we might only be half british here at peanut buttered (andrea is an aussie) but we still share the same queen and goodness me aren’t we excited about the jubilee. here is our edit of the best ways to celebrate the weekend…
you should drink…
nothing says british summer like pimm’s, and as this weekend is a rather special occasion, why not really push the boat out with selfridge’s exclusive commemorative jeroboam three litre bottle?
only 150 of these have been made to mark the diamond jubilee.
yes they’re £150 a pop, but think how many jugs you can get out of that bottle.
come on, we know you’ll be able to finish it!
you should use…
we’re not so enamoured with the tacky union jack paper plates and napkins that will inevitably end up on every picnic table this week, but this cheeky tea towel from the delightul henry holland has us tickled! too cute to be cleaning up with, pb will be hanging this on our front door with pride instead!
you should munch…
if you can’t be bothered baking up some sponge cake, you can still satisfy your sweet tooth in patriotic fashion. montezuma’s have created chocolate bars inspired by some of the great british puddings. our favourites are eton mess, spotted dick and treacle tart – delish!
you should treat yourself to…
why not make yourself beautiful while still celebrating all things british with this adorable beauty box by elemis. the cute-as-can be set contains six must-have products; pro-collagen marine cream (which is particularly amazing), melting cleansing gel, tranquil touch indulgent bath elixir, tranquil touch body polish and wild lavender hand lotion.
elemis best of british collection (rrp £45) available may 31st, call 0117 316 1888 for stockists
you should paint…
now that you know just how to achieve the perfect stripes thanks to our handy guide (if you haven’t already you can read it here) then why not try some of the designs which have been created by rimmel (see left).
there’s plenty of ideas to choose from starting with an easy block colour all the way through to some bunting if you have the steadiest of hands. for a white varnish use a french manicure nail tip polish.
rimmel nail varnish from £2.40 rimmel.rimmellondon.com
you should wear…
if weather forecasts are to be believed then we will be without the glorious sunshine over the weekend and into next week.
so why not treat yourself to a pair of these special edition hunter wellington boots.
not only will you be ready to fashionable whatever the weather but these bad boys will also serve you through the summer festival season and beyond.
hunter boots £125 available from hunter-boots.com
you should go to…
if you are itching to get your party on this weekend but want to avoid the screaming children of your own neighbourhood’s shindig, the book club are throwing a more adult version in east london.
the shoreditch hangout’s royal wedding festivities saw 5,000 revellers party into the night, and similar scenes are expected this year at the free event. dancefloor fillers from the guilty pleasures dj’s, sips from the london fields brewery and a spread put on by local favourites lily vanilli and bukowski.
advanced wristbands are all gone, but they’ll be letting in walk-ins on the day, so get down early!
june 3. leonard st, ec2a, 12 – 8. (free entry) more info: the book club jubilee street party
for something a little less traditional, god save the clam is will be a ‘punk style’ clam bake taking place across four days on a rooftop on london fields. brought to you by bbq masters pitt cue co and seafood offionados rock lobsta, expect lobster rolls, beach huts, an ice cream bar and beats.
may 31 – june 3, émigré studios rooftop, e8, (£39) more info: god save the clam bake
and if you haven’t planned anything for the jubilee weekend or the weather ruins your party, remember…
(pictures: selfridges, browns, liberty, the book club, god save the clam bake, rimmel, hunter, elemis)