Monthly Favourites: June
Travel + Hotels
In June, I enjoyed a wonderful staycation at High Road House in Chiswick. Owned by the Soho House group, High Road House is a member’s club with nine bedrooms, and I got to stay in the beautiful ‘Playroom’, at the top of the house. Featuring a huge king-size bed, flat screen TV, and freestanding bathtub inside the bedroom (not to mention homemade cookies and Cowshed products), it’s fair to say that I had an extremely comfortable stay here. I always love exploring a new neighbourhood too, and it was fun to spend some time in Chiswick, as I don’t often get to head out so far west.
This stay was gifted, but all opinions are my own. I do not accept and write about gifted stays unless I truly enjoy them.
June was also the month of my hen party, planned by my incredible sister (and a complete surprise for me!). I was whisked away to The Malabar in Cumbria, (I’ve stayed here before and written a review of the B&B), where owners Graham and Fiona have really styled the property to perfection.
Bedrooms are each themed around a different colour tone and feature lush interiors, and the meals here inspired by the owners’ time spent in India - think chilli scrambled eggs and lassi for breakfast, and an Indian feast for dinner, all cooked from scratch.
From country walks to Love Island drinking games, we had the best time, and it really was the ideal location to get away for the weekend with my best friends.
Food + Restaurants
I was absolutely gutted to find out that one of my favourite ever restaurants, Rawduck, had recently closed its doors, but was glad to find out that it had found a worthy successor in Pophams Bakery to occupy its gorgeous, industrial space in London Fields. Pophams opened the doors to their second (and much larger) bakery to fantastic reception in mid-June, and is already packed daily with east London locals. Here you’ll find a daily-changing selection of their artistan, signature pastries, baked fresh on-site, alongside coffee by Ozone. Flavour combinations are dangerously more-ish (think maple and bacon, or nectarine and custard), and you won’t find a flakier croissant anywhere in London.
June was the month that I discovered (and fell in love with) Faithfull the Brand. Designing effortless and feminine pieces that are just below the designer mark, this Australian brand produces the perfect summer pieces that are casual enough for every day, but can be easily styled up for special occasions. My favourites are their elegant, flowy jumpsuits and dresses, but I have my eye on one or two pieces from their swimwear collection too.
Shop my Faithfull Favourites below
In June, I was kindly gifted a facial at the Romilly Wilde pop-up store in Notting Hill. I had the signature facial, which included 20 minutes of non-invasive LED treatment, followed by a sculpting facial (which felt like a massage). With skincare products made entirely from vegan, natural ingredients, my skin was left feeling extremely hydrated, and firm. I was gifted some of the products to continue using:I’ve been using the Eye Serum and Face Oil and my skin has been looking brighter and smoother every day.
This experience was gifted, but all opinions are my own.
TV: June saw the return of two of my favourite programs: Killing Eve and Big Little Lies. Both have female-centric casts, and feature thrilling, engaging storylines. You’ll never find yourself bored whilst watching, and the scripts of both take wildly exciting twists and turns. If you haven’t watched either show before, you really must.