Well it’s been a busy and sociable few weeks here and of course that has meant lots of lovely outfits needed so I thought I’d give you a very brief run through of what I’ve been up to and what I’ve been wearing to get up to mischief…..
The month started in my favourite place in the world, the beautiful Balearic Island of Mallorca! This is my happy place and somewhere I spent a lot of time as a child. I’m going to do another post soon with a rough guide to the island, where to stay etc. On this trip we divided our time between a farmhouse (Finca) near Pollença and the 5* Jumeirah hotel at Port de Sollèr. Both were fantastic and had their pro’s and con’s which you get of course when travelling with child! Pollença town is fast becoming one of my favourite places to shop on the Island. We started our trip with a lovely visit to the weekly Sunday morning fruit and veg market held in the town square. This gives you a real view into life on the Island as it is frequented by tourists, ex-pats and Mallorquin people alike and we bought enough delicious, fresh fruit and veg to last us for the week. I swear the food grown on this magical island tastes better than any I’ve eaten. I guess the setting helps! Pollença also now has a good selection of boutiques selling fashion and accessories and I found a great one in a side street leading to the Plaza Mayor that stocks labels such as Hoss Intropia as well as a fab and funky Mallorcan designer. Another thing I love buying on holiday is costume jewellery . It doesn’t really matter if it doesn’t last much longer than the holiday but it’s lovely to have some new boho trinkets to show of your sun kissed skin. There is a lovely little boutique on the main town square where I buy something every year. This year I chose a brass ring with white moon stones for €15. Lots of the shops in town were also selling really on-trend fringed leather bags for next to nothing!
We made sure we caught a couple of Wimbledon matches on the tele while we were away and so it was a lovely surprise to get a text from gorgeous Judy Murray while we were en route to the airport asking us to join her for the Men’s Semi’s the next day! With no time to plan an outfit the obvious choice was to don my new full-length Hoss Intropia dress, and so, decked out in that and my Tori Burch wedges we headed off to SW19 for a day of tennis, Strawberry scoffing and Pimms drinking in the sunshine! Sadly Andy Murray wasn’t quite able to hold off the mighty force of Federer on top form but we saw some amazing tennis and caught up with a very philosophical Judy for a quick glass of fizz at the end of a very special day.
With barely time to stop for breath we were up and off again the next day for the wedding of our lovely friends and Brendan’s Strictly Come Dancing colleagues Karen Hauer and Kevin Clifton. The wedding took place in the most impressive and beautiful surroundings of One Great George St in Westminster and was the perfect mix of humour, emotion, love and sentiment from these two gorgeous, fun-loving people. There was of course lots of dancing (trained dancers dance exactly the same as everyone else when they get on the floor after a few cocktails!) a fantastic dinner and the most delicious gluten-free lemon wedding cake and it was lovely to catch up with so many of Brendan’s colleagues past and present, away from the crazy world of television! I chose a pale blue lace dress by Self Portrait for the occasion as I know the Bride also loves the brand! It’s also the most beautiful dress I’ve bought this year so felt it would be perfect for celebrating the love and commitment of our wonderful friends on their big day! Congrats Mr and Mrs Clifton.
Lastly, to round off our busy month we accepted an invitation to attend the press night of Sinatra – The man and his music, held at the London Palladium. Brendan was particularly keen to attend this one as he uses a lot of Sinatra songs in his theatre shows and loves the music and glamour of the era. The orchestra and production values were fab and Frank’s daughter Nancy delivered a tearful speech after the show thanking everybody involved for producing a wonderful tribute to her late father who would have been 100 this year. The after-show party was held in the very fitting location of the super glamorous Savoy hotel. Dress code for the evening was black-tie which seemed a lot more appropriate once esconsed inside the Savoy. I chose my second Self Portrait purchase of the season, this time a lilac, off-the-shoulder number that seemed fitting for the era, and Brendan wore his trusty Tom Ford tuxedo. Now I’d just like to point out that I would always normally insist that back-tie means full-length, in fact I’ve been known to get a little snotty about this on occasion but it just seemed too weird to wear a full on evening gown to a musical!
I’m quite looking forward to a little less going out over the next few months now that Hubby is back to work soon and to be totally honest, apart from anything else, I’m pretty much out of outfits!
until next time……….