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Weekend getaway essentials: What to pack

By April 26, 2016 INSPIRATION
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Are you making the most of this long weekend and escaping the city? Get inspiration for what to wear with our off-duty bank holiday favourites.

What to wear | Departure Lounge

Travel in ultimate comfort with our cashmere joggers and hoodie whilst still remaining stylish.

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Steph cashmere hoodie

Natalia cashmere joggers


 

What to wear | Staycation

Fall back in love with your city by making the most of the extra day to explore new areas and discover hidden gems

Where to go: Brunch with friends in your home town

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Check list:

Urai sleeveless coat

Lorna cardigan

Marvey culottes

Tyle joggers

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What to pack | City Break

Soak up some culture and escape the city for a weekend of alfresco dinners, museums and art galleries.

Where to go: Sightseeing in Rome

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Check list:

Nove cotton trousers

Sketch silk blouse

Cozz shirt

Calivn ottoman jumper


What to pack | Sun Seekers

Tired of these April showers? Jet off for some sun and slip into our easy-to-wear, breezy dresses.

Where to go: Sun lounging in Lisbon

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Check list:

Ocean silk dress

Dash silk dress

Thrill cotton shirt

Marvey Culottes

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The cashmere hoodie

By November 2, 2015 FASHION
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In our opinion, there’s nothing better than the feeling of head-to-toe cashmere. Maybe we’re biased because we love ANYTHING cashmere but there’s something ultra luxurious about lounging around the house in this beautiful yarn.

Our Steph hoodie is our newest edition to our loungewear collection. It’s zipped to give you ultimate ease and the hood is softly ribbed to up the luxury factor.

Paired with our cashmere joggers, Natalia, you can achieve the perfect weekend look in comforting cashmere!

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Natalia Cashmere Joggers and Steph Cashmere Hoodie in Camel

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Natalia Cashmere Joggers and Steph Cashmere Hoodie in Camel

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Bank holiday style

By August 26, 2015 FASHION
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Whatever the weather this bank holiday weekend, we can assure you that you will be well-dressed! It looks like summer weather is on it’s way out, and autumn has begun (which we couldn’t be more happy about!). Bring on cosy jumpers!

We’ve compiled a long weekend style guide featuring our new arrivals for autumn to make shopping easy for you.

P.S. Hurry, we have FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE until midnight, Friday!


Midi skirts

A pleated midi skirt is an easy way to add a hint of volume to your outfit this weekend. Tuck in a slim fitting sweater, or layer an oversized knit over for a modern silhouette.

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Waif midi skirt £99

Waif is our belted wrap skirt with flattering front pleated details and a soft pleat at back.

Styling tip: Pair with a slim, fitted top for a modern silhouette.

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Gwen Pleated Skirt £89

The Gwen skirt is a pleated, wool skirt in an on trend midi length. The pleats create a flattering slim line silhouette!

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The new trouser

There’s nothing more chic and classic  than a slim fitting smart trouser. Style with stilettos for sleek evening style or with slip on trainers for a stylish weekend look.

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Clement Slim Cut Trousers £109

These are our high waisted trousers that taper to a cropped length with a feature button at the ankle. Versatile and comfortable, these trousers are suitable for work but can also be dressed down for a casual look.

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Pride Slim Cut Trousers £89

Our Pride Trousers are a chic, cropped length with a pleat at side hem creating an unique harem shape in a tailored fit.

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Jo Wide Leg Trousers £99

The Jo trousers are our new slightly cropped length for the season. Loosely tailored with feature pockets at the front, they can be worn with heels for a sleek look or brogues for a more relaxed off-duty feel.

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Cashmere cover-ups

Feeling the chill in the evenings? A throw on light-weight cashmere scarf is perfect for wrapping up when on evenings out.

P.S. We’ve found that our Tesoro scarf has come in handy when wanting to get comfy on the plane! Perfect for a bank holiday getaway.

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Tesoro Cashmere Scarf £149

Composed of 100% cashmere, this luxurious scarf is available in a range of colours and works as a scarf or shawl.

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Whatever you’re doing this weekend, make sure your doing it in style! Fingers crossed we get good weather.

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Les 100 Ciels travels

By July 24, 2015 Travel
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Our must-see places in Florence.

Florence is renowned for old masters and history, but it’s also a living city with a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. Handsome and historic, it’s bursting with quirky shops and quality crafts, making it one of Europe’s most civilised weekend destinations.

We spent a busy week researching the latest yarn trends and technology at the Pitti Filati fair, so we were glad for some time to relax and sight-see at the end of the trip.

Read on to see what we got up to in beautiful Florence, showing you our favourite places to shop, eat and visit!

 


 

Where to shop: UB

This quirky store on Via dei Conti is a treasure trove of goodies, full to the brim with antique decorations and retro furniture. Seek out a hidden back room with the most amazing collection of vintage wallpaper, including 60’s floral designs and geometric prints.

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Ub Firenze / Via dei Conti 4r – 50123 Firenze – IT | https://www.ubfirenze.it/


 

Where to shop: Ottod’ame

The beautifully merchandised Ottod’ame sits on Via della Spada and houses a wide range of fashion brands with a concept store feel. While we visiting there was a stunning ‘White Like Milk’ display, showcasing their all white styles along side pops of graphic colour.

 

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Where to eat: Gusta Pizza

You can find Gusta Pizza in one of our favourite areas in the city, just south of the river and surrounded by lovely boutiques and antique shops.

This rough and ready pizzeria makes the most delicious pizza, it’s definitely worth a visit. It’s definitely service with a smile here, the staff are so friendly and welcoming. *They also make heart shaped pizzas!

Top tip: Take out your pizza and eat on the steps of the Basilica di Santo Spirito and people watch the evening away. Follow with an alfresco drink outside one of the bars on the Piazza Santo Spirito!

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Where to eat: Gelato Santa Trinita

Let’s face it, you can’t to Italy without sampling the local gelato. This Gelateria has the best in Florence (and that’s saying something!) and sits on a corner with views of the river and the Ponte Vecchio.

Top tip: The Sesamo Nero gelato is a must-try. This mysterious grey ice cream tastes better than it looks (something along the lines of hazelnut but with a more intense flavour).

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Where to go: Boboli Gardens

Walk off the pizza the next day with a day out in the sun at the Boboli Gardens. Enter through the magnificent Palezzo Pitti and you are welcomed by the most beautiful landscaped gardens full of statues, fountains and even mazes.

Spot the pistachio coloured Kaffeehouse, perched halfway up the hill. It has the typical trompe l’oeil frescos on the walls and we could quite easily imagine ourselves living there!

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Entrance is €10 and this includes entrance to the Forte Belvedere and Giardino Bardini.

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Where to go: Il Duomo

The cathedral of Florence is known for its distinctive Renaissance dome. Its name Saint Mary of the Flower refers to the lily, the symbol of Florence. The entrance fee allows you to roam through the Cupola (the dome) and the Campanile (the bell tower) and the views are breathtaking from the very top.

Top tip: Visit 23 Via dello Studio to see where the artists and stonemasons devote their time to maintaining and conserving parts of the historic building.

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What to see: Forte Belvedere

If you can tear yourself away from the stunning views, Forte Belvedere is currently showing the Antony Gormley HUMAN exhibition until 27th September. His beautiful cast iron figures are displayed throughout the grounds, adapting to their surroundings and differing in relation to their location and position.

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Les 100 Ciels Travels

By April 17, 2015 Travel
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Our favourite places in Copenhagen

We escaped the London hustle and bustle for a long weekend of fashion, culture and food in Copenhagen.

Soon after arriving in Denmark’s capital, we understood completely why it’s renowned to be home to the happiest people on Earth. The Danish way of life is relaxed, content and wholesome, making it one of the most livable cities ever. After touching down, we stumbled across a fairy tale-esque coffee hut called Kafferiet, the makers of ‘Slow Coffee’. The barista was so friendly that we ended up staying there for over an hour listening to her talk about her favourite places in Copenhagen.

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Service with a smile- Kafferiet, Esplanaden, Copenhagen 1263- www.kafferiet.net


For architecture lovers, Grundtvig’s Kirke in the Bispebjerg district is a structural delight and a must to visit. The lofty interior designed by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint is beautifully serene and peaceful.

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We could have spent all day at The Botanical Gardens, roaming the magnificent Palmhouse and the Cactus rooms. A staircase spirals into the roof of the Palmhouse to a viewing platform that wraps around the whole room , from there you can spot rare, exotic plants.

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Øster Farimagsgade 2B, 1353 København K, Denmark


We caught a train to the Louisiana mid afternoon to see it’s beautiful collections.

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We had a typical Danish dinner in the restaurant over-looking the sea, whilst being serenaded by jazz musicians!

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 Gl Strandvej 13, 3050 Humlebæk, Denmark – www.louisiana.dk


The Round Tower’s sun-filled sloping walkway leads you up to an Observatory. From there you can see the whole of Copenhagen (well worth the long walk!).Rundetårn

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Købmagergade 52A, 1150 København, Denmark


A final pit-stop at Atelier September for amazing coffee and open sandwiches!

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www.atelierseptember.dk

Gothersgade 30, 1123 København K, Denmark

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Winter Blues

By December 19, 2014 INSPIRATION

Banish your winter blues with a dose of 100 Ciels Cashmere! Yes, we are all getting the sniffles and yes, we are bringing our hot water bottles to work , but winter is also a time to celebrate! The cold weather means that we can layer up with plenty of cosy cashmere, which is enough to brighten us all up! Below is a selection of our pieces which take on a cool colour palette for inspiration in the colder weather.

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