With a panoply of events ranging from the nautical to the musical, there is no one thing that defines the British Summer Season (except for the occasional drizzle of course). This season the Smythson team donned their tennis whites, nautical stripes and opera glasses for a whirlwind tour of some of the highlights of the season.
The Championships, Wimbledon
The 130th Championships, Wimbledon started with Marcus Willis’s fairy tale rise to fame and ended with Andy Murray reigning supreme and we followed every set with eager anticipation. This year you we spied Smythson around the courts in the form of our new Panama crossbody bag. With enough room for tickets, sunglasses and more it leaves your hands free for a splash of Pimms…
Henley Royal Regatta
Crowded along the banks of the Thames in our finest attire, few events have quite the history of Henley Regatta. First held in 1839, it still runs as a series of knock-outs between two talented teams of oarsmen and ladies whose boats move decidedly quickly for the gracefulness of the movement. In keeping with the nautical theme, our small Albemarle bag in paper white was the perfect regatta companion.
Every year a magnificent glass opera house is constructed amongst the rolling Chiltern Hills (and the many deer who inhabit them). Dressed in black tie with hamper in hand, the Garcington Opera celebrates musicians from all around the world. With just enough room for a blanket and a bottle of bubbly our Pamana large tote makes for the perfect picnic bag.
There are of course many more events worth mentioning but we are simply too busy attending them to tell you about them. Until next season…