By Invitation: A Night in New York with Michael Bublé (+ a Competition)

A Girl, A Style _ Times SquareA Girl, A Style _ Michael Buble

As those who follow me on Twitter and Instagram will have seen, a little while ago I was invited to New York to join Michael Bublé to mark the launch of his debut fragrance, By Invitation, and new album. And when Michael Bublé calls, you definitely answer (and jump on the next trans-Atlantic flight). Regular readers will know my that New York is one of my true loves (I’ve been every year for the past 7 years), but this was definitely one for the books.

After spending our first day ticking off as many of our favourite New York things as we could, on the second day we were treated to a fragrance masterclass with renowned perfumer Karine Dubreuil-Sereni, who worked alongside Bublé to create By Invitation. I’m a bit of a fragrance obsessive, so it was so wonderful to learn about the complexity of the fragrance notes (from precious white musk to cassis and red roses) and the process that goes into creating a perfume. Truthfully, I normally avoid ‘celebrity’ fragrances at all costs so was worried I wouldn’t like this one, but it is honestly gorgeous; feminine but not saccharine, classic and yet modern. Mr Bublé summed it up by saying that if he were to pass a gorgeous woman on the street, this is the smell he would want to catch as he passed. I’ve been wearing it constantly since autumn (I especially love it spritzed into my hair or on a scarf so that it lingers all day), and am always getting asked what I’m wearing.

A Girl, A Style _ Times SquareA Girl, A Style _ Michael BubleA Girl, A Style _ Chanel Classic Flap Bag

My friend Hayley and I were lucky enough to get to spend time with the man himself in the afternoon, and he is quite probably the most charming man I have ever met (lovely, kind, handsome and hilarious in equal measure). Needless to say, my long-standing Bublé crush went up a few notches (sorry, fiancé!). Afterwards, we hopped to DryBar for a blowout (when in New York…) before headed back to the iconic Hotel Edison to get ready for the evening.

Downstairs, the ballroom had been transformed into an intimate jazz club (scented with By Invitation, of course), where we were serenaded by Mr Bublé and that voice. I grew up idolising the glamour of the stage and the old jazz crooners, so getting all dressed up and running through a glittering Times Square to hear Bublé perform at the iconic Edison Ballroom will definitely go down as one of my favourite New York moments to date.

A Girl, A Style _ Times SquareA Girl, A Style _ Times SquareWearing: Self Portrait dress (similar style here) // Whistles sandals (sold out, but similar style here) // Chanel bag // Kenneth Jay Lane bracelets (similar style here) // J.Crew necklace (faux pearl version here) // Lulu Frost earrings.
Beauty: Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in ‘Bosworth’s Beauty’ // Deborah Lippmann nail polish in ‘La Vie en Rose’ // NARS blush in ‘Gaiety‘.

Thank you, Mr Bublé for the most magical evening in New York City!

Love, Miss B xx

Any fellow Bublé fans out there? I’m giving away a bottle of the gorgeous new ‘By Invitation’ fragrance signed by Mr Bublé himself, just in time for Christmas! Just comment below letting me know why you should win and I’ll choose and announce the winner on the 2nd December.

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I was flown to New York courtesy of Michael Bublé and ‘By Invitation’. Photos of me by Bang on Style (thank you, Debs!)

16 thoughts on “By Invitation: A Night in New York with Michael Bublé (+ a Competition)

  1. Michael Bublé and New York in one trip?! I’m unbelievably jealous and the perfume sounds wonderful! He’s the basis of my Christmas soundtrack – a signed bottle would be incredible!
    Jess xx

  2. Ahh what an amazing trip-Michael is my favourite I’ve always wanted to see him!! Already listening to his Christmas album and praying for his little son. Would love to receive that signed perfume!! Great post + giveaway!

    • Because i have had a tough time recently and winning this woold would be perfect as I am a perfume junkie.
      Sending prayers to Michaels son having to have chemotherapy . Hate it when children are in pain.

  3. Oh what a gorgeous prize! I would love to win, mostly because I’m a bit like you, not a huge fan of celeb fragrances (they all seem so sickly!) xx

  4. I adore your blog and get extreme vicarious pleasure from your wonderful life.
    As a stay at home single mum of 4 daughters my life is one tedious day after another all same same day in day out. Your blog is a wonderful escape for me.

    Cheers,

    Victoria x

  5. I remember reading this incredible post with such joy that you were in my favourite city enjoying the most incredible, talented man, Michael Bublé. I lived vicariously through this post for a moment imaging what I’d be feeling if I were in your shoes! I would love to have the chance to win his delightful scent. I can just imagine breathing in the lovely smell on my scarf on a crisp, winter’s day walk.

  6. Amazing night! I actually would give the bottle to my mother- she may be Michael Bubles biggest fan ever. I think she’s seen him five times in concert now and I can always count on hearing his music throughout the house whenever I go home for the holidays. I would love to be able to surprise her with this!

  7. Bublé’s been a part of my life for a long time, my Mom’s boyfriend and her would slowdance to his music, and he’s been a huge inspiration for me and my art. He’s a guy with a genuine heart and love for the people around him, which is something most stars don’t have nor share. He wants to keep jazz alive with his own twist and I adore him for that. It’s almost what I want to do as an artist.

  8. So incredibly envious of what sounds like an amazing experience. Michael Buble is one of those rare kinds of person (celebrity) I actually would love to meet one day.
    I’m very much with you when you said you try and avoid celebrity fragrances but because it was Michael Buble I had to try it and I loved it (and I’m very picky when it comes to fragrances).
    I bought some for my mum’s birthday which is today, short on funds otherwise I would have bought 2 (one of myself too), maybe next month.

  9. Would love to win this for a friend. She loves the perfume but hasn’t had the spare cash to be able to treat herself so I’ve been decanting some of mine into a little atomiser for her. It’s all about spreading the Bublé love!!! ❤️

  10. I have loved Michaels music for years. I have been lucky enough to see him in concert several times. 2 of those being seated front row. I have also met him briefly until 4 weeks ago when myself and another fellow bublette travelled from Ireland to London as we knew he was appearing on a radio show and doing a tv appearance that evening. My twitter profile is the photo Michael took with my phone as I was too nervous to stop shaking. This was after returning my phone as he had walked off into the studio for the interview holding it.
    He is always totally gracious and giving of his time and for me it means so much

  11. By Invitation is so gorgeous, its now my everyday perfume! And because it stays with you, its liked being wrapped in Michaels arms all day and night!

  12. When I was reading this I was just picturing how AMAZING this must have been. Just seeing him in concert is goalsss but getting invited to a private show and spending the afternoon with him must have been an absolute dream! I definitely suffer from a “bublè crush” as well and would actually probably die if I ever got to meet him. If you couldn’t tell I love him and would love to win the signed bottle.

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