For Kate’s birthday I whisked her away to Cowley Manor in the Cotswolds for the perfect sunday. By whisked I mean that I drove the 90 minutes from home (whisked just sounds so much more exciting). Anyway, the initial plan involved a hot air balloon ride. Sadly that was cancelled due to high winds in the air. All that mattered to us was that it was a glorious English summer day on the ground.
The picnic commenced. You may recognise Kate as my travel buddy in the video passport (click here for that). I wish I had known more about blogging when I took this picture. Obviously I would’ve artfully placed each item rather than creating a picnic mess.
There’s a slightly interesting story behind what I have on. I was at an event this summer where I saw Joss Stone wearing this dress. When I met her after her performance she told me it was a Gypsy 05 maxi from a few seasons ago. Like a true online shopper, I googled it all the way home till I found one to make my own. Voila! Maybe not as interesting as I thought.
I loved Cowley Manor so much that I looked up what it would cost to have my future wedding here. There’s an upper and a lower lake, because really who can get married at a place with just one lake. Aaaand I’ve clearly been watching too much Say Yes to the Dress.