Friday 12 June 2015

VIP launch party of The Old Blind School

Hi everyone, I hope that you have all had a great week! I have spoken to you before about The Old Blind School in Liverpool. This historic Grade II listed building was formerly a school for the blind and it had been left in a sad state of neglect until it was recently acquired by Paul Newman and David Mooney of New Moon Company. They already had six successful restaurants and bars across the North West and the opening of the Old Blind School or TOBS as she is affectionately known means that they now have seven restaurants and bars. They spent a long time restoring the building to its former glory, designing the interiors with an exceptional eye for detail. Many breath-taking features catch the eye all around the building including two sweeping marble bars, feature lighting, a spacious outdoor terrace and works of art and ephemera adding quirky touches here and there.
The place feels welcoming and exciting as soon as you walk in, and the split level venue has over 200 covers meaning that it is a great place to dine or just to stop off for one of the excellent cocktails, wines and beers.
Last night was the highly anticipated VIP launch party and it was the hottest ticket in town. I felt very fortunate to be able to attended and I cannot wait to share a few of the highlights of the party with you! It was a beautiful sunny evening, and fire jugglers were performing outside when we arrived at the party! Inside, the thirst of the lucky guests was quenched by delicious Lemon and Thyme champagne cocktails decorated with herbs and flowers. The bartenders at TOBS are hugely knowledgeable, and they mix cocktails to absolute perfection!

This wall of hands is so striking! 

It was an amazing evening and guests had a wonderful time mingling over cocktails both in the downstairs and upstairs bars. The party really launched TOBS with a bang and this was a launch event that everybody will be talking about for a long time to come. There was a host of delicious foods on offer too, such as mini burgers, tempura prawns and fish in beer batter. Yummy. Plenty of people had booked in for meals in the restaurant upstairs too, and they were enjoying their delicious meals whilst soaking up the ambiance of the party. 

The amazing fire jugglers were so talented! 

Bar manager Chris expertly mixing a Mimosa-sorry for the sneaky pictures Chris !

Guests mingled in the two stunning bar areas.

As well as the fire jugglers, there was an amazing live band who performed an eclectic selection of classic tunes including covers of The Beatles. The crowds were loving the live music and some of the guests were dancing but I refrained from doing so as I was wearing heels and I had indulged in *one or two* (ahem) delicious cocktails! It was a pleasure to see the band perform and they were so talented! 

One of the delicious 'Blind Orange Mimosa' cocktails I enjoyed during the party. 

Later on I had the chance to catch up with some friends and I also met some people for the first time, which was so nice. I love going to parties and this one was just so much fun! Outside, plenty of people were soaking up the last rays of warm evening sun on the spacious outdoor terraces. The outdoor spaces really add another great element to TOBS and I can tell that the terrace will be the place to soak up the sun over cocktails in the summer!
Guests enjoying the sunshine on the spacious outdoor terrace at TOBS 

I saw the lovely Mark Byron who starred in Big Brother and has a very successful eyebrow company. We have met before but this time we had chance for a picture together.

A beautiful sunset on the terrace

 The stunning stairwell decorated with bespoke art works and a feature chandelier

 A delicious 'Blind Orange Mimosa' 

Cocktails in the sunshine. 

The bartenders hard at work serving the guests a variety of delicious cocktails, wines and beers.

A lemon and thyme champagne cocktail which welcomed the guests 

 I caught up with my lovely friend Emma and her friend Leah 

I had a lovely time chatting to Lyndsey who I met at the TOBS press party

 I met the lovely Ryan Mira, a very successful PR entrepreneur
I met the beautiful model Amanda Harrington during the party too.

What an unforgettable party, welcome to Liverpool TOBS!

So that is all from me for now, what an amazing party the launch night of TOBS was. Thank you to Paul Newman and David Mooney and everyone involved in making this such a wonderful occasion. I was honoured to be invited. What do you all think, would you like to sip a Mimosa in the bar at TOBS? I can't wait to hear your thoughts and thank you so much for reading this post! 

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Until next time,




  1. you look like you had funnn ^_^
    lovely post
    Lauren xx |

  2. Very interesiting post! Looks like you had a great day!

  3. you had a lot of fun

  4. Nice photos, yummy cocktails!

  5. Seems like you had a lot of fun!! :) the place and drinks look amazing!!!

    Xoxo Jessy

  6. Looks like a great place - those hands coming out of the wall are a bit weird.

    Lizzie Dripping

  7. great event! I can see that you had such a wonderful time! nice photos btw :)

    Love Peace and Shimmer

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  9. These are some amazing photos. Looks like a great event!

  10. This is so cool - I love the wall of hands too :)

  11. It looks like you had an amazing time! And oh my, the wall of hands is such a striking design. I love it, it's so eerie and beautiful!

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  12. Looks like a lot of fun, we have an Ice Bar in London too and I didn't manage all that long in the icy section!

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