Monday, 21 April 2014

High Summer - New Arrivals

Here is a selection of the lovely new gems which dropped in-store last week..

The Alice Floral Dress by People Tree £75.00

People Tree Bracelet £18.00

Peter Pan blouse by People Tree £69.00

Vintage stripe shell top £59.00 by  People Tree
Cluster Necklace by People Tree £21.00
Mirabelle Cuff £58.00

Mirabelle Necklace £40.00
Victoria Plimsolls

Saturday, 12 April 2014

How to Wear - Floral Trosuers

I have two really great pairs of flora trousers in at the moment by Pyrus and People Tree. Although the floral trousers trend has been around for quite a while people still seem a bit bemused by them. Personally I love them with big linen shirts or really loose layered t-shirts and vests - as mentioned previously in this blog. But if you are still needing a bit of convincing the look no further than these ladies
Jessica Alba

Daily Telegraph

J-Crews Jenna Lyons

This week I am loving ...Fresh Spring Interiors

A bit of a mish mash this post -  a bit like my scrambled brain but these are the pictures I cant help looking at when I am supposed to be doing proper work..Sorry Peter you will get your accounts work ASAP I promise...

Blue Ikat material by from Blithfield & Co at Tissus d Helene

The above fabric in cushions - Tissus de Helene

Dreaming of a series of limited edition prints by Fashion Illustrator Tanya Ling above my bed 

Tanya Ling

Tanya Ling

Colour Palette dish by John Derian at Ben Pentreath 
I think I love the colour palette dish ( above) by John Derian so much as it reminds me of the the SS14 collection from Chanel

I am also glad I took the leap and ordered Rose De Bormans Forest fabric in summer at Virginia White. I seem to be ordering alot of fabric lately. Colefax & Fowler`s Bowood chintz and Voyages Esmeralda where top of the list. 

Rose de Borman Cushion

Atlantic by Colefax & Fowler

Bowood Chintz Colefax & Fowler

I was also quite excited to see that artist Jessica Zoob had launched a range of textiles, cushions, and wallpaper with Romo. Seriously tempting 

Jessica Zoob for Romo

Jessica Zoob

Friday, 11 April 2014

New Season - People Tree

If you are planning a warm getaway but are on a  bit of a tight budget in the holiday wardrobe department then look no further than People Tree. There latest drop has some brilliant holiday staples including the Libby stripe top in red ( now back in stock) and my particular favorite the vintage print cotton trousers. They look really good teamed with the 120% Lino shirts and basic Petit Bateau vests. Perfect on a beach in Italy when your biggest task of the day is having to mooch over to some beach side shack and eat your lunch among lots of chattering tanned Italians. Prices from £45.00

The Canteen at Stokeley Barton

I had a nice surprise when I visited Stokeley Barton farm shop last Sunday. The restaurant has been taken over and is now the Canteen at Stokeley and run by a brilliant lady who on the day also had her daughter working with her too. The menu is nice and simple but does great comfort / hangover food.  Not only is there bus pass Wednesday and Fishy Fridays the other intriguing element is there seems to be a set lunch everyday but you have to turn up sharpish at 1.00pm to get it - set lunch /set time /set price. I like it. If your down in Devon its worth a visit especially as its near Slapton beach and Torcross.

The Canteen at Stokeley Barton

My son checking out the garden from the comfort of his vintage highchair

Thursday, 3 April 2014

New Season - Petit Bateau

New in-store the bright and sprightly SS14 collection from Petit Bateau. Expect super soft and lightweight yarns in a strong colour palette of bright blue, green and yellow