Notting Hill home
Stella McCartney put up her Notting Hill home for sale during 2012. The initial listed price was £2.9 million but this has since been whittled down to £2.5 million due to the difficulty in finding a buyer for such an expensive home. The designer paid £695,000 to purchase the house in 1998 and used to reside there before her marriage. After her marriage, Stella occupied the property for a few years along with her husband and four children before shifting to her Worcestershire estate. Incidentally, the minimalist white décor of the house has attracted intense criticism from online bloggers who have questioned the rationality of attaching such a high price tag to such a modestly decorated home.
Location: Stella’s former home is situated in the Notting Hill neighborhood in London, United Kingdom. The house is situated just a few yards away from the iconic bookshop where crucial scenes of the Hugh Grant-Julia Roberts blockbuster “Notting Hill” were filmed.
Accommodation: The four storied home possesses about 1,980 square-feet of living space. It consists of three bedrooms, living room, a galley kitchen equipped with butcher block counter tops and white Shaker-style cabinetry, two cloakrooms, two half bathrooms, two full bathrooms and a roof terrace.
Features: A powerful centralized climate control system blanketing the entire home shields its occupants from the bitterly cold English winter. Some of the rooms feature French doors and floor to ceiling windows. There are also two antique fireplaces. Interestingly McCartney has placed a large bath tub in the middle of the living room. In keeping with its minimalist design, the house has been decorated with modern furniture and simple hardwood flooring covers most of the rooms. The house is enclosed by a beautiful well maintained garden.
Neighborhood: Singer Robbie Williams owns a home in the Notting Hill area.
Fireplace in the living hall
The living hall
The kitchen hall
The master bath
Living hall staircase
Backyard green garden
The Anniversary Garden
Stella McCartney was gifted a beautiful garden by her husband Alasdhair Willis on the occasion of her sixth wedding anniversary in 2009. The beautiful garden has been appropriately named as “The Anniversary Garden” and is situated in the East Front section of the couple’s massive 160 acre country estate located in Wiltshire, U.K. It is the most beautiful and grandest of all the gardens in the estate. A carved slate plate placed just outside the entrance to the garden commemorates the beautiful moment when it was gifted as an anniversary surprise to the fashion designer. The garden is surrounded by old brick walls and consists of several types of exotic plants and flowers. The upper terrace consists of Mediterranean plants like gnarled ancient olive trees sourced from Pisa, Constance Spry roses and Pergolas. The garden also consists of various types of shaded ferns. Other interesting items planted include bays from Belgium, peonies and foxgloves. Of late, Stella has developed a particular fondness for irises and has planted some of the most exotic specimens that provide very colorful flowers. Several of Stella’s friends have gifted saplings of rare orchids, all of which have been duly planted in the garden.
The entrance gate
Brick laid entrance
Gifted by her partner Alasdhair Willis
6th wedding anniversary gift
Surrounded by old brick walls
Stella McCartney tied the knot with her companion, British publisher Alasdhair Willis on 30th August 2003. The wedding celebrations were held at a white marble chapel on the 300 acre Mount Stuart estate situated on the isolated island of Bute in western Scotland. The lovely bride donned a yellowy lime colored strapless fitted outfit, reportedly an updated version of her mother's wedding gown. Stella designed her wedding dress with the help of designer Tom Ford. The guest list included the big wigs of Hollywood like Madonna, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow and Pierce Brosnan. The designer’s step mother Heather Mills was also present even though Stella is not on good terms with Mills. Her dad sprang a pleasant surprise on his daughter on her wedding night by paying a tribute to Stella’s late mother when a band played Paul's iconic hit 'Mull of Kintyre'. The wedding ceremony was followed by a grand reception where a lavish spread of vegetarian cuisine, exotic champagne, fruits and white chocolate sauce dessert was served. An extensive security cover blanketed the estate in order to keep out any possible intruders. The grand wedding had reportedly been an expensive affair costing £200,000 due to all the security and transportation costs involved.
Stella McCartney embarked on a five day long vacation at the exotic beach resort of Mallorca in August 2008. The designer was accompanied by her group of friends that consisted of such elite company as the Duke of Palma, Kyryl of Bulgaria and socialite Rosario Nadal. Stella had a great time sunbathing on the beach donning a skimpy two piece bikini and also took a dip in the sea along with her friends.
Location: The Spanish island of Mallorca is situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea and is a part of the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Accommodation: The presence of more than 50 luxury hotels provides a tourist visiting Mallorca with several high quality options to pick and choose a comfortable place of stay. Availing a room for a day in five star accommodations like the "Melia De Mar","Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel and Spa","The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort" and “La Residencia” can cost up to $1,200 during the prime holiday season.
Main Attractions: Close to a million visitors flock to Mallorca every year with the singular aim to enjoy the joys provided by its world class beaches that offer multiple relaxation avenues ranging from sunbathing to water sports like sailing, water skiing, rubber rafting behind speedboats and snorkeling. Outdoor activities like fishing, hiking and horse riding can also be tried. Groups with children can try visiting the amusement park of Aquacity which possesses excellent facilities for water sport activities. Mallorca contains several places of historical interest, the most prominent among them being the Gothic styled palace “Castell de Bellver” which is considered to be one of the most stunning castles in Europe and the 13th century Valldemosa Monastery. The “Museu de Mallorca” and the “Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art” showcases an impressive collection of exhibits.
Vacations in Mallorca
Enjoying the vacations
Getting ready for bath
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PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) is a not-for-profit organization that fights for animal rights globally. Till date, PETA enjoys more than 3 million supporters and followers. PETA takes the necessary initiatives to stop animal cruelty. Through various campaigns, PETA tries to spread awareness that highlights the fact that animals are not there to eat, experiment on, wear, or use for entertainment. Stella McCartney, famous British fashion designer, is a supporter of PETA. She is a strict vegetarian and refuses to use fur or leather in any of her designs. McCartney launched anti-leather campaign in association with PETA just few days ahead of the London Fashion Week. Such a campaign was launched to spread awareness among people related to using of animal-skin made products and dresses.
Stella Mccartney Strapless Jumpsuit With Embellished Detailing
The Strapless jumpsuit with embellished detailing worn by English Fashion Designer Stella Mccartney is basically a navy-crepe jersey that drapes from twisting detail around the neck. It drapes top at the back side with internal boned and underwired corset. The satin-covered hook fastening belt comes out from both the sides. Concealed zip is also available at both the sides. Made from mainly viscose and polyester fabric with little bit of nylon. Starts at a price of £460.
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer 2140 Sunglasses
Stella McCartney was spotted wearing the original wayfarer 2140 sunglass from Ray-Ban. Priced at $150, the wayfarer designed sunglasses from Ray-Ban came into market during the 50's era. The Wayfarer 2140 sunglass rose to popularity after being worn by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany's. The wayfarer sunglasses feature mineral glass lenses and metal hinges. The wayfarer sunglasses feature two-stone style. Available two-stone color combos are purple-red, black-yellow, black-lime, sand-blue, and black-orange.
Stella McCartney Grace Bag
Stella McCartney was spotted carrying the black-colored Grace Bag. Made from faux leather, the Grace Bag is attached to a 9" drop golden curb-chain shoulder strap with a leather inset. The bag has a flap top with a snap magnetic button closure option. The interior is packed with three compartments that features both zip and open pockets. Jacquard logo lining. The bag costs $1665.
STELLA MCCARTNEY Ankle Boots
The Stella McCartney Ankle Boots are made from faux leather with 3.51" wooden wedged high heel. The body features solid color, varnished effect, with round toeline, and side buckle closure. Priced at $440.