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Monday, 9 July 2012

miss b loves.......Henley Royal Regatta

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Henley Royal Regatta rowing event is held every year on the River Thames. Like Ascot and Wimbledon, it is one of the highlights of the English sporting calendar and social season and was first held in 1839. We were fortunate to be invited as guests in the Stewards' enclosure where our day began with Pimm's in the Fawley Bar.

 Pimm's recipe here 
A delicious lunch in the Luncheon Tent was followed by more Pimm's on the lawn and luckily it was a perfect summer's day (26°!!) - a real treat after the constant rain we have had recently. There were strict dress codes - all dress hemlines had to be below the knee and gentlemen were not allowed to take off their jackets.



The traditional bandstand
Some watched the races from the comfort of a deckchair while others took the opportunity to sit and have a snooze!


It's such a picturesque setting..............


Even the ladies powder rooms were posh......


It was a very glamorous occasion and some people certainly know how to picnic in the car park in style!


Some very dapper outfits......

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and finally a glimpse of mine.............


Dress - London Times, Shoes - Carvela,
Fascinator - Coast, Bag - Aldo


Definitely a  memorable  day out!



24 comments:

  1. Fabulous outfit and how lucky you were to have such a sunny day:) Have a great week!
    ~Anne

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  2. love the purple floral print dress, SOOO pretty!!!
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  3. Looks like some stinkin fun!

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  4. Eh bien, quelle elegance, Miss b! Love your beautiful dress, and I bet you fit right in at that traditional - and oh, so classy - event. Lovely weather to boot. Lucky you. Veronique French Girl in Seattle)

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  5. What a delightful day - and I love your outfit. I went to the Henley Royal Regatta years and years ago when I spent a summer at Oxford. Had the Pimms, wore the floral dress and the hat and had the most smashing time. Would love to do it again! Glad you had fun. XO

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  6. i surely wish i could've joined you! how exquisite! so glad you got to go. i am gleaming over your outfit. i love the print of the dress and your fascinator. your nude accessories were PERFECT! i think i was european in my former life. i love everything you guys do. :D
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  7. What an exciting event to attend! Your outfit looks great.

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  8. Wow, your outfit is so so so beautiful, I'm obsessed with your dress! I would love to attend such an event one day, it would be so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  9. Such lovely comments about my outfit! Thank you....it wasn't easy deciding what to wear - choosing a dress I liked which conformed to the 'below the knee' rule!

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  10. Wow! Everybody looks so stylish!
    I love the matching suits the men are wearing.
    Your dress is so cute, the lavender floral print is gorgeous!

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  11. Love your dress!! Its perfect for that event!

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  12. Your dress looks gorgeous. Hope we can see a photo of you in it.
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  13. The whole thing looks so out of a movie, I'm stunned!
    Your outfit is just wonderful! I'd love to have the chance to wear something like that one day in the appropriate setting!
    Beautiful post!

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  14. Woowww...looks like an amazing event to attend! Love the dress, the hair piece, the shoes...everything :D
    xoxo

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  15. Wow! You're outfit is so gorgeous! The event looks amazing. I wish i was there :) If you have a chance, please come check out my blog.

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  16. Lucky you!!
    Nice outfit!
    Have great day!
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  17. Great post Miss B ! I bet this was tons of fun (and very posh)- and your outfit is gorgeous.

    Joanne

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    xx

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  18. Henley is so much fun and a quintessentially British affair - oh and pimms <3 the best summer tipple :)

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  19. that dress is stunning! love it!

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