The best way to live like a gypsy this summer

If you haven’t already been exposed to the phenomenon that is glamping, then you must have been living under the proverbial.

Camping for those among us who don’t wish to totally sacrifice our creature comforts, new wave glamping comes in the most luxurious form – a tent that combines ancient Mongolian yurts and military-style bell tents. Borrowing elements from the tipi too with its rounded door, these tents are a true bohemian glamper’s dream.

Enter Lotus Belle Tents, best known for their lotus flower silhouette, the original design was developed by girl bosses UK-based Harriet Seddon, and LA-based Kiwi Jessica Walsh.

The beauty of these gypsy-style tents is their ease of pitching, making this the perfect pop-up accommodation option during the summer months.

This being said, if your long weekend extends on a bit longer, Lotus Belle Tents are sturdy enough to be left up semi-permanently. They’re able to stand proudly for 3 – 6 months of the year, thanks to longevity of their 380gsm canvas exterior.

Added bonus: they’re easy enough to pack into a duffle bag to take home at the end of your stay. If you’ve ever tried packing down a traditional tent after a weekend away, you’ll understand the struggle is real.

In the four short years since their inception, Lotus Belle Tents have risen to international acclaim. From creating a magical atmosphere at Soho House in West Hollywood, to housing the likes of Katy Perry and Leonardo di Caprio at Coachella, Lotus Belle Tents have a huge celebrity customer base including Bridget Fonda, Shiva Rea and stylist to the stars Bea Åkerlund.

So, get a bunch of your besties together, some beautiful gypsy-inspired blankets and pillows, a few tasty snacks, and create your very own answer to LA’s Coachella as you hole up in one of Lotus Belle’s beautiful decagon-shaped tents this Kiwi summer.




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