Brief catch-up on my winter holidays thus far for those of you that don't already know via my Instagram: I spent Christmas, New Years, and my 22nd birthday in London and am now currently in Los Angeles for a little over a week. After spending Christmas and Boxing Day in London, my friend A and I decided a reprise getaway to the English countryside was utterly necessary. Given the weather was far drearier than it was the last time we made the trip, we decided against going on another rambling (walking) adventure, opting instead to find a quaint town to nestle in for a couple days. After some intense Googling, we decided on Nailsworth, a lovely little spot that used to be a mill town. In fact, the hotel we stayed at (the Egypt Mill Hotel) was converted from a 16th century corn mill. For some geographical context, Nailsworth is located in the Nailsworth Valley, which is one of the five Stroud Valleys, whose epicenter is the town called Stroud, and all of which are in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds.
The town itself was tiny, little more than a cluster of shops along a short central road. But, in the summer, it's apparently a great jumping off point for rambling. And if you're like us, and are stubborn enough to visit in the winter, Nailworth's shops are lovely treasures worth taking the time to peruse through. I'll prepare separate "I EAT" posts to document my foodventures in Nailsworth, because trust me, the food deserves it. But for now, a quick photoreel, predominantly set at our picturesque hotel and my favorite shop in Nailsworth, James Lear of Arundel, which sells vintage knick-knacks, all-natural soaps, candles, and scents, and other lovely odds and ends. I walked away with the lovely brass pocket change plate you see in one of the shots below.
Enjoy the pictures after the jump! And click here and here to check out my earlier adventures rambling through the Oxfordshire Cotswolds.