Right, so we’ve all been to V-Fest, Glastonbury and SW7, and yes despite seeing some pretty ridious (yes thats a combination of horrendous and ridiculous- remember it!) things… you always have a cracking time!
However we’ve got to that age now, where we’re expecting a little bit more from our festivals. Think less people, cool cocktails, gourmet food and why not throw in a hot tub or two… (and some luxury toilets!!)! The mainstream festivals, although extremely awesome, leave you coming away filthy, smelly, covered in mud….and god knows what else. We’re looking for a little bit of luxury these days… we’ve been there, worn the t-shirt, stayed in the Premier Inn and now looking for the Ritz of festival experiences.
If you, like us, are looking for something a little bit different, here’s the list of ‘alternative’ festivals that will see you through the summer.1. The Big Festival 29-31st August. (Oxfordshire)
This is what they say:
“Jamie Oliver and Alex James present The Big Feastival, a unique weekend celebration of music, food and fun for all the family, set on Alex’s idyllic Cotswolds farm.
Enjoy music from top acts, tuck into top chef demos in the Big Kitchen and have your fill from The Menu, featuring the cream of the UK’s street food crop. Browse local producer stands, join a cookery class or get your foodie fix joining top chefs for intimate Q&A sessions. Join an arts & crafts workshop, enjoy the Big Top games or take a spin round the vintage funfair.
Come for the day, camp for the weekend or go glamping for a special treat!”2. Isle of Wight Festival 12-15th June
Offering an awesome lineup of top artists, up and coming performers the Isle of Wight Festival returns this summer for its 13th year.. With multiple stages, there will be something for everyone. As well as the legend music, the football world cup will be screened live in the BT Sport Field of Dreams on seriously large screens. Pretty cool hey!3. Edinburgh Fringe 1-25th August
What they say:
“The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city. Every year thousands of performers take to a multitude of stages all over Edinburgh to present shows for every taste. From big names in the world of entertainment to unknown artists looking to build their careers, the festival caters for everyone and includes theatre, comedy, dance, physical theatre, cabaret, children’s shows, musicals, operas, music, spoken word, exhibitions and events.”4. Secret Garden Party 24-27th July
What they Say:
“Dance with us beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free; because, in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
If your looking for an alternative to the established mainstream festivals, the Secret Garden party is set in the beautiful grounds of a Georgian farm house, complete with stunning landscaped gardens, a lake and a river – this is the best of what Britain has to offer.5. Farr Fest 18-20th July
Located just outside of London, Farr is a boutique festival held in a deserted forest. They say “An organically evolving party, it has grown into one of the leading boutique festivals in the country whilst still retaining all the charm, magic and intimacy it started out with.” Farr fest is amazing for enjoying the British summer, frolicking around in the fields, sleeping underneath the stars and playing in the forests.
Our Festival Jewellery picks for Summer 2014…!
The Bolt Collection – An absolute firm festival favourite. They look great individually, or for a statement layer them up.
(Coming soon to Cecily London – To pre-order email firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Peace Pendants: There is always a free spirit, bohemian vibe at festivals. Loose yourself in the beauty of the moment with these beautiful peace sign necklaces. (Coming soon to Cecily London – To pre-order email@example.com)
Harmony Necklace: Serenity Necklace:
It is no secret that Tess and I both have long hair, and it’s also no secret that Tess’ hair always looks nicely neat and straight, whereas mine is disorganised and wild.
I’m embracing my unruly locks and sharing with you my favourite hair looks for 2014.
P.S. I always have hair envy so follow my ‘Hair Love’ mode board on Pinterest for my continual interest in other people’s hair! http://www.pinterest.com/cecilyoffical/hair-love/
Fast becoming a major Cecily fan… The Saturdays Una Healy was seen at the Rays of Sunshine Charity Concert at The Royal Albert Hall wearing our lovely Rosanna Clover necklace.
Buy yours HERE.
We had the absolute honour of meeting Moda De La Mode (link) Editor Grace Molan, an amazing and inspired young fashion journalist who fell in love with the Cecily designs. Grace came to Cecily HQ to meet us, see the jewellery and ask us a few questions about how ‘Cecily’ was born.
Here are a few pics of our stand at Top Drawer trade show, held at Earls Court in London.
If you’ve got a beautiful boutique (bricks and mortar or online!!) and you’re interested in stocking some of the Cecily designs please get in touch by emailing us through our contact page.
We look forward to hearing from you!