The title of her book called on people to 'Celebrate', and the Duchess of Cambridge's little sister Pippa Middleton, did just that on a recent night out with friends. Brunette Pippa – clad in an autumnal, metallic-effect outfit – was the centre of attention as she attended the bash thrown for W&W Jewellery on Monday evening.
Her close friend Kate Redman was by her side and the two ladies cuddled up for a photo in Barts Speak Easy Bar. Fashion-forward Kate is the face of the bespoke jewellery company, while Pippa is a fan of their distinctive, colourful pieces. The two women's friendship is well-know, and they are often seen stepping out together on the party scene. This particular soiree was a welcome break for Pippa, who is relaxing after the pressures of launching her first book, Celebrate: A year of festivities for Families and Friends. In the tome, Pippa details recipes, tips and advice for parties and family gatherings such as Halloween and Bonfire Night. She delves into her family past to divulge traditions like how to make lollipop-studded pumpkins and floating garden ghosts.
Writing in the book, the pretty brunette acknowledges that many readers may initially check it out due to her high profile as the future Queen's sister. "I know many of you will pick up the book out of nothing more than curiosity," she writes. "[But] I can assure you that it feels even stranger to me than it probably does to you to have seen so much written about me when I have done so little to paint a picture of myself. This is my first chance to do that and I've enjoyed every minute of it. "The book is designed to be a comprehensive guide to home entertaining, based on my experience in my family's business Party Pieces and work for London-based events company Table Talk." Pippa was reportedly given a £400,000 advance for the book, which is 417 pages long and perfect for that last minute party rush. She explains that because "entertaining on any scale can be stressful and daunting", Celebrate puts all its focus on "ways to manage and enjoy the process".