PARTYON A PRIVATE ISLAND
Osea Island is an exclusive island for hire, 40 minutes from London by train. With 24 properties, 4.5 miles of private beaches and a fleet of speedboats, Land Rovers and bicycles on standby, this cranks up your standard hen party to festival mode. With on-site buildings to hire, such as former WWI torpedo store he Bomb Factory, or the ramshackle he Shack for grade-A after-parties, this is one seriously unique place to party. here’s a 24-hour food and drink licence, too. Oh, and he Woman In Black was filmed here, so don’t sleep alone… Available to hire from Jan-April and Nov-Dec for small parties, or high season (remaining months) for full capacity; oseaisland.co.uk
It might seem odd for a bridal designer to say, but I love anything knitted by hand. I’m a third-generation knitter!
I love watching old black-and-white films, and the costumes of Edith Head (seen here on movie star Veronica Lake) have influenced so many of my bridal gowns past and present.
London is the perfect place to indulge my love of the arts, especially theatre and opera – they also inspired my new collection. And this year’s special treat was a trip to Glyndebourne (above).
1 My London hidden gem…
The church of St Bartholomew the Great in Smithfield. It survived The Great Fire and The Blitz – entering it is like turning the Ifclock back centuries.!
The creator of Eliza Jane Howell on her love of London and vintage Hollywood Happiness is.