Smith & Whistle

Watching the Detective Tuesday 28th November

Smith & Whistle | Park Lane Hotel | Piccadilly | W1J 7BX London | United Kingdom

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Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is an entrepreneur with a background in fashion and events.  She is a partner in Vida8, the event side of London’s exclusive matchmakers Vida. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together with a flair for hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Jazz up your January at Boisdale Mayfair, Tuesday 16th January

Jazz up your January – blow away your blues at

Boisdale of Mayfair | 12 North Row | Mayfair | London W1K 7DF

Tuesday, January 16, 2017, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM READ MORE

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is an entrepreneur with a background in fashion and events.  She is a partner in Vida8, the event side of London’s exclusive matchmakers Vida. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together with a flair for hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Summer Loving – Tuesday 4th July

Rendezvous Summer Party

Bernardi’s – The Dog House (private room)
62 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BN

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Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is an entrepreneur with a background in fashion and events.  She is a partner in Vida8, the event side of London’s exclusive matchmakers Vida. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together with a flair for hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Francotastic Wine Tasting April 2017

Every year we look forward to the spring, the warm, longer days and Franco’s rosé wine list launch, unofficially considered the start of the summer season! What could be more agreeable than enjoying a crisp glass of rose accompanied by delicious canapés chosen from the largest restaurant selection of international rosé wines in Europe (seventy to be exact.)
Franco’s party is now in its 10th year and Rendezvous never being one to miss an opportunity is in its second year of our fabulous Francotastic wine tasting. A party of our very own in a private room and set up off the back of the launch party held the previous night.
Looking around the room and at the glistening pink bottles I had to think…. that’s a whole lot of tasty beverage – no hold fire (literally) I’m in the wrong film reference ….this is no Pulp Fiction of a night, I am certain there’s going to be some True Romance!

Franco’s director and restauranteur, Jason Phillips introduced the night and how the party had come about and the extensive list we would be tasting. Also giving the studious sorts a chance to answer the wine quiz and demonstrating how the Coravin system works, if on the rare chance you can’t finish that bottle of Domaine Ott you bought on a whim while flirting in the queue at Majestic; this is the gadget du jour!

Delightful entertaining and talented portrait photographer Stevie Roberts took the photos. I have got some lovely photos if any guests would like them please ask.

It was lovely seeing so many people travel in from so far and I’m not just talking The Shires, Brighton or Norfolk – there was Majorca, Monaco and India in the mix – you thoroughly international jet set crew you!

As the evening was winding up charismatic Gianmarco Franco (I’m always partial to a bit of Italian) sorted the quiz answers and we drew the name out of the champagne bucket – the winner of two bottles of rose was our good friend and Saga cruise Doctor Diane, she had already left to pack her cruise collection wardrobe and her Doctor’s kit to set sail the following morning. I’ll keep them safe, don’t you worry Diane!

Thank you to Franco’s wonderful team, you are a true credit to your business and thank you for allowing Rendezvous to be included as part of the unofficial start to the season…..Jason, Imogen, Samir, Gianmarco, Francesco.

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is an entrepreneur with a background in fashion and events.  She is a partner in Vida8, the event side of London’s exclusive matchmakers Vida. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together with a flair for hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Love Surgery Tuesday 16th May Gallery

What a fantastic Love Surgery party last week; a huge thank you to The Playboy Club for hosting us and to Cosmo Landesman & Dolly Alderton for pulling out all the stops and putting on a very glamorous, fun and informative chat show. House of Elrick’s swanky gin cocktails got the atmosphere going, introducing a new Gin to our enthusiasts. One to one advice was shared by our resident love experts in the form of Date Coach Ané Auret and a throng of Matchmakers from posh agency The Vida Consultancy. The goodie bags disappeared in minutes stuffed with Chocolate’s from Artisan du Chocolat, a must have Champagne offer from Franco’s Restaurant, a copy of the new magazine on the block; The Amorist and the best bed side table book Icons by Coco de Mer.
Photo credits to the effervescent Mr Stevie Roberts.

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is an entrepreneur with a background in fashion and events.  She is a partner in Vida8, the event side of London’s exclusive matchmakers Vida. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together with a flair for hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Love Surgery 16th May

 

Join former Sunday Times It’s a Date columnists Cosmo Landesman & Dolly Alderton for a sit down treat of hilarious and edifying chitchat on all things dating, where we can share our most amusing or outrageous dating tips, disasters and nightmares.

Twice married, currently divorced Cosmo,62, has five failed proposals behind him and a lifetime of anecdotes and life lessons, while his blonde, short-skirted sparring partner Dolly, 27, already has a rich history of liaisons under her (suspender?) belt.

Their great on-page chemistry translates brilliantly in the flesh, making the Love Surgery a must for daters.  Watch the movie from our last event.   Film stars – I’m sorry, but we won’t be filming this years event.

Location & what’s included

Ticket price includes a welcome cocktail; seated Love Surgery fun and delicious with canapés.

At 9pm as the event draws to a close, we have a private area with a paying bar in The Playboy Club’s stunning room.

Guests

Cosmo being 62 and Dolly 28 makes this perfect joint Vida8/Rendezvous joint event, so expect a group of varied ages.

Date: Tuesday, 16th May, 2017

Party Size: 85

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Cost: Members £80 male/female, single £50 - Non-Members £100 male/female

Dress code: Elegant Smart

Whats included: a welcome cocktail; seated Love Surgery fun and delicious with canapés.

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Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is an entrepreneur with a background in fashion and events.  She is a partner in Vida8, the event side of London’s exclusive matchmakers Vida. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together with a flair for hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Suits you Sir – Tuesday 21st March

Once upon a time at an event long long ago…actually it was a Thomas Dakin Gin tasting at Bar 20 to be exact. One of our guests remarked that a certain Rendezvous guest the dapper Jonathan should start his own Instagram account, and thus The Dapper Cad was born.
Zip forward a year and Jonathan is more dapper than ever and we’re delighted to have him co-hosting an event designed to get our Rendezvous men Suiting us all Sir.
Upmarket Dutch Tailoring company Suitsupply are our hosts, they create the sort of pieces that should be in every man’s wardrobe – smart enough, trendy enough and definitely dapper enough. And the price is ridiculously reasonable for a tailored product.
Jonathan will be choosing six of our Rendezvous guests to have a style make over. Yes sir, no sir, definitely suits you sir.

If you are a man who would like to take part or you have a male friend who you’d like to nominate to take part, please email us on Barbara@rendezvous-london.com
The audience will be choosing their favourite of the six makeovers and the winning man/look will win a new suit jacket – very kindly supplied by Suitsupply
Any purchases on the night above £100 will receive a free tie valued at £50.

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is an entrepreneur with a background in fashion and events.  She is a partner in Vida8, the event side of London’s exclusive matchmakers Vida. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together with a flair for hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Francotastic Wine Tasting – Wednesday 26th April, 2017

If your Italian is a bit rusty we can introduce you to the universal language of wine in the upscale calm of Italian restaurant & Jermyn Street favourite…Francos.  Just bring along a single friend or group of friends our Tasting Party. 
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Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is an entrepreneur with a background in fashion and events.  She is a partner in Vida8, the event side of London’s exclusive matchmakers Vida. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together with a flair for hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Club Event: Chocolate, chat & apps…Ladies only

Learn how to put your best foot forward online and attract the kind of singles you’re looking for

Tuesday 21st February at Artisan Du Chocolat, 81 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 4UL
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Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is an entrepreneur with a background in fashion and events.  She is a partner in Vida8, the event side of London’s exclusive matchmakers Vida. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together with a flair for hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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Venus and Mars Pre-Valentine’s Party – 7th February 2017

Tuesday 7th February 7.00pm – 10.00pm

Bernardis, 62 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BN

Join us for our star-crossed pre-Valentine Venus and Mars Party

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Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara Brudenell-Bruce

Barbara is an entrepreneur with a background in fashion and events.  She is a partner in Vida8, the event side of London’s exclusive matchmakers Vida. Barbara’s innate sense of what it takes to fit people together with a flair for hosting exquisite events, makes her a social anchor for all that know her.

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