Tetbury with Lorfords & The Antiques Diva


Last weekend I took a trip to the Costwolds. About an hour away from home, I travelled to Tetbury. Well known for its many antiques shops and the country residence of Prince Charles, Tetbury is the perfect place to explore the beauty of the past and plan for the future.

Invited by Lorfords and The Antiques Diva, my break started at the amazing Calcot Manor. If you are looking for a country getaway then this is the destination!

Exploring Lorfords was the highlight of the trip. If every antique tells a story, then Lorfords is the only library you'll ever need. From 19th century bureaus to architectural garden items, Lorfords is a treasure trove of the best sourced and high quality items. The shining jewels in the Lorfords crown are the two old WW2 hangers located just outside Tetbury. Driving up a dusty track road was like something out of a movie, and I half expected a plane to come flying overhead!

Piled full to the brim with out of this world antiques and rare items, every piece was more stunning than the last. I was particularly taken by a huge breakfront bookcase and oversized wall clocks. At the hanger I was able to meet many of the dealers who participate in the collective, hearing their stories of how they started out and how they source their items. It was an incredibly fascinating experience.

I'm no antiques expert, but with an appreciation for luxury items and the finer things in life, it was fascinating to hear and experience how the business works. If you are looking for a unique piece for your home or want to dip your toe into the antiques market, make a trip to Tetbury and visit Lorfords on your first stop.

Thank you to Toma, The Antiques Diva and Toby, Lesley and Jo at Lorfords for a fantastic trip!

Some of my favourite pieces in the Tetbury shop! 

Trip to Tredegar House


The magnificent Tredegar House sits on my doorstep, and it's a pretty good neighbour to have. A few weeks ago the National Trust held an open day, and it was the perfect opportunity to re-explore this Welsh jewel. Check out my pictures below!

A great place to stop and think. 

The last signs of summer.

Digging this dishware.

I love that the deer has a choker going on! 

Ode to the Tudors.

Original wallpaper from Lord Tredegar's study. Reminds me of an AERIN print!

A perfectly vintage Louis Vuitton trunk.

A mix of coral, shells and starfish in a bathroom display.

I do love a good monogram.

Tredegar House is a great place to spend an afternoon! 

White House Week


This week, the First Lady launched #62MillionGirls. The campaign highlights the number of girls across the world who do not have access to education, and you can show your support by sharing a photo on Twitter and Instagram and say what you learned in school by using the #62MillionGirls hashtag.

Check out mine here! :) 

The United Nations General Assembly took place in New York this week and the discussion of diplomacy was on the table. Check out President Obama's address below.

September through Instagram


Ballet flat fun with Arete Goods | Excitement over being shortlisted for two Entrepreneur Wales Awards | Photoshoot fun | Admiring my Hermes Medor | Discussing Global Goals with Julia Gillard | Political fair fun | Wales vs. Italy | Compiling my J.Crew list for autumn | Celebrating the weekend!

Why You Need Drunk Elephant


Keeping my skin soft and supple in is key for me in the winter months. I hate dry skin and the misery that it brings, so discovering Drunk Elephant has been a bit of a lightbulb moment!

First off, let's talk about the packaging. The black and white geographic pattern is boosted with pops of neon color (all different depending on the product,) and will make even the dullest vanity cupboard bright and exciting. I tried the Umbra Sheer Physical Defence SPF 30 and the Virgin Marula Luxury Facial oil.

The SPF smoothes on to your skin like a dream, and contains a powerful sunflower shoot extract and rich algae. Many people forget to use SPF in the winter months, but winter sun can be as damaging as the summer heat and light. Be sure to pop it on and create a protective barrier.

I was most excited about using the Facial Oil, particularly as a treat after a long day. After cleansing and toning my face, I directly applied a few drops of the Oil to my hands, warmed it up and patted it onto my skin. Aside from the gorgeously rich scent, the Oil hydrating my face completely and when I woke in the morning, my skin look refreshed and rested!

All of Drunk Elephant's products contain no colorants or fragrances, and the formulations contain ingredients that are there to benefit skin health and protect even the most sensitive skin. If you're to revitalize your skincare routine or take better care of your skin during the harsh, winter months, make sure you give Drunk Elephant a try!

Thanks to Drunk Elephant for sending me these two products to try. 

I'm heading to Dallas!


Hey y'all! I'm excited to share that I'm heading to Dallas for a week in October/November! I've never been to the city before, and it's been on my wish list for some time. Whilst I'll be attending some functions in the city, I'll have some free time to fill.

Where should I visit? What should I not miss? Any great places to eat, drink and shop? Share your suggestions with me and I'll share them with Political Style's readers before I leave for Texas! Can't wait to hear your suggestions! 
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