Our Tail-wagging ‘Trip’ To Paradise at the Pups’ Paradise Escape

Last Sunday, 13th November the great and the good of both London and commuter canines joined The Dogvine for a night of faraway fun at tropical escape restaurant Ollie’s House on the Fulham Road in Chelsea for our Pups’ Paradise Escape Supper Party.

Read on for details of our pawsome ‘trip’…

The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape Supper Party at Ollie's House
The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Mr Gizmo
The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Elmo

Our ‘Trip’ Hosts

With the help of the most fabulous and dog-friendly team, Ollie and his pack of dog-loving staff helped us treat pups and their pawrents to tropical vibes, heaps of fun and tempting hound and human menus in their gorgeous venue.  

Ollie's House - Pups' Paradise Escape

On this occasion, we had a lot of guests book tickets to come on their own – plus their pups, of course. We thought this to be brilliant as we had a social mixer for all in our heads when we first set out to organise this event. Ollie helped us devise a seating plan to accommodate our solo diners that paired people together, and judging by the noise levels and smiling faces, dogs really are the ultimate ice- barkers.

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The Faraway Fun

Serving paradise for pups 24:7 with their amazing dog-friendly holidays, our pals at PetsPyjamas brought us a slice of their getaway fun by taking over our main photo area.

With a brilliant doggy sun-lounger as the centrepiece, pooches big and small lined up to play with the Love My Hound tropical toys and holiday props to capture a memento of their trip to Paradise.

The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Miss Cherry
The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Teddy adopted from Animal Rescue Kefalonia
Gorgeous Teddy was adopted from Animal Rescue Kefalonia (ARK)
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The Fabulous Food

A huge portion of the success of our Paradise Supper was the menus – with lip-smacking dishes for both our furry and fuzz-free guests.

Trop-i-ccino from Denzel's and Wild Boar from Beco
Which to eat first…the ‘Trop-i-ccino’ from Denzel’s or the Wild Boar with Pumpkin & Broccoli from Beco?
Waiting to tuck into the Wild Boar from Beco | Photo: Jaimie Lynne Curtin

Thanks to our fabulous food partners, doggos tucked into a five-serving menu, kicking off with a Trop-i-ccino, courtesy of healthy and natural treat company Denzel’s. Next up was an amuse-bouche of WOOF&BREW’s Posh Pooch Luxury Infused Steak Bites. When the entrée came out, it was a case of blink, and you’ll miss it, as pups speedily scarfed down the ‘Free Roaming Wild Boar’ recipe from sustainable pet brand Beco.

Woof&Brew Steak Bites at the Pups' Paradise Escape
WOOF&BREW Posh Pooch Luxury Steak Bites

With the savoury dishes devoured, four-legged friends then moved on to desserts of assorted BILLY+MARGOT natural doggy iced treats and a beautiful tropical-themed, hand-decorated doggy biscuit from artisan treat company Fluff & Crumble.

Billy+Margot Natural Iced dog treats at the Pups' Paradise Escape
Billy+Margot Natural Iced Dog Treats
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Fluff & Crumble Natural Dog Biscuits
Fluff and Crumble Artisan Natural Dog Biscuits
The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Fluff and Crumble

With the dogs’ appetites satisfied, the humans were the next to get their fill. All guests were treated to a non-alcoholic Paradise Punch, a delicious Asian-influenced buffet and a dreamy dessert station.

The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House Buffet
The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House Desserts

Paying Forward the Pups’ Paradise Escape Fun

Integral to our idyllic supper party was a brilliant raffle in aid of Animal Rescue Kefalonia (ARK), a small Greek Island dog charity, who we support whenever possible here at The Dogvine, having volunteered with them on several working summer holidays. Top prizes included a £250 PetsPyjamas Travel Voucher, a doggy photoshoot with Raven Imagery and a beautiful luxury dog bed from Charley Chau.

Plus, an epic line-up of hound and human prizes from generous brands, including Beautiful Joe’s Ethical Dog TreatsBecoBradt GuidesCaboodleCollar ClubDavid YarrowDenzel’sHoop N LoopLeaps & Bound WineLove My HoundLove My Human Town HouseMaison Le LouOllie’s HousePet Teezer and Tangle TeezerPoppy & TedRaven Imagery, The Distinguished Dog CompanyVanity Fur MagazineWild for Dogs and WOOF&BREW.

The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape Raffle Prizes
The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape Raffle in aid of Animal Rescue Kefalonia

We’re delighted to tell you that the raffle and event raised a fantastic £1,300 for Animal Rescue Kefalonia (ARK); thank you so much! 

The Far-out Goodie Bag

Of course, no brilliant barker night is complete without a doggy bag, and our guests got theirs in the format of an amazing goodie bag filled with food and lifestyle gifts from Beco, BILLY+MARGOT, Caboodle, Denzel’s, Pet TeezerPetsPyjamasPoppy+Ted and Wild for Dogs.

The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape Goodie Bag

Plus, all the humans were gifted with a bottle of Leaps & Bounds Wine, a brand that pairs great wine with legendary tales of dogs.

The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape Leaps And Bounds Wine

The Holiday Snaps

In addition to the PetsPyjamas area, renowned London dog photographer Andrew Richardson of Raven Imagery was on hand to capture the gorgeous dogs, fantastic outfits and the general fun-time tropical vibe!

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The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Bolly & Elizabeth
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The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Bailey & Shazia
The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Lulu adopted from Animal Rescue Kefalonia
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The Final Thanks

Before we call time on our tropical trip, the final shout-outs go to…

The cutest dog model, Kenji and his lovely human Natalie, who went above and beyond to help support this event.

The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Kenji, Natalie & Carl

The wonderful JoJo, who, on hearing the news of Belinha’s passing and having volunteered at Animal Rescue Kefalonia (ARK) earlier this year, immediately reached out to help.

The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - JoJo

The fantastic Peter, who has spent many a working summer volunteering at Animal Rescue Kefalonia (ARK) and who we couldn’t quite simply do our events without.

The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Peter

And, of course, a BIG thanks to all the wonderful guests who came for fun and friendship at our Pups’ Paradise Escape. We hope that everyone who came along had a great time!

Teresa ~ The Dogvine and Alex ~ Bark+Beyond PR

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The Dogvine Pups' Paradise Escape at Ollie's House - Louis
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Hosting the Pups’ Paradise Escape…Without Belinha

As most of you now know, in the run-up to the event, I lost my beautiful girl Belinha, who passed away at approximately 16 years old (15 years and 10 months or so), leaving me absolutely bereft. Losing Belinha has been one of the hardest things I have ever dealt with, and at one point, I didn’t know how I could continue to plan a party when feeling so devastated. 

However, with the support of some good friends, I realised it would be a disservice to Belinha’s love of food, fun and socialising, a loss to Animal Rescue Kefalonia (ARK) and a disappointment to all of you not to press ahead with our plans. So, I hope you were with us in spirit, Belinha, watching all the ‘barking’ fun from above and that we did you proud.

Belinha in Covent Garden by Raven Imagery

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2 Comments

  1. 19th November 2022 / 6:54 pm

    Thank you so much for such a wonderful charity supper! We couldn’t be happier to be there to support you and celebrate Belinha!

    • 19th November 2022 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you so much for being such a star model Kenji and to your mum for all the support. Belinha would have been proud x

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