You’ve been subjected to severe #holidayspam across my Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, and now, the blog too. Nowhere is safe. But when you sneak away for a long weekend to sunny Spain and absolutely every part of the trip exceeds your expectations, you just want to tell the world. I took Mum along to Carmona, a beautiful white wash ‘pueblo’ close to the Spanish city of Seville, where we stayed at the Casa de Carmona – a traditional Spanish Palacio building in the heart of Carmona.
Usually, I’m all about the five star luxury, and the little details that make a stay perfect, but our stay at the Casa de Carmona was perfect in a different way. From the moment we stepped foot in the Casa, we were treated as one of the family by the incredibly hospitable owner, Felipé, his wife Reina, and manager Elaina. It was clear that despite the bureaucracy (or lack of…) in Spain, Felipé wanted to retain control of the hotel, which meant helping out (or taking charge!) in the kitchen, airport transfers, catering for events and more. The friendliness of the hotel family extended to the locals too – we didn’t come across an unfriendly face in Carmona, everyone greets you with a smile and a ‘Buenos Dìas’ and who can blame them for being so cheery? This place is beautiful.
I chose this beautiful blue print blouse from Oasis to wear on our first afternoon. The gorgeous birds and blooms print works 18th century prints into a beautiful timeless top, and is part of their V&A collection. I kept the trousers plain and simple, wearing my New Look white jeans, and I chose my Kurt Geiger wooden block heels to complete the look.