One of the priceless perks of working in the venue business is getting dibs on London's best drinking cabinets. On Friday September 11th, we made use of our London know-how and threw a cocktail-fuelled party in the spectacular Shoreditch spot, Studio Spaces E2.
The disused train station is now a paint-stripped, wooden-beamed loft that belongs to London's irresponsible younger cousin, Shoreditch. With hypnotic, multi-coloured lighting, the venue evolved from a versatile blank canvas into the intimate interior where we welcomed a few very special guests.
Attendees ranged from the Hire Space team itself to various clients and venue managers who we wanted thank and get to know a bit better - which was easy enough once the Looking Glass Cocktail Club, our drinks providers for the evening, handed out their dangerously delicious miniature spirits.
But catch-ups and drinks would suddenly come to a brief halt when Miss Chu wheeled out plate after plate of stunningly scrumptuous Vietnamese summer rolls, topped off by a finale of South-East Asian doughnuts (yes, they exist!).
And despite how delicious Miss Chu's canapes were, every so often our eager nibbling would be interrupted by amazed gasps when watching some top-notch close-up magic from Richard Kettle.
Friday morning was a weary one at the Hire Space HQ, but we were grateful to see old friends, make some new ones, and of course enjoy the beautiful Studio Spaces E2.
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