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Best Summer Reads

By June 23, 2017 INSPIRATION
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Summer is officially here and during the holiday season and there’s nothing quite like diving into a new book while relaxing on a beach to escape even further.

It’s time to unwind with one of these page-turners. Whether you’re lounging bedside or tanning by the pool, here are eight books you’ll want to get lost in.

 


 

VILLA AMERICA

Liza Klaussmann, 2015

Klaussmann has fictionalized the lives of Gerald and Sara Murphy, illustrious American expats central to the 1920s arts and literature movements in Paris and Cap d’Antibes, where they built their fabled home Villa America.

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THE MINISTRY OF UTMOST HAPPINESS

Arundhati Roy, 2017

From the author of The God of Small Things, this highly anticipated novel dazzles with its kaleidoscopic narrative approach and unforgettable characters.

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BONJOUR TRISTESSE

Françoise Sagan, 1954

Sagan’s 17 year-old narrator Cecile has a chic life, living in Paris with her charming father and holidaying on the French Riviera. Weave your way through glamorous descriptions and psychological tension in this perfect holiday read.

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FATES AND FURIES

Lauren Groff, 2015

An elegant and intricate story of a flawed marriage over twenty-four years, this book will show you that there are 2 sides to every story, and sometimes the keys to a great marriage is not its truths, but its secrets.

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VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

Jacqueline Susann, 1966

This is a coming-of-age story that follows Anne, Jennifer and Neely, friends who contend with pretty much all seven deadly sins on their path to fame, from 1945 to 1965.

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TENDER IS THE NIGHT

F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1934

A semi-autobiographical novel that takes the reader through the romantic and melancholic life of several friends whilst bathed in the warmth of the French Riviera sun.

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ON THE ROAD

Jack Kerouac, 1957

Another semi-autobiographical novel, Kerouac describes his adventures and travels with friends across the United States with a backdrop of poetry and jazz.

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THE ONE PLUS ONE

Jojo Moyes, 2014

From the author of Me Before You, The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.

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SPRING BANK HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

By May 23, 2017 INSPIRATION
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Here are our top picks of things to do this spring bank holiday. For foodies, theatre goers, music lovers or adventurers, we’ve got your long weekend covered!


 

Open air theatre

Make the most out of the (hopefully!) good weather this long weekend with a visit to one of London’s many open air theatres. Regent’s Park Open Air is showing the timeless On The Town and Shakespeare’s Globe is showing Emma Rice’s uninhabited take on Twelfth Night.

Book tickets for Regent’s Park Open Air here.

Book tickets for Shakespeare’s Globe here.

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Chelsea Fringe Festival

Not going to the Chelsea Flower Show? Get your green fix at The Chelsea Fringe Festival with quirky events such as beekeeping workshops and guerrilla gardening tours. Healthy cookbook author Deliciously Ella will be popping up with a market garden in Exchange Square, Broadgate, where you will be able to pick fresh herbs and vegetables.

Running 23rd May- 4th June.

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Music in Alderney

Fancy getting out of the city this bank holiday? Head to the most northerly of the Channel Islands where the Performing Arts Festival is taking place. Immerse yourself in a medley of jazz, blues, classical music and opera whilst taking in the picturesque surroundings.

May 27-30; alderneyperformingartsfestival.com; event tickets from £12

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Long weekend walks

Enjoy the longer days and warmer weather on a walk with the family this weekend. One of our favourite walks with incredible scenery is across the Seven Sisters country park in Eastbourne. With a mix of dramatic chalk sea cliffs, dappled valleys and beach swimming, this walk is perfect for blowing the cobwebs away.

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Foodie Fair

Looking for fun for all the family? Head to the Feast at Dartington Food Fair in Devon to indulge in fresh food from over 40 local producers, as well as pony rides and clay pot painting for the kids.

May 29th-30th, free entry, 10am-5pm

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Looking for a mix of food and music? Head to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage spring fair where there are food stalls, workshops and live music. Kids go free and there’s foraging tours from John Wright.

27-29th May, River Cottage HQ, Trinity Hill Road, Axminster, EX13 8TB.

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the finer details

By February 28, 2017 BEHIND THE SCENES
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Introducing the cashmere jumper to wear right now.

Silva is our elegant new arrival.

With craftsmanship at the heart of our cashmere, the delicate detailing of this piece will add a unique touch to your everyday wardrobe.

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The fine pointelle stitch along the neckline and sleeves gives a feminine feel.

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Pair with jeans for a feminine, off-duty look all year round.

Shop here!

 

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behind the seams | spring summer ’17 collection

By January 13, 2017 BEHIND THE SCENES
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We’re very excited to share with you a sneak peek of our upcoming Spring Summer ’17 collection.

Our new collection takes inspiration from the senses and how we perceive our surrounding natural environment.

For a behind-the seams look at the new collection, here are our key themes in more detail:

In a world of evolving technology, from time to time we crave a simple, natural existence. In this collection we have explored a world without technology, one that is influenced by the forces of nature. This is a celebration of craftsmanship and texture that draws on the essentials of life whilst paving a way to the future.

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We have also explored the inter-connectivity between design, architecture, nature and culture and how they influence and work with each other. Architecture lends itself to fashion and design can take inspiration from nature- the world is unified through creativity.

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Our new collection will give you a foundation to your wardrobe by offering a mix of classic tailoring and a fresh take on qualities. Key pieces include wide-legged trousers, fresh cotton poplin shirts in our signature oversized silhouettes, sports-luxe jersey jackets and t-shirt dresses.

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Our luxurious cashmere features at the heart of every collection and this season this beautiful yarn is given a fresh feel with hues of lavender and sky blue. Natural qualities such as linen, cotton and silk are transformed into easy-to-wear styles with colour blocking, pleating, asymmetric detailing and crisp stripes.

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Treasures from the sale | our top picks

By October 28, 2016 SALE
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From the softest layering piece to the ultimate knitted trouser, these are the pieces you can’t (and really shouldn’t) miss out on…


 

1. The Coat

Ada

A bonded terri-cotton coat which allows for the soft comfort of cotton near the skin, while the coated exterior creates structure and durability. A simple and clean silhouette with a single button fastening at front.

£199 NOW £139

Shop here!

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2. The Dress

Shann

A mid length dress, cut in a flattering shape and composed from a soft and supple material. We love how versatile this style is, as it can easily be dressed up or down for any occasion. Wear on its own or over leggings on cool days.

£129 NOW £90

Shop here!

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3. The Shirt

Flores

This is the style for you if you’re looking for an easy day-to-evening piece. An elegant 100% silk shirt dress in black with a concealed front placket and a loose fit.

£149 NOW £104

Shop here!

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4. The Trousers

Pascoe

Cropped trousers with knitted waistband and front pockets. The trousers fit loosely through the hips and thigh and taper at the calf. Ideal trousers to wear to work.

£109 NOW £76

Shop here!

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5. The Jumper

Issey

A fitted wool jumper with stitch detailing down the front and a split at the cuff. The lightweight wool quality allows you to dress it up or down over the autumn and winter months.

£78 NOW £55

Shop here!

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Shop our full Autumn Sale here!

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In the press | New season styles

By September 21, 2016 IN THE MEDIA
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We’re so thrilled to see our new season collection in the press this month!

Shop the magazines below!


Slouchy Stars: Our Deena cashmere roll neck and Natalia cashmere joggers have been featured in the latest Stylist.co.uk shopping gallery ‘the best loungewear and PJs to get comfy in’. We love cosy loungewear and nothing beats relaxing in head-to-toe cashmere.

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Shop the gallery here! 

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Shop Deena cashmere roll neck here!

Shop Natalia cashmere joggers here!


Our Huan cashmere jumper dress has been featured in September’s Fashion Issue of Stylist Magazine! Tap into the head-to-toe knit trend with this luxurious and cosy dress.

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Be the first to shop Darby when it goes live on online here!

 


 

The lovely team at Hello! Magazine has featured our gorgeous Plato cashmere skirt. Available online and in-store now and in Blush Pink and Taupe.

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Shop Plato cashmere skirt here!


 

Woman & Home Magazine have chosen our Darby tunic in their ‘how you wear it’ feature, showing you how to layer your clothes like a pro!

The styling team at Woman & Home have paired Darby with a pair of tailored trousers for a sartorial edge, or you can layer it over our Britney leggings for a slim-line silhouette.

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Be the first to shop Darby when it goes live on online here!


 

 

 

 

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