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Takashi Murakami : Flowers 22 Aug – 30 Sep

In 2003, Time Magazine named Takashi Murakami Japan’s hottest contemporary artist. His works have been exhibited worldwide and his collaborative designs with Mark Jacobs and Louis Vuitton were shown in their exclusive stores.

Now for the first time in Cornwall, a selection of limited editioned works will be on view at The Rosevine from 22 August until 30 September.

Moët & Chandon will be sponsoring the opening night on 22 August at 19h00 with Champagne for attending guests.

Read the full press release here.

 

 

Guest Blog – Putting the Vine into Rosevine

I adore The Rosevine.  Having lived close to this stunning country house by the sea for a fair few years, I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy delicious dining here and soaking up the ocean views from the divine restaurant.  So when it came to launching my latest collection I could think of nowhere better to arrange for the photo shoot than here.

My latest collection, Saphir, is inspired by the sea and the natural surroundings we are so lucky to have in beautiful Cornwall.  Cornish maritime tales, mermaid mythology and the magic of the ocean have all combined to make this new collection what it is.  Containing pieces such as coral-inspired combs, hand beaded hair vines (a massive trend for 2018/19), metallic details and mermaid crowns containing shells and sea glass collected just moments from The Rosevine, I could think of nowhere better suited for our shoot.

What made the shoot so special was the beautiful scenery.  Cornwall is so lucky to have such beautiful gardens and picturesque coves but it’s very rare to find somewhere that combines both.  The combination of the pretty palm trees, manicured grounds and panoramic views of Porthscatho meant the dream backdrop for the new collection and somewhere I knew would do the pieces justice.

I worked with local photographer Olivia Bossert for the shoot as she is also known for her love of the sea and use of natural light which were really important to the style I wanted to achieve.  We enjoyed taking photos in the hotel grounds and on Porthcurnick beach, just a stone’s throw from the hotel.  With beautiful fresh flowers provided by Amanda Taffinder, a stunning silk beaded gown from Christine Trewinnard and a relaxed yet elegant hair and make-up style by Make-up by Ione, we had the dream team and models Zoe and Holly looked the perfect part.

Saphir is the name of a shipwreck that went down off the coast of Cornwall 100 years ago this month so there could be no better location than The Rosevine to shoot the collection.  It’s all about beauty, bold yet timeless design and buried treasure.  The Rosevine has all of the magic that makes it the perfect match – it’s like a serene, seaside secret garden.  Check out some of my favourite images from the shoot below.

I’m also taking part in Open Studios Cornwall 19-28 May so the public can visit me in my studio in the nearby village of Veryan without an appointment between the hours of 11am-4pm each day (excluding 21 and 25 May).  I’m also running some fun millinery workshops.  So whether you’re a hotel guest who would love to see a Cornish craftsperson at work or a local who wants to visit a creative workshop and perhaps follow it with a delicious lunch at The Rosevine, just down the road, it’s the perfect day out.  Find out more about my workshops and the new Saphir collection here.

Written by Holly Young of Holly Young Millinery

 

 

Wedding Album: Rosevine Hotel, The Tomlin’s October 2017

“We both had our hearts set on the Rosevine – it just felt right!”

Anna-Louise and Ivan are two of the nicest people you will ever meet. The couple could not have been more loving, kind or full of laughter every single time we spoke or met them. After nearly a decade together the pair ‘s genuine devotion to each other is completely infectious. On the first weekend in October 2017 we welcomed the couples nearest and dearest for the weekend to celebrate their wedding, the whole party were so close and caring they were a joy to be around.

The first to arrive to the wedding was in fact The Father of the Groom in his vintage Rolls Royce on the Thursday afternoon! Purchased specially for the wedding after many years trying to convince the family he ‘needed one’. After breaking down several times from Polruan where the family live and Portscatho, the Rolls ended up in our car park for far longer than expected until a tow could be arranged!

The weekend began when the two love birds arrived and excitingly ran around the house putting up pictures of their guests on the door of the room they would be residing. We then put up the metres and metres of bunting Anna-Louise had painstakingly made in the wedding colour theme of soft grey tones. Once the bunting was up the BBQ commenced to kick of the celebrations.

 

Following a morning of pampering for the girls and a laid-back breakfast for the boys, the couple surrounded by their 65 guests wed at 1pm in our restaurant and it was just beautiful. Throughout the planning period the couple had told me how much they liked gin. So, post ceremony the party began with gin based bramble cocktails, which sweetly is the same name as one of their beloved dogs. Canapes accompanied the velvet tones of Lucy -Anna who performed as a surprise for Anna-Louise, arranged by Ivan in the lead up to the day.

Three downright hilarious speeches followed from Anna-Louise’s brother- in- law, Ivan and the best Man, before the wedding feast commenced.

Starter – Smoked salmon and beetroot salad with horseradish dressing

Main – Braised steak au poires, mashed potatoes and market veg

Dessert – Homemade berry pavlova

The laughter, gin and dancing ramped up another gear altogether when The Struts started performing! Two live sets and a DJ hour had the whole party dancing the night away, celebrating the marriage of two very special people. When we say everyone was dancing we really mean it…

October the 6th and 7th must be one of our favourite weekends of this year. Not only was it great to get to know such a great couple who we now consider friends, it was a lot of fun and a real honour to help make their wedding everything they hoped for.

Suppliers List

Photography – Heart Shaped Stone Photography

Singing – Lucy Anna Music

Band – The Struts

Cake – Jenna’s Signature Bakes

Dress – Elaine Rawlings Bridal

“When we saw the Rosevine for the first time, we knew instantly that this was the place where we wanted to get married because it provided the perfect setting for our friends and family. However, when we got married we realised that the extremely helpful and brilliant staff were so much more, and in fact the Rosevine wouldn’t be anywhere near what it is without the wonderful staff who go above and beyond in every way. We wanted the staff to mix in with our friends and family to share in our celebrations and they did this perfectly, many of our friends and family commented after the wedding what wonderful staff worked at the Rosevine. We really feel that we have made some lovely friends! The food matched the highest of expectations among our guests – everything was just perfect! We couldn’t recommend the Rosevine enough, it really is the most amazing place to get married and the accommodation is top notch.” Ivan & Anna – Louise Tomlin.

Recipe: An Indulgent chocolate dessert for the festive season

“We have nearly made it to….The festive season! Here at The Rosevine we could not be more excited for December, a month full of celebrations, over indulging and seeing friends and family. One of the highlights of our calendar next month is the return of our popular wine tasting evenings.

Saturday 9th of December our expert wine merchant Charles from Steevenson Wines will begin the evening fireside with a blind tasting game to awaken your taste buds. This will be followed by a 4 course dinner created and cooked by Head Chef Tim Pile and expertly matched by Charles. The menu has just been finalised and I can confirm our lucky diners will feast on the following;

  • Turkey, cranberry and Cornish blue Samosellini* with a parsnip and sage puree
  • Pan fried peppered monkfish cheek with Cornish scallops, chorizo and sauce Vierge
  • Cornish cheese selection; Helford sunrise, St Gluviase and Yarg
  • Dark chocolate and malt whisky Delice with smoked peanuts and honeycomb ice-cream
  • Wine pairings will be revealed on the night.

*One of Tim’s new creations, a cross between a samosa and tortellini!

Looking for a dessert to delight your friends when you have them around for dinner in the coming weeks? Tim has shared the recipe for his indulgent Delice, enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 50g Egg yolk
  • 25g Sugar
  • 125ml Milk
  • 125ml Double cream
  • 175g Dark chocolate
  • 75ml Whipping cream
  • Single Malt Whisky

Method:

Melt the chocolate over a Bain Marie then cream the egg yolk and sugar together. Warm the milk and cream in a saucepan and then pour the cream and milk over the egg yolk and sugar mixture. Cook over a low heat until mixture thickens to coat the back of a spoon. Place the chocolate in a blender and blitz adding as much whisky as you like. Pour in the custard mix until incorporated and fold in the lightly whipped cream. Allow to cool and set a little in a bowl then serve.

If you would like to join us on the 9th of December, places are £45.00pp including the wine game, 4 course dinner and pairings. Call 01872 580206 to find out more, please also ask about special room rates for ticket holders.”

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Wedding Album : Rosevine Hotel, The Carson’s June 2017

“We really want an intimate and elegant day with food and wine to match”

wedding rosevine hotel carsons the flowersLynsey and Craig are so in tune with each other. Now that is a big statement to make when you meet as many couples as we do in the hospitality industry, but during the planning of their wedding, the couple of days before and the day itself they both could not have been more relaxed about the commitment they were about to make to each other. The photos and memories just highlight further how at ease and happy they both are with each other. (Just look at how much laughter!)

Over two days in June 2017 Lynsey, Craig and 50 guests celebrated their marriage in a quiet corner of the Cornish coast. The weekend kicked off in style with catch ups, cuddles and a couple of G&T’s(!). The plan was a family BBQ on the nearest beach and even a little bit of drizzle didn’t stop this party from strolling down to the sand to enjoy!

Bright and early the guests were woken by a gentle knock at the door as breakfast hampers were delivered, to be devoured in their apartments while getting suited and booted. Now what about the couple themselves? Craig spent most of the morning relaxing in the swimming pool with his groomsmen and Lynsey sipped Moet and had a giggle with her girls as she was pampered in her suite. Like I said, the most chilled out morning for the pair of them!

The couple chose to have their ceremony here at The Rosevine overlooking the sea. Emotional and full of love, the vows were beautiful and meaningful. Post ‘I Do’s’ everyone could not wait to enjoy the sunshine that had appeared. Plenty of prosecco and gorgeous singing from acoustic singer Cariss were the perfect pairing to the drinks reception. As the guests enjoyed the garden the team set to work to transform the house into the elegant dinner party layout Lynsey had envisioned. White linen, candles and soft pretty pastel flowers decorated the tables and window sills, the overall effect was classic and beautiful.

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Both the bride and the groom are big foodies and wanted the wedding breakfast to be a highlight of their wedding. Pulling together ideas from both the couple and Head Chef Tim, along with a weekend in Cornwall to taste, the menu was decided and enjoyed by all.

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Starter – Soy marinated chicken skewer, gem lettuce, mango, lime and cucumber salad with peanut and sweet chilli dressing

Main – Slow Cooked Short rib of beef, buttery mash, caramelised shallot puree, red wine Jus & market vegetables

Dessert – Homemade arctic roll, clotted ice cream, fresh strawberries and raspberries

What followed had to be some of the most animated speeches we have seen! Craig buried his head in his hands on a few occasions and Lynsey just cried with laughter next to him! The party spilled out into the late afternoon sun for games, giggling and one or two Bramble cocktails. We have these two to blame entirely for our new-found love of these very tasty drinks, so much so we now serve them as a permanent fixture on our drinks menu! (Get the recipe here)

Now let’s just talk about the cake!! The 4-tiered masterpiece was handmade by Lynsey’s mother who came down to Cornwall early to make it in her rental cottage a few days before the big day. Sorry ladies and gents unbelievably this is not what she does for a living so I cannot pass you her number, but what an amazing and personal touch to the day.

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This group were really up for a dance and a party, with so much excitement and a few brambles on board, as soon as DJ Robin began the dancefloor was packed! The celebrations lasted long into the night and I am proud to report the lovebirds were the last two standing.

Plenty of weary heads and a mountain of bacon were present, as everyone came down for a much-needed cooked breakfast before making the journey home.

SUPPLIERS LIST

Photography – Olivia Whitbread-Roberts

Flowers – George MacKay

Hair – Sarah at Capella Hair

DJ – Fistral Stereo

“Thank you so much for everything you and the team did for us over the weekend – it’s no mean feat with so many people! It was everything we imagined and dreamed of, it couldn’t have been more perfect!”

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