Fortnum & Masons SKATE Launch at Somerset House

Skate At Somerset House With Fortnum & Mason

I’m not about to bore you all by banging on about quite how much I bloody adore ice skating yet again. Well, actually that’s not strictly true. As this post is about the annual celebration of Somerset House’s exquisite ice rink opening, it would just be plain wrong not to profess my love for it, at least once. Somerset House is such a special place at any time of year, London Fashion Week included. There’s the beautiful courtyard with it’s fountains, grand buildings reaching towards the sky, high ceilinged galleries playing home to a constant stream of fascinating exhibitions and lovely cafés serving up delicious treats through the day and night. It’s long been one of my absolute favourite places in the city and, sorry LFW but I think it’s at its most magical during the festive season…

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Look Du Jour: Periwinkle

Periwinkle

What: Self Portrait periwinkle blue dress (available here – similar alternatives here & here), Alberta Ferretti bag (old season, similar here & here), Swarovski ring (ditto, similar here) (all c/o), ASOS pop socks (available here) & Nicholas Kirkwood for Erdem shoes

Where: CARAT Private Dinner at the Corinthia Hotel, London.

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Geneva Girl’s Guide: Part II

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Picking up where we left off with my first Geneva Girl’s Guide post, our second day in the city dawned gloriously sunny, bright and fresh in the way that only alpine climbs can. It’s easy to understand why all the best spas are in Switzerland, the air quality there is unreal. Said “freshness” was a major blessing on that particular morning as after a thoroughly enjoyable and unexpectedly raucous night before, I was feeling anything but. Once Millie and I had managed to drag ourselves out of bed – despite us all having our own rooms Millie and I, and Carry and Lucy both ended up sharing a room both of the nights – and crawl down to breakfast in our pyjamas, it was time to make ourselves vaguely presentable for day two’s activities. Ok, activities may have been the wrong word. Indulgences would perhaps be a better description of what we’d be getting up to…

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