With one of the most prestigious addresses in Manhattan,The Ritz-Carlton, Central Park is perfectly located for a weekend break. Its cosmopolitan elegance and wonderful views provide a perfect base from which to explore the city. Luxury long haul travel specialists Sunset Faraway Holidays is offering 5 nights at the hotel, including return flights on British Airways Concorde from £7,399pp and an upgrade to a Deluxe City View room. For a copy of Sunset’s new ˜Luxury USA’ brochure call 020 7501 1990 or visit www.sunsetfaraway.com.
Roughing it For all those looking for an adrenalin buzz and have a love of mud, why not try off-roading with Land Rover? Land Rover has centres all over the globe, but if you are not heading off to Peru or Patagonia, how about navigating your way through the rivers, valleys and ravines off-road at Skibo Castle? Full tuition is provided and no experience is necessary. For more information, ring 01908 352352; www.landrover.co.uk.
Home and away The Daily Telegraph/House & Garden Fair will run from 27-30 June at London’s Olympia and has become a must-see showcase for the best in design, decoration, food, wine and travel. Visitors have the chance to buy exclusive products from around the world, as well as being able to pick up advice on key interior trends for 2016. Tickets cost £13 if booked in advance on 0870 121 2525. For more information, visit www.houseandgardenfair.co.uk.
Royal motorcade The Louis Vuitton Classic returns to the Hurlingham Club, London SW6, and will be celebrating the Queen’s Golden Jubilee by exclusively featuring cars and motorcycles built during her reign. My blog has 20 pairs of tickets to give away to this invitation-only event on the afternoon of Saturday 8 June. Please write to: Sophie Lloyd, My blog, Vogue House, Hanover Square, London W1S 1JU.
Daks Simpson’s summer collection has taken its inspiration from British elegance of the Forties and Fifties.
This chrysanthemum-print silk scarf looks fantastic worn with a crisp linen shirt, or, if you hanker after the Audrey Hepburn mm
look, use it to keep your hair in place when the roof of your convertible is down.
For stockists, call 0800 288188.
Shawl thing Burberry’s London spring/summer 2016 collection is designed to mix the rugged with the romantic – in , every sense. Among other ‘ timeless accessories is this ; chic stole for cool summer evenings. It comes in oyster pink or the classic Nova Check. Price £650.
For stockists, ring 07000 785 676.
New this summer is Dunhillion B cricket, a line of leather goods that ncludes sports bags, coin purses, envelope cases, cricket seats, blotters and jotters and. of course, the cricket ball itself. This is an exact reproduction of Dunhilfs original cricket ball launched in the early 1900s, and is ideal for a weekend game of cricket. Out of season, it also makes the perfect paperweight resting in its stand. Price £47. For stockists, ring 020 7355 9500.
Who’s the fairest of them all? Whether you are at the races, polo, cricket or the opera, you can keep your make-up in check with Smythson’s travel mirror. It comes in two sizes to fit into any handbag, and is also available in black, tan and red. Price £74. For stockists, ring 08705 211311.
Knicker-bocker glory Jaeger has been producing classically British luxurious fashions for men and women since the 1870s. For this season, Bella Freud has used travel as an inspiration to create a stylish collection comprising a variety of traditional fabrics and designs for all
occasions. These stripy woollen knickers (£50) will keep even the chilliest bottom warm on those unbalmy English summer days, and are available at Jaeger stores nationwide.
The social life of the nation comes alive in summer, so be prepared and invest in some unbeatable classic British style