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Sparkling lunch with Flora Soames

Join us for an exclusive lunch with interior designer Flora Soames as she discusses her debut book, The One Day Box.

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Starts: 12:00 p.m. Ends: 3:00 p.m.

Lady Elizabeth Wing

Lady Elizabeth Wing


NR23 1AB

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In our 60th year of improving women’s health, we are delighted to invite you to join us for a Sparkling Lunch with Flora Soames, one of House and Garden's Top 100 interior designers, on Wednesday 1st May 2024 at Holkham Hall, Norfolk.

Guest will enjoy a Champagne reception followed by lunch in the lovely setting of the Lady Elizabeth Wing at Holkham Hall on the North Norfolk coast.

Flora Soames will discuss her new book The One Day Box. It’s part scrapbook, part story about her love of home and where her slightly out-of-control collecting habit has led her career over the years. The book also tells the story of Flora’s fabric collection, providing the inspiration behind why she started it and how it continues to evolve.

The One Day Box is a term Flora’s friend coined about the trunks that she has carried throughout her life, they were filled with fragments of material, wallpaper, letters, photos – things that sparked her memory. In that hope that she could one day live surrounded by them in her own home. As Flora put together the story of how this played out, she realised what fascinates her most about home and decorating, are the feelings these collected objects evoke.

The event will provide an opportunity to raise funds, for Wellbeing of Women, as we mark our 60th year. We will also be joined by our Chair and leading women’s health advocate Professor Dame Lesley Regan who will talk about her life, career, the achievements of the charity as well as her role as the Women’s Health Ambassador.

Thank you to Greenbrook for generously sponsoring this event and Holkam for their on-going support of the charity.

We very much hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a highly enjoyable and entertaining afternoon. If you are unable to join us, you can donate to the charity here.

About our Speakers

Flora Soames set up her design consultancy business in 2009. One of House and Garden’s Top 100, her discerning eye and instinct for channeling both old and new has been formed through a lifetime love of collecting furniture, textiles and accessories. With a background in both the furniture and art worlds, Flora’s design philosophy is based on retaining the essence of a building or interior whilst adapting the design in a way that is comfortable, stylish and practical.

Flora has worked on a wide variety of residential and commercial projects from comprehensive renovations to tailor-made refurbishments both in the UK and internationally.

Professor Dame Lesley Regan, Chair of Wellbeing of Women is Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Imperial College London at St Mary's Hospital Campus where she continues her clinical practice in Reproductive Medicine. As Past President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Dame Lesley led the "Better for Women" report, published in December 2019, which shone a spotlight on taboo topics such as poor access to contraception, abortion, period problems, menopause and domestic violence and abuse.

In 2020, Dame Lesley was awarded a DBE for her services to Women’s health in the late Queen's New Years Honours list. In June 2022, she was appointed the first ever Women's health Ambassador for England to help implementation of the Government’s recently launched Women's Health Strategy.