Thursday, 4 August 2011

Ultimate Chill Out



We're just about to set off to Herefordshire to celebrate Jon's birthday at the Big Chill.

Eastnor Castle, home to the Big Chill

Typically it's been raining since early this morning but it's warm and by the time we've pitched up and cracked open our first can of cider we'll be far too chilled to care about the weather.




There's enough crammed into Gilbert to cover all eventualities, sun cream, cider, wellies, blankets, olives, parasols, gloves, bikinis and fur coats.

Peacock and butterfly print fringed boob tube (made by me), crochet shawl (20p, jumble sale), 1970's maxi skirt (the divine Sarah Misfit), vintage hide belt (50p, car boot sale)


Steel Pulse, Chemical Brothers, Robert Plant, Kanye West, Nena Cherry, Fight Like Apes, Calvin Harris, Example, Annie Nightingale...bring it on.




 See you next week. Have a fabulous weekend whatever you get up to.

86 comments:

  1. Hi my dear-Happy Birthday to Jon and wishing you both a totally chilled and fabulous time, see you next week!! xxx

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  2. Have a good weekend, the castle looks lovely

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  3. Have a brilliant time, hope you have no need for the wellies! x

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  4. Happy birthday to your young man and hope you both have a lovely time at the Big Chill - hope the weather brightens up for you; there can't be much more rain up there!
    m xx

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  5. Have a grand time in Herefordshire.
    Happy Birthday to Jon;-)

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  6. I have the opportunity to visit, so I might see you there!! Hope you have a wonderful time and Happy birthday to Jon! :)

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  7. Just been looking at last minute tickets for this! Looks immense this year.
    Have a great time, look forward to seeing the pics.

    xxx

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  8. Have a great time! Hope you get some decent weather, but sounds like you're well equipped for all eventualities anyway :)

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  9. You look gorgeous!

    I think I'm in love with the shawl of yours - whenever I see it I swoon!

    I hope you have a fab time and the weather stays nice! xxx

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  10. Love your skirt! fab photos, has a cool 70s summer vibe about them! have fun!

    xxx

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  11. And James Blake - don't forget James Blake! Tell him I'm his number on e fan - and please be sure to use your best crazy stalker voice with maximum crazy eyes for full effect!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON!!!

    Amor - you look divine as always. That skirt is perfect on you - yay! the skirt is going to see James Blake! Please take pics and have a wonderful fabulous amazing weekend.

    Loveandabitofenvy, Sarah xxx

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  12. Have a lovely time - hope the sun comes out to play!

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  13. parasol, gloves, bikinis and fur coats -- sounds like you're ready for ANYthing!

    As usual, you look fabulous. You're created a very exotic & fascinating look with the various "pieces".

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  14. Hope you have a stonking good time. The venue looks fab, as do you - as always. The weather forecast doesn't look too bad for the weekend either.

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  15. Belt! Skirt! Van! Flawless.

    Happy birthday, to your mister!

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  16. Sounds amnazing, have a lovely time! Happy Birthday Jon, and happy festival times to you chicka Xoxoxo

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  17. Am looking nervously out of the window at those lowering clouds... However, it's not raining yet, so let's hope it holds off for the whole weekend. I'm missing the Big Chill this year, having been the last 2 years. I'm sure you'll have a spectacular time whatever the weather as your sunny personality and dress sense will illuminate everything around you.

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  18. with that kind of preparation I reckon a good time will be had by all! The castle looks so lovely, I hope the weather holds out for you.xx.

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  19. really a lovely outfit, Vix! Have much fun chilling and celebrating :)

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  20. Have a fantabulous time - I hope the weather holds for you and those wonderful clothes and that you don't need the fur coats!

    Annie Nightingale? Wow! x

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  21. I'm loving your skirt!
    Have a fab time!
    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  22. A big shout out to Jon and a Happy Birthday!

    Vix you are grooving to those bygone hippie days. You look awesome. I love that you are taking everything from bikinis to fur coats!

    Thanks for taking us for a look see of your lovely village. The curry and fries/chips looked great.

    Have a fab time at the Chill,
    Bonnie

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  23. Looking chilled already Vix! I hope the weather is kind, but you are obviously prepared for every eventuality - it's a British thing!
    Happy Birthday Jon.
    PS. You have my permission to do Sarah's crazy stalker eyes to Robert Plant too xxx

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  24. Bikini's and fur coats....THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU!!!! You boheimian beauty with the mostest!!! Have a blast for I know you will look hot doing it!

    Happy Birthday Jon!

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  25. What an amazing trip! Love to see more photos from that castle too.

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  26. Have a wonderfully divine weekend Vix ! xxxx

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  27. ooooh, I love castles.
    You are well prepared. I always over pack. I love your gypsy skirt and peacock tube top and jewels amor. I am eyeing your shawl.
    have fun you too.
    Happy Big Birthday to Jon!

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  28. Have a super time, i'm sure you will! That skirt is gorgeous, just my kind of thing x

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  29. ~Happy Birthday to Jon!!~
    I am pretty sure I seen that castle on The Amazing Race reality show. =D
    By the sound of the things you packed I am sure you will have a wonderous time.
    I am loving your outfit too, the shirt you made is real lovely.

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  30. fur coats and bikinis!!, you really know how to make luggage for every weather and situation!, I'm admiring you once more!
    And you look lovely in your maxi skirt and pretty crochet shawl!
    wish you have a nice funny festival!!
    besos

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  31. I hope the weather picks up! Enjoy your weekend! x

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  32. What a great line up; have a wonderful time together celebrating!
    xxx

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  33. Sounds like an interesting line up,darl,not that I've heard of all of them! You two lovelies'll have a faaaaaabulous time!!!
    You look so beautiful! Love the outfit,maxi's,strapless tops and shawls.......drool! Funnily enough,I dreamt I found you two shawls last night,and it was so real!
    Drive safe,sexy critters,and have a most excellent birthday weekend,Jon! Chuckers!!!
    Love and cocktails and sunshine!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  34. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON! Hope you have a lovely time x

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  35. Happy Birthday to your guy........enchanting castle! Love your made by me fringe!

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  36. Have fun - something tells me you will have a great time whatever the weather!

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  37. Have a wonderful time Vix. Hope Jon enjoys his birthday.

    look forward to hearing all about it when you get back!

    X x

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  38. Have a good one! Love you crochet shaw BTW. Lexie is in the same state as Gilbert; packed to the gills to cover all clothing eventualities; the joys of camping in Britain! :) xx

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  39. Love this skirt! Have tons of fun, hopefully it won't be too horrible weather wise! :)

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  40. Looking fab! Enjoy your weekend, I know you will!

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  41. They were mentioning this on the radio this morning and I thought of you. Have a fab time :) xx

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  42. The camper is almost as fab as you :) Hope you have a fabulous time,

    vicki x

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  43. Have fun! Admiring your boob tube, which I took at first as a scarf tied halter style. And, keep warm.

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  44. You and the van look dead cool! Happy birthday to Jon! Sonshine was 11 yesterday and we celebrated with cake. I'd rather have celebrated it with you, Jon and Annie Nightingale et al!

    Ali x

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  45. Happy burp-day Jon! I hope Robert Plant sounds awesome, not sure how his voice is these days - what an absolute blast for a birthday celebration and I am sooo jealous you're seeing the Chemical Brothers. I have no idea how I have managed to escape their clutches - they always seem to be in Oz. Vix I'm sure there's a bit of room in Gilbert for me to squeeze in and snuggle up to that lovely fur coat:). You look radiant and may the sun shine on your beauty all weekend:)) xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  46. Happy Birthday to Jon again!!! Have a great time!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  47. Hope that you guys have lots of fun. You look like a gypsy queen! Love the entire outfit and all your bangles and rings.

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  48. Have a fab time, we are doing the posh hotel swimming pool bit for our first anniversary Friday - My daughter Isabelle adores you, and WE adore you! lots of love from 2 girls from Montreal - went and see the Gaultier exhibit this PM - Fab, merveilleux - EXTRAORDINAIRE!!


    ARIANE XX
    ARIANE -

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  49. Have a chilled out birthday Jon, poor Gilbert looks stuffed to burst. Can't wait to hear all about your weekend on monday :)

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  50. I meant to say Happy Birthday to Jon last time.. sorry xx
    I hope you have a blast .. another great outfit girl xx

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  51. you're so lucky to have Gilbert- You can stuff him to brakes!
    Perfect! Enjoy =)

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  52. Sounds as if you are prepared for whatever adventure comes your way! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  53. Happy b'day Jon! Have a brilliant weekend. Looking forward to hearing all about it. xx

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  54. Hope you are having a fab weekend! I love how you can pack for any type of festival weather, you should write a guide on festival packing. xx

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  55. Have a wonderful time! If your weather today was anything like ours then it cleared up and was blazing sunshine all afternoon. Fingers crossed you've been able to dance around in the bikini rather than the fur coat!

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  56. Have a great time, Vix - and I hope the weather is kind to you xx

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  57. I am sure you are having a wonderful time, whatever the weather brings it will all make for a great and memorable experience xxx

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  58. Have the greatest journey!)
    This skirt looks gorgeous, by the way. Love the floral print and the lenth of it)

    http://tri-skelos.blogspot.com/

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  59. Looks like you're ready for the perfect birthday weekend! I'm sure you will have stories to tell,

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  60. Very cute shawl, I just wore today a granny square poncho that I found at a thrift store. ~You look great I love seeing what you put together ~Love Heather

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  61. Happy Birthday,Jon!!!!!!!
    Oh Vix!
    I so wish I had your boobs ;0
    LOVE that top with the skirt!!!
    Perfect combo-love you in separates :)
    And i love Nena Cherry, but really love her son, Eagle Eyed Cherry, he was touring when Rod and I were on honeymoon in San Diego!
    Now when I hear that one song " Save the night,for tomorrow I'll be gone"............
    I think of our wonderful week in Southern Cali!
    (Thanks for giving me a good memory today :)
    xXx
    Reva

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  62. you look gawj in those pics. Hope the weekend is a fabulous one. No doubt you will look tres chic rain or shine!

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  63. oh girl, you look so delicious in this mix of patterns. this top is one of my favorites in you. you always pair it totally inspiring!!!

    happy bd to birthday-jon. :)

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  64. Hello gypsy lady! You are the ultimate boho babe Vix - the rings, the shawl, the electic prints, I love it! I never knew the big Chill was in such a stunning location - have fun!

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  65. Enjoy! And happy birthday to Jon. You're looking fab as always x

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  66. Happy Birthday to Jon and hope you both had a fabulous time at the Big Chill! Love the vintage maxi. x

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  67. Hope you have a lovely and very chilled time

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  68. Hope you are having a fabulous time :o) Scarlett x

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  69. The weather might have been a bit so-so, but I bet you are having a great time! xxx

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  70. You look gorge in the phostos, I hope you've ahd a brilliant time! I got to ride in a VW camper van yesterday, and smiled the whole way! Big hugs, Em x

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  71. Enjoying your blog in all its lovely, varietal color. You look fab in the vintage bathing suit, and I'm loving the tall wedges ~ Alexandra

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  72. you rock.....absolutely....have fun, stay warm, good luck!!xx

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  73. Looking good Vix! Love that skirt!

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  74. Happy Birthday Jon

    I love your 1st outfit and that long floral skirt is adorable.
    xx

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  75. Dearest Vix, I'm reading backwards.

    You look gorgeous. I love your packing list! You really are prepared for anything.

    Love you loads xx

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  76. aaarrrggghhhh!!! you gorgeous sexy beast!! I love this outfit and the photos... that first photo is just HOTTTT!!

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  77. and I love the print mixing! Just gorgeous! You are gorgeous!

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  78. and I love the print mixing! Just gorgeous! You are gorgeous!

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  79. this looks like such a fun event!@!! u look hottttttt...especially in that blue skirt

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