Photos by Karen
How to wear a summer trench. This short navy trench coat by Winserlondon has been invaluable on my recent travels round the UK. It is very light and packs like a dream, taking very little room in a suitcase. It does come in a longer version, however I think that the short style is ideal for just popping over trousers or a dress in summer. If it gets chilly you can always wear a lightweight cashmere jumper underneath.
The Peacock Hotel at Rowsley. A grade 11 listed building with stunning gardens and the most delicious food (they have an excellent chef)
We spent a couple of days with friends in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside last week. Whilst our husbands went fishing we went sightseeing and shopping. We were planning on doing mostly sightseeing the shopping came about by pure chance, at least that is our story.
The weather was gorgeous and we stopped off for a quick cup of coffee in Baslow, a lovely village with magnificent views over the Derbyshire Dales. We decided to take a stroll round the village and the next thing we knew we had crossed the threshold into an aladdin’s cave of treasure. A small boutique full of this seasons collections. Many of the brands they stocked were new to me and I will certainly be checking them out for future use on the blog. It was good to find such a wide range of styles suitable for grown up women at Issiofbaslow.
I purchased the black trousers I am wearing with the short blue trench. They are by Basler and are extremely comfortable and flattering. I tracked them down at House of Fraser and Peter Hahn. I think the style I am wearing is the “sally”. I also discovered a small selection at Bloomingdales. I would highly recommend them, if like me you have difficulty finding trousers that fit both the waist and hips without alteration.