What are you up to this weekend? After a few hectic weekends, we have ‘Not a great deal’ written on the agenda – aside from, I hope, hanging out all three of us together. We have plans to visit the lovely-sounding Sarah & Mary’s Home Boutique on Saturday morning – and if Sunday is as sunny as is rumoured, we’re going to throw a breakfast picnic in the car, grab the papers, and head to Richmond Park, followed by a visit to Ham House or Petersham Nurseries. I love each season the most as it arrives – but Spring takes some beating when the days are warm and sunny, but the nights still chilly enough to warrant cosying up close.
If I have a moment beforehand (ha), I’d love to make this Lemon Yoghurt Loaf – which looks so delicious I’d actually like to lick my screen… (Pregnant? Me?) Recipe via Smitten Kitchen.
Of course I’ll need something in which we can transport our picnic. Every room in m house exhibits my love of baskets – so what’s two more? C and I could have one each of these Spanish woven baskets (she would look too sweet toting the little one) from the wonderful Hedgehog shop – which is well worth checking out full-stop.
Ines de la Fressange’s collection for Uniqlo might just be the perfect weekend attire. That floral dress (£39.90) has ‘romantic picnic in a field’ written all over it; although I am also partial to the ‘just hanging around Paris’ look, too (Jacket, £59.90, Trousers, £19.90, Shirt, £19.90). It’s available online now and in stores from 20 March.
I’ll add a ‘natural’ rosy glow to my Spring look with this blush I spotted on the perennially useful beauty go-to Get The Gloss. I am, as you know, a great fan of a new blush – and I prefer creamier textures (less drying). This shade of pink is particularly pretty.
Kevyn Aucoin, The Creamy Glow in Pavella, £19, net-a-porter
If it was what my husband and I refer to as ‘the olden days’, I would have packed a book (rather than a water bottle, baby wipes, emergency snacks….) and I don’t mean Maisy, Alfie or Charlie & Lola (love them all as I do). As it is, I shall have to save my reading for the evening – this beautiful book (to accompany the V&A exhibition) will do nicely (and zhuzh up my coffee table in the process). The Glamour of Italian Fashion, now £20 (was £25), V&A
Images: Sadie Olive; Little Girl Big City; The Wicked Noodle