SUMMER SLEEPOVER AT THE BONHAM

the bonham edinburgh suite

If you’ve followed my blog for a few years now, you’ll know about my annual Christmas blogger sleepovers at luxury hotels for an exclusive group of guests. This year I decided to do a summer one too, and I moved the location from Glasgow to the gorgeous The Bonham Hotel in Edinburgh.

the bonham suite bedroom

bright summer decorations

The Bonham were so kind to offer to look after us for this one, and we were really spoiled. I was joined by Lynsay Loves, Glasgow Beauty Blogger and Definitely Lovely in my suite for a night of culinary decadence, and brow pampering* from Benefit Cosmetics, before they retreated to their own rooms for a very comfortable sleep. Lynsay and I arrived early and she helped me decorate the room with lots of summery props.

party food table

I baked a huge raspberry buttercream cake, and asked the girls to all bring something sweet and summery too (totally unaware of the massive amount of delicious food that The Bonham were going to feed us), so we laid these out on the table in the lounge of the suite and all sat down for a gossip and catch-up.

newly waxed brows

the bonham ediburgh canapes

canape tray

Shona, a brow artist from the Benefit counter at John Lewis in Edinburgh then joined us before dinner to wax and tint all of our brows. Mine badly needed done and I only let Benefit do them, so I loved mine as usual – sleek, natural and with a strong arch. The Bonham brought us a lovely selection of canapes to enjoy as we got pampered too. The Black Pudding Bonbons with Chorizo was my favourite.

hobbycraft jewellery making supplies

DIY summer necklace

As we waited for dinner, we got crafty and made some cute summer-themed jewellery with a selection of jewellery making supplies* from Hobbycraft. They make making your own jewellery so easy with some of the kits that they stock, so it’s a very fun and affordable way to get some seasonal pieces in your wardrobe. I published a tutorial of some of the pieces you can make with Hobbycraft supplies, here.

food at The Bonham

The Bonham restaurant food

Our starters arrived and we were treated to amazing salmon tempura, as well as piping hot red pepper soup. After this, we enjoyed a main course of tender roast lamb with potato fondant, and the vegetarians had a yummy-looking cheese vegetable bake.

chocolate mousse dessert

chocolate fondue

My favourite of all of the courses was definitely dessert, and we were spoiled beyond our wildest imaginations. First, an epic cheese board arrived; then the richest, most decadent chocolate mousse with meringue and pistachio parfait. Just when we were fit to burst, The Bonham presented us with a heavenly chocolate fondue. They must have known how much we love chocolate. I forgot to take a photo of the mousse (I was too busy scoffing it, so Lynsay has kindly let me use hers).

the bonham edinburgh reception

the bonham staircase

the bonham edinburgh architecture

We literally could not move, so we all got cosy with blankets on the couch, put on Shirley Valentine and fell asleep; before crawling to our own beds with our food babies. The Bonham is such a beautiful hotel to sleep in and spend time in. It’s full of antique wood panelling and chandeliers, mixed with colourful modern art.

the bonham edinburgh breakfast

laura pearson-smith

The next day, we all met up for a girly breakfast downstairs. I had to have a traditional fry up to cancel out some of that sugar. It was such good quality – with Stornoway Black Pudding and juicy pork and leek sausages. We were sad to check out of this fabulous hotel, but we had a great time and can’t thank The Bonham enough for their hospitality.

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This stay was complimentary, but all opinions are my own.

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