The Parlour: nostalgic fun and civilised merriment without the modern accoutrements
(This is what we’re up to so we’ll be offline for the most part. Regular content and photos to follow.)
Using the site of an historic Clerkenwell shop, this 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.
This wistful pop up 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.
The idea behind the Parlour is to 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.
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, 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 (and this will be strictly enforced!), making time for quality, face to face conversations.
We launch on March 5th in London and will be posting pieces following the event…and want to hear from you too.
Watch this space for more details.