All things bright and beautiful…


…all creatures great and small!

Well, September has been a WHIRLWIND of activity already and it’s only the first week as I write this! The kids have gone back to school, Myles is starting his GCSEs and has ALL his favourite teachers which is a huge relief, Beely has gone into Year 9 with a new spring in her step, the cats are slowly finding their way back into the house after legging it upon Whizz’s arrival and Beth is happily munching in her field glad that the sun has calmed down!

One of the big fixtures in the social calendar near us during the first week of September is Salon Prive organised by Gatineau’s Andrew Bagley and his brother. It’s the most wonderful collective and showcase of some of the finest and most significant classic cars and motorbikes from around the world around the corner from where we live, at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire – that and the lobster lunch, it was SUCH a treat. …and yes of course I did a quick Gatineau treatment ahead of the day, it absolutely called for the Defilift mask!!

So, back to motors and this I believe was the original Bond car, an Aston Martin DB2 and with my middle name being Louise, this was a photo dying to be taken. To be honest, I took gazillions and I know I shared a fair amount at the time on Instagram so I hope I didn’t bombard you too much on the day. I love social media for sharing moments, some obviously are not always shared but lots goes on so make sure you’re following me @PipaGordon as there are way more pics on there than I can put here.

The small world that we live in means that actually, Andrew Bagley, my brother and I all cross over social circles from years before we were at QVC and so it was a perfectly fitting place for my brother to launch his non-alcoholic alternative to gin and I was proud as punch (‘scuse the pun) to be there with him! I also bumped into Ali Keenan who was there with her two gorgeous sons so all in all, it was a fabulous day!

It feels rare at the moment to have a sit down, this is a pic of me outside QVC on the phone between shows earlier today. The whirlwind continues as my lovely Mum had a fall last week and is in hospital currently over in Sussex with a broken ankle – not much fun when you’re already pretty immobile so I’m clocking up the miles on the motorway like you wouldn’t believe right now. …btw very comfortable in my Kim & Co leather look trousers and styled up with my Amanda Wakeley handbag!!

The said handbag above is the Amanda Wakeley Today’s Special Value offer coming up on Monday 10th, definitely one not to miss if you love your bags! I’m a huge fan of Amanda, she’s a great designer and we love having her with us on QVC! But here’s your chance to buy it now.

So, back to work I’m going to leave you with one more pic… my favourite car of the day at Salon Prive, one I’ve never heard of before, an Elliot Healey… a relative of Austin perhaps?

Loads of love as always and remember to come and say hi on social media

Pipa x


  1. Cazz webster September 7, 2018 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    Hi pipa lovely read looks lovely me you had fun with them lovely cars can I ask where can you get your brothers gin from since being diabetic I don’t drink alcohol it sounds fab till next month take care be happy cazz

    • Pipa Gordon September 12, 2018 at 11:31 am -  Reply

      Hi Cazz, thanks for your message, if you follow me on Instagram, I’ll be able to keep you updated about it xx

  2. Susan September 7, 2018 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    Beautiful photos pipa! Your brother should be very proud. Funny that you and Andrew and him go back! I’m so sorry to hear about your poor Mum. That’s a nasty injury. Ankles are a nightmare. Never quite the same. Hope she feels a bit better soon. Lots of love x

    • Pipa Gordon September 12, 2018 at 11:32 am -  Reply

      Thanks Susan xx

  3. Christine September 7, 2018 at 8:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa where has the summer gone. Hope Whizz’s and Beth get on. Belnheim Palace is a beautiful place you just look like Bond girl
    Pipa. Like your hair long.

    Take Care x

    • Pipa Gordon September 20, 2018 at 1:08 pm -  Reply

      Hi Christine, oh gosh I was such a huge Roger Moore 007 fan and used to dream of being a Bond girl ….I loved the feistiness of them! Thank you xx

  4. Trinny September 7, 2018 at 9:17 pm -  Reply

    What lovely photos and beautiful place Glad you were able to be there for your brother Sorry to hear about your mum My mums been in hospital for eight weeks with broken legs she is 94 so it’s been hospital visiting everyday

    • Pipa Gordon September 20, 2018 at 1:09 pm -  Reply

      Hi Trinny, thank you for your message and sorry to hear about your mum, gosh that does sound awful. Sending you much love and an extra boost of energy too! Take care, Pipa xx

  5. Liberty September 8, 2018 at 8:06 am -  Reply

    Hi Pipa

    Wishing your Mom a speedy recovery. Where is your shirt from please?

    • Pipa Gordon September 20, 2018 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

      Hi Liberty, thank you 🙂 she’s doing much better although still in hospital for a while yet. The white shirt was from Next earlier in the summer xx

  6. Sandy Hill September 8, 2018 at 10:54 am -  Reply

    Hi Pipa, living both your outfits in these pics, the jumpsuit is gorgeous! Like the sound of anything nonalcoholic, not everyone likes to drink alcohol. Hope your mum is on the mend, xx

    • Pipa Gordon September 20, 2018 at 1:10 pm -  Reply

      Thanks Sandy, I’ve pretty much ditched wine now I’m enjoying it so much! xx

  7. Susan Lewis September 8, 2018 at 1:42 pm -  Reply

    I thought that photo of you with the bag was a model shot. Looks amazing. Python for me I think. Can’t beat the simplicity of your outfit with that bag.

    • Pipa Gordon September 20, 2018 at 1:12 pm -  Reply

      My poses just aren’t model quality the majority of the time Susan, I think I got lucky with this shot!! I like the python too, and you’re right, you can’t beat the simplicity of an outfit when the feature is the bag, it’s all about balance!! Have a lovely day, Pipa x

  8. Sheila Margrett September 8, 2018 at 3:43 pm -  Reply

    Dear Pipa, can I say how wonderful you and Ali looked – really classy ladies.
    One small comment( totally unrelated to your fantastic day out), regarding a few weeks ago when you were berating the three-quarter sleeve. I am a diminutive 5′ and long sleeves end up about 8″ from my wrist (they tend to get in the way a bit and don’t go too well in the soup either)! – so I have to always have three-quarter length sleeves. moreover, the majority of people push them up to elbow length. If I pushed them up they would become long sleeves!! So, please look kindly upon my short arms. Thank you so much.

    • Pipa Gordon September 20, 2018 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

      Hi Sheila, thank you for your lovely comments – and you’re right, in your case I imagine the three quarter sleeves are vital, how frustrating for you!! I do hope you weren’t offended … long live three quarter length sleeves for you and long ones for me 🙂 Take care, lots of love, Pipa xx

  9. Janet September 8, 2018 at 9:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa! Fabulous photos. Classic cars are a thing of style and beauty. You look very glamorous and very happy. X

    • Pipa Gordon September 20, 2018 at 1:14 pm -  Reply

      Thanks Janet, there were soooo many beautiful beautiful cars and bikes there, it was fabulous!! xx

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