Camp Bestival: An A-Z of our first family festival (part 2)

As you may have read (here) we headed to Camp Bestival for the first time this summer. Not only was it our first family festival- it was my first EVER festival. There was so much to do, see and take in – that the simplest way for me to describe the whole experience was to make it as easy as ABC… NOISE CONTROL Of course there is noise. But, there is good noise and bad noise – good being the music (although…

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Camp Bestival: Our first family festival by A-Z (part 1)

As you may have read (here) we headed to Camp Bestival for the first time this summer. Not only was it our first family festival – it was my first EVER festival. There was so much to do, see and take in – that the simplest way for me to describe the whole experience was to make it as easy as ABC… ATMOSPHERE Beyond anything I could have imagined. Having never been to a festival before I thought most of the…

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27 Festival beauty essentials I *think* are needed for Camp Bestival…

(Corrine Day for VOGUE 2005) When you think of festival beauty you think dry shampoo, plaits, face paint and wet wipes. Oh, yes lots of wet wipes. But, when it actually came down to it – I realised I would actually need a whole lot more than that!  As just looking half-decent after a restless night with a toddler or endless late nights working means a whole host of anti-fatigue, flash balms and blusher tricks in the morning. That I figured…

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Heading to Camp Bestival for the first time – & some toddler essentials we’re packing!

  (One of my favourite ever festival fashion shoots featuring Gemma Ward by Corrine Day for VOGUE in 2005) During my time on magazines I’ve compiled many a festival guide – what to wear, what to take and essential beauty buys. But, what I’ve never revealed was that I have NEVER ever been to a festival. Not once. Ok, so this may not be a major confession but seems I am in the minority (am I really the only nearly 40 year old festival virgin?) I sort…

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Festival Fever – and fashion finds for the little ones

Pict: Dunnes Stores OK, I’m going to admit it. I have never been to a festival. Not ever. I’m not sure they’re really me – I hate camping! I’m much more of a boutique hotel and city break type of girl. But, the weirdest thing has happened. I am desperate to go to one this summer with Miss Marnie… I’m not sure if it was reading this post about the pods at Camp Bestival by Alison over at notanothermummyblog or…

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