Your luxurious accommodations set amidst the bucolic beauty of the vast English Countryside will have you feeling you’re to the manor born in no time. Aristocrats from Prince Charles on down roam the territories, enjoying the splendorous seaside, fabulous farmhouses (think super chic Daylesford) and serene spas (even the ultra exclusive Soho House runs two here). Celebs trade mansions like sweaters - Adele just sold, Cate Blanchett and Lily Allen just bought and Kate Winslet is staying put. Even the most English of all English crushes has a residence - the sultry, stuttering Hugh Grant. With the charming city of Bath as your base (100 miles west of London), you can enjoy great boutique shopping, festive nightlife, and a remarkable range of restaurants - all set amidst a Jane Austen landscape. Who knows, you may even meet your own Mr. Darcy - a girl can dream! Beyond Bath, take a daytrip out to mystical, prehistoric Stonehenge, or venture to the Cotswolds, a south central rural area comprised of rolling hills and thatched medieval villages, where time appears to have stood still.
Luckily for us, scenery may be reticent of centuries but the fashion trends are very current (no petticoats here!). The fact that Miss Moss herself is often spotted in the area is the first indication that this specific countryside does not compromise on style. Think sumptuous and simple with a little nod to history via tweeds and cashmere; trenches (Burberry!) and wellies (Hunter!). Neutrals are a staple, accented with hues of navy, burgundy, and army green. Blend in by sporting head-to-toe Barbour, or slip into your favorite Frame denim and carry a Mulberry tote for a pastoral picnic. For boutique browsing, a cozy cable-knit and over-the-knee Stuart Weitzman’s atop dark denim will suit you perfectly, then throw on a Liberty scarf to beat the chill. In the evenings, the look is posh but not precious - a lower neckline on an otherwise demure dress plus a heeled boot fit the bill - look to part-time local Stella McCartney’s collection for both. Cheerio, ladies, it’s time to hop across the pond for an idyllic escape.