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Wednesday, 20 August 2014


Coworth Park, Berkshire

Missguided yellow crochet dress: style and steal
ASOS black sunglasses: style and steal
Vintage yellow suede espadrille heels: style and steal

On Thursday we had the mid-week treat of heading out to Coworth Park to meet up with my family for dinner. My parents had travelled down in the day for lunch on the terrace before massages in the stunning modern spa building (lucky them!), whilst we drove out of London's stormy skies in the evening, before the clouds broke and we arrived in sunny Berkshire. The place is just beautiful. An 18th century country house known for its "high-end style without the stuffiness", it mixes tradition with sleek design in the way that the Dorchester Collection knows so well, and all just 22 miles from the big city. We ventured out to the gardens and made our way into the meadow for a little pre-dinner stroll. Surrounded by beautiful bronze sculptures, it was a pretty special way to spend the evening. Next time, I just want to stay a little longer...

Photos: Caroline Peers

Friday, 15 August 2014

Hyde Park Purple

Hyde Park, London

Limited Edition white chiffon top: style and steal
Missguided purple chiffon frill shorts: style and steal
Zara navy and aqua bag: style and steal
Zara white leather and metal sandals: style and steal
AM Eyewear crystal grey acetate Sophs sunglasses: style and steal

In summer there's always a weekend away here and a trip to the country there so sometimes it's nice just to enjoy what's right on our doorstep. I'm lucky enough to live just moments from Hyde Park and it's a beauty! I wandered through the other day, stopping to admire the rose garden and "the secret garden". It's not really called that but it's beautiful, and slightly hidden away so it's always deserted. It's like a little wonderland in the heart of the city. Wearing floaty chiffon pieces it was the perfect little lunchtime oasis.

Monday, 11 August 2014

The River Cafe

Onslow Gardens, South Kensington, London
The River Cafe, Fulham, London

ASOS black cotton off the shoulder dress: style and steal
Chanel black quilted handbag: style and steal
Christian Louboutin black patent leather Pigalle stilettos: style and steal

Last week we got a little group together and made our pilgrimage to The River Cafe. It was the most beautiful evening with a fiery sunset so we started the night with prosecco and bellinis in the garden before heading inside for a delicious dinner. The River Cafe fits with my favourite type of restaurant "concept" (I'm sorry, I hate that word...) The menu is seasonal, ever-changing, and delicious, and the restaurant is pretty infamous with its impeccable reputation and impressive roster of former trainee chefs. (Theo Randall, April Bloomfield and Jamie Oliver all learnt the ropes at The River Cafe.) We piled the table high: mozzarella di bufala, Italian black fig and mint salad, Scottish scallops with zucchini fritti, vitello tonnato, Devon crab with Amalfi tomatoes, penne with slow-cooked longhorn beef, wild Scottish salmon with roasted peppers, and to finish...the ultimate and divine chocolate nemesis. After all that we still somehow managed to drag ourselves to 5 Hertford Street for more drinks before dancing in Loulou's until the early hours.

Photos: Carl Waxberg and Caroline Peers

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Derby Street, Mayfair, London

Missguided peach lace playsuit: style and steal
Stephanie Peers nude nappa leather clutch: style and steal
Christian Louboutin nude patent leather and spike peep toe heels: style and steal

I'm in love with this pretty peachy lacy playsuit, even if I was asked if I was ready for bed when I wore it out for dinner in Manchester recently... Ok so it may look a little like some kind of negligee but the pretty lacy trim is so sweet and the colour just gets better and better with a deeper tan from these weekends away over summer (and it's an absolute steal! You've gotta love Missguided!)

Photos: Caroline Peers

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