Photos April Harris
It has been anything but summery here in England recently, with more rain than we have had in literally years. Frankly, some of us here are wondering whether the sun is considering a permanent vacation, it shows up so rarely. Still, we can dream of warm summer days, and theThe Spirit of Summer Fair in London is a great place to do just that.
The Spirit of Summer Fair is a wonderful resource for all the best in summer lifestyle including garden and home, food and drink and fashion. Dozens of exhibitors offer everything you could possibly need for a beautiful summer, regardless of whether the weather cooperates or not. There are ideas for the home at Charlotte Supple Interiors and Runaway Coast as well as dozens of other exhibitors. There’s lots of fashion ideas and advice available, from children’s clothes to travel fashion and even designer hats. House & Garden magazine are on hand as one of several corporate sponsors as well.
I was particularly taken with the beautiful clothes at mille manu and the quirky and innovative designs at the Pearly Queen Boutique. There was beautiful handmade jewellery at Alexis Dove (I love the Wild Rose collection) and lots of delicious treats from France at Made in Provence, who also sell wonderful toiletries and scents for your home.
It was the heady scent of old fashioned roses that drew me to the beautiful flowers below atFlorist at The Dorchester. What a stunning display!
I had a wonderful day out, and left with several lovely packages as well as lots of ideas and inspiration. The Spirit of Summer Fair is definitely worth a visit.
The Spirit of Summer Fair is open daily from 10am to 6pm at Olympia London until Sunday 19th May. Tickets are available at the door.