port eliot festival 2014

Port Eliot in Cornwall is my absolute favourite-est festival. Last year I was invited down by my friends at Bumble + Bumble, who had a fantastic tent set up to give festival goers wonderful hairstyles throughout the weekend. Lovely Stephen Jones, milliner extraordinaire was also on site with Bumble and I was lucky enough to get a headpiece style by him, with a hair look to match. (The story is here.)

Wearing my Stephen Jones veil, very late at night.

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Outside of hair styling, we did the usual festival things: eat, drink, dance, listen, talk, watch…all in the glorious surroundings of the Port Eliot estate.

port eliot festival 2014

My Boden bunting always comes out at festivals; apart from being pretty, it’s extremely handy for identifying your identical yurt.

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

There’s always a fashion side to Port Eliot, curated by Sarah Mower of the British Fashion Council. Simone Rocha was the star turn last year.

port eliot festival 2014

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Delicious Sipsmith cocktails.

port eliot festival 2014

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Whistles sunglasses, Accessorize Panama hat, Monsoon blouse (similar). 

It doesn’t matter where the festival happens: there will always be nachos. Thank goodness.

port eliot festival 2014

And beer.

port eliot festival 2014

This is the only festival I have ever been to and, I suspect the only one on planet earth, where there is an orangery with a pop-up restaurant. A Fortnum’s restaurant to be precise. Serving avocado on toast. Bliss.

port eliot festival 2014

A tea van: how civilised.

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

The literary talks are always highlight and last year William Dalrymple was mesmerising.

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

As with all festivals, it’s the unexpected things you came across when pottering around that are always brilliant. We stopped to listen to this band.

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

Mmmmmmm a knickerbocker glory for lunch with my friends from Bumble & Bumble.

port eliot festival 2014

 

I long for transport like this.

port eliot festival 2014

An entrance in the cake competition: Miss Haversham’s wedding cake.

port eliot festival 2014

Imagine our joy when we discovered the cheese picnic stall.

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

Of course there was dancing too, in a marquee late at night down by the river, fuelled by high spirits and vodka.

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

port eliot festival 2014

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Hannah and I were guests of Bumble + Bumble at Port Eliot 2014.

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