A Trip to St Ives

IMG_6304Chinti's cashmere polka dots with shorts, just the ticket for the British seaside

As British holiday destinations go, St Ives in Cornwall is right up there with the best of them. Glorious white sandy beaches, hilltop walks, fresh fish, and some serious art in the form of Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth's sculpture garden. Our blog editor skipped off west for a weekend of sea air, sublime sculpture and a whole lot of ice cream.

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A view across Porthmeor beach, St Ives, with a view of the Tate (see blue awning)

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Surf's up: the view from Tate St Ives

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St Ives is famous for its artist community. This striking Mondrian-esque work is by the late and under sung minimalist painter, Marlow Moss

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The azure waters of Porthminster beach

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A beautiful, robust work in Barbara Hepworth's sculpture garden

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The artist at work: Barbara Hepworth's studio left just as it was

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Inside Barbara Hepworth's conservatory