Clear your diary and enjoy a day of Regency recreation.
Her Majesty’s Ball is fast approaching, and we’re here to provide you with all the inspiration you need to get ready for the ultimate immersive Bridgerton experience. Follow our Lady Whistledown-approved itinerary and live like a Regency royal or a glittering debutante for a day. It’s just the thing to get you in the mood for the biggest soirée of the season. Follow our lead and who knows, you might be in with a chance of being named the diamond of the season by the Queen herself!
Take afternoon tea in a charming tearoom
Every good socialite knows that teatime is the perfect opportunity to catch up on gossip, see your friends and receive calls from your potential suitors. Why not start your festivities leading up to The Queen’s Ball with a visit to an elegant Chicago tearoom? If you’re feeling fancy, wander down to The Langham on North Wabash Avenue and dine on delectable sweet and savory seasonal finger food. Oh, and don’t forget their special tea sommeliers who are guaranteed to treat you like royalty with their attentive service. Or visit Vanille Patisserie on North Clark Street for their signature scones, and the option to BYOB, if you simply must have bubbles with your blinis!
Invite your friends round for a game of whist
Raise the stakes and get everyone’s excitement flowing with card games and a bit of healthy competition. Keep your wits sharp, as you’ll need them at the ball. A little bird told us that Lady Whistledown has a Scandal Hunt in store for guests and that those who find and decipher her clues will win a special gift.
Have your locks styled into a stunning regency ’do!
Everyone wants to make an entrance, and what better way to steal the show than channeling your inner Regency ingenue, rake or rogue with a charming chignon, some cork-screw curls or even a bold Brutus cut. Whether you’re calling your trusty hairdresser on speed dial or dusting off your tongs and putting in the work yourself, an afternoon of pampering is sure to get you in the ballroom spirit!
Promenade in your leafy local park
Want to be seen in all your finery, by all the right people? Then it’s time to plan a promenade in your local park. Whether it’s an amble in Millennium Park or a lazy picnic in Garden of the Phoenix, there is nothing like a warm breeze to put a spring in your step before an evening of glitz and glamor.
Shake up a Tanqueray cocktail at home
In honor of the Tanqueray x Bridgerton partnership, you can now get your hands on a Bridgerton themed-cocktail kit to try at home. Raise a toast to living your best Regency life with Tanqueray’s classic London Dry, succulent Seville Orange and the aromatic Rangpur Lime. Each kit is dedicated to a different family – the Bridgertons, the Featheringtons and the Sharmas. You’ll also get an assortment of gorgeous teacups and teaspoons in which to serve your drinks, plus an elegant pair of white elbow length gloves too. An afternoon of Tanqueray in teacups? Sounds like teatime just became T-Time!
Turn heads and enjoy a Tanqueray tipple at a high society ball
The final stop on your Regency day out is of course, The Queen’s Ball. Hosted at XS Tennis and Education Foundation, this extravagant affair promises a night of dancing, mesmerizing performances, string quartets and delicious cocktails at the wisteria-filled Tanqueray bar. Tickets are on sale now, and after the lavish day of leisure we have just laid out for you, it would be simply rude not to attend…