So it’s arrived, the final bank holiday of the summer. We believe that these precious three days call for gorgeous pearls, yummy food and stunning views. Not sure what to do this bank holiday weekend? Well, we’ve compiled a round-up of what the CB office will be getting up to and how we’ll be styling our Claudia Bradby pearls, with the hopes of inspiring you!
Being based in Hampshire, we are so lucky that we are a stone’s throw away from some gorgeous beaches or within a shorter distance of Cornwall.
As you had probably guessed with the Bedruthan Bracelet, Necklace & Earrings, Claudia is often inspired by the Cornish landscape, the slate colours and picturesque coastline of the Bedruthan Steps Beach. Claudia recently welcomed a new member to the family, a little Jack Russell puppy, which she will be introducing to Cornwall this long weekend. If you’re visiting Cornwall, Claudia suggestions going to The Beach Hut, at Watergate Bay Hotel for lunch, then catching a few waves if it’s sunny enough and the water isn’t too cold!
Claudia loves walking along the cliff path, and she will happily admit this may be in the hope of meeting Poldark! In the evening, she will be cooking up a feast, including the Tart London Turmeric Fish Curry, which is always a winner when brought to the table. While in Cornwall, Claudia will take a capsule jewellery wardrobe that will work for everything from a casual lunch to a slightly more formal dinner. This will include the Essential Necklace, Essential Bangle, Lucia Bracelet and Essential Pearl Earrings. (See below for a chance to win pieces from Claudia’s weekend jewellery wardrobe!)
Hannah, our marketing manager, will also be enjoying the British seaside on the Isle of Wight. With the ease of the Red Jet, she will be arriving in West Cowes and then walking over to Gunnard for a relaxing morning on the beach and then lunch at The Little Gloster, which has had rave reviews from the Telegraph. She’ll be stacking two Essential Bangles with the Margarita Bracelet and wearing the long Margarita Pendant with a jersey maxi dress and Adidas Stan Smiths.
Our wholesale manager, Charlotte, has a busy weekend of hosting friends. She insists that a BBQ will be fired up on Saturday, with a surf & turf theme. She suggests marinating Rib eye steaks and big black tiger prawns in garlic, lots of fresh herbs with a small splash of oil and serving it with a bowl of homemade Aioli (try this Jamie Oliver recipe), fresh bread and a delicious Summer Saladwith green beans and mint dressing from Mary Berry. And of course, she suggests that this all be accompanied with ice cold rosé!
So because Charlotte will be busy hosting, she will be wearing something that is easy yet stylish, teaming a white and blue patterned blouse with the World Is Your Oyster Necklace (also worn by Pippa Middleton) and Pearl Duo Earrings. These designs are so versatile and great for all occasions.
We hope you have a lovely bank holiday and we’d love to know what you are up to this weekend and how you’ll be wearing your CB jewellery!
Also don’t miss out on the opportunity to win two designs from Claudia’s capsule jewellery collection that she will be wearing this weekend.