Sometimes in life it’s good to be impromptu! Last night I was feeling just that with a sudden urge to go to Kenwood House at 7pm. So I hopped in the car and drove up to Hampstead just a few miles away. On arrival my breath was taken away!
Lush green grass and dramatic trees swept across the landscape, a beautiful orangery to one side and Kenwood House is simply stunning, built originally as a 17th century country manor. It was built in early 17th century for Lord Mansfield and since then has had many princes, lord, ladies, countesses that have resided in this beautiful home. It has a spectacular library and orangery (built to coincide with each other) and features an old dairy on site and the most beautiful cottages too. The gardens are delightful and feature sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Eugène Dodeigne in the gardens near the house
I wore a 1940s hat which has a Chinese flare to it – I looked quite funny driving in it I have to say! I teamed this with a Taylor dress from (would you believe it) TK Max in Truro! I love the crepe like feel of it with the bias cut and flared sleeves, it reminds me of the late 30’s early 40’s attire and is perfect as a summer party piece and as an easy to wear addition.
If you get the chance I highly recommend a beautiful walk at Kenwood House, it really is just darling! Xxx
This Sunday I had the pleasure of visiting the beautiful Mayfields Lavender Farm – with models Lucy Layton and Tamsin January. What a beautiful place ! The smell is divine and the purple hues across 25 acres of fields is enough to send you into heaven.
I decided to wear all Marks and Spencers – some of my posts have included M&S before and I am absolutely obsessed with the brand! I love it because it is a classic english brand, the quality of the clothes are second to none and they are fit for all ages, shapes and sizes.
This particular dress is vintage inspired. I love the flare of the skirt, the floral print and the tie-ups on the shoulders. It also has the sweetest buttons at the front and I love that it can work with flats, heels, as a going out piece or a summers day frolic (pref with a Pimms in hand 😉 )
Mayfields Lavender farm is based in Banstead, not too far from London and is a family run affair. It is open all summer up until August and is perfect for photos, relaxation and tranquil peace.
Also can we just talk about the gift shop- er, hello! It had everything from lavender oils to soaps to fudge- notice the fudge as it came very in handy to have at the end of the day shooting! Although the shooting itself was very relaxing and even the weather turned out good in the end (you never can tell in England!)
Until next time xxx