life: laura ashley hotel, elstree

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You’re probably wondering where I’ve been. And the answer is – no where really. I just took a little break from blogging for a couple of weeks, and after a few days soaking up the delights of Rome with friends, I’m back and feeling fresh! There’ll be plenty of photos of my city break to come, but in the meantime I wanted to share my afternoon with Laura Ashley at their hotel ‘The Manor’ in Elstree. I visited a week or so ago, to see what delights the beautiful hotel had, just north of London. I’ll let the pictures do the talking as it really is a gorgeous place to visit or stay. You’ll find out more from their site, here.


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Bespoke Laura Ashley rooms with modern twists, beautiful grounds and a giant chessboard, the hotel is understated and sophisticated. It seemed very serene and peaceful, and is such a short drive from London, it’s a pretty unique getaway for a spot of afternoon tea or a weekend break!

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