Growing in the south west, Blanche and I spent many a weekend exploring the coastal line of Devon and the wide beaches of Cornwall. Now living in London we love to make the most of any sunshine filled weekends and take the opportunity to head straight to the sea. We wanted to share with you some our favourite coastal daycation spots that are within easy reach of the big city.
Bath is one of our all time favourite cities: filled with honey stone town houses, lots of lovely independent cafes and restaurants and of course the amazing natural thermal hot springs. Strolling through the Georgian cobbled streets you feel like you have stepped straight into a period drama with the famous Royal Crescent being a must see as well as the beautiful Pulteney Bridge lined with cute shops and cafes. From our recent trip to this rather pretty city, Olive and I have put together a guide of some our favourite eating and drinking spots, stores to visit as well as lots of lovely things to see and do.
There are so many amazing things about living in London but from time to time we do miss the green rolling fields of the South West and being able to spend a weekend getting lost in the country side. Fortunately London does have its fair share of green spaces and parks which Olive and I frequently visit on the weekends, spending time strolling round and visiting the many cute park cafes. Inspired by our visits we have put together a guide for you showcasing our favourite green spaces in London.
Blanch and I have just come back from a festive weekend away in the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden. Winter is the perfect time to visit this scandi city, full of Christmas markets, bars serving warming mulled wine and streets lined with festival decorations, just be sure to wrap up warm and bring extra thick socks!
Autumn is one of my favourite times to head to the coast; it is still light enough to make the most of your day but also cold enough to wrap up warm in as many cosy layers as possible and spend the evening curled up in front of a log fire. There are so many beautiful parts of the British coast but being Devon girls we are a little partial to that particular county and they do do a great cream tea too- if we say so ourselves!
Don’t you just love being by the ocean in summer time? There’s something about feeling the cool sea breeze on your skin and sand between your toes. Brighton is one of my favourite seaside spots and being only an hour away from busy London it is the perfect weekend retreat, filled with beach strolls, fish n chips on the pier and vintage hunting in the wonderful lanes.
A couple of weekends back Olive and I headed to the rolling country side and thatched cottages of Stratford-Upon-Avon. We wanted to make the most of the amazing summer sun we are currently experiencing while escaping the mugginess of super hot London! If like us you fancy switching concrete for grass, then picturesque Stratford-Upon-Avon is the perfect country escape. Only an hour and a bit away by train from Marylebone station, this medieval market town is home to the River Avon, quaint streets full of super cute cottages and of course the birthplace of the great Shakespeare.
Hi there everyone, can you believe this amazing weather we are currently having?! Blanch and I are loving the long, light evenings at the moment and the super sunny weekends! Taking full advantage of this gorgeous weather we decided to try our luck at getting in to Wimbledon to watch some of the amazing tennis that is currently being played, sip pimm’s in the sunshine and eat our body weight in strawberries and cream.
It’s official lavender season and what better way to spend these summer months than strolling through a sea purple. Last Sunday Blanch and I did exactly that at the lovely Lavender Farm in Somerset. Located just outside Tavistock, the farm has over 5 acres of lavender with 20 different varieties. A huge 50,000 lavender plants make up these beautiful fields that are the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday strolling through.
North Devon has long been one our favourite places in the South West, surrounded by childhood memories of building sandcastles on Putsbourgh sands, summer beach side BBQs and camping trips with friends. It will always be know as our ‘happy place’ which is why we are now super lucky to have a beach hideaway of our own tucked behind the sand dunes of Croyde bay, North Devon. This is where we like to escape too when the London busyness gets a little bit too much, for that much needed sea air, coastal strolls and endless cream teas!