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Sneak Peek: Inside the July/August Summer of Love Issue

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Sneak Peek: Inside the July/August Summer of Love Issue

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Your July/August issue of Country & Town House magazine is hitting newsstands on Wednesday, and this month, it’s the Summer of Love special, featuring Lynn Barber, Sheherazade Goldsmith, Shaun Bailey and more…

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The C&TH Summer of Love

Inside the Summer of Love issue, you’ll find…

The Magpie: Mariella Tandy details the jewellery pieces worth investing in now, from pearls to lockets and the cocktail watch.

Conversations at Scarfes Bar: Conservative candidate for the 2021 London mayoral election, Shaun Bailey on his journey into politics and plans to make London safer.

Remember This? We reminisce on the nostalgic aspect of travel with our romantic summer shoot captured prior to lockdown in Abu Dhabi.

Electric Encounters: Iconic journalist Lynn Barber talks first impressions, meeting Kim Kardashian at Claridge’s, and why ‘cosy chats’ just won’t cut it.

Flavour Fusion: Author of the The Pastry School and Soulful Baker, Julie Jones shares her indulgent Goat’s Cheese & Fennel Jam Galette recipe.

Island Isolation: The ultimate guide to The Maldives.

Plus: An inside look at Willow Crossley’s charming countryside home, the top UK wedding venues to book for 2021, and Clover Stroud talks embracing life and love in lockdown.

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Our ‘Summer of Love’ contributors

Clover Stroud

What – or who – is the biggest love in your life? My husband and five kids: each one of them has my heart, completely and exclusively.

One thing we could (or should) all learn from the pandemic? There’s something liberating about cancelling everything from your diary and saying no.

Any new habits? It’s cured the insomnia that’s haunted me for the last decade and I now sleep like a teenager.

On your last night on earth, you’ll be… Outside, by a fire with my kids, looking up at the stars and heavens, excited by what I am going to find up there.

Sebastian Coe

What – or who – is the biggest love in your life? Family is my biggest love. Families are life, the rest is mere detail.

One thing we could (or should) all learn from the pandemic? Challenge the status quo. No organisation should be tin-eared for the potential to change how we work.

Any new habits? A beginner’s immersion in technology. While I recognise its advantages, I don’t want it to become my new master.

On your last night on earth, you will be… In the piano bar of The Carlyle hotel in New York. I’d go out a happy man.

Peter Hughes

What – or who – is the biggest love in your life? Love. My family – my wife and my daughters, of course – but the true answer is love.

One thing we could (or should) all learn from the pandemic? Not to neglect all the care and kindness that we never knew surrounds us all.

Any new habits? The worst one would be putting things off; lockdown has been like living in phony eternity. The best one is realising there are better ways to start the day than suffering the solipsism of the Today programme.

On your last night on earth, you’ll be… Hoping it’s not. But cooking lamb shanks just in case.

Lynn Barber

What – or who – is the biggest love in your life? My late husband, David Cardiff, and of course my daughters and grandchildren.

One thing we could (or should) all learn from the pandemic? We have learned how much we owe to key workers and I hope in future we will start to pay them properly.

Any new habits? My worst one is wearing the same clothes every day. The best one has to be long, gossipy phone calls with friends.

On your last night on earth, you’ll be… Sitting in the garden, drinking wine, hopefully with friends.

 

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    Dress, Victoria Beckham. Earrings, Sam Ubhi.

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    Dress, Stella McCartney.

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    White top & skirt, Zimmermann. Flowers, Wildwood London.

  • C&TH Summer of Love Photoshoot

    Dress, Alberta Ferretti. Rings, Sam Ubhi.

  • C&TH Summer of Love Photoshoot

    Top & skirt, Zimmermann.

  • C&TH Summer of Love Photoshoot

    Dress, Hermès. Jewellery, Dior.

  • C&TH Summer of Love Photoshoot

    Dress & accessories, all Alexander McQueen.

  • C&TH Summer of Love Photoshoot

    Dress, Dior.

  • C&TH Summer of Love Photoshoot

    Dress, Dior.

Thank you to:

Photographer: Daniel Graham Hack @ Adrenalin Photographic @danhackstudio 
Video: Justin Polkey @justinpolkey
Assistant: Andrew Goss @andrewgossphoto
Fashion Director: Nicole Smallwood @nicolesmallwood77
Make Up: Lan Nguyen @lanslondon using CHANEL Les Beiges Summer of Glow and CHANEL Hydra Beauty
Hair: Choccy Sanchez @choccy_tv at One Represents using BLEACH London
Model: Felicity Peel @Titanium @felicity_peel Cover wearing: @stellamccartney

Featured brands: Victoria Beckham, Samubhi, Wildwood London, Dior, Alexander Mcqueen, Zimmermann, Hermes

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