I’ve met many great friends through my blog, taken part in so many amazing experiences, and been lucky enough to have some fabulous opportunities come my way, so when I was asked if I wanted to go cycling around the Science Museum as part of Santander Summer of Cycling I have to be honest I jumped at the chance.
When you combine two of my favourite things – afternoon tea and flower arranging it makes me very happy, and it seems that Villandry have discovered that this makes other people happy as well and have teamed up with their in-house florists, Moyses Stevens to host a flower masterclass followed by one of their delicious afternoon teas.
Costing £53 per person, you get expert tuition to create a gorgeous floral bouquet, which of course you get to take home with you, followed by afternoon tea. I went down to their Great Portland Street cafe to try my hand at flower arranging, which is fast becoming a passion, before putting their afternoon tea to the test.
It sounds a little cliché, a fashion blogger who loves Audrey Hepburn, but come on, no-one can deny that she is an icon, whether that’s of fashion or movies, and I love that she is the focus of a new photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, ‘Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon’.
The exhibition, which runs until October 18, features more than 70 images, exploring her early years, her dance career, her celebrated film career, those iconic fashion editorials and campaigns, as well as her humanitarian work. It really is her life story captured beautifully by some of the best photographers, including some of my favourites, from the likes of Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, and Norman Parkinson. The exhibit even features her last major photo shoot taken by Steven Meisel in 1991, which is one of my favourites of the movie star.
The summer has a lot of perks, the best of which has to be going on day trips, especially when that includes seeing lots of adorable animals, pretty gardens, and historical houses, so you can imagine my excitement at taking a day trip to Longleat as it literally has it all. I can’t believe this was my first visit, I do love an animal park, especially one that has rhinos and penguins, as I said a day trip to Longleat is one full on day.
A fun day out needs an equally fun outfit, which is why it was only fitting that this beauty of a fringed bag from Karen Millen had to come out to play, isn’t it so beautiful. I know the 70’s has been a key theme this summer but I’m really surprised by how I have become full-on obsessed, we’ve had off-the-shoulders tops, the denim pinafore, and the giant flares, so it felt right to try the denim midi, probably the only denim skirt style I didn’t own.