This week, the pink haired one, aka fashion doyenne Zandra Rhodes, is launching a specially designed Iconic Afternoon Tea at The Mandeville Hotel based on her trademark eccentric jewellery and fashion collections. Guaranteed to stave off those winter blues the tea features clouds of bright pink meringues, buttery butterfly lavender shortbread and macaroon buttons plus sandwiches and scones galore all served on his 'n' her blue and pink patterned crockery designed especially for the hotel. Launching officially on Thursday with a Rhodes themed afternoon tea party where guests can also take in a Q&A and book-signing with Zandra herself and grab an exclusive trunkshow preview of her latest collection, the tea is available thereafter to all comers. Take a pew in interior designer Stephen Ryan's vibrant drawing room amid floral wallpaper, Perspex framed paintings and Venetian mask wall lights and get stuck in.
Preview party tickets for 8 December £52 and thereafter £26.50pp