Tune in September 17th at 2:30pm
I hope you and yours had a restful Labor Day Weekend! Over the summer I arranged virtual events for my travelers who had to postpone their trips until next summer and seeing how much everyone enjoyed these events, I wanted to continue holding events and sharing ways for you and your family stay inspired. The first event, a virtual visit to Blenheim Palace in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, will be held next week.
During this 3D interactive tour of the palace, we will be joined by the Palace historian and author of A Passion for Fashion - 300 Years of Style at Blenheim Palace, Antonia Keaney. Due to the interactive nature of this tour, I will be keeping the group size small and intimate to allow for everyone to have plenty of opportunity to ask Antonia questions as we go along. So if you are planning on tuning in, please RSVP by emailing me at rachel@Louisawhite.com. I will send you the link to join us once I hear from you!
Blenheim Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family. Considered to be a national treasure, Blenheim is truly beloved by both locals and international visitors alike. The extensive grounds were designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown and are home to many sheep - whose wool spun into yarn you can purchase in the gift shop.
You can easily visit Blenheim on a day trip from London, but I personally recommend spending the night in Woodstock, the village right at the gates to the palace grounds. Knowing you dont have to rush back to the city means that you can linger at Blenheim as long as you like, and stroll out the gates into town at your own leisure. The village of Woodstock is truly charming and features a number of nice little shops and restaurants as well as some lovely hotels - from The Bear, a 13th century coaching inn to The Feathers, known for their extensive gin selection (over 400 varieties) that once had them listed in the Guinness Book of World Records!
If a visit to Woodstock and Blenheim sounds like something you might be interested in, why not take a look at our Britain in Bloom tour next July? We will be spending 6 nights in Woodstock and enjoying a private tour of Blenheim's State Rooms when the palace is closed to the public as well as a specialist talk about the gardens and a private afternoon tea overlooking the Water Terrace.