Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Last week my fella and I made one more trek to Henley for my favourite event of the summer.

Henley Festival!

I know I’ve told you about it for the last three years running, but honestly it just never gets old!

The most civilized of all festivals, it’s held on the banks of the Thames in Henley. Everyone wears black tie. There’s more champagne than there is water in the river. The average age is about 60. It’s heavenly!

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good excuse to dress up?

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I wore a rose gold backless wrap dress, that made me feel like something of a Greek goddess!

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Throwing silver and gold into the mix, proudly flying the flag as a Pandora ambassador.

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Silver daisy pendant // Silver letter

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Double daisy ring

Sparkle ring // Gold bow ring // Sparkle ring

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Rose earrings

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Ocean ring

Pandora pieces are perfect for stacking, mixing metals and creating a truly unique look every time you leave the house.

Dreamy in the golden light of a slow summer sunset.

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We hopped into a plush BMW in London and were whisked out to the countryside and down to the river.

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Any party where you’re greeted with chilled champagne is ok by me!

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Fabulously dressed guests in glorious wooden boats slipped through the water.

Revelers chatted and danced, eagerly anticipating a night to remember.

Perhaps the glasses give you a hint about the performer?

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Performers and artists roamed the grounds, surprising and delighting festival goers.

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And we strolled along the river bank taking it all in.

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This is by far the loveliest silk dress I’ve ever worn. The weight of the fabric means it moves so beautifully and flatteringly slips past any… bread basket indiscretions.

But in case you’re on a budget, I’ve popped some pocket friendlier options below.

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Soon we were all called into the tent for supper.

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Yes, I did consider stealing each and every one of those striped napkins.

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We chatted, joked and laughed through three courses.

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Before the bouncers arrived and told us it was time for the show!

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Eagerly we all poured into the grandstand and took our seats.

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Sir Elton took to the stage and immediately launched into all of his hits!

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We sang, swayed, danced and cheered along. All moving as one, buzzing with the most incredible energy.

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We sang until we were hoarse and settled down to a tearful sway for Candle in The Wind.

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After an encore, Elton bid us goodnight and fireworks rocketed into the sky.

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Showering the night in glitter, reflected in the inky river below.

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We danced our socks off inside to a local band belting out all of the classics and cooled off with a stroll through the leafy green grounds.

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I’d like to say we were the last ones standing, but I think these guys beat us to that title…

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We slipped into the back of the car and snoozed all the way back to London.

See you next year Henley!

 

 

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