It's that time of year again...thousands flock to the beautiful and timeless Burghley Park estate, Lincolnshire for the ultimate Equestrian & shopping experience! Are you as excited as I am?
As promised, I have put together an essential guide to Burghley, just in time!
From shopping, to places to grab a bite and a refreshing glass or few, I have got you covered!
This entry available on your phones & tablets so the best Burghley guide is never far away! We will be floating about on Saturday and would love to meet some of you.
First stop, one of my favorite brands of the moment and is on my Christmas list for sure - Fairfax and Favor there is just so much to love about this brand from the products to the story behind it! Top on my list!
They have so many beautiful products to choose from and admire, I know we will be pondering the thought for long enough - you might catch us!
Second up, an up&coming brand which is following extremely closely for me is Annabel Brocks, a relatively new name on the market but they are certainly making their mark! with 4 riders wearing their products today during the trot up. One to watch for sure! The head-warmers will be a hit with the dark nights looming over us.
The 'Pelham Gilet' is a real favorite of mine on this stunning model! I will have be sure to model it for myself on their stand. I know Belle was looking forward to sharing her new collection of belts and capes , with you all, as seen in the trot ups, so be sure to check them out!
A must have addition to any outfit this Autumn; the totally gorgeous 'Suffolk Fedora's' by Hicks & Brown who you can find in the Lifestyle Pavilion.
Pick up a timeless piece of Equestrian themed jewelry from Hi-Ho Silver, I am utterly in love with bangles at the moment, they make the perfect accessory to any outfit on any occasion. I wear my silver snaffle bangle almost daily, they are such elegant and expressive pieces. Glam it up a little with some gold plated silver or rose gold! I guarantee you will fall in love with something, I think my other half will have to drag me away from this one...
Apatchy London is definitely one to check out too. Their Equestrian range is fashionable yet affordable.
This is so hard to narrow everyone down! With 100's of retailers, I want to include everyone but I am aware you will all get pretty bored, pretty quickly. So bare with me - this post will hopefully open up your eyes to some hidden gems of the shopping world.
Hicks & Hides, another favorite of mine; has some gorgeous leather belts for you to feast your eyes on.
Be sure to drop in, their unique designs are worth your time! You can also design your own belt, guess what we'll be doing...
A must have for this Autumn/Winter is a Fur Pom Pom hat by Amelia Jane London, a hit in the city but even better in the country! Keep warm, with soft 30% wool. Celebrities and fashionistas alike have been spotted in Amelia Jane hats.
An old friend of mine introduced me to a quintessential British company - Thomas Dainty, Brogue Trader after picking up a pair at The Game Fair earlier this year. As their website states; for the city and the country. What more could you want? The Perfect gift for the man in your life ladies! Or if you're a guy reading this - treat yourself, you won't regret it!
One for the 'country bumpkins' William & Son, whilst one would imagine they will probably have bought more of their luxurious clothes and accessories, I am wholly hoping they have bought just one or two of their glorious guns for me to drool over! A William & Son fully bespoke shotgun or rifle is a thing of unique beauty, perfect balance and finely tuned firepower they say on their website & quite rightly so, I mean just look at this...
'Don't trust a brilliant idea, unless it survives the hangover'
This brings me on to my next exhibitor - Pinkster a unique and very popular British Gin. We will be getting our hands on some that is for sure... I love the idea of Boozy Berries; description from the website reads: An entirely natural by-product from making Pinkster, these inebriated little blighters are guaranteed to pack a punch. Delicious dipped in chocolate, used in a sorbet, mixed in with a pudding, or whatever else tickles your fancy. Pretty darn scrummy, we say.
They know...is all I can say about that.
I hope you find something you like here, and that you have an unforgettable Burghley experience. I hope we will see you about and it would be lovely to get to know some of you.
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