HIDDEN GEMS BY NICKY SUMMER ‘CARAT’ BY CARTIER: “Entering the peaceful walled garden at Deer Park Country House during autumn is like being showered with a kaleidoscope of scent – late blooming roses, full blown lilies, honeysuckle, lavender, neroli, fig, lemon blossom… precisely what perfumer Mathilde Laurent was aiming to achieve with the new Cartier fragrance ‘Carat’. The cut glass multi-faceted bottle is a jewel in itself, sparkling in the late Autumn sunshine just as diamonds do – a quick spray of this luxurious scent and I was instantly transported back to the heady days of summer!”

BELLISSIMA: “Prosecco is often the the drink of favour at special events and weddings and Christie Brinkley’s ‘Bellissima’ produced from organic grapes is the perfect choice. The bottle is decorated with details from a beautiful pre-Raphaelite masterpiece and upbeat messages written by Christie herself. Options from the gem coloured range are the rose, in a bottle embellished in delicate pale pink, the DOC Brut in a primrose yellow bottle and the zero sugar in aqua blue. So, there’s not only a perfect Prosecco to fit your taste, but one that also fits perfectly in with the theme of your event decor. The bonus is that ‘Bellisima’ has no added sugar but tastes delicious – light and crisp – perfect for any celebratory occasion. Keep a bottle in the fridge and have a glass of ‘Bellissima’ before you leave for dinner in the evening – a sparkling start to the night ahead…”

THE MASCARA COLLECTION: “The perfect dress is easy to find once you’ve discovered the Mascara Collection. The A/W2019 evening gowns are cut in an elegant style and also have beautifully dramatic detailing such as deep plunging backs, spaghetti ties, ruched derrieres, slits to show just enough leg. The Champagne sequinned gown I’m wearing here in the Summer House at Deer Park is perfect for an evening wedding at any time of year. It fits like a dream and is super easy to wear… I kicked off my shoes later and danced the whole night through!”

“The silver sequinned full length gown from the Mascara Collection that I wore to a special dinner at The Franklin Hotel in London, England, was the perfect choice for this elegant hotel and occasion. In the video/s below, you can also see a cocktail from the bar at the Franklin, a scented candle from New York supplier Thompson Ferrier and a bottle of Christie Brinkley’s ‘Bellissima’ Prosecco – three more of my favourite hidden gems!”

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