Thursday, 9 June 2016

sharing the happiness - a day at stourhead.

Hamper of Fatface Happiness

Last week, one of my best friends and I headed out into the countryside on a little adventure. We were off to have a day of happiness, which for us involved a picnic, spending time together, and wandering around in one of the most beautiful places we've ever been in the UK!



To celebrate their #WashedInHappiness campaign and their new coastal whites collection, Fatface sent us a happiness hamper full of lovely things, including a National Trust day pass. After a bit of research, we decided that Stourhead (about an hour from the southern end of Bristol) looked pretty nice. There was a cute bridge and a lake, it seemed sweet.. 

The images online totally didn't prepare us for how beautiful this place is - and I don't think mine will do it justice either! 


We had emptied our happiness hamper of the lovely clothes and popped them on before we left my house, and filled it with some picnic gear and a few yummy bits to eat. We chose a lovely spot by the lake to have our lunch, and were swiftly joined by some very cheeky ducks. They'd eat right out of your hand! 

After sitting and enjoying lunch in the beautiful surroundings, we set off to explore. 

The placid lake was so serene, and surrounded by trees so full and green. And I need to mention the flowers. Oh my goodness. There were so many rhododendron bushes in full bloom! There were vivid purples next to yellows and oranges, but my favourites were the pinks - as you can probably tell scrolling through these photos I took!


Stourhead
Vintage car
Rhododendrons at Stourhead
Rhododendrons at Stourhead
Picnic by Stourhead lake
Rubicon and strawberries
Birds on Stourhead lake
Rhododendrons at Stourhead
Stourhead National Trust
Stourhead National Trust
Rhododendrons at Stourhead
Stourhead National Trust

There were also a few interesting buildings dotted around, including these amazing caves down by the water's edge (I think it was called the grotto) with elegant statues and a little hole to look out over the lake. We were only there a few hours, but I'm sure we missed some of these structures and hidey holes - a very good excuse to go back and explore more sometime! 


Rhododendrons at Stourhead
Stourhead National Trust
Stourhead Grotto
Stourhead Grotto
Rhododendrons at Stourhead - Being Little
Rhododendrons at Stourhead
Rhododendrons at Stourhead
Fatface exton cross strap sandal
Pink roses at Stourhead

After marvelling at the trees buzzing with life and the sweet smell of all the flowers, we headed back to the courtyard for an ice cream before heading home with smiles on our faces.


Fatface make clothes to reflect the happy, healthy lifestyles of their customers. The new coastal whites edit launched yesterday, and we are wearing some pieces from the collection! 

CHARLI WORE:
• "washed in happiness" tote *

I WORE:
• H&M sunglasses

Fatface washed in happiness coastal whites
Fatface washed in happiness coastal whites
Fatface washed in happiness coastal whites
Fatface washed in happiness coastal whites
Don't let the ice cream melt! 

• clothes & day pass courtesy of Fatface, but all the love & words are my own! •


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13 comments

  1. These pictures are absolutely stunning Lyzi, so so beautiful x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. This looks so lovely, and you look beautiful! The perfect day :)

    Hayley-Eszti | www.hayleyeszti.com

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  3. Wow this place looks so beautiful and I absolutely LOVE the photography. Giiiiirl you talented.

    I'm also now seriously craving a great big fat ice cream. So thanks for that.

    Katie xx ¦ La Coco Noire

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  4. absolutely stunning pictures! love the dress you wore

    Hannah at Hannah Venables / A CREATIVE LIFESTYLE BLOG

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  5. Love national trust places but i definitely don't use my passes enough!

    Hannah | Oh January

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  6. ahh this looks like the loveliest and most blissful day! my family are big fans of national trust places and we're constantly going to them.

    love your dress and sandals <3

    Sarah
    Absolutely Sarah | Bloglovin

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  7. Stourhead looks beautiful and I love your outfit! xx

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  8. Looks like BLISS, what a beautiful place & I love the kirstie stripe dress & cross sandals, thank you for sharing :) Now I REALLY want an ice cream....

    Jodie, A Textile Perspective x

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  9. I love your blog and your photography, brilliant really :) x

    Sofea
    www.thesofeablog.blogspot.com

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  10. Aw gorgeous photos and a lovely day! Seriously in love with your sandals though - they're perfect!
    Http://saintsonaplane.com

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  11. Beautiful photos :)
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    Maria V.

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  12. This looks like such a lovely day and you look beautiful in that dress!

    Maria xxx

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  13. That #WashedInHappiness Campaign sounds like such a great idea, and that ice cream looks dreamy! Loving your photos :)

    http://wanderlustgirl-kb.blogspot.ca

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