That’s summer wrapped up then…


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I feel ever so lucky that we have had three getaways this summer! One is a treat, two an indulgence, and three, well that’s just unheard of for us. But after moving house last summer and the wedding etc the year before, I decided some feet up time, blue sky and plenty of swimming was in order for us all!

So, we have just come back from two weeks in sunny south of France, just outside St Tropez in the most beautiful Port Grimaud. It’s simply breathtaking. We took two days driving down and two days driving back which was a lot of fun and in between we swam, sailed, snorkelled, ate, drank, played board games, played boules, swam some more… the list goes on, it was utterly wonderful.

Pipa Gordon

Pipa Gordon

Now here we are in September and my daughter started secondary school yesterday so it’s onwards and upwards! I went to the International Jewellery London event in Kensington Olympia and bumped into the lovely Nicky from Lola Rose and had a good drool over her new ranges which you will be glad to hear are coming to QVC soon (spot our necklaces in the pic!)

For now though, I’m off to poo pick the field and ride Beth and am thoroughly looking forward to going to Blenheim Horse Trials later in the week, one of the highlights of the year for me!

Look forward to catching up with you soon!

Much love,

Pipa x


  1. Denise September 7, 2016 at 4:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pippa, that holiday looks and sounds amazing. Don’t you just wish summer would go on forever!! Haven’t been to that part of France but you’ve whetted my appetite to try it. We also hadn’t had a decent holiday for a couple of years but this year we went to Spain in May and are lucky to be off to Ischia in 2 weeks time. So summer will be extended for me thankfully as I hate winter. The only saving grace is its Strictly time once again!
    Take care
    Denise x

  2. Pipa Gordon September 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm -  Reply

    Oh Ischia sounds intriguing Denise, I’m going to Google that one as I’ve not even heard of it! I’m with you on Strictly …Judge Rinder is my guilty daytime secret if I’m home and ironing so I’m rooting for him, and Will Young ….we love it!! Have a great holiday, love Pipa x

  3. Craig Rowe September 8, 2016 at 11:05 pm -  Reply

    Lovely pics Pip! Lovely memories…. See you soon, Craigey xxx

    • Pipa Gordon September 13, 2016 at 9:58 am -  Reply

      Thank you lovely xx

  4. Jill September 9, 2016 at 5:30 pm -  Reply

    Hi Pipa loving the pics again, Living the dream!! So pleased you look so happy, I’m loving the Lola lightening pendant. I worked in the Jewellery trade some years ago and always interested in the new trends.
    Hate dark days too, shorter days make for a shorter temper!! Always have Strictly like you Judge Rinder is the one to watch ! Best wishes XX

    • Pipa Gordon September 13, 2016 at 9:55 am -  Reply

      Thank you Jill and yes I absolutely loved the lightening pendant too! I can’t remember if it was black spinel or something else, but it was then black rodium plated ….looks sooooo nice!!!!! #teamrinder xx

  5. Samantha Allen September 10, 2016 at 1:35 am -  Reply

    Hi Pippa –

    WOW!! what a Summer you have had – sounds amazing!!

    I am loving your dress by the way – it is beautiful. Is it from one of OVC’s many designers as I would love to take a look? I am a fan of Yong Kim and I think it has her elegant edge to it – if you know what I mean.

    Cannot believe that 2016 is in its last quarter – where has it gone – I am not going to even mention the word beginning with a “C” – it is way too frightening!!

    Lots of love – Samantha xx

    • Pipa Gordon September 13, 2016 at 9:54 am -  Reply

      LOL Samantha, I read on Facebook this morning that there are 14 Monday mornings between now and Christmas! How awful is THAT? ….and yet it’s the hottest September day on record! I do know what you mean about an elegant edge yes, what I am wearing in the photo however is actually a culotte style jumpsuit from French Connection …not sure if I should say that on here 😉 xx

  6. Beverly Griffiths September 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    It’s some 40+years since I was there, but I recognised it immediately from your photos….. It’s not changed one bit….I spent many a while walking by the most magnificent yachts in St Tropez…… You’ve taken me back years. X

    • Pipa Gordon September 22, 2016 at 11:50 am -  Reply

      Wow Beverly, isn’t it funny how a single smell or picture can whisk us back years and years ….I hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane, much love Pxx

  7. Christine Rawcliffe September 12, 2016 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    Glad you’ve had a good time Pipa you have a beautiful family. Take care, xx

  8. Sharon jones September 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    I’ve been there 3 times, it’s so beautiful glad you enjoyed it xx

  9. Laura September 12, 2016 at 9:14 pm -  Reply

    Holiday location looks amazing! I need to look that place up it looks so pretty and rustic. I’ve had no holidays for years so desperate to go away next year (fingers crossed) X

    • Pipa Gordon October 10, 2016 at 10:40 am -  Reply

      Oh Laura do try it! I bumped into a couple who got down by train too for £75 each! They went from London, changed at Paris I think and went down to St Raphael which is nearby. It’s all so beautiful down there, we loved it! xx

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