Prosecco & Pupcakes Summer Party
On Saturday, Barney and I headed out for a little adventure up to Covent Garden in London to attend the inaugural event hosted by Crazy Dog Lady Events – for all crazy dog ladies and their dogs!
It was another glorious day in London, the sun was shining and London is at her finest when the sun shines.
We got the train, then a cab to the venue and as soon as we turned into the street, we knew where the event was happening. There, on the red carpet (yes, a red carpet!) were lots of dogs (with their humans), waiting to go in to this VIPooch event.
The Crazy Dog Ladies
Crazy Dog Lady Events was set up by two dog loving women, Katie Tovey-Grindlay and Muffy Hitzeroth. As well as being crazy dog ladies, Katie is behind the Twitter sensation #woofwoofwednesday and she runs Business Wonderland, which helps ‘turn your business dreams into reality’.
Muffy, along with Duke (her adorable French Bulldog) is behind the urban dog, and human, fashion brand, Duke Loves Fergie, offering stylish apparel and dog accessories.
It is safe to say that these women love dogs, so they wanted to organise an event which celebrates their love of dogs, for other dog lovers. Their vision was for an inspiring, fun and dog friendly event, sounds great doesn’t it?
VIPooches & Crazy Dog Ladies
This is the first dog event we have attended and, to be honest, we were a little bit nervous (well I was, Barney wasn’t, he takes everything in his stride!).
Social media, especially Instagram, can be a bit weird sometimes, because you form Instagram ‘friendships’ without ever meeting the people you chat with on Instagram. Also, you follow people, like their posts, watch their stories and you feel like you know them really well, without ever having meet them. So turning up to an event, with your dog, and not knowing anyone, is quite a big thing, well for me!
The saving grace of this event is that all the people attending are crazy dog people! We all know that dog people are friendly, if they love dogs as much as you do, then you automatically have something in common.
Luckily, for me, another border terrier owner, who I chat to on Instagram also attended the same session. I recognised her and Winston (her BT) as soon as I she walked in, it honestly felt like I had known her for ages and we were soon chatting away like old friends.
The Crazy Dog Lady Event
There were two sessions, each of two hours long, held at The Icetank in Covent Garden, solely for the Crazy Dog Lady event.
I have to say the venue was so stylish, all white, with lots of Instagrammable areas, including a gold sequined wall, white chesterfield sofas, a rainbow wall and much more.
Out on the white bar were the most doglicious cupcakes for humans and hounds. The human ones were vegan, almost too lovely to eat (but I managed two!) while the doggie pupcakes were woofed down very quickly, I think the two sausages sticking out helped!
Bottomless prosecco, helped the conversation flow freely as dogs (off lead) mingled with other dogs of all shapes and sizes. Dogs were tempted by liver treats and puppacinos and while their owners chatted, they indulged!
Barney was in his element, going round to every dog loving person, sitting nicely and giving his best ‘feed me’ eyes, he was given treats galore! Not to mention all the crumbs he woofed up from the floor (no need for sweeping at the end!).
I managed to drag him away from the endless supply of treats for a few photo opportunities, isn’t this one with Winston just adorable?
A Great Time Was Had By All
We really had a fun time with all the crazy dog ladies and lads. I really hope one day I might be able to take Sandy to an event like this, but at the moment she wouldn’t cope well with all the people, noise and dogs there.
With so many dogs wandering around off lead, with dogs they’d never met before, there were a few barks but otherwise all the dogs got on so well, just like their humans 😉
Time To Say Goodbye
After lots of laughter, chatter, photos, prosecco and cupcakes it was time to leave and make way for the next session of crazy dog ladies. We said our goodbyes, hugged lots of new friends and headed out with a fabulous goodie bag including treats for pups and peeps.
Around Covent Garden and Soho there are lots of dog friendly places to eat and shop, but after two hours we were shattered, so we headed straight home, but not before getting a little hint that there, maybe, another Crazy Dog Lady this year… psst it might be in November and it might be a Christmas one (but I didn’t tell you that, wink, wink – no pressure Katie and Muffy!).
Thank you to Katie and Muffy for organising such a stylish dog friendly event and to all their helpers on the day, we think it was a great success and can’t wait for the next one.