Europe Travel · February 16, 2018

A Night In Painswick

After visiting the Cotswold’s for the first time late last year, I’d very much only had a tiny taster of how beautiful that part of the world truly was. There’s something about it that feels untouched by time- otherworldly and yet quintessentially British. There’s a reason it’s the kind of place I’d read about in magazines, where celebrities would escape from the bustle of London for long leisurely weekends and the place that would appear in classic British films, with it’s thatched cottages and storybook style houses peppered amongst farmers markets and antique and craft traders.

So, when the wonderful ladies at Daisy Jewellery got in touch proposing a night out of the city- it took mere moments for me to pull my overnight suitcase from the loft and start wrapping my toothbrush in toilet paper, ready for it’s next outing (the glamour never ends, I promise you).

Arriving at Paddington minutes after the train had already departed, in a typical Liv fashion- we sat down for tea and toast before setting off and arriving just after midday in a sun soaked Painswick- where the first buds of spring were already beginning to show. After dropping our bags off at The Painswick (our hub for the night), a pub lunch was our first stop- with The Falcon Inn being our choice for the afternoon. With lunch consisting of beer battered cod, traditional pie and a doorstop sandwich for yours truly, it was so lovely to just sit and catch up- with Carrie, Sally, Lara and Hattie all making the best company (and little Luna too)!

After nattering long into the afternoon, we headed back to our hotel for the evening, and nestled down by the fire to catch up with some work, indulge in seemingly bottomless pots of tea and set the world to rights. Set in an 18th century stone mansion, The Painswick managed to feel suitably fit for a princess and cosy in equal measures- with a roaring fire and slouchy couches meaning you could easily while away hours doing next to nothing at all (all the better if it’s raining outside too)! With dinner on the cards for the evening, as well as an obligatory sleepover with Ms. Santana da Silva- before we knew it the clock had struck twelve and it was time to turn in for the night.

The next morning I naturally managed to squeeze in a quick cooked breakfast of eggs and avocado, before catching an early train back to London and off to the realities of the big smoke once again. I’m so excited to plan another trip here for spring- as I know it’ll be the perfect place for some countryside walks when the weather warms up a little too- mark your calendars!

(Hat: Topshop, Coat: Waiste Vintage, Jumper: Old Sandro, Necklaces: Daisy & Missoma, Jeans: & Other Stories, Belt: ASOS  (similar), Boots: Reserved, Bag: & Other Stories (old but similar here), Pyjamas: & Other Stories)



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