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14 November 2017 7 comments

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With it's honey-coloured Georgian architecture and speckling of independents, Bath is one of my favourite places, in fact quite possibly my all time favourite place, in our fair land.

F and I recently took a trip, for a couple of days of rest and recuperation.

We were thinking about staying in somewhere like The Gainsborough, but ended up instead plumping for the Halcyon Apartments, in the centre of town.

Simple, tasteful decoration, local artwork adorning the Farrow & Ball-esque walls, and a cosy glow to the lighting, it'd be a dreamy spot to stay awhile and shoot some product photography!

There's something majestic about floor to ceiling sash windows, especially with these high Georgian ceilings - the perfect viewpoint to watch over the comings and goings of the city.

And mornings are always best when they're lazy, bright, and include tea.

What I love most about the Halcyon, over staying in a hotel, say, is the informality of it. After a lovely afternoon basked in sunlight at Stourhead, we retreated to our new, temporary home, kicked off our shoes, popped on Blue Planet and ordered in sushi (Yen Sushi - independent, freshly prepared and tasty).

Whilst there's plenty to do in Bath, day or night, there's something to be said for staying in with a loved one whilst you're away.

W H A T   I ' M   W E A R I N G

Grey blazer: Similar

Cashmere scarf: Filippa K (cheaper alternative)

Oxford shirt: M&S

Jeans: Hobbs

Chestnut loafers: Similar (cheaper alternative)

Gold bangle: c/o Centime

And on my face...

Foundation: La Mer

Eyeshadow: Tanya Burr

Liner: Stila

Mascara: Chanel

Lips: Collection 'Rosewood' (cheap as chips!)

I've been tempted to do a bit of a 'blogger's guide to Bath', and I think I will, albeit in another post, but for today, I must just give a couple of quick mention to Magelleria. The most gorgeous little hidey-hole, stacked high with the less common of magazines, it's an aladdin's cave for the aesthetically minded (I just love thumbing through for the photography alone). From fashion to lifestyle to music to food, it's a little haven for the eyes, and a wonderful way to while away some time, especially on a wet, miserable day like the one last week.

A few places worth visiting:

Magalleria - a charming independent for unusual magazines.
The florists on Pulteney Bridge - plenty of eucalyptus to be found!
The spa - go on a weekday and definitely get 3 hours!
Stourhead - a little outside Bath, best enjoyed now whilst the trees are golden.
Clayton's Kitchen - really tasty, seasonal food, hearty portions.

Have you been to Bath lately? I'd love to hear about your favourite spots if so!

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