Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 29 November 2014

Pam's People: Fashionistas blossom in hotel secret garden

(L-R) Amy Phillips, Patricia Melroy, Kirsty Shawe
Unify showcase: Amy Phillips, Patricia Melroy, Kirsty Shawe who attended the Unify Showcase event in the Titanic Drawing Rooms in aid of the A21 global campaign
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Secret Garden: Sheila Geary and Sarah Gribben have fun in the Fitzwilliam Hotel’s Secret Garden
At the stunning Secret Garden in the Fitzwilliam Hotel are Nicky, Sarah and Brian Cahill
Karen Pasquali Jones and Alexio Pasquali at the Fitzwilliam Hotel

The Unify Showcase has become one that fashionistas do not want to miss as it shows the best collections from established Northern Irish designers as well as up-and-coming students and local boutiques.

It was held in the Titanic Drawing offices in support of the A21 global campaign to end human trafficking, a dramatic backdrop for a show-stopping event.

Guests checking in to the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast did a double take when they thought they had walked through the wrong door and had gone straight out into the garden. It was an easy mistake to make as the ground floor of the boutique hotel was transformed into a secret garden. The scents of the fresh flowers, which were abundantly arranged throughout, were stunning as were the cocktails and hospitality offered to the guests.

Table quizzes are a great fun way to fundraise but they don't half bring out the participants' competitive natures, and the gloves were off at the Pani Quiz Champions at Ten Square. I'll not mention that hosts CoolFM/Downtown won the wooden spoon – oops I just did!

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