Our latest magazine has a Hollywood theme and when we were thinking about how to bring the glamour that Tinstletown oozes to life for the Gatsby Picnic at Art Deco weekend, we thought of one of our partners, Hendrick's Gin. For those of you who don't know, Hendrick's is a most unusual gin made with infusions of cucumber and rose petals. It's a glamorous tipple and the fit was a natural one. When they agreed to work with us on our gazbeo my mind went racing, thinking about all the fun one can get up to with the humble cucumber and Cucumber Cinema was born!
But it didn't happen without a little effort. On Sunday morning bright and early, we rolled out the red carpet (well we very nearly didn't as the red carpet had been left behind in Auckland... but that is another story entirely!), popped up our brand spanking new-ish gazebo and created a Hollywood-worthy Cucumber Cinema set for guests of Glory Days to come and enjoy gin, cucumber carving, music and magazines in the sun. In the end, we had a delightful range of carvings including cars, canoes and cloche hat wearing ladies.
Deciding that caffinated sustenance was needed to finish the task, we left our sad excuse for a gazebo for an hour to get some of that much needed liquid morning wakeup juice. Unfortunately the wind was rather fierce last year and we decided over coffee that if, on our return, the treacherous excuse for a tent had blown off to fairer shores we would weep heartily, abandon the whole idea and go home.