Bridal Series: A Handful of Honeymoons

Here at Fleur of England, we adore romance and continually design collections to compliment your exquisite wedding attire. As purveyors of romance and luxury lingerie, we feel that it is equally as important that your honeymoon is as special as the evening of your big day. The perfect honeymoon destination will vary from couple to couple, so we are sharing some of our favourite destinations around the world to help you find that perfect getaway destination.

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Immerse Yourself in the City of Barcelona

There are many beautiful cities around Europe. However, Barcelona is the perfect destination for those who enjoy fine cuisine, striking architecture and iconic works of art. Barcelona has a wealth of culture and it is easy to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city. It is the perfect destination to drink exquisite cocktails and wine and also eat traditional mouthwatering tapas. Whilst you are soaking up the sun and exploring the vibrant city, we recommend residing in the Cotton House Hotel. The opulent hotel pays homage to its heritage of a once booming textile industry, with rich decorative details, sumptuous open spaces and contemporary furnishings. For when you tire of exploring the vivacious city, retire to the in-house library, here you can relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a traditional English afternoon tea. Indulge in tranquility and luxury with the hotel’s spa. Inspired by Mayan culture, the spa will immerse you with tranquil sounds, rituals and traditional Mayan treatments. Come sundown, drift up to the rooftop pool terrace for a drink with a view of the Sagrada Família. With the likes of Park Guell, The Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo situated nearby, you will certainly experience a great deal of modernist architecture. Barcelona is a city which is equally romantic and playful making it a truly unforgettable experience.

Unwind in Punta Cana

After the stress of organising your wedding day, escaping to a resort destination is the perfect choice to unwind and soak up the sun. One of our favourite resorts for your honeymoon is the Excellence resort in ‘Punta Cana’, Dominican Republic. This luxurious resort is the perfect backdrop for spending time as newly weds. The Excellence Resort is perfect for encompassing romance and relaxation with indulgent breakfasts in bed, romantic days strolling the picturesque beach, followed by moonlight dinners along the seafront. Surrounded by endless white beaches, infinity pools and clear blue skies, Punta Cana evokes a feeling of pure escapism.

Seek Adventure in L’Apogée Courchevel

For those who thrive on adventure and want to break away from traditional honeymoon destinations, skiing is the perfect choice. There is nothing more romantic than standing atop a snow-filled mountain, overlooking picturesque snow scenes with the person you love by your side. Our favourite ski destination is L’Apogée Courchevel, France. Overlooking the Courchevel Valley, L’Apogee is the perfect place to stay whilst on your honeymoon. The resort’s suites embodies a sense of homeliness with rich colour, texture and patterning, alongside a striking view of the mountains that surround the resort. Enjoy the luxury spa facilities which includes six treatment rooms, steam rooms and a salt cave. Dine in luxury in the exquisite two-Michelin star resturant, perfect for finishing off a busy day of skiing.

A Countryside Romance

Despite a variety of destinations around the world offering exclusive boutique spa sessions and picturesque beaches, a retreat to the English countryside is equally as romantic and enchanting. Britain is full of charming villages and beautiful coastlines and the Cotswolds offer an enchanting period setting, surrounded by  incredible views of rolling hills. It is the perfect destination for those who enjoy going for long walks and exploring the beautiful country they live in. Ellenborough Park  makes for the perfect setting for you to enjoy your honeymoon, it is located in Cheltenham amongst 90 acres of land, making your romantic getaway a most intimate and exclusive experience. We also recommend residing in The Cotswold Grange Hotel offers a selection of leisure facilities and two restaurants which promise fine dining. Soak up the true English countryside as newly weds.

Here at Fleur of England, we adore romance and our Bridal Boutique is filled with exquisite lingerie and delicate lingerie accessories for the big day. We also have a carefully curated edit of lingerie and loungewear pieces that are perfect for your romantic getaway, click here to view our exquisite pieces.

The Fleur girls x

Fleur of England’s City Guide to Bristol

Located in a bohemian area of Bristol resides Fleur of England HQ. It is from here that Fleur of England perfect the design, pattern and fit that has enabled us to build our reputation for creating exquisite lingerie with the most perfect fit. Bristol is described as the city of extended youth, and is renowned for its vibrant culture, rich history and creativity. This dynamic city is full of life and inspiration. Walk through the cobbled streets of Bristol and you’ll find walls of buildings splashed with colour, intricate historical attractions juxtaposed with modern architecture and eclectic boutiques and bars. Bristol is a city filled with luxury and eccentricity. Here at Fleur of England we are delighted to showcase our micro guide to the City of Bristol.

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Clifton Village

Take a stroll amongst one of Bristol’s most affluent areas. For pure indulgence and luxury, Clifton is the place to be. Immerse yourself with the wonderful Georgian architecture and quaint little courtyards hidden in between the winding streets of Clifton Village. For exquisite vintage clothing and quirky artisan pieces head to the Clifton Arcade. The grand Victorian building is situated in the heart of Clifton village and is home to bespoke furniture companies, antique collectables, traditional sweet shops and vintage jewellery evoking Hollywood glamour.  If you love clean minimal interior and high quality design, then Papersmiths is the must-go place to visit. Relax and unwind with the store’s unique pick of contemporary design-led stationery and paper goods. Take a stroll among the leafy parks of Clifton and you’ll find the Suspension Bridge, one of Bristol’s most iconic attractions. Walk along the historical attraction and absorb the breath-taking view of the city of Bristol.

The Milk Thistle

For when the night draws in, head to one of Bristol’s best kept secrets. Hidden in one the finest historic buildings in the city, The Milk Thistle provides an intimate and cosy atmosphere in a decadent setting. This hidden gem is located in central Bristol and is also the most secretive and exclusive yet. Inspired by the prohibition era, the Milk Thistle exudes vintage glamour and mystery; Victorian curiosities adorn the walls of each room. Renowned for being the purveyors of taste, exquisite cocktails are the bar’s wildcard, enticing your taste buds.

Lido

After a busy day of shopping and exploring the bustling city of Bristol, relax and unwind at the Lido. Located in the beautiful area of Clifton, unwind in the tranquillity of the Lido spa and its beautiful interior. Stop and stare at the beautiful Victorian building with its contemporary features. Relieve stress with your loved one with the spa’s bespoke therapy treatments. Blissful facials, deep relaxation massages and stimulating exfoliation treatments will ensure you feel rejuvenated and serene. Feel fresh and energised in the Lido’s heated outdoor pool. Dine in luxury at the Lido’s restaurant, situated on the old viewing gallery of the Clifton Pool. Fresh local food has been sourced to create exquisite Mediterranean dishes with impeccable attention to detail. The Lido is the ultimate in deep relaxation.

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Zazu’s Kitchen

For when you’re feeling particularly peckish, treat yourself to dinner at Zazu’s Kitchen. Located in Bedminster,  Zazu’s Kitchen is perfect for those who thrive in an exuberant and urban setting. Head to North Street where walls of buildings are painted with murals and eccentric artists adorn the area with imaginative projects, complete with live music and lively bars. Zazu’s Kitchen serves a variety of food throughout the day, catering to your every need. Indulge in the restaurant’s mouth-watering menu that pays homage to traditional French brassiere with a contemporary 21st century twist. Feel refreshed in the morning with Zazu’s ‘Extract Roastery’ or quench your thirst in the evening with the restaurant’s sophisticated blend of cocktails.

Leigh Woods

Escape into the tranquil wilderness of Leigh Woods. Explore the beautiful broadleaf woodland set against the famous Suspension Bridge. Leafy pathways make way for the magnificent view overlooking the Avon Gorge. Established footpaths will lead you to open grassy glades and shady areas of veteran oak, interspersed with wild flowers. This tranquil setting is a sight to behold all year round. Exquisite hues of deep reds, burnt oranges and emerald greens flourish in the autumn, whilst vibrant greens blossom in the spring time.

The Fleur Girls x

AW16 catwalk trends

We loved viewing the fall/winter 2016 collections back in February, and with fashion month now over, the Fleur girls decided to list our five favourite designs to hit the runway. Although it seems like we are only just saying good bye to winter, there is nothing like being prepared for each of the upcoming trends and this fashion week couldn’t help but get us a little excited for what’s to come next winter.

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The first Pre-fall/Winter collection that took our breath away was Burberry‘s. Each of the thirty-styles were spectacular. However, our favourite design was the camel coloured, over-sized cloak with a fur collar. Burberry’s coat boasts both an elegant and sophisticated look which can be worn during the day and night.  Camel is one of the most popular colours this autumn with its connotations of class and it can immediately make your outfit look stylish.

The second is the Catherine Quin‘s design’s. This minimalistic collection caught our eye because of its simplicity and elegance.  The style we liked the most was the black choker neck shirt which can be teamed with either a pair of trousers or a midi-pencil skirt. The shirt sticks to Catherine Quin’s trademark colour, black, to emphasise the cut and texture of the shirt. Catherine Quin designs are classics that will always be useful to have in your wardrobe.

Next was Victoria Beckham‘s collection. The fashion-forward designs mixes a palette of colours and patterns that will be sure to brighten up your wardrobe next winter. These bold horizontal stripes add excitement and quirkiness to a simple design and an outfit that is easy to wear. Victoria Beckham’s collection creates subtle complexity and will make your everyday outfit stand out.

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Balenciaga‘s Fall/Winter collection is also one to be mentioned. The trench coat is a must have this winter with its timeless design and great for the damp British weather.  The flattering shape can create the ultimate feminine look with the belt pulling the coat in around the waist. The Balenciaga trench coat is the perfect combination of a luxurious style and practicality.
Finally, we have chosen Balmain‘s collection to be in our top five favourites. With the winter full of dreary colours,  sometimes you want an outfit that will add a spring feel to the winter and Balmain’s collection does just that.  Balmain’s bold and striking designs mixed with a pastel palette adds a splash of modernity and colour to the runway. The pure pastel blue suede skirt can be worn for a day full of meetings or a night out with the girls.

The Fleur girls x