Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

It's very rare these days that we actually get some time to hang out together, usually we're frantically catching up in-between yoga moves at Ella & Fleur (see blog post here) but it's a real treat when we have girlie time to blog together. So, we took full advantage of two days off before the Christmas chaos really began. We started our Monday with hot yoga, then lunch at The Stable, the new pizza and cider restaurant in Cheltenham (blog post coming soon!)... we figured we earned it after yoga, plus it's Christmas! Then we were lucky enough to be invited to see the Audrey Hepburn exhibition at The Wilson Museum


Audrey Hepburn photographed by Norman Parkinson for Glamour Magazine, 1955. © Norman Parkinson Ltd/Courtesy Norman Parkinson Archive (taken from The Wilson website)

If you're a Audrey Hepburn fan, then this exhibition 'Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon' is a must! In fact, you don't even need to be an Audrey fan at all to appreciate her beauty and enjoy a few moments of peace at The Wilson. It's such a wonderful exhibition and we're very lucky to have it showing in Gloucestershire, put on by the National Portrait Gallery, The Wilson is the only gallery to show the exhibition outside of London.



'Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon' is a photographic exhibition showcasing  very rare photographs of Audrey Hepburn throughout her life and career. Of course, we couldn't take any photos of individual pieces so you really must go see it for yourself and rediscover why we all consider Audrey such an icon! We probably all imagine the famous 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' shot when we think of beautiful Audrey Hepburn but at The Wilson you'll get a rare glimpse into the really Audrey Hepburn with never before seen photos of this iconic lady as a child, entering her career as a ballet dancer, on stage, as a magazine cover star and devoting the end of her life to charity work with UNICEF. Still looking as stunning as we all imagine, if not more.





There's still plenty of time to visit the exhibition, running up until 31st January 2016. Tickets cost only £9 for adults, £5 for concessions and free for children under 16. If you're not local, the amazing No.131 Hotel in Cheltenham are offering a fantastic deal for accommodation, bubbles on arrival, breakfast and   tickets into the exhibition for just £95pp, see their website for more information. Why not make a weekend away out of it? 

Millie & Meg x