"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." - Henry James
July is a time for celebration and exploration, with various events and festivities taking place across the globe. From music festivals and art exhibitions to cultural parades and outdoor activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check local event listings and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of July's offerings.
This month I’m remembering:-
My trip to Castle Howard for the summer Solstice. Find out more about it here in my post.
Also out lovely Father's Day Sunday lunch at the new Tommy Banks restaurant They Abbey Inn Byland.
This month I’m recommending:-
July calls for effortless and chic ensembles that embrace the warmth and sunshine. Opt for flowy maxi dresses, lightweight linen pieces, and playful prints that exude summer vibes. Embrace bold and vibrant colours such as sunny yellows, tropical greens, and ocean blues to make a statement wherever you go. Complete your looks with straw accessories, oversized sunglasses, and comfortable sandals for the perfect summer style.
Here are just a few of my summer essentials on my LIKE TO KNOW IT page.
I am working with a sun tan brand called HELIOCARE - use my code CAROLINE10 for 10% off
I am also working with Wild Deodorants over on my instagram page, I have a disscount code for you here CAROLINEWILD20
This month I’m still buzzing from:-
When it comes to makeup, July invites us to embrace a fresh and glowing look. I am still buzzing from my event with Charlotte Tilbury at Fenwick in York where I learnt to keep your complexion light and radiant with a dewy foundation from Charlotte Tilbury. Add a pop of colour to your lips with their new lip glosses. Don't forget to protect your skin with SPF-infused products to enjoy the summer safely.
I am using Tancream as it is a tan lotion with a factor 50 spf in it.
I was also invited by Crew Clothing to Henley Regatta. If you didn't know Henley Royal Regatta is a prestigious and renowned event held annually on the River Thames in Henley-on-Thames, England. It stands as one of the most esteemed rowing competitions in the world, drawing athletes, spectators, and rowing enthusiasts from far and wide. The regatta showcases the sheer skill, dedication, and teamwork of rowers as they compete in exhilarating races along the picturesque stretch of the river. With its rich history and unwavering commitment to the sport, the Henley Royal Regatta continues to captivate both participants and spectators, creating an atmosphere of excitement and admiration for the remarkable display of rowing prowess. Crew Clothing was one of the main sponsors this year and My husband and myself were invited to wear some of their outfits and document the event.
This month I’m looking forward to:-
I am looking forward to our family holiday. We hardly ever go away as a five so I am looking forward to spending time together. I will fill you in next month on where we are going. We have booked our holiday through Fish & Pips and I am going to be writing a blog post all about
We are also saying goodbye to our lovely au pair Melissa who has been with us for a year and a half now. She has very much become part of the family and we will miss her lots. We are off to Rudding Park for afternoon tea on Friday to say thank you to her for all her hard work.
We also have a trip booked to Hotel Du Vin in Henley to celebrate our wedding anniversary, I am looking forward to filling you all in on our stay. AD
Phase Eight in Leeds opens this Thursday and I have been invited to the opening to trying on some of their new collection. I am very excited to meet the team there and have a tour of the new store.
This month I’m enjoying:-
In July, nature showcases its colourful blooms, offering a delightful array of flowers to enjoy. Look out for vibrant sunflowers, fragrant lavender, cheerful zinnias, and elegant dahlias. Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside by adorning your home with bouquets of these seasonal flowers, brightening up any space and adding a touch of natural charm.
This month I’m eating:-
Indulge your taste buds with the abundance of seasonal flavours that July brings. Take advantage of fresh produce like juicy berries, succulent peaches, vibrant tomatoes, and crisp cucumbers. Incorporate these ingredients into refreshing salads, fruity desserts, and light, grilled meals that capture the essence of summer on your plate.
July is the perfect time to explore your culinary skills and savour the seasonal flavours. Experiment with grilling techniques and create mouthwatering barbecues filled with marinated meats, grilled vegetables, and tantalising seafood. Quench your thirst with refreshing homemade lemonades, iced teas, or fruity cocktails that keep you cool on hot summer days. And of course, don't forget to end your meals with delightful desserts featuring summer fruits and frozen treats. I have a post coming up over on my Instagram account this weekend all about how to make the perfect pavlova.
July 2023 promises to be a month filled with vibrant experiences, delicious flavours, and stylish inspirations. Whether you're attending exciting events, savouring the taste of seasonal delights, embracing fashion trends, experimenting with makeup looks, or unleashing your culinary creativity, this month offers endless opportunities for joy and exploration. Embrace the warmth of July, soak up the sunshine, and make the most of this vibrant time of year.
Wishing you all a lovely July.
Love Caroline x