There are few more British events than a day at the races at the world famous Ascot race course. Fascinators and ties were hastily acquired to complete demure and respectable outfits, and Blasmin and Co. hopped on a train at Clapham Junction to attend the last of the big race days thanks to their official coffee of Ascot, Lavazza.
Lavazza, ever the epitome of true style, heritage and authentic Italian coffee, welcomed the newly sophisticated gang into the Royal King Edwards enclosure and the Lavazza exclusive area to enjoy expertly made lattes, espresso martinis with the right amount of kick and the chance to back a winning horse and watch them gallop across the finish line from the superb viewing gallery.
Maximus, looking dapper suited and booted, was among the winners backing his namesake horse in the exhilarating Lavazza race, and Blasmin didn’t do do too badly herself, though not usually of the betting ilk.
As well as enjoying the races, Blasmin and co and Charlotte from the London Blog, enjoyed expert coffee master classes from the baristas at Lavazza, learning how to pour lattes like pros and steam milk to just the right consistency to always make a winning cup of coffee to fuel the rest of the day. Guest speakers included the wonderful Raymond Blanc and wine know-it-all Oz Clarke
The food and wine festival at Ascot is the perfect day out for the ultimate foodie who can also indulge their taste for betting too and only a hop, skip and jump from London!
Go for a sophisticated say of fun and folly and pretending your related to Esquire Edmund of Cambridge
Don’t go if your suit is a little tight cos there are free food samples for dayssss
Tickets usually cost around £40 to the premium enclosure. Thanks to Lavazza for their very generous invite.
Return train to Ascot – £10
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Dress: Chi Chi London
Fascinator: House of Fraser