Dave and I like to surprise each other for special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, which is how we ended up at the Wine Tasting Fair at Burley Manor, our favourite place in the New Forest. To start off Dave’s 24th birthday celebrations, I planned this surprise evening for the two of us to celebrate in a lowkey but sophisticated way. Neither of us had been wine tasting before so we weren’t exactly sure what to expect when we walked in but we were pleasantly surprised at how casual and relaxed the evening was. Despite being the youngest couple there, we didn’t feel out of place in any way and actually ended up making friends with a few other guests! With fairylights, lots of natural light and wooden touches, we had the most beautiful setting for the evening. Canapés circled around while we tasted white, red and rosé wine from around the world, my favourite being the Legato from Italy.
We had the most wonderful evening celebrating Dave’s upcoming birthday at a place that’s very special to us. Evenings in Burley are one of our favourite ways to spend time together and I couldn’t think of a more beautiful place to celebrate a special occasion than at Burley Manor. There are lots of other upcoming events like a flower arranging lunch and summer afternoon tea with gin tasting, both of which I’ll be keeping my eye out for!
Do you also have somewhere special that you visit for celebrations?