Monday, 31 August 2009

The Cheerful Soul Opening party!


The morning of the party I still had nothing to wear, I hadn’t had time to sort it out so I went down to Noa Noa, my favourite shop and there just happens to be one in Marlow (which to be honest did have a bit of an influence on our choice of location for the restaurant!)
I rushed in and explained that I need something for the opening party but was in a real hurry so the ‘Noa Noa girls’, Jo, Sam and Phoebe came to the rescue. They collected up an outfit for me to try on and the accessories to go with it. I tried it all on and it was lovely, then I realised I had no shoes so they rushed of and got a pair of perfect shoes. I was worried that they would hurt by mid way through the night, everyone who works in a restaurant will know how important comfortable shoes are! I am pleased to say that they were comfortable and gorgeous ALL NIGHT!

Then the night came, mum arrived who I thought was bringing the ribbon for the big opening and said “where is the ribbon?”. The ribbon was supposed to be delivered the day before!
Only a few hours to the ribbon cutting and no ribbon!!! No problem, my amazing mum rushed of to B&Q, bought a roll of red wallpaper and fashion the most amazing bow around on the front of the restaurant. It looked so much better that the ribbon would have looked. I was glad the other one didn’t turn up.


The night went brilliantly!





9 comments:

Mel said...

Congratulations! I accidentally came across this link when looking up to see how the winners from last year were going. The finale is aired in Australia tonight so now know what happens. Very happy the two of you won though and I hope the opening went well.

Australian Independent Radio News said...

Just watched the program in Melbourne, Australia. Look forward to ewnjoying a meal with you guys next time we're in England.
Good luck, Russel love your ideas,m Michelle love that smile!

Martin said...

I wish you both success.

I just love Raymond's 'passion' and layered approach. You really do make your luck.

Keep cool, best wishes guys,

Martin

Cara said...

I've just watched the update program on BBC tonight, and you both have done an incredible job with the premises. The restaurant looks amazing and one day we hope to pop by for lunch, just a shame we live in Northamptonshire and not Marlow...

Claire Harrowell said...

Loved the show last night, i watch the Restaurant every year and think you have been the most deserving winners. I was gutted not to have tried your Northwood Hills Cheerful Soul as i was only round the corner in Ruislip but am very looking forward to trying your New & Improved version out.

Congratulations both of you and hope to be eating your food soon :)

Claire x

Donna said...

Hi
I watched your programme the other night, wow you have really worked hard, it was really interesting, so much so, i booked a table for 2 in a couple of months for my husbands birthday, we are comming from Sunny Chelmsford so we have booked a b&b aswell.....We can't wait...
All the best.
See you soon!
From Donna.x

Melissa and Mark Lefkow said...

nice job and good luck

Anonymous said...

It's all looking very good, well done both of you, hope it continues to go from strength to strength.

Anonymous said...

Well done both of you, really enjoyed the show llast year and had my fingers crossed for you throughout the series. I had an op last year so watched the whole series and it really cheered me up! Well done again and best of luck for the future :0)