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Dearest gentle reader, now is the moment to start anew! As spring ushers in a flourish of festive occasions, the social season showers us with revelries that bloom with possibility. And that’s not all: We’re only days away from the premiere of Shondaland’s Bridgerton prequel series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, debuting Thursday, May 4, 2023, on Netflix!
Before we’re ushered away into another time and place of the Bridgerton world, how better to prepare for the story of young Queen Charlotte and young King George than to indulge in delectable delights, fashions, and gifts that invite you to be whisked from the edges of the ballroom? Books and board games, teas and tiaras, pearls and polo shirts — as the Bridgerverse expands with Queen Charlotte and the upcoming third season of Bridgerton, so do the regal offerings that will add a touch of the ton to your life. Shop away!
'Queen Charlotte' Afternoon Tea at the Lanesborough Hotel, London
The popular and innovative Bridgerton-themed afternoon tea at the Lanesborough hotel introduces its latest iteration of seasonal afternoon teas. Look forward to a richly period-decorated dining room, naturally illuminated during the day by a domed glass roof, and delectable pastries, sweets, finger sandwiches, and more. Begins May 4, 2023.
Stradivarius x Queen Charlotte Collection
Afternoon teas and other notable gatherings are an opportunity to celebrate friendship, confidence, and perhaps some power dressing. Be inspired by this dynamic collection from Stradivarius of wears that features pearls, crystals, delicate sheer overlays, bow designs, and gorgeously soft hues via a modern interpretation of Regency-era fashion. From ethereal tulle skirts to bow-themed accessories and more, the answer to “What shall you wear?” will be in your closet. Available May 4, 2023; online only in US.
The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience
Welcome to the festive season’s most coveted ball! One evening of your time experiencing an event most wondrous, this immersive extravaganza transports you to Regency-era England with a feast for the senses replete with lavender-colored wisteria, multitudes of flower arrangements, music, dancing, and powdered wig-wearing performers in period costume. The wigs are tall, and the dresses grand, so do your best to impress the queen and become the Diamond of the Season. Starting April 27, the Queen’s Ball will be in New York City for 2023, and guests can go even deeper into the experience with a retail shop, photo opportunities, and dance floor all in one large space.
Bridgerton x Primark
A floral satin robe. A satin chemise. And an exquisitely gilded teacup. Available in select locations stores across the UK, US, and Europe, Primark offers an uplifting array of lifestyle accessories in mix-and-match color pastels and pretty palettes to help secure your position as the most stylish from morning through night. Available May 7, 2023.
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