SEASONAL SAMPLE SALES – PERFECT FOR WEDDING PURCHASES

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If you’re not adverse to wearing past season collections, or indeed wearing ex-sample pieces (most of which are in near-perfect condition), then the seasonal samples sales are quite brilliant for saving pots of cash on designer looks

 

As brides are not so focused on what is past season/current season (unless your wedding will be featured in Vogue of course, then next season is where you will be looking for everything that is not yet available to anybody else but you), it’s entirely possible to find the perfect pieces for your wedding day; be it shoes, jewellery or indeed your actual dress

 

This morning I found myself at the Nicholas Kirkwood sample sale, where I spied the above shoes which could work perfectly for brides. Prices for the above shoes ranged from £50-£180, so certainly worth visiting the sale today or tomorrow (details on the Music Rooms site below)

 

 

THE MUSIC ROOMS SAMPLE SALES

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SAMPLE SALES LONDON

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SOMETHING BORROWED – AND A VERY INSPIRED WAY TO WEAR IT

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Unfortunately I cannot take credit for the inspired way in which a friend placed her grandmothers bracelet across her hand. As her ‘something borrowed’, said friend wanted to wear this exquisite bracelet, but felt the classic design wasn’t in keeping with her contemporary look on her wedding day.

 

Across her hand, the bracelet perfectly complimented the Givenchy couture dress she chose as a very modern interpretation of the classic design that her mother had worn on her wedding day 30 years before.

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BAMFORD HAYBARN WELLNESS RETREAT – DAYLESFORD FARM

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If you fail to slip into a dreamy state of consciousness upon entering the tranquil Bamford Haybarn wellness retreat at Daylesford Farm in Gloucestershire, then your mind needs a little calming (which thankfully happens very easily here)

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For one who is used to the ultimate in 5 star experiences, I anticipated a rural feel to a beautiful space, something of a vacation encounter with me wanting to up the pace and intensity of treatments (something of a personally irritating trait of mine, I wish I could just sit still for longer – not to be confused with ADHD, simply a very busy working mummy), but instead I found a spa that easily rivals the most highly regarded spaces in London

 

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I am unsure if it’s the heavenly countryside surroundings or the organic, calm, peaceful environment that Lady Bamford brought to this luxurious and perfectly understated haven over 20 years ago, but I cannot remember a time when I have felt more relaxed

 

Relaxing isn’t something I allow myself to do; a personal mission if you will, I have set myself a goal to achieve many things before I turn 40 (thankfully I have 5 years, but my list is rather long) and my mind is constantly churning over new ideas or considering deadlines for projects I am already involved with

 

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At Bamford Haybarn, something happened; I switched off, relaxed, enjoyed being pampered, enjoyed the considered and delicious organic food in the restaurant, which is frequented by spa clients and Farm visitors alike. I even surprised myself by participating in yoga (I am an intense spinner, not a peaceful yogi) with a tutor I shall credit for changing my entire opinion of yoga forever – Christina, with her low, melodic voice took me through an hour of almost meditative yoga in the serene studio space. It was a revelation, how had I convinced myself that yoga truly wasn’t for me? I am positively hooked

 

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Obviously I couldn’t resist bringing many Bamford candles home also – this ‘Moss’ candle is a firm favourite in our house, placed lovingly aside Nils’s treasured Davidoff humidor

 

And then there are the Bamford products, many of which I now cannot live without. Not only has the natural, organic and beautifully scented range made a very noticeable difference to my skin and hair (trust me, you simply must experience the shampoo and conditioner – perfect for every hair type) but knowing they are made from a level of pure ingredients that have been certified at the highest grade makes you feel even more wonderful about using them on your body.

 

I have a hen weekend to consider and since visiting the Bamford Haybarn, all other options have been pushed firmly beneath this serene and soothing sanctuary – now the only matter of concern is whether my dearest friends will be disappointed to hear we are no longer heading for a heady week in New York, or the beach destination that was causing excitement? Once they arrive at Bamford, I am quite convinced the alternative options will not even be a consideration.

 

 

 

BAMFORD HAYBARN

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