Monday, 19 November 2007


Matches held their 10 year anniversary party last week at their Richmond store, so I thought I'd pop in with Sylvia seeing as we usually go to the Notting Hill branch. Its always nice with a change.
The invite promised luxury canapes, champagne and amazing goodie bags which made it sound even more promising!
Got there about 30 mins after it started and the place was packed already! We had a little browse but to my disappointment the selection was exactly the same as the one on Ledbury Road. Yawn.
So we decided to grab a Bellini and wait for the canapes to arrive. Boy, what a disappointment.
If Matches idea of "luxury canapes" is a dried crispbread with some tasteless chopped tomatoes on top, then they have not lived. Clearly.
Second disappointment came from the so called goodie bags. We were given a small bottle of Cowshed bath oil. Now, I don't mean to sound like a snob but could they not have been a little more adventurous?!
We left in a huff and headed straight to McDonalds. At least there you know what you can expect.
On a positive note, I am really looking forward to the new Matches branch opening this month on Marylebone High Street!

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