Monday 15 August 2016

Buyers Diary

I've been buying again in Paris, the seasons seem to be getting closer and closer... I remember when I used to take the summer off!  
I'm buying collections for SS17 and yet again I'm excited about what lovely things we will have coming in.
Below is the Joseph collection, sold in my Burnham Market and Saffron Walden stores. 
One of my absolute favourites, Sophie Anderson... everyone should own at least one of these yummy bags... stand out on the beach!
Rag and Bone's collection was cool and directional, love these colours together.
We always sell the boots from Rag and Bone

These bags are Elizabeth and James – fabulous colours, textures and shapes.
New to ANNA, E&J sunglasses, I love these!
Uber cool LA label WATER, This is a sneaky look at their campaign images...

Always my favourite, Gucci!  I think the Men's collection gets better and better, not sure it's just the men buying this!!
Back in London and off to a lovely shoe agency.  I picked up this selection from Sam Edelman.

New collection, Zadig and Voltaire... beautiful.  Sold in three of my stores and online.  I love their furs!
Shhhhsh, I'm trying to get hold of this lovely label, Ulla Johnson from LA.....fingers crossed!

Wednesday 3 August 2016


I love London in the summer, there is always so much going on! Here is what's on my to do list this summer…

Georgia O’keeffe, Tate Modern

As a flower lover I am excited to see the new Georgia O’keeffe exhibition at the Tate, it’s a rare chance to see her paintings outside the US. The exhibition re-examines her entire career, her development, her trajectory west, and the profound influence she had on 20th century modernism. 
While you’re there… nip across to the to the new Tate Modern building and up to the 10th floor for the 360 views of the London skyline!

Petersham Nurseries, Richmond

Continuing in my love of all things floral… I love a visit to Petersham Nurseries, a tranquil oasis away from the hustle and bustle. This internationally prized garden centre is great for all my plant needs and I can always pick up a few bits in the gift and antique shop. Follow this up with lunch in the beautiful greenhouse restaurant and you have the perfect day out!
While you’re there… cross over to richmond park for a spot of deer watching.

ArcelorMittal Orbit Slide, Olympic Park

This is one I’ll be going on with the kids! The worlds longest tunnel slide passing through the UK’s tallest artwork is not for the faint of heart. The slide is the creation of Carsten Holler at the invitation of Sir Anish Kapoor, designer of the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture.
While you’re there… pop down to Beach East (the UK’s largest urban beach) for some seaside frolics!

Pride and Prejudice, Regents Park Open Air Theatre

As a Regents Park local to me, the open air cinema is always a good shout! Pride and Prejudice is the ultimate romantic comedy, perfect for a summer park setting! I’ll be dragging my girlfriends along!
While you're there... head to my local haunt, Oka, for some pre-show sushi!

Parlour, Kensal Rise

We went to Parlour for our staff Christmas party and the food was divine! Unfortunately our party was too big for the much talked about chefs table (max 8), so thats on my to do list this summer! It’s described as a ‘dinner and a show’, an interactive foodie adventure looked after exclusively by the chef!
While you're there... pick up some vintage furniture at Retrouvius, a treasure trove of reclaimed goodies! I have got a lot of pieces from there over the years.
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