Lanvin double-breasted denim suit + shoes and belt. Bottega Veneta clutch and a throwback Lanvin for H&M tee  for that high-low mix!  

Lanvin double-breasted denim suit + shoes and belt. Bottega Veneta clutch and a throwback Lanvin for H&M tee  for that high-low mix!  

As detailed in my last post, last Saturday I got the chance to check out the Mr Porter sponsored London Nocturne. I took in the action from an ideal vantage point... the Mr Porter Hospitality Lounge and Garden. Situated at the finish line near One New Change and St. Paul's, I caught up with the Mr. Porter team and met some other London menswear bloggers I'm sure I'll be seeing more of over #LCM. 

 

 Photo finish !  

Photo finish !  

it was a lovely evening spent with both fun (Penny farthing and a folding bike race) and serious cycling (the Men's and Women's criterium). Between races, myself and the other attendees were treated to drive-bys by Mr Porter taxis and some seriously dandified riders! 

 

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Inside the hospitality lounge there was a chance to relax in wooden chairs on some of the (greenest astroturf I've seen outside of a stadium!) and a curated edit of sportswear and accessories on display inside the tents. 

 Some of my fave pics including the Nike Mayflys!  

Some of my fave pics including the Nike Mayflys!  

 

Guests in the  lounge sipped on gin cocktails and wine with made-to-order burgers, salads, gelato, aubergine frites and my own personal favourite : rib-eye steaks from Stake Haus

 

 Fresh gelato!  

Fresh gelato!  

Full disclosure as the sun set and we geared up for the final races I snuck off to eat another one and a half steaks. I ate them so fast there was barely even time for a snapchat let alone a proper pic! :P 

 View of St Pauls from the lounge 

View of St Pauls from the lounge 

 Shoe-fie! My fave Lanvins!  

Shoe-fie! My fave Lanvins!  

All the days cycling action, (and the sports wear on display I couldn't help perusing) has inspired to get more active this summer!  Mind you i'll be renting a Boris bike and heading to Hyde Park as opposed to hitting the city streets. As, I'm still learning to navigate the streets of London as a pedestrian. I can hardly think of cycling in style while also remembering to Look Left and dodge double-decker buses can I?   

For those who are looking add some panache to their workout, or perhaps a great father's day gift idea you can shop the Mr. Porter Sport edit here

And browse some official photos via Mr Porter below