Madeleine Thompson’s Perfect Weekend Escape

We’re all dreaming of an Autumn escape now that the seasons have changed, whether it’s a beach break or a winter hideaway. Here at Stanwells we love hearing from our designers and the lovely Madeleine Thompson was kind enough to share her dream weekend away with us – get ready for some serious holiday inspiration!…

My favourite long weekend away would be to go to Los Angeles in the autumn (right now!)

The weather now is so amazing: sunny but cool in the evenings and is perfect for cashmere!

I would stay at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica for a night and eat an early dinner at Gjelina’s on Abbot Kinney in Venice, followed by a stroll down this street which is just full of the most amazing boutiques.

I’m really vibing the whole ‘cashmere from top to bottom’ look at the moment (my version of the twinset!) so it would be perfect to wear:

(Madeleine Thompson Eris Pant & Jedha Bomber)

What’s also perfect for LA in the fall is a long cardigan on top of a maxi dress and my favourite of the moment is C04 Calypso on top of a dress:

The second day I would drive up to the Malibu mountains to this amazing airstream up in the middle of nowhere which literally feels like you are on the top of the world. I would do a hike at nearby solstice canyon and then relax in my rainbow cashmere set whilst watching the sun set.

I would then drive down to Malibu pier and have breakfast at the Malibu Farm Cafe on the end of the Pier which makes the most amazing juices and fresh seasonal dishes.

I would take a paddle board out near the proper surfers and hopefully see some seals and dolphins who often play in the surf around there! I would wear a Broochini swimsuit under my wetsuit!

Nobu Malibu and SoHo house are right there for a special treat (best brunch at the weekend) with yoga at SoHo house available every morning. I will always pop on my cashmere set after doing a yoga session.

(Madeleine Thompson Saturn Sweater & Pluto Pant)

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