This weekend was filled with fun and exciting things that I did for my Birthday, with my friends, (because who else do you want to drag around London in the cold rain with you?)
Early Saturday evening was spent exploring the House of Peroni installation in Brick Lane, which is open until the 25th November if you wanted to check it out. Highly recommend!
Peroni have been putting on these installations for a number of years, each installation resembling some aspect of Italian culture. This year being home life.
We entered the building through a tunnel of blue lights that lead into a very open space filled with the sounds of people enjoying themselves. We were in the kitchen.
I had read up a little about the event before going there, but what I hadn’t expected was for the staff to be in character; two Italian ladies welcomed us to their home, while they were peeling potatoes at the dining table. This made me feel instantly more relaxed, but also a little excited. I love knowing that even small details of events like this have been thought through.
Peroni is a beer and so our next point of call was to get one, find a seat and enjoy the meticulously put together installation.
As part of the installation you could experience different aspects of the House of Peroni, by purchasing keys to the different rooms. Some rooms were open like the dining room/living room and garden, which had clean laundry hung from the ceiling. While others needed a key in order to get in. With each key costing £10.00 per person, we decided to choose the room with the best appeal, which for us was the Snug.
In the snug we were given a masterclass in cocktail making from one of the creators of the House of Peroni. Amazing! and so was the cocktail, which had been specifically designed for the event.
This was the end of part 1 of my Saturday Birthday celebrations.