The Bridges Manor x Chess 101 (Breakfast at Raw Press, London)

Okay, first, I’m SO sorry for the lack of posts recently. Moving the blogging platform over wasn’t as nearly smooth as I thought it would be… It wouldn’t let me type or upload pictures for about a week, but now I’m BACK IN ACTION. I have so many posts to catch up on, so I’ll be trying to post everyday to make up for being such a bad blogger!

Back to the post – another Bridges Manor event! Weeeeeeee! This time it’s CHESS! How did it come about, you ask? Well, Ming really wanted to learn chess. Now here we are.

We hosted it at the fantastic, healthy, delicious Raw Press!

P1420622

We arrived early  to set up shop!

I also took the opportunity to snoop around and take pictures of the place. It’s so bright and clean!

P1420614

P1420606

P1420613

P1420602

P1420616

If you couldn’t already tell, it’s one of the healthiest hot spots in London. Pay it a visit if you haven’t already!

Soon enough, our beautiful ladies arrived. Ready to give to support our chosen charity (Destiny Rescue), eat clean and learn some CHESSSSS!

P1420628

It was an early start, so we all had some coffees and teas to perk us up.

P1420626

P1420632

P1420634

There was also water on stand by.

It just FEELS healthy, doesn’t it?

P1420637

We also had bundles of their incredible cold pressed juices to keep us going.

P1420624

Then the chess began!

P1420641

Our teacher was the best. As in HE is THE best.

Malcolm Pein is an international chess master and is The Telegraph’s chess columnist. And he was here, teaching us ladies how to play chess.

P1420643

I already know how to play chess (bragging I know), and I’ve won a couple of games at an interhouse tournament at boarding school (YES OKAY THAT HAPPENED) so I’m like, decent. But not only did he teach everyone to play, he taught us tactics and tricks and he was absolutely insane!

We became chess QUEENS.

P1420649

P1420652

The cold pressed juice was clearly guiding our minds through it all.

P1420656

So many skills. Try play me. I dare you.

P1420664

Not long after, we were all famished. Working your brain makes you lose more calories you know. It’s a fact.

Thank goodness we were in Raw Press. Healthy and so freaking delicious, not to mention Instagram-worthy!

P1420705

The bowls were what I were after.

P1420683

P1420675

P1420678

P1420695

P1420701

P1420710

There was also the avocado toast, which looked so insanely good!

P1420691

However, my eyes were on the Acai Bowls. Honestly, they’re the best I’ve had in London so far. Good Life Eatery is good too but it’s always warm!

P1420724

I’m so thankful for this group. It’s brought together so many great girls, and we get to celebrate health and learning different skills, whilst supporting an absolutely incredible cause.

P1420737

P1420743

P1420734

P1420736

P1420742

P1420746

We all adored Malcolm. If you want to learn chess, or just improve, or just have a lovely afternoon, he’s your man.

P1420739

Thank you to all the girls who came and supported this amazing event! And thank you to all our sponsors, as always, you are angels!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *