Three stylish essentials for holidaying in the UK. May 09, 2016 20:06

Apparently this year more of us are staying in the UK for our holidays than ever before. Well, why not? In the last week or two we have seen real, proper, bona fide sunshine! Lovely and just perfect for kicking back and relaxing outside. However, I have to contain my excitement and remember that we are just at the very start of the great British summer season. Which means the weather could do anything. Come what may, we have got three summer essentials earmarked for our UK holidays this year...

Clothing for all seasons: We recently discovered The Orchard Boutique; a really lovely little clothing shop on the outskirts of Sevenoaks. It has everything you need for giving your wardrobe a well earned summer makeover. I went in for a non-committal mooch and came out smitten... clutching a newly purchased jersey dress. I then had to make a return trip the following weekend, having spent the whole week thinking about a pair of culottes I had seen. The selection of clothes and accessories is fab; available both in the shop and online. Furthermore, the owner is now making and restyling clothes at the shop - posting tutorials online to help you restyle and create new outfits at home. Creative and cool. We love it. 

Jungle Fever Pout: My husband has seriously put me through my UK holiday paces in the last few years... 'Let's do a walking holiday in the Lake District'. Snow. In July. 'We should take the kids camping in Monmouthshire, they will love it.' Our youngest got hives. Screamed the campsite down all night. 'Why don't we take our bikes and head to Norfolk for the weekend?' I got a puncture on our first evening. Six miles from where we were staying. During all three experiences, there was a distinct lack of glamour and a strong sense of 'grin and bear it'.  However, in my humble experience, both glamour and grinning are made far easier with a nice, bold lipstick. My sister has found the perfect shade in NARS 'Jungle Red'; a really lovely, semi matte lipstick inspired by the Stylish outdoor chairHollywood sirens of the silver screen. Perfect for a pout in any situation.  

The best seat in the house: Despite all my moaning, I do love a good holiday in the UK. Really love it. And I'll enjoy it all the more this summer with my feet up in one of our new little outdoor chairs. It is the perfect accessory for holidays and outdoor events. Fancy parking up and having a picnic on route to your holiday home? This chair is perfect. Watching an outdoor screening of one of your favourite films? Do it in comfort. Cheering on friends and family at a match, race or regatta? Leave the energetic stuff to them and sit back. Available from the end of May onwards, this stylish outdoor chair will have you feeling like you've got away from it all in no time, irrespective of where you choose to use it.