Opened in 1955, The Westbury Mayfair, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London is primely located on Bond Street, in the heart of Mayfair’s fashion and arts district. The only hotel to occupy such a prized address, it shares its illustrious position with prestigious boutiques, arts institutions and city landmarks, offering an ideal base from which to explore the individuality and authentic personality of the neighbourhood. Recently House of Coco were in residence and St George’s Penthouse Suite was taken over by our #TeamCoco for 48 hours. Here’s what we got up to…

House of Coco founder, Laura Bartlett, headed up a goal setting retreat for the team where they discussed everything from themes for the upcoming print issues, the vision for 2020 and a brainstorming session around new ideas for the publication. Broken up only by a delicious lunch, the team were filled with inspiration and ideas to take House of Coco magazine to the next level.

Given that the sun was shining, it was the perfect excuse to head out on to the penthouses private balcony to do a team photoshoot. Showcasing designer brands that had been shipped in for the occasion, the avid photographers in the team shared their tips and tricks on getting the best shots.

Laura also spent time interviewing the team at The Westbury Mayfair, including Monika Mulder the Director of Marketing and Sales, before getting behind the bar with Ciprian to get her hands dirty at cocktail making (and drinking) in the famous Polo Bar. It was an action packed day of fun, ideas and team work not only from #TeamCoco but from the staff at the hotel.

Getting out of the hotel to explore the local area, Laura, Stuart and Caoilfhionn were chauffeur driven around London to see the sights in a lush Bentley from the team at Jack Barclay, the ultimate way to cruise the Capital in style!

After all the work was done, it was time to head down to Alyn Williams restaurant on the ground floor for a specially curated menu in the private dining room for some of the team who were also joined by amazing women that Laura has met along the way. From Bandi at Glamour magazine to Ashleigh from the BBC, every single woman in the room that night meant something to Laura and it was an amazing energy having them all together. Almost as amazing as the food!

The Westbury Mayfair really know how to make you feel special and after the day and night of dreams, it was time to retire to the suite for the night for Laura and Stuart where they got to download the activities of the day whilst watching the sunset from the balcony. The next morning, sad that things were coming to an end, the butler arrived in the suite to deliver a hearty breakfast which set them up perfectly for the day. This was definitely 48 hours that they won’t forget any time soon.

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For our #TeamCoco Editorial Shoot, the team were dressed in head-to-toe Paloma Blue. Shop our looks on


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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