|Hello sunshine, hello sea|
Can you actually believe it that we had a warm and sunny weather here in the UK during the Bank holiday? No, neither can I and when it was pouring down with rain and hailstones (!!) last Friday in London , I was kind of expecting the worst for our trip to the Isle of Wight (actually, I am contemplating an idea of adopting a new motto in life - expect the worst and you will never be disappointed...). Anyway, after nearly being blown off the Portsmouth Harbour by gail force winds early on Saturday morning, Isle of Wight greeted us with sunshine and as the day went on, it got warmer and warmer (I am not a great fan of cold weather whatsoever).
We stayed at The Grange, which is a lovely and very 'informal' family run hotel with the most stunning gardens.
I will be truthfully honest and admit that I was a little apprehensive about the trip (you can just see the positivity seeping through me). We were staying in Shanklin town because the main reason for the trip was a Christening and some hotels that my good friend Google recommended were not that inspiring to say the least. I am not overly fussy and I certainly do not need 5 star luxury all the time, but something just a little special certainly helps...especially when you have a toddler with you and you need things to go as smooth as possible. The Grange was pretty, laid back and thoughtful (sounds like me). The beaches were sandy and clean, and the Old Shanklin Village was postcard perfect. Oh, and we had our own little terrace overlooking a garden, which was great for a glass of red once Little Miss S fell asleep after a very exciting day on the beach (trust me, this is important when you have kids).
|Sunset and Greek Gods - view from our terrace |
Jacket: JoJo Maman Bebe
Scarf: Jacqmar London
Jeans & hat: Vertbaudet
Top: Klass Collection
Shoes: Converse All Stars (I want exactly the same ones for myself!)
Top: Ralph Lauren
A little bit of bling (earrings): Swarovski