Lazy Sunday mornings; brunch, Earl Grey tea & the September issues (and spotting myself in my favourite one). Shoes to make my heart beat faster at Valentino on a trip to Bicester Village. Beautiful Chanel Gardenia perfume for when I need to feel sophisticated (but still ‘me’). My beloved blush Mulberry Lily bag accompanying me on so many summertime adventures. The most wonderful staircase (I am definitely copying this idea when I finally buy a place of my own) at Opening Ceremony’s new London store. Treasure hunting vintage jewels from all over the place - always. Green carnations and lilac hydrangeas in every room of me house. Golden Jimmy Choo sandals and gobstopper jewels to add a little sparkle to a workday. New necklaces made just for me by my friend Spike the Punch.
Hot summer weekends and gilded sunsets. Ticking another item of my ’30 Things to do Before I’m 30′ list with a weekend at Wilderness Festival with my friend Dearne. Donning raspberry Hunter boots and taking to rowboats on the lake. Ottolenghi banquets. Listening to the Temper Trap play as the sun set. Afternoons spent reading Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Floral masks and midnight masquerade balls in the woods. Spending the weekend in a charming country B&B with views over the chocolate box-perfect town square. Drives through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Wearing white lace dresses and wavy hair. Evenings spent lazing on the banks of the River Cam (my happy place) as punt drift on by.
Lunch breaks on the terrace overlooking the Thames at the Palace of Westminster. Sunday trips to Richmond. Acting like a small child in a candy shop at Chanel’s popup beauty store in Covent Garden. Walks around redbrick mansion-lined streets in the rain and afternoon tea at The Marylebone with Lucy and Helen as summery thunderstorms raged outside. The candy-coloured shopfronts of Carnaby Street. Stocking up on the most divine sweet treats in Liberty’s chocolate room. More rose milkshakes and orange blossom macarons at Laduree than I should probably admit to.
I hope you all had a wonderful month! What are you most looking forward to in September?
Love, Miss B xx