Wednesday, June 11, 2014

THE GETAWAY


Off duty escape.....

 Long beach walks, picnics, and fresh delicious local food, are just what my VHM (very handsome man) and I need right now.A long weekend away to relax and recharge, and hopefully soak up a few rays of Cornish sunshine. There is something so wonderfully soothing about the air in Cornwall, that as soon as I arrive I feel all the stresses melting away. Packing is kept to a bare minimum, come rain (very possible) or shine I am wearing shorts, as this mini break is very low key. However, just a few of my favorite pamper products may creep into the holdall.

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PACKING LIST
I have worn Birkenstocks for many years. If you haven't tried them yet, then you really should. Besides being this summer's 'fashion favourite' footwear, they are also undeniably comfortable.   
BIRKENSTOCK Arizona leather sandals (White

BIRKENSTOCK ARIZONAS £49.95 ASOS




The ideal bag, great to pack everything you
 need for a day at the beach.




CANVAS BIG BAG £20 ALPHABET BAGS




  Packing a chunky knit, especially if we are outside in the evening.
Well it is Cornwall, not Crete!  




COTTON SLOUCHY SWEATER £34 TOPSHOP




For my spot of pampering,
 this is the perfect dual purpose product.......




DIPTYQUE SATIN HAIR AND BODY OIL £36





Mandatory sunglasses........ 




D FRAME SUNGLASSES £16 WAREHOUSE



And the shorts. Better get faking it (the tan) before I go.
 Taking a darker denim pair too........


 White denim shorts


WHITE DENIM SHORTS £24.99 MANGO



Some home comforts....... 




BAIES TRAVEL CANDLE £20 DIPTYQUE




A soft slouchy tee, for a laid back break.

  
 Slub t-shirt


 SLUB TEE SHIRT £14.99 MANGO



Even for a Cornish windswept picnic, it's good to get the beachy look......It really does what it says on the tin!




SURF SPRAY £7.65 BUMBLE & BUMBLE 




For beach barbecue's, or frostbite.............!


Buy Bronte Stripe Throw Online at johnlewis.com


WOOL BLANKET £79 JOHN LEWIS




All images are of photographer Paul Massey's stunning Mousehole, Cornwall home.
'The Oyster Catcher' is available to rent through

I'm counting down the hours......

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14 comments

  1. Love Cornwall too it's so beautiful & if you get the sunshine you can't beat it. Have a fab time & enjoy!
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. Thanks Jane, hopefully get to catch a few rays, and a few good lie in's too! xx

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  2. Have an amazing time!

    Heidi
    www.wishesandreality.com

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    1. No airports or ferries to deal with, just the M5, hope it's not too jam packed!! xx

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  3. Enjoy, love Cornwall.
    Sue
    Bestfriendstyle

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    1. It is the most magical place, even if the weather is pants I know we will have a great break! xx

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  4. You are doing Cornwall in style!! Hope you have a fab time....so envious xx

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    1. Thanks Michelle, just wish it was for longer......Once I get down there I do go into super chill out mode, making it even harder to come home!! xx

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  5. Love all the summer beach style and those photos make me want to escape to a beach town too! Have a wonderful vacation Helen - how could you not right?! ;-)

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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    1. Ah thanks Tracy........It must be so great to wake up to sun every day, We just have to grab it when we can!! xx

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  6. Enjoy your break, you deserve it. Cornwall is so beautiful. Even if the weather is rubbish you can chill in the stunning place your staying in, gorgeous xx

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    1. If its bad there lot's of great pubs to eat and drink in too! xx

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  7. Beautiful selection of pictures :) enjoy your time in Cornwall!

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