27 December 2013

Have Yourself A Jazzy Little Christmas


A few days before Christmas, Mary and I visited legendary London jazz club Ronnie Scott's for their Cabaret Christmas Lunch. Although I'm not what you'd call a jazz fan, I've been to Ronnie Scott's a few times and there's something about the place that makes me want to return again and again. It's gorgeous inside with red velvet booths and long tables on tiered levels surrounding the stage. The performers and audience are as enthusiastic as each other resulting in an electric atmosphere. The food and service I've experienced has always been very good too.

The club was opened by Ronnie Scott and Pete King in 1959 in a basement on Gerrard Street in Soho. In 1965 it moved to this venue on Frith Street. The stage has featured names such as Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and Amy Winehouse.

The Christmas Cabaret shows which were running throughout December were completely sold out and I was pleased to have checked their calendar early so I could book tickets. We arrived for 12.30pm and took our seats which were right next to the stage, the room already buzzing with festive excitement. Throughout the show we enjoyed great food and drink as we were entertained by jazz musicians, a fabulous singer, a magician and those lucky individuals who were picked out of the audience to take part (happily, not me!).

The show ran all afternoon but we didn't feel ready to go when the lights came up at 5pm! We'd had such a fun time that we considered trying to sneak our way back into the evening session! Of course we didn't. I'm not convinced we'd have gotten away with it...


In case you were wondering, my dress is from Asos, the belt is from French Connection and the rose lace tights from Tights Please.

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13 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to go seeu a jazz band. I'm the same really, I don't really know anything about jazz but I just think it always looks and sounds like such fun! The food looks delicious too. Here's to 2014 adventures :) xxx

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    1. Well I'm always game for a bit of Ronnie Scotts! x

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  2. The club looks really fab but the tights, oh the tights! They. Are. Gorgeous.
    Jazz is always a winner.
    M x

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  3. Love your dress! Red is perfect for the festive season and you look gorgeous!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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    1. Thank you lovely! I was trying to look as festive as I could without dressing up as Mrs Claus! x

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  4. Looks fab and you both look gorgeous! I love jazz- it's the kind of music I can listen to all day! xxx

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  5. Oh I love your shoes, and tights!

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  6. I once went to Ronnie Scotts and the music was unreal - especially the percussion. I could have listened to it for hours! This lunch sounds wonderful, what a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas X

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  7. That show/venue looks amazing and love your outfit.
    You look gorgeous too--perfect holiday outfit :)
    x atelier zozo

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  8. Not a massive fan of jazz, but I would probably go for the atmosphere! Looks like a fun evening.

    That dress too! Gorgeous.

    Hmm maybe...

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  9. Ronnie Scott's is on our must do list - it sounds like it would be fabulous & my husband loves Jazz & Blues. And, well anything by the Stones!
    Love your tights!!!

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  10. I skipped to the end to find out where the amazing tights were from! Now I just need a pair of amazing legs to go with them...

    Looks like a wonderful night out, Caroline. I haven't seen jazz live for years.

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