Country Life


Troutbeck, Lake District


Barbour cropped jacket: style and steal

M&S black cashmere sweater: style and steal

Topshop black cotton lace-up side shorts: style and steal

Black crocodile belt from Africa: style and steal

Hunter black rubber wellies: style and steal

Chanel black quilted handbag: style and steal

Victoria Beckham tortoiseshell sunglasses: style and steal


After a lazy morning we pulled on wellies and wandered down to the pond. Even in the countryside I can’t escape my black wardrobe but a little khaki crept into my outfit in the form of a cropped Barbour jacket – probably sacrilege for devout Barbour-wearing country folk… With a little time at a slower pace of life and a foodie tour of the North West (we’d feasted at Yu & You, The Drunken Duck and Freemasons…) we were ready to head back to the hustle and bustle of London, and to gear up for the coming long weekend in Ibiza for the opening party of Housekeeping’s summer residency at Blue Marlin!

Photos: Carl Waxberg