28/06/2010

mist surrounded the magic.

Proof that magic really is all around us. A trip to Gresgarth Hall a few weeks ago. The heavens opened and I got completely soaked... being practical just doesn't work for me.


This place is open just once a month, for a few months a year, and seriously if you were ever in its vicinity (Caton, Lancaster) worth the trip. 
I spent the afternoon there dreaming up photoshoots and suitable outfits, and wondering why the grounds hadn't been used for a fashion magazine editorial before?!


Arabella Lennox-Boyd, a garden designer, and gold medal winner at Chelsea owns the house. ( strictly out of bounds but I'm sure the interior is just as breathtaking!)
The gardens are full of roses, poppies, individual rooms, a huge lake, amazing seating, mosaics, and the stunning oriental bridge.
The blue flower- a Meconopsis poppy from the Himalayas- stunning, and one of the very few naturally blue flowers!
Less of a fashion post, but I hope still enjoyable- I have included an outfit shot for any one wondering....


51 comments:

  1. That garden is beautiful! I love the gate!
    xxx

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  2. These pictures are really magical indeed, thanks for sharing and how awesome you look in that fierce outfit, love the jacket and your shoes, XOXO

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  3. Looks so nice, have to go there one day!

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  4. I absolutely love your outfit - all of it, but also really appreciate the write-up regarding the location and, of course, all the fantastic pictures. I bet that was a very breathtaking and relaxing afternoon - down pour included. Loved this one!! xoxo

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  5. I really like your blog and your outfit!

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  6. Lovely outfit and really stunning photos - I especially love the one with the oversized wish weeds :)

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  7. Beautiful photos. I love your hair in a bun.
    x
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  8. this is Paradise! and your pics catched its magic .. great great post!
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  9. Amazing pictures. Really like your outfit.SarahD:)

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  10. Beautiful pics and I adore your shoes!

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  11. OMG! that place is beautiful!! looks unreal!
    love your all black look!

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  12. Those pictures are so beautiful, they look like right from a fairytale...


    XX

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  13. lovely pics super pretty x

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  14. absolutely beautiful photos!!!

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  15. Love the jacket!

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  16. These photos are just GORGEOUS! Lovin your whole outfit!

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  17. You are right- the property looks amazing!

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  18. this place looks like something out of a fairy tale. how gorgeous! you look amazing in all black against all the pastel shades. love.

    xxx
    t

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  19. Oh my goodness! Those images are breathtaking.
    XOXO THE GIRL IN GREY

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  20. whoa great flower shots darling!
    love your shoes


    bisous
    ANNABU

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  21. Amazing pics and amizings shoes! I'm gaga!

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  22. weooow who's the hottie? ahaha
    love the wedges!
    beautiful photos.

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  23. the photos are really great! i love them!

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  24. amazing shots!

    just passing by your blog and i have to say its LOVELY! pls come drop by mine too and maybe we can follow each other. =)

    Persis.
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  25. These pictures are so magical and romantic. Love the first picture your black outfit looks so stricking againist the bench gorgoeus as always xoxo

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  26. Adore the crouching side pose & your shoes are amazing.

    Your photos remind me of this garden I used to go to when I was a kid where you had to fill out this sheet and find different animals around the garden, but you could never find all of them & the parents used to get really competitive... So lovely!

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  27. Wow, how sweet is your blog!!! :))
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    Hoping to hear from you soon, sweetie!
    Xxx

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  28. you look so, so lovely, as is the locale! you look like elisa cuthbert in some of the shots!

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  29. Great work.
    so cute blog.
    Ciao
    Nicola FreshONpr

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  30. Wow beautiful pics, place and outfit! You look stunning on your pictures!
    I'm following you on bloglovin ;-)
    xx

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  31. WOW such a beautiful place..love the flowers... amazing!!
    peace & love
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  32. Found you through Meg and Kate, and fell in love with your blog, through this post!
    Greetings from the sunny (oily) shores of The Mississippi Gulf Coast, I send my many sunshine kisses!
    Nice to meet you, you will find I'm not so much a Bumpkin!

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  33. wow girl what a beautiful location! I love the building and the flowers!

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  34. These are really great pics, that place looks lovely!
    Eat, Sleep, Denim <3

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  35. Wow, what a gorgeous place! The photo of the house across the pond looks like something out of a fairytale! Beautiful!

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  36. Beautiful photos! Love the shoes you are wearing

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  37. absolutely beautiful, i'll have to go there sometime :)
    great photos!
    Olivia x
    www.something-like-roses.blogspot.com

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  38. Where are you wedges from??? I love them <3

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  39. Wow this place is beeautiful, I love gardens like this, soo peaceful! Your outfit rocks too, loving the boots and have just discovered your blog, am your newest follower :)

    Charlyx

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  40. this looks both amazing - both i mean outfit and the place. i'm loving it very much!


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  41. The place, the photos and you: beautiful :)

    xx
    Denni

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  43. Omg the pictures of the flowers are stunning and the house is hauntingly beautiful. Your all-black outfit gives a stunning contrast to the colorful florals!

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  44. i love your shoes!!! theyre amazing

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Thankyou x a million you are all awesome.x