Iona’s July Hotlist
Somehow, it’s July already; the British summer is in full swing, delivering copious sunshine and outdoor events a-plenty. Holidays are on the horizon, Pimm’s galore and dinners outside – it’s going to be another busy month. Read on for your monthly fix
Out-of-office on for a week of sun, sea and relaxation in Menorca. Famous for its crystal blue waters and relaxed island vibes, I’m excited to switch off. When I’m not relaxing by the beautiful sea, I’m looking forward to heading across to Illa del Rein, a beautiful island in Mahon Harbour which is home to Hauser & Wirth Menorca. A day of art before relaxing beneath the trees for dinner, calls for a linen dress and my tan & linen Greta.
I became a huge F1 fan thanks to the hit Netflix show ‘Drive to Survive’ and watching the races with friends has now become a ritual. The British Grand Prix is taking place at Silverstone race track (just a short hop from Tusing HQ, in Northamptonshire) from 7th-9th July and is the hottest event to have a ticket to this year. I’d recommend taking along our trusty Silverstone Tote to look the part. Regardless of which team or driver you’re rooting for (me: Carlos Sainz, Ferrari for the win), Silverstone does a mean party every night with the likes of Jess Glynne, Calvin Harris and the Black Eyed Peas headlining, so the festival feel is real.
Whether you’re going away, or sitting in the garden or a park, escaping into a book during the summer feels different. Last year, on my summer holiday I read Abi Morgan’s This is not a pity memoir and it is the most defining memory of that holiday and I’ve recommended it to everyone since.
Bag of the Month:
For July, it has to be the Silverstone tote. Yes, this is partly because of the Grand Prix, but also for being able to throw everything in it, from bottles of wine for park picnics to blankets, towels and beachwear!