Blog: LWSY Wilderness 2014, Cornbury Park, Oxfordshire


How could we top Wilderness 2013? Setting up camp with 20 of my friends last year it was going to have to be a pretty special weekend to replace last years memories. So we did things a little differently this year round. An upgrade perhaps? S0 5 of us girls went glamping.

This year we we headed for the Boutique side of Wilderness. Our tent already set up on arrival, hot showers, closer to the action, easier parking, it sounded like a great start. This years festival was going to be bigger and better. Starting earlier and finishing later than last year, I didn’t make it down until a day after it started after being struck by a bug, but I still managed to see some wonderful performances, magic, games and adventures albeit at a slower pace than last year. We swam in the lake to cure us from all the late night revelry, and enjoyed a delicious banquet created by Angela Hartnett. My only regret was missing out on the on the Lakeside  Spa.

Also I must mention the most beautiful Laurent-Perrier Orangery. Partnering with Petersham Playhouse this Orangery transformed into the most incredible speakeasy in the evening, and offered the perfect spot to toast our friends birthday when the clock struck 12.

Here are just a few of my favourite snaps from my Friday and Saturday at Wilderness…


Lunchtime deliciousness late friday afternoon…



Thank you Ranieri Communications for sending me the most incredible Libratone Speakers. Perfect for our tent pre glittering up for the evenings festivities! (Not forgetting Sophie Hulme for keeping me clothed most of the time).


The view onto  from the Monkey Shoulder HQ – Our bar of choice for most of the weekend…


Late Night Revelry, this year was everything (pics ℅ Andrew Whitton). We danced until, well, we were kicked out.


Strolling home and finding this magical tent. Amazing…

Good morning! Time for a swim in the lake? Oh yes we did…

Photo Andrew Whitton

Photo Andrew Whitton

After a day of strolling through the fields, picking up some tasty plates for lunch, come 7pm it was time to feast, Angela Hartnett style…

Joyous plates of arancini, prosciutto, pasta, fish, ice-cream and peaches. For £75 all in, we feasted, drank and made new friends. What more could you want?

Always the last to leave…

Post dinner and walking past the Huffington Post tent I was more taken by the book lighting rig than the conversation, typical. Then, on to some dancing. We had a birthday to celebrate.

The Big Top Ballroom – The Box at Wilderness. From Soho to Oxfordshire, this is avant-garde decadence, with all the nakedness and tease that goes with any Box performance…

A short and sweet visit to Wilderness this year. But worth it. Just a short post but you get the idea. It was fun! I also just wanted to pass my thanks on to a few brands and products that I have recently discovered over the summer. Some wonderful PR brands have been kindly sending me a steady stream of goodies to keep me going along my travels (a more in-depth feature on this soon though) but for now, here are a few valuables that followed me into the wilderness…

Vert PR & Magic Mirror. The perfect festival/travel mirror which stayed hanging from our tent pole all weekend (£35), in fact this one is staying in my suitcase for all my trips now. A lightweight, full length foldable mirror, genius.

Thank you to Ranieri Communications for offering a world of electrical goodies. Libratone Zipp, you came out on top. A very stylish Scandinavian portable speaker, the Zipp Airplay speaker for iPad, iPhone and all MAC/PC devises plays the most incredible sound in open and closed spaces. Each speaker comes with two extra zip-on covers, and the wireless sound offers total freedom without any set up hassles. At £369 it’s a very stylish piece of kit.

The Ideas Network, thank you for introducing me to a world of beauty. Glo-theraputics are my new favourite skincare brand, their hydration moisturiser and 3-in-1 glo stick was all I needed in the field last weekend. The hydration cream £27.95 and glo-stick (£11.95 a total bargain) are my 2 top picks. Infact the stick hasn’t left my make-up bag since I received it.


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