"June is a symphony of style, where vibrant colors dance in the summer breeze and fashion becomes an expression of joyful freedom."
As the warmth of summer envelopes us, June arrives as a month filled with delightful events and enchanting experiences. From prestigious sporting events to the vibrant beauty of blooming flowers, this month is a treasure trove of joy. Join me as we delve into the captivating highlights of June, including the Henley Regatta, Ascot, Wimbledon, the allure of seasonal flowers, the culinary delights of fresh produce, and other significant festivities.
June marks the arrival of the renowned Henley Regatta, a quintessentially British event that exudes elegance and tradition. Set along the picturesque River Thames, this prestigious rowing regatta showcases world-class athletes and draws spectators from around the globe. Immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere as rowers gracefully glide through the water, their oars creating a symphony of motion. The regatta's vibrant social scene, complete with stylish attire and indulgent picnics, adds a touch of glamour to this cherished event.
Prepare to be captivated by the exhilarating world of horse racing as the prestigious Ascot takes centre stage in June. This renowned event combines high-stakes races with an atmosphere of sophistication and splendor. Dress to impress in your finest attire, including elegant hats and headpieces, as you join the fashionable crowd to witness the thundering hooves and the thrill of victory. From the royal procession to the vibrant festivities, Ascot offers an unforgettable experience for horse racing enthusiasts and fashion aficionados alike.
For tennis enthusiasts, June brings the world-famous Wimbledon Championship, an iconic event steeped in tradition and sporting excellence. Set on the hallowed grounds of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, this Grand Slam tournament showcases the world's top tennis talent in exhilarating matches that leave spectators on the edge of their seats. The lush green lawns, the crisp sound of racket meeting ball, and the electric atmosphere make Wimbledon a must-attend event for sports lovers and a symbol of British summer.
Beyond the aforementioned highlights, June is a month that embraces various other festivities. Art festivals, music concerts, and outdoor performances breathe life into open spaces, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in cultural celebrations. Local fairs and markets showcase the talents of artisans and craftsmen, offering unique treasures and experiences. From outdoor cinema screenings to community gatherings, June resonates with a spirit of joy and togetherness.
This month I am looking back on:
My day at Chelsea Flower show with RHS - press trip
About Chelsea - The Chelsea Flower Show 2023, one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated horticultural events in the world, promises to be a breathtaking showcase of nature's splendor and creative artistry. Set amidst the iconic grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, this celebrated flower show is a mecca for garden enthusiasts, designers, and plant lovers alike. As visitors step into the meticulously crafted gardens, they will be transported into a world where imagination meets horticultural mastery. From meticulously arranged floral displays to innovative landscape designs, every corner of the Chelsea Flower Show will be a testament to the beauty and diversity of nature. Expert gardeners and designers will present their innovative creations, blending traditional techniques with cutting-edge concepts, resulting in immersive experiences that delight the senses. The show will not only captivate with its stunning exhibits but will also provide a platform for sustainable gardening practices, highlighting the importance of environmental consciousness in creating and maintaining beautiful landscapes. As visitors stroll through the show, they will have the opportunity to discover rare blooms, seek expert advice, and be inspired by the boundless creativity on display. The Chelsea Flower Show 2023 is a celebration of nature's beauty and the boundless possibilities that lie within the realm of horticulture, leaving visitors with a renewed appreciation for the transformative power of gardens and their ability to nourish the soul.
Spa Trip Press Day - This month I had the pleasure of visiting Ragdale Hall Spa. It is a luxurious spa retreat nestled in the serene Leicestershire countryside.
This enchanting haven has been captivating visitors for decades with its tranquil ambiance and exceptional wellness offerings. Renowned for its Victorian-era heritage, Ragdale Hall seamlessly blends timeless elegance with modern comforts, creating an idyllic escape for relaxation and rejuvenation.
From world-class spa treatments to state-of-the-art facilities, Ragdale Hall offers a comprehensive range of indulgent experiences to cater to every guest's needs.
The spa's extensive thermal spa journey, complete with hydrotherapy pools, saunas, and relaxation spaces, provides the perfect oasis for unwinding and finding inner peace.
Ragdale Hall's commitment to culinary excellence is evident in its exquisite dining options, featuring nourishing and flavorful dishes crafted from locally sourced ingredients.
With its immaculately landscaped gardens, serene walking paths, and breathtaking views, Ragdale Hall encourages guests to connect with nature and embrace the tranquility of their surroundings.
Whether seeking a day of pampering or a longer wellness retreat, Ragdale Hall promises an unforgettable experience where guests can truly escape the pressures of everyday life and immerse themselves in a world of serenity and bliss. Please read my full blog here.
Over the coronation weekend I had the pleasure of working with Crew Clothing. You can see my photographs here.
This month I am organising:
This Half term we are visiting North Norfolk.
It offers a delightful getaway for families seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. With its charming coastal towns, stunning beaches, and picturesque countryside, North Norfolk provides a perfect backdrop for a memorable holiday. Children can explore the sandy shores, build sandcastles, and enjoy refreshing dips in the sea, while parents can unwind and soak up the tranquil coastal atmosphere. The area is also known for its rich wildlife, offering opportunities for nature walks, birdwatching, and seal spotting along the stunning coastline.
Families can indulge in delicious seafood, traditional fish and chips, and locally sourced treats from the many quaint eateries and cafes scattered throughout the region.
With a range of family-friendly attractions, such as adventure parks, wildlife reserves, and historic sites, there is never a shortage of things to do and see in North Norfolk during half term.
Whether it's exploring the charming villages, cycling along the scenic coastal paths, or simply enjoying quality time together in the beautiful surroundings, North Norfolk promises an unforgettable half term experience for the whole family. The children are wearing some Crew Clothing pieces ad/pr.
This month I am working on:
I am working with stylist Anna Spreckley based in Yorkshire. She is a highly regarded and talented stylist whose passion for fashion and a keen eye for style have made her a sought-after figure in the industry. Her innate understanding of colour, texture, and silhouette allows her to curate looks that are not only visually stunning but also perfectly tailored to her clients' personalities and preferences. I am having a colour and styling session with her and I cannot wait to tell you more about it. ad/pr
June enchants us with a vibrant display of seasonal blooms, casting a colourful spell on gardens and landscapes. Delicate roses, fragrant lavender, cheerful sunflowers, and an array of wildflowers paint nature's canvas with beauty and grace. Take leisurely strolls through gardens, breathe in the sweet scents, and immerse yourself in the serenity of nature's artistry. Whether you're exploring public gardens or cultivating your own, June presents a splendid opportunity to revel in the majesty of blooming flora. These are some peonies from a recent collaboration with The Faux Flower Company ad/pr
This month I am eating:
As the sun-drenched days of June unfold, the bountiful harvest of fresh produce takes centre stage in the culinary world. Indulge in succulent strawberries, bursting with sweetness, or savour the earthy delights of new potatoes and vibrant asparagus. The season's abundance also brings a cornucopia of flavours, including juicy tomatoes, fragrant herbs, and crisp salad greens. Embrace the vibrant colours and flavours of June's culinary offerings, and let your taste buds revel in the freshness and vitality of seasonal ingredients.
This month I am buying:
I fell in love with this beautiful dress from Sezanne dress, I can't wait to show it to you on.
I found this rug on Dunelm and I am very tempted to get it.
Lighthouse coats for all the family.
This month I am listening to:
The podcast "How to Own the Room" is a captivating and empowering resource that holds the key to unlocking one's full potential in public speaking and commanding a space with confidence. Hosted by skilled communicators and experts in their respective fields, this podcast provides invaluable insights, practical tips, and inspiring stories to help individuals harness their voice, conquer nerves, and deliver impactful presentations. With each episode, listeners are taken on a journey of self-discovery, learning how to leverage their unique strengths, project authenticity, and captivate audiences. Whether you're a seasoned speaker or just beginning to find your voice, "How to Own the Room" offers a treasure trove of knowledge and inspiration, equipping you with the tools needed to make a lasting impression and leave a mark in any room you enter.
In episode 201 of the podcast "How to Own the Room," Marielle Wyse, a successful fashion entrepreneur, shares her inspiring journey and insights into building a thriving business in the fashion industry. With her dynamic storytelling and relatable demeanor, Wyse delves into the challenges she faced, the lessons she learned, and the strategies she employed to navigate the competitive world of fashion. Listeners are treated to an inside look at her entrepreneurial mindset, resilience, and passion for creating a brand that reflects her unique vision. Wyse's candid and empowering conversation serves as a guiding light for aspiring fashion entrepreneurs, providing valuable advice on everything from branding and networking to overcoming obstacles and staying true to oneself. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking inspiration and practical wisdom to make their mark in the fashion world or any other industry.
Love Caroline xxx