March 14, 2022

APRIL UPDATE – Fashion, Food, Private Dining & More

Glorious new shopping experience with cabi!

A colourful evening of glorious fashion was attended by over 50 ladies at Charters’ Village last month. Generously hosted by Frances (pictured above), all the ladies enjoyed the presentation given by Julia and her team (also pictured above), and had the opportunity to try on the entire Spring/Summer range!

Delicious nibbles provided by Second-Helpings were enjoyed with wine and laughter was in abundance :)

cabi is a women’s clothing brand which is based in Los Angeles. cabi has been thriving in the US since 2002, with 3000 Independent cabi stylists who share a carefully curated designer collection with women in an intimate personal shopping setting – at home or at work – giving women the opportunity to touch the clothes and try them on without any pressure to make a quick decision.

cabi’s design team create two collections each year; spring/summer and autumn/winter and each collection is carefully designed to ensure it mixes and matches with past seasons. Their designers take into account current trends without being trendy – cabi clothes are meant to be in your wardrobe for seasons to come.

Another strand of the cabi business is The Heart of cabi Foundation, which is dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs in under-resourced parts of the world. cabi wants to do well so we can positively impact the lives of families around the world.

The autumn/winter collection launches on 1st August and Second-Helpings will be hosting an evening soirée in September this year.

If you would like a quick preview visit –

Special offer to continue on takeaway cream teas

Thanks to all the lovely customers who ordered cream teas for their Mum’s and to all those wonderful ladies who celebrated special birthdays last month. We’ve received some amazing feedback so have decided to continue the special offer on all takeaway cream teas until the end of April.

“We thoroughly enjoyed our cream team from Barbara to celebrate Mother’s day. Everything was delicious as always…..beautifully presented and lots of fabulous flavours” ……. Chris from South Nutfield
“I wanted to celebrate my birthday with some special friends.  Thank you Barbara for a simply superb cream tea.  Great company and great food with a drop of welcome sunshine made my day just perfect!” …… Mary from Lingfield

The menu below is an example of some of the most popular choices.

Savoury Starters (choose 2)
Mini Quiche
(Cheddar & Spring Onion, Gruyere & Sun Blushed Tomato, Peppers & Chorizo, Mediterranean Vegetable, Butternut Squash, Bacon & Goats Cheese or Smoked Salmon dill & capers)
Sticky Cocktail Sausages, or
Gruyere Cheese Straws

Finger Sandwiches (choose 3)
Egg Mayonnaise & mustard cress
Cucumber & mint cream cheese
Smoked salmon and lemon cream cheese
Avocado, lettuce & bacon
Mature cheddar & pickle
Ham & wholegrain mustard dressing
Chicken with curried mayonnaise
Dolcelatte or Brie and grapes
Prawn, lettuce & Marie Rose sauce
Rare roast Beef with horseradish sauce (supplement applies)

Two mini Homemade classic plain scones with jam and clotted cream & marinated strawberry slice

A Whole Cake of your Choice!

Chocolate Mars Bar Cake
Chocolate & Raspberry Cake
Victoria Sponge with Cream & Strawberries
Lemon/Orange Clementine Cake
Carrot Cake


Soft Drinks of your choice or Sparkling/Still Mineral Water

Special Price is £25.00 per person (minimum 2 people)

Party Season is around the corner ……

If you have a family party in mind and want to celebrate in beautiful surroundings with delicious food then look no further!

We can take the pressure off so all you have to do is send out the invites! Menus, flowers, balloons, picnics for the children – all can be arranged before hand so all you have to do is turn up, relax and enjoy the company of your guests!

Second-Helpings is also an ideal venue for small corporate away days.

Cost is from £25.00 per person


in aid of Alzheimer’s Society & MacMillan Cancer

Saturday 16th July from 11am

Details to follow

Recipe of the Month – Wild Garlic Soup with cheese scones

Sensational and Seasonal!!

>> View/Download the recipe here <<

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