Welcome to this week’s instalment of all things fashion and lifestyle from Amanda Zips It Up.
I am 75% in summer mode. Having had the best Easter weekend ever, moisture is being applied to my sunburnt nose as I write this piece. We usually spend Easter in the Balearics, but this year, due to our daughter’s post-ACL op knee, we couldn’t bring ourselves to force her through airports. So ‘staycationing’ in London was the plan.
What a result.
We had positively tropical 25’ conditions in the UK, while our beloved White Isle and big sis Mallorca were battered with wind and rain. Highly irregular.
What does one do in the UK on a glorious bank holiday? For starters, I popped to the south coast to visit my parents, plus we had the obligatory BBQ in the garden. On top of that, this year we took a day trip out to the beautiful and panoramically cool Soho Farmhouse in the idyllic Cotswolds.
Heaving with wealthy hipsters, ‘posh city’ families, models and TV celebs, the best option was to sit in the sun and observe. The fashion, of course. If you’re part of the Soho House member crew, then this is a must-do. And if you’re not a member, get to know one.
After a beautiful day lazing in the picture perfect countryside (we didn’t stay over), I decided we’re selling up in London and moving to the Cotswolds. Of course, the family resistance thus far has been – how shall we describe it – “fierce”.
Onto this week’s instalment, and we continue the summery theme with a collection of stunning summer fedoras by milliner Victoria Carson, a cruelty- free make up range by an English girl in New York and this weekend, I’ll be in Ibiza. Read all about Starlover Pop Up Shop in the Love Shack at Pikes.