Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 🇬🇧
A life well lived.
Some will miss her comforting smile or her graceful presence. Others will miss her role as a symbol of order and stability. Yet however she lives on in all of us, her mark will be long remembered. Be it through Corgies or horses, fashion and pageantry, home -eh…palatial– decor and lavish tablescapes, sports, diplomacy, and so much more, the truth is that we all strive to echo a tiny bit of royalty in the choices we make.
Thus, inspired by her majesty and all things UK, we dedicate this post to some of our favorite British exports.
ONE. David Hicks Scrapbook. A legendary British designer, who wowed the English design world with bold geometric prints, and electrifying color combinations with a quirky mix of antique and modern furnishings.
TWO. Wimbledon. The oldest tennis tournament in the world and regarded as the most prestigious, has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877.
THREE. Land Rovers. The Queen has had tens of Landies over the decades. Her favoured car to drive through the open range of her estates. It has been said that Land Rovers are “part of the Royal Family’s DNA.”
FOUR. Hats. From the bowler to the boater and the flat cap to the fascinator, the British love of hats is in a league of its own with traditions that date back centuries. This Yoko Boater can be found at Lock & Co. Hatters, London.
FIVE. THE Burberry scarf. An iconic British brand, the Burberry check has been a registered trademark since the 1920s, introduced as a lining to rainwear.
SIX. Corgies. The queens constant companion since childhood, owning nearly 30 throughout her life. She once called on her corgis to help a distressed war doctor by having him pet them during a lunch visit.
SEVEN. Horse Racing. Her majesty the Queen’s horses were her pride and joy, and her interest in racing was no state secret, winning races at the Royal Ascot several times. This equestrian lover bangle is from Harrods, better hurry only one left.
EIGHT. Wellies. Made popular by the 1st Duke of Wellington himself in the 19th century, they were also worn by the British aristocracy for hunting and other outdoor activities. Wellies are not only useful, they also have a rich heritage and are another British invention to be proud of!
NINE. Union Jack decor. This statement chair is symbolically Baroque with a Patriotic sense of duty.
We thank her majesty for bringing comfort, leadership and steadfastness to millions over her 70-year reign.
Rest in Peace.
God Save the King 🇬🇧