This weekend sees Queen Elizabeth II celebrate her official 90th birthday. Although her actual birthday was in April, June is the official birthday month, with Trooping the Colour the celebration of this ‘birthday’. That means the lady is an honourary Gemini, which can only be a good thing. (Can you guess what my birth sign is…)
Ahead of a weekend of celebrations, beacons, parties and all round jolly happenings, Selfridges has shone a spotlight on one of The Queen’s favourite brands. When she see Her Majesty carrying those very neat and highly chic handbags, there is a 99% chance that it will be from Launer London. These leather totes are beautiful leather creations that are often perfectly matched to her outfits, and have a timeless appeal a little bit like the lady herself. Launer London bags are not cheap, they are most definitely a luxury item that may require you to remortgage your house in order to afford them. But they are classically elegant, a bag you might be using forever (or at least until you’re 90 if Elizabeth ll is anything to go by.
The Queen and Launer London
Celebrate in Style
If you are planning your own celebration this weekend, Selfridges have put together a selection of hampers, gift boxes and afternoon tea selections that could help your party go with a bang (or maybe a hic! – there’s a lot of wine included.) My favourite has to be the Prosecco Celebration trio, because frankly one bottle is never enough, and, as I already mentioned sharing a (honourary) star sign with her Madge, I think this weekend is close enough to my birthday to start my own personal celebrations.