Review of An Era of Experience

Last week was invited to the launch of An Era of Experience- which is a new venture best described  as a Travelling Vintage Party. The theme of the the evening was Speakeasy and they came through on their promise of delivering  an authentic vintage experience!

We were all ushered into a closed Dish Ran Away With The Spoon in West Didsbury, where candles were reflected in beautiful glassware and gin cocktails were served from vintage teapots.

The business minds behind An Era of Experience are four Manchester ladies linked by their love for vintage. Individually, each of them are successful businesses owners who have decided to come together to offer ladies of the North West something a fantastic vintage service!

From left to right –

Bethany Jane Davies, the glamorous make-up artist behind The Vintage Beauty Parlour.

Rachael Adams, owner of events planning company The Social Butterfly.

Sharon Lomas, owner of vintage china and prop hire company For the Love of Vintage.

Anna Gill, the baker and owner of boutique bakehouse  And The Dish Ran Away with the Spoon.

Nicola Wellard, a bespoke bridal accessories designer for Silver Sixpence in her Shoe.

Here’s beautiful Bethany working her magic with hair and makeup, and we also all had a wide variety of cakes to choose from, including vegan ones- so they really were able to cater for everyone.

We actually had a fantastic time at this event and didn’t want to leave! Highly recommended as a great girly get together.

 We also all took part in a crafty workshop to make our own 1920’s themed headband too- you can see our Editor’s here!

If you fancy the idea of having one of these amazing parties transform your home or space, for a special event in your life, to include cakes, makeovers,  headdress workshop and vintage props and tea sets then please contact Rachael Adams (event organiser) via email:

Prices for party packages are £60 per person for minimum numbers of 15 people and the travelling vintage party is available all over the North-West. Anything beyond 20 miles from Didsbury will incur a small charge for petrol per mile.

All photography in this article is credited to Katy Lunsford and the stunning floral arrangements were by Laura Coleman Flowers.