Spirit of Summer *sigh*
(and win a pair of tickets!)

COME ON SUMMER!! You may not be able to sense it just yet (I’ve been in my flip-flops since March in defiance) but if ever something was going to give it a nudge, it will be the gorgeous Spirit of Summer Fair, with its charm, twinkly smile and happy deckchair vibes, bounding into Olympia this month and making us all long for lazy barbecue days, floaty frocks and Mr Whippys.

It’s time Summer had an almighty kick up the (can I say a naughty word? Will I get in trouble with the internet? I’d better not just in case) backside, (boo – so boring) and this is the fair to do it. Spirit of Summer Festival Spirit of Summer, which runs from the 14th – 17th May, promises to be the season’s most stylish shopping event, encouraging and TEACHING (good – the more help I can get the better, quite frankly) us how to refresh our holiday style, the look of our homes and our garden spaces. Lots and lots of new and emerging dinky UK businesses whose lovely designs simply cannot be found on the high street, will be there with bikinis on. I mean bells.   Spirit of Summer Festival This festival is all about the gorgeousness of Summer living and how we can bring as much sunshine magic as possible into our own homes. The most exciting bit of all is that there are going to be gazillions* (*exaggeration) of FREE* (with your ticket) exciting workshops from proper top notch experts in their fields, who will show us how to achieve Summer perfection ourselves. And when I say experts, I’m talking about learning about flower arranging from the florist at The Dorchester, revelling in the al fresco dining secrets of Head Chef at Cliveden House, André Garrett… and we can be taught how to look after our bodies (NEED THIS) with holistic advice from Grace Belgravia… Spirit of Summer Festival And if that isn’t enough, key players from the wold of design will also be on hand to give advice and tips with experts from the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour creating beautiful room sets showcasing their finest interior brands.

All the workshops and talks are listed below for your perusal. Remember, they are all absolutely free to attend with your Spirit of Summer tickets… but they are all on a first come first served basis, so do get your skates on…

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO THE SPIRIT OF SUMMER FAIR

 

If you would like to win a pair of tickets, just follow me over on Bloglovin and please leave me a comment here to let me know you have done so. I’ll be selecting a winner at 9am on the 12th May. Good luck!

 

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SUMMER LIVING WORKSHOPS

Wednesday 14 May 2014

 

11.30 – Fabulous Flower Arranging with Phil Hammond, The Dorchester

12.30 – Modern French Canapés with André Garrett, Cliveden House

13.30 – Desserts, Macarons and Chocolates with Graham Hornigold, Yauatcha & Hakkasan

14.30 – Inside out beauty with Gabriela James and Abigail Peacock, Grace Belgravia

Thursday 15 May 2014

 
11.30 – Fabulous Flower Arranging with Phil Hammond, The Dorchester

12.30 – Modern French Canapés with André Garrett, Cliveden House

13.30 – Desserts, Macarons and Chocolates with Graham Hornigold, Yauatcha & Hakkasan

14.30 – The Hidden Sugars: The Demons on your Plate with Dr Shideh Pouria, Grace Belgravia

15.30 – Champagne for Summer: Different Styles to Taste with Francoise Peretti, Champagne Bureau

Friday 16 May 2014

 
11.30 – Fabulous Flower Arranging with Phil Hammond, The Dorchester

12.30 – The Perfect Summer Dinner Starter with Tim Allen, Launceston Place

13.30 – Desserts, Macarons and Chocolates with Graham Hornigold, Yauatcha & Hakkasan

14.30 – The Holistic Approach to Healthy Skin with Dr Rabia Malik, Grace Belgravia

15.30 – Champagne for Summer: Different Styles to Taste with Francoise Peretti, Champagne Bureau

Saturday 17 May 2014

 

11.30 – English Country House Flowers with Hannah Bignell, Cliveden House

12.30 – Summer Canapés with Lyndy Redding, Absolute Taste

13.30 – Desserts, Macarons and Chocolates with Graham Hornigold, Yauatcha & Hakkasan

14.30 – Discover how to Eat the Grace Way with Keith Keiller and Sophie Wright, Grace Belgravia

15.30 – Fashion your own Fabulous Headband with Mary Jane Baxter, Mary Jane Baxter Millinery

INTERIORS AND GARDEN THEATRE

Wednesday 14 May 2014

 

11.15 – Colour in the Home with Joa Studholme, Farrow & Ball

12.15 – Creating Sustainable Space with Victoria Meale, Victoria Meale Design

13.15 – Improve Your Home: An Architect’s View with Andrew Whiting, HÛT Architecture

14.15 – Creating Beautiful Garden with Matthew Wilson, Clifton Nurseries

15.15 – Contemporary Window Treatments for your Home with Joanne Cassabois, Prêt à Vivre

Thursday 15 May 2014

 

11.15 – Colour in the Home with Joa Studholme, Farrow & Ball

12.15 – The Collector’s Home with Philip Hooper, Colefax and Fowler

13.15 – Improve Your Home with Sarah Khan, Roger Mears Architects

14.15 – Creating Beautiful Garden with Matthew Wilson, Clifton Nurseries

15.15 – Contemporary Window Treatments for your Home with Joanne Cassabois, Prêt à Vivre

Friday 16 May 2014

 

11.15 – Colour in the Home with Joa Studholme, Farrow & Ball

12.15 – Creating Luxurious Rooms with an English Country House Style with Martin Hulbert, Cliveden House

13.15 – Improve Your Home: An Architect’s View with Andrew Whiting, HÛT Architecture

14.15 – Creating Beautiful Garden with Matthew Wilson, Clifton Nurseries

15.15 – Contemporary Window Treatments for your Home with Joanne Cassabois, Prêt à Vivre

Saturday 17 May 2014

 

11.15 – Colour in the Home with Joa Studholme, Farrow & Ball

12.15 – Designing the Perfect Bathroom with Sarah Watson, Balineum

13.15 – Improve Your Home with Sarah Khan, Roger Mears Architects

14.15 – Using Plants Inside Your House with Wendy Bowen, Clifton Nurseries

15.15 – Contemporary Window Treatments for your Home with Joanne Cassabois, Prêt à Vivre


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7 thoughts on “Spirit of Summer *sigh*
(and win a pair of tickets!)

  1. Have been following on bloglovin for a while now and the Spirit of Summer sounds amazing – just what I need to celebrate dissertation hand in next week! XXX

  2. 12th May is my birthday, please please please! I’m already following you on Bloglovin

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