What: A dinner with Jo Malone and Tallulah Harlech to celebrate the launch of their #JustBecause campaign
Where: Jo Malone HQ
Who: Talullah Harlech, Arizona Muse, Ben Grimes
To launch the #JustBecause campaign Jo Malone and Brit model Tallulah Harlech invited a handful of friends, colleagues and Grazia to an intimate dinner to celebrate the launch of their latest campaign. Who doesn’t like the idea of giving or receiving a gift for absolutely no reason? Just because.
Before sitting down to the table we enjoyed a glass of champagne in the most elegant of sitting rooms – filled to the brim with black and cream balloons with Christmas catch up chats aplenty.
Over dinner Tallulah explained the menu was based on her 80/10/10 diet – a high carbohydrate, low protein, low fat diet that she believes helps to eradicate health problems and fuels your body. The diet is supposed to be 80% carbs – in the form of vegetables, pasta and just 10% protein and 10% fat – so meats, nuts and oils are all out. Her pal Ben wasn’t convinced but did like that the diet was dairy-free.
Talk soon turned to upcoming fashion weeks and to general fash gossip. Speaking about being an ambassador for the brand, Tallulah, (whose mum Lady Amanda Harlech was Karl Largerfeld’s muse) explained that she finds scents extremely important in her every day life.
She said: ‘I feel like it’s a great fit because it’s a British brand, I’m British and I have very British tastes. I’ve always been a big fan of the brand and I like scents that are clean and fresh in my home – but it’s very different when it comes to scents that I wear – they are muskier, deeper. My home still isn’t finished yet but I’m looking forward to hosting dinner parties when it’s done in February and I’ll definitely make sure it smells great.’
Speaking about the campaign Tallulah said: ‘I love the idea of just giving a gift for no real reason other than because you’ve thought of that person at that moment.’ We couldn’t agree more.
What we ate: Tomato, Coriander & Chive Gazpacho, Quinoa Salad with Broccoli, Kale, Apple & Pomegranate, Brown Rice Soba Noodles with Baked Vegetables & Japanese Red Curry and Banana ‘Ice Cream’ with Passionfruit, Mango & Papaya Ratatouille
What we drank: Chablis 2010, Domaine Droin, Burgundy, France