Last week we told you about the pastel trend we love for spring, and today we released our February lookbook, a pastel story. This week we’ll take a closer look at some of the pretty hues we love for spring, starting with rose… the color of delicate petals, sun-kissed cheeks and grapefruit, symbolic of gentleness, grace and sweetness.
Spring is coming, I can feel it… you start to notice a little change in the air, it carries with it a scent of the warmth that is on its way, flowers poke their heads out of the ground to see if its safe to bloom yet, and the sun fights to stay out a little bit longer. Read more »
In this episode of Kitchen Confidential we caught up with Chef Jamie as he prepared a charred fennel and roast carrot salad with lemony herbed agave dressing for our prepared salad station. Read more »
It’s funny how life events coincide around similar themes to get you thinking. I went back to my hometown for visit the other weekend and brought a good friend from Philly along. I got to see some old friends and spent quality time with family. The warmth I felt from seeing everyone made for a good weekend, and also coincided with the conversation my friend and I had had on the car ride up.
She was telling me about an article she read that summarized the top five life regrets people report on their deathbed – one of which was losing touch with friends. They wished that they hadn’t let themselves get so caught up in the day-to-day here and now, and instead, picked up the phone or written a letter once in a while. People who once really mattered got lost in the mix of life, but in the end what’s going to matter is who you’ve loved and who loves you back.
In the days following my visit my thoughts resonated on this article and my hometown visit. Some of my friends weren’t around when I was home, and I found myself wanting to give them a call. I’ve vowed to try and do better at staying in touch, so that I don’t let those people get away. Especially today, with all of our technology – smart phones and email – there’s no excuse to not take a little bit of time. Learn from what the dying have said and stay in touch. When you come to the end of your road, you don’t want to be looking back with the same regrets.
Denim is a fabric we can’t get enough of! It’s so easy, so versatile and so cool. This week we’re all about denim dressing as you can see by ourHomepage.
The trend: Head to Toe Denim! That’s right we’re mixing and matching different tones of denim to create a bohemian rock and roll look. Yesterday we went up to the studio to see what looks we could create out of our Denim Collection ; from long and bohemian to short and funky, denim sure made us cool and easy towards the end of the day!
Lives in: The leafy North of England, Yorkshire. However in a few months I am embarking on a journey via train for a month in Europe.
Shoots with: I always have my Olympus Trip 35 or a disposable camera to hand. The idea of Toy- point and shoot cameras allow an element of play and experimentation which is something that interests me.
Favorite subject: I’d say my favorite subject are things that we come across in everyday life – for example, things you see when you are walking to the shop or on a train. From the concrete nature of a building or a window frame to the ephemeral snapshot of a reflection of light on water.
Inspired by: I have a strong interest in poetry and old projectors, interior/exterior of houses, 1970s music, nature, science and my favorite photographer Tacita Dean.
Time Period and place I would love to shoot: I would have to choose late 60s early 70s in America
Random Fact: I am addicted to eating jars of olives
Today, I went around the office and captured Meadow looks. Sadly, I think that the true, true Meadow comes out in warmer weather, so I didn’t find a ton of it on this rainy Philadelphia day. There were hints of her though! Even in the dreariest of conditions, we can’t help but pull out our bohemian touches – flowing bed jackets, paisley prints, lace detailing, and cozy knits among our favorites. Now, if only it were nice enough to lie outside in a sunny field…
Meadow loves intricate detailing like fine-touched eyelets. Pick up our Daisy Eyelet Button Down if you’re into the look.
In case you couldn’t tell by looking at our website, we’re pretty into denim right now – even the good old Canadian tuxedo! But even if head to toe denim is a little too much for you, we love finding ways to incorporate pieces of it into every outfit, and it feels so fresh for Spring. Here’s some styling inspiration from our always-lovely store girls!