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Yesterday I joined a great group of family and friends (ladies only) in one of the best plans -I jumped in a limo and head off to Ascot in Berkshire for the Royal Ascot’s Ladies Day. Expecting rain all day, we were extremely lucky to just see gray skies followed by a bit of sunlight, so hats were on and everything was in control. I’m not a not a gambler really, but who would decline an invitation to the so much awaited horse event of the year where fashion, sport and royalty meet. I went first a couple of years ago and being back was just much fun! The Queen, in purple, arrived, the races kicked off and for the Queen’s greatest surprise, her horse called Estimate won the Gold Cup (you’ve never seen her SO smiley).
Besides the horse race and the betting, there’s so much so see and enjoy around. The whole atmosphere is a whole film brought to life, a lovely tradition of an entertaining day of bars, restaurants, picnics, out of this world beautiful horses, hats, hats, hats hats and more hats…. and to be honest, that’s my favourite bit, it’s part of the concept itself.
Get into the atmosphere and check out all the pictures I took to share with you guys, and of course some of the so many hats I spotted around, just in case you are planning to go sometime soon and are wondering what to wear. On the next post, you’ll see the entire look of my ‘last minute’ outfit, although here’s a sneak peek. Leave you with an Ascot taste on Friday happy day!
The rain didn’t stop Londoners from going out and invading the river bank to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by cheering over a thousand manpowered boats on the River Thames yesterday. I don’t know how I ended up going, seriously this weather has gone crazy, it sounds like a crazy decision… but well, with the cold and rain we lived not only the pageant but the atmosphere while listening to the horns. I thought of sharing with you some photos I took of the people I spotted on the streets full of pride covered with the Union Jack colours. Also, my shots of the Queen’s boat and the ones that followed it, including a funky boat with coloured stars on it. Happy Monday everyone and those is the UK… happy bank holiday!
It’s Sunday already… and the great long weekend is going so well! The Queen’s masks made my day yesterday, and as the holiday goes on I keep celebrating alongside the crowd and joining the mood. Today over a thousand boats will be sailing on the River Thames during the Diamond Jubilee Pageant and I will be there! Yes, it will be packed but hopefully I’ll get the chance to see the countless type of boats in one of the largest flotillas on the River in the afternoon. So, so far I am ready for it and the UK holidays that will keep rolling until Tuesday, although I must say that I’ll be working, but I’ll have some fun free times in between. Oh and btw, my mom and photographer of outfits has been away and is finally coming back today, how exciting!
What are your plans in and outside the UK? Are you getting in the Jubilee mood?