In the afternoon we drove over to my favourite place in The Cotswolds, Daylesford Organic Farm. With it's organic grocery section, bakery, cafe, interiors + gardening offering plus an on site spa and cookery school, Daylesford is the ultimate country lifestyle destination. I'd describe it as 'aspirational'. Sadly the spa and cookery school is a little steep for a girl keeping up with her first time mortgage repayments but browsing the homeware is, for me, the dream afternoon. Pieces which particularly caught my eye included their new mango wood servingware (bowls, giant salad spoons, mortar & pestle etc) and recycled glass vases with a hammered texture to them, each and every one ever so slightly different. Don't leave Daylesford without a coffee and giant scone in the café, served by their strapping waiters (polite Abercrombie & Fitch-esque staff if they enforced a more conservative uniform)!
I couldn't leave Daylesford without treating myself, so opted for their lavender washing-up liquid (kitchen sink accessories don't get finer than this!) and their mango wood cheese / chopping board...
|My purchases: Mango wood chopping board and washing-up liquid|
If the Cotswolds is a little too far for now, they have a farmshop and café in Pimlico and Notting Hill
They also sell an edited range of homeware and organic produce on Ocado