we have been this will be the longest blog to date!!

In the last month we have collectively been to 18 site visits, 9 showcases, 1 Jubilee tea party, 2 tastings and 3 private view exhibitions. Not a bad life some may say.

MASK being a bespoke agency can have all sorts of weird and wonderful briefs so when given an opportunity to see a new venue, place or space we never pass it up. Anything we can absorb inspiration from, we will. With Summer and even Christmas enquiries coming in we need fresh, organic approaches to concepts and that stems from getting out and about, keeping things current.

Here is just a little snapshot of some things we have been up to in the last few weeks. As a team we have individually listed some of our favourite things along with a couple of things we are excited about.

Sarah Kay – Managing Director

-Some lovely lunches at our restaurant Delfina. My new favourite dish is the parmesan polenta with artichoke and mushroom in a cream sauce followed by honey sorbet for desert.

–  Our Promotional event at Plaisterer’s Hall where one client loved the space so much they are booking    it for their summer conference!

-Some fantastic work experience placements, Victoria and Alice have especially helped us get ready for our summer season and even Christmas would you believe?

– Lovely evening with the Shakespeare’s Globe gang and some delicious snacks and cocktails

-All the bank holidays!

-We spend so long making pick and mix stalls, it was lovely to get to indulge in one at the Kensington Roof Gardens event. The white chocolate fish and chips are a particular favourite of mine.  Carly and I went a little mad.

-Getting very excited about our circus event at the HAC. Bring on the snake charmers, contortionists, acrobats, fun fair, live band, jesters, fire eaters, the list goes on.

-Some fantastic work experience placements, Victoria and Alice have especially helped us get ready for our summer season and even Christmas would you believe?

Melanie Rose – Senior Account Manager

-Sailing up the Thames on board the Silver Sturgeon sipping champagne and eating cheeseboards- also won a two night stay in Dublin!!

-Our new business client meetings, especially the one we hosted at the glamorous Laudree in Harrods completely surrounded by macaroons- definite Maskette material!

-Preparing for the jubilee 4 day weekend and attending street parties, the royal pageant, and lots of other fun celebrations to honour her majesty.

-Splitting the team to attend two showcases and trending #battleofthevents between Kettners and The Goring Hotel. The tweeting was insane and pictures sent included either a juicy cake or a peach martini

-Changing our 4pm treats to ice cream and half price Frappuccino’s when the sun FINALLY came out….and now it’s back to hot chocolate and cake.

-Attending the London Irish Rugby awards at the Hilton Syon Park…eye candy 😉

-Enjoying champagne and canapés at the Hilton Park Lane whilst getting a private viewing of their penthouse restaurant, Galvin at the Windows

-Entering the London Marathon eeeek

-Showcase launch at The Venue in Shoreditch- it’s going to be a great one for Christmas Parties!!

-LOVED going to watch my friend Holly perform on the 02 arena stage in her up and coming girlband VANQUISH, as they support Westlife!!! Watch this space

Laura Hatton – Senior Event Producer

– My amazing trip to Italy – going to Capri, walking around Pompeii and going up Mount Vesuvius.  Being a guest at a stunning wedding in Ravello and drinking prosecco by the beach   in Amalfi (actually just drinking prosecco every day!)

–         Site visit to Corinthia and having a delicious glass of Laurent Perrier with Louise in the courtyard with the sun shining.

–         A bit geeky but finally sorting out the Warehouse after 3 days of clearing it’s all neat and tidy!  (hopefully it will stay that way)

–         Spending the day at crEATe learning all the process that goes in to preparing for an event, there is just so much team work involved and the organisational  – also getting to make our own truffles…nom

–         Getting to walk around London a lot with the gorgeous weather – will probably have to wait until next year to do that again.

–         Going to the Goring Hotel Summer Party and eating the delicious canapés

–         Being the start line at the SCB event for their 3 day Sponsored Cycling for Seeing is Believing

Cassie Worman – Account Manager

–        Site visit to the Museum of London- really informative tour lady and just so much fun!

–        A tour of the Corinthia to see the politician’s penthouse suite- insane!

–       Going on the ghost tour in Charing Cross and the Planetarium in Greenwich

–        Attending the JLS Concert and getting a private box filled with wine!

–         Jamie Oliver Recipease class courtesy of our very kind clients

–      Seeing Patrick Monahan and Slam at the Create promo at the Mermaid

–      Our client tasting at Altitude- I felt like James Bond!

–      Making cakes and raising money for our company charity- Isabels Hospice

–      Training for the half marathon – sigh

–      My brother’s wedding coming up in July

Aimi Gibbons – PR and Marketing Manager

–  An exciting couple of months for me beginning a new job and entering the world of events but what a great way to start, working on a boat launch in my first week witnessing the opening of Tower Bridge, too many showcases to name.

–     Tour of Queen’s jewels at the Tower of London followed by incredible food thank you Blue Strawberry. One of my favourites was duck with a watermelon bubble!

–       Canapés and Champagne at the Park Lane Hilton

–          The BBQ of dreams followed by  frozen sub – zero nitrogen flying saucers at Kensington Roof Gardens

–          Hempel Showcase with Pimms and sticky sausages with mash dip!

–          Private tour of Lucian Freud and breakfast at National Portrait Gallery

–          Jasmine and Guava cocktails at Kettners

–          Polo in the Park at the Hurlingham Club with a pina colada out of a pineapple

–          Keeping the blog current with lots of fresh ideas as well as hearing such positive feedback as a result of the E-Shot

–          Training for the Major Series Live which will also be in October but all in aid of the Isabel Hospice. I am petrified!

Louise O’Keefe – Events Assistant

–          The Corinthia! I want to move in – the most beautiful hotel!

–          Site visit to Supper club loved how they have a different theme each week plus they have beds in the club!

–          Researching venues for a private dinner – fun to find lots of exclusive and hidden gems in London.

–          #Battleoftheevents the Kettners vs Goring ‘tweetoff’ was fun.

–          Always love a visit to the roof gardens sipping champagne amongst flamingoes!

Carly Bristow – Events Assistant

– Countless site visits! Supper Club, Late Night London and Shakespeare’s Globe being a particular favourite

-Our Jubilee tea party in aid of Isabel’s Hospice


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