It’s not often that Joe and I get to travel together, so when Joe kindly invited me along to join him on a little excursion with Mr Porter (oooerr) I naturally jumped at the chance and lapped up the opportunity to be a plus one for an evening with a gorgeous brand at a pretty exceptional spot too.
Having visited The Pig once before, I was incredibly excited to hear about their newest opening just outside of Canterbury- a stones throw away from the city centre, but tucked away in the countryside, nestled between a gorgeous vineyard and traditional English countryside villages.
With our stay coinciding with one of the hottest days of the year, it was such a luxury to be able to spend it outside in the country. The Pig has an enormous commitment to home grown and local produce, and one of the most special touches is their ‘garden to table’ ethos, where you can explore their allotments and pick your vegetables and produce for your dinner that evening.
Although the greenhouse was a little warm, we mooched around their gardens, sitting down for a fresh lunch at their Woodfire garden area, before heading off to explore the village and visit Simpsons– a beautiful local wine estate (which sounds incredibly fancy, but if you’re a bit of a wine lover this place is a gorgeous spot for a tasting in the sunshine). It truly cemented that every day is a school day and despite knowing as much about wine as I do the Premier League, left feeling certainly more clued up than before and pretty cultured at that too.
For the evening, I was very generously gifted a little something to wear from Net A Porter, and opted for this lemon Elton-inspired dream from De La Vali– an Ibizan brand I’d had on my radar for a good while (thanks to a certain Ms. Dolly Alderton) and couldn’t be more in love with. It’s certainly a special piece (and quite a significant investment too), but I love it’s vintage inspired cut, attention to detail and how beautiful it looks paired with some tan heels and a very special bag addition too. As the sun began to go down, Joe and I went for a gander around the property, and decided to have a moment taking some snaps and soaking up some ~srs~ golden hour magic, before settling down for dinner.