Finally things are hotting up as we enter the middle of summer and there is so much to enjoy out and about this month. From some serious bargain hunting to exhibitions, sporting events and some amazing foods, July just keeps on giving. Read on for our tips on everything to do, see, eat and wear this month now.
1. THE G&S SALE
Well we had to put ourselves top of the list! This year's summer sale is now live with up to 60% off summer collections including Kowtow, Pink City Prints and Kemp Gadegaard. It give you an amazing opportunity to shop for ethically made pieces that will last you summer after summer. Stock is limited so shop whilst you can.
Oh we love Wimbledon. Of course centre court tickets would be the dream but in all honesty we are quite happy to watch the action on the box with the windows open and a big bowl of strawberries and cream. A Pimms would be great too....Game. Set. Match.
3. VAN GOUGH & BRITAIN AT TATE BRITAIN
This is a great summer exhibition with Van Gough's summery Provencal scenes and the infamous Sunflowers even making an appearance. Van Gogh and Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gough's paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. Some of his most famous works will be brought together from around the world in addition to many pieces by artists inspired by him.
4. MUSEUM OF THE MOON AT THE NATIONAL HISTORY MUSEUM
A great one for the kids once the school holidays kick in. An art installation by Luke Jerram, the Moon has been circling the globe since 2016. It's at the Museum in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, accompanied by events for space enthusiasts of all ages.
5. WHAT TO EAT
There is something about cooking and, of course, eating al fresco that is so magical. It wouldn't be summer with a good old BBQ and we'll be grilling plenty of fresh fish, vegetables and halloumi served with Ottolenghi inspired salads. For pudding it is all about fresh fruit - with strawberries and raspberries now in season - pick your own for the most rewarding dessert.
6. WHAT TO WEAR
Summer dresses for days. Pink City Prints have proven particularly popular thanks to their flattering, feminine shapes and gorgeous traditional Indian block printing on organic cotton. It is also time to focus on swimwear - with gorgeous new arrivals from Stidston in bold prints and bright colours catching our eye.