Early in the week it was a 5am start to set up a networking event at Grace Belgravia. Grace is a new ladies only club just behind Knightsbridge, between Waitrose and Mosimanns.
It is probably the most beautiful and livable interior design I have ever seen. I've probably mentioned before about how I get quite bored in those Zen like spas and that all the emptiness makes me feel distinctly uncomfortable, my mind goes to depressing places and I start to feel well, just empty.
Grace is different to that, it is precise and ordered, but very busy, there is lots to see and discover and many details that occupy your mind and keep you centred in the present without feeling lost.
Full membership is quite pricey (around £3,000 a year) for that you get full use of the spa and all of the classes, but there is an evening membership which is only £250, it is offered fairly quietly, but I am tempted to join as I loved the crowd there. Unlike most uber-luxury places, it's not full of women hunting for a rich man. Quite the reverse, since it's ladies only, it's a place for women who like the company of women (not sure how to put that without some kind of double entendre). Simply, if you are a girl's girl you will love it. Everyone is relaxed and chatty, it is the friendliest I have ever found a group of London ladies to be. There's just no distrust/female competitive behaviour, if that's your bag you wouldn't even consider joining. I thought it would be all local Knightsbridge ladies who lunch, but it was mainly business women, who use the club as a second office, and what a beautiful second office...
I wore my Jaeger trousers and Alberta Ferretti top from the Music Rooms, (just realised I looked like I was in my beautician's uniform)
I was admiring how pretty the roses were, when they came to change them as they were looking a bit old!
We finished the day with a couple of glasses of wine and some of the delicious food made on site, it was a lovely day, and I met some great people.