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This Week CF Loves

This Week CF Loves: 22.01.24

Drinks with friends, cosy family getaways (outdoor hot tubs? yes please), and sophisticated winter layers. The sun is coming out as is our enthusiasm for sharing platters and upping our daily escapades in style.

Read on for what we’re loving this week.

STAY HERE Kestrel Cottage, The Tawny Hotel, Staffordshire

The award-winning Tawny Hotel opens Kestrel Cottage – a brand new boutique rental with a personalised concierge service. This is the first of three properties known as The Fledglings, and The Tawny’s first foray into the self-catered sector, made with families and groups in mind. Designed to bring a sense of the outdoors in, the interiors are beautifully appointed with all mod-cons, luxury touches, and attention to detail, but what really sets these properties apart is the extra-special hospitality The Tawny is known for. Here, it is all about personalised services and tailor-made experiences that make a holiday more memorable, in the privacy of your own space. Pick from private dining experiences, fitness classes, workshops (such as forest bathing or Kombucha), have pamper hampers delivered or cocktail making masterclasses with expert mixologists…to name but a few. The William Holland copper tapped outdoor bath is what caught our eye, perfect luxury in complete privacy with views across the hills. And a collaboration with Big Green Egg ensures that all barbecues at Kestrel Cottage are a step above the rest.

BUY THIS Varley Alpine Collection 

Add to your winter favourites or your ski trip packing essentials, Varley’s Alpine capsule collection is designed for life on-the-go at altitude and beyond, with elegant layering pieces crafted from warm and versatile fabrics. Transcending traditional Après, the a selection of outerwear, knits, and layers from the Alpine collection includes sophisticated layering pieces with versatile silhouettes, adding a pop of colour and style to your winter ski wardrobe with hero knits and sherpa outerwear that we can’t get enough of.

GET OUT AND ABOUT WITH THIS Anya Hindmarch Logo Everything pouch 


We’re not ones to judge over a clear plastic travel pouch. Having said that, there are solutions that are not only elegant but neatly find a place for everything. The Everything Pouch from Anya Hindmarch, in XL, has space for your phone (including larger models), glasses, and more, with nylon and see-through compartments that are handily labelled for organisation. There’s also the option to add your own embossed label at the front or back. Attach the crossbody strap to go hands-free while running errands. Perfect for daily use, long weekends and long-awaited holidays, the water-resistant nylon case is an easy throw on for your daily escapades.

Photo credit: Helen Cathcart



Following December’s launch of FARM SHOP in London, Artfarm, the independent hospitality company behind Roth Bar & Grill, the Fife Arms Hotel and Mount St. Restaurant has officially opened the second phase of the project. In addition to perusing the farm shop and butchery, head downstairs to a 35-cover wine bar; a secret oasis in the heart of Mayfair where you can enjoy a glass of wine, alongside a menu of cheese, charcuterie and sharing boards, as well as rotisserie chicken, baked vacherin and steak tartare. There is a variety of seating options from countertop stools to a central stone communal table recovered from Durslade Farm. The lower ground floor also houses individual, temperature-controlled rooms for wine and cheese, allowing both the maturation of cheese, as well as the ability to offer guests larger quantities for special occasions. All wines are available to purchase by the bottle and takeaway.

USE THIS Smythson in the Spring

After the cold of winter, a satisfying beam of light brings warmth as Smythson’s new collection unfurls tomorrow, 23rd January. Vivid and eye-catching, fresh shades of green mark the change of the season. Crocodile-embossed with Smythson’s striking Mara leather, Spring Summer’s new Clover hue is inspired by the richness of nature. Across a selection of bags and accessories — including the Camera Bag and Passport Cover — each piece will revive your week, whether business as usual or for days on the move.

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