Earlier this month, I attended one of the most beautiful events yet to come – The Jo Malone Marthe Ermitage Grays Court Afternoon.

I’m going to keep this post short and sweet, as I’d love for you all to take a look at the beautiful pictures below of the Grays Court Garden. The ladies at the Jo Malone boutique in York did an amazing job hosting a fantastic event in such a beautiful location. The purpose of the afternoon was all about the brand new Marthe Ermitage Collection, their latest summer collaboration.

The new collection is based around the theme ‘Summers Afternoon’ – and the weather was definitely on our side.


“Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James




A green and fragrant garden, buzzing with bees. Dappled sunlight. Ducks on the lawn. The tap of the croquet ball and laughter of children. A gardener resting on the bench, his face to the warm sun. All surrounded by the scent of just-ripe tomatoes in the air, mingling with sweet blossom and romantic roses. Warm, balmy and golden.


Martha Ermitage is a British print designer, specialising in hand printed wallpaper.

Marthe Ermitage Collection

Green Tomato Leaf Candle

Nectarine Blossom & Honey Bath Oil

Bath Soap Collection

Red Roses Drawer Liners

So back to the event…

We were greeted with a champaign arrival by the lovely staff at Grays Court and as the last people showed up, it was time to begin. Amanda (the boutique manager) gave us a warm welcome, then an insight into the new collection showing us all the amazing new products. One by one we passed them around the tables and sampled a few of their summer fragrances, deciding which ones we liked the best. Once the talk was over, it was time to play a few games in the garden… before the cream tea was served. To end the afternoon, we all received an amazing hand and arm massage. My favourite!

It was an amazing afternoon, one of my all time favourite summer events yet. The boutique staff as always pulled off a fantastic afternoon – and couldn’t have been more helpful. Make sure you pop into the Jo Malone boutique in York and say hello to the lovely ladies.

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Grays Court: Chapter House St, York YO1 7JH



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