Come celebrate the Connaught Village Summer Festival

We all wish we could be on holiday right now, but do you know what makes sitting at my desk that little bit more bearable? The excitement of attending the Connaught Village Summer Festival.

Connaught Village is one-of-a-kind, charming shopping destination at a stone thrown away from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street. The village is home to an exclusive and unique mix of independent retailers, award winning restaurants, galleries and luxury leading designers.

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You’re invited to the Connaught Village Summer Festival

This week, Connaught Village will host another edition of their famous Summer Festival, on 22nd of June between 2-8pm. Everyone attending will be treated to an afternoon of instore activities, scrumptious street food, complimentary drinks, live music, insightful workshops and demos, complimentary face painting for the kids and more.

Other activities include a dog show, cocktail mixing masterclasses at Japanese restaurant Kurobuta,  cheese and wine pairing masterclasses at Buchanans Cheesemongers and beautiful floristry demos at Prewett Miller, to name just a few. You’ll be in for a treat. It’s a promise!

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Where to shop at Connaught Village Summer Festival

Exclusive offers, fantastic fashion and bags of fun – sounds like every fashionista’s dream day out. If you’re into timeless and effortless chic fashion, pop in ME + EM and browse through their beautiful collections. ME + EM focuses on classic, tailored pieces, quality fabrics with a keen eye for details. A brand that really speaks my language.

If you like to get creative with your fashion choices and you’re looking for something unique and quirky, the Japanese-inspired womenswear Kokoro, is the answer. Plus, you’ll get to meet Dawn Green, the founder and the creative director of the brand, whilst shopping. The jewellery designer, Tobia Cassandro will also be at Kokoro on the day, offering  a bespoke engraving and personalisation service on Cassandro bracelets.

Are you a shoe lover? I know the right place for you! Lucy Choi, the niece of Jimmy Choo, is ushering in the next generation of luxury footwear. Her designs are a real show-stopper, with cool and fun prints, from animal to geometrics and dashes of fluoro. I simply can’t get enough of this fancy footwear brand.

Raise a glass of Prosecco (complimentary of course) to celebrate 30 years of business at second hand designer boutique The Dresser. Get ready to shop until you drop (literally) as the place will be bursting out with designer handbags. Oh and if you’re lucky enough those gorgeous  Chanel heels (pictured below) will end up in your closet this week. Happy shopping!

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Where to eat and drink

Enjoy a delicious lunch or a light bite at Stuzzico, a local restaurant serving the best of authentic Italian cuisine. Favourite dishes? Insalata di granchio to start, and linguine al tartufo nero for the main course. Both dishes are an absolute delight, seasoned and cooked to perfection.

For those looking for a chilled glass of wine or a cocktail, I can’t recommend Kurobuta enough. I guarantee you’ll love the chilled out ambience and the exceptional Japanese food.

End a successful day of shopping and relaxation with a cup of tea and a cake at  Cocomaya.

This article has been written in collaboration with The Connaught Village.

All views and creative ideas are my own.  Hair by The Bardou