Apart from having an awful cold, it has been a gorgeous weekend and full of sunshine. We have been getting our four wheeled boy ready for our first road trip of the year and its a biggy! With a wedding in Cornwall at Easter, he needs lots of running in! Derbyshire has had a taste of yellow van in every corner this Saturday.
This week I popped back down to London for meetings and, making the most of my time, visited the Somerset House Hair exhibition (see recent post). What a productive week it has been - and rounded off nicely with a leisurely stay in Sevenoaks, sipping gorgeous hot chocolates and fantasising about front door colours xo
Having been a fan of Sam's work for over 20 years it was a real treat to see lots of examples of work in the flesh. Beautifully curated with a wonderful section dedicated to Chanel - it was a real highlight of the week. xo
A long weekend away with my lovely mummy in Paris. We have been treated like absolute Princesses at the Ritz, where mum's birthday was celebrated in style.
We have walked 30 miles over the weekend, stopping often for treats and delicacies. These days were made happier with beautiful puppies being trained by gorgeous male humans. Of course Paris wouldn't be the dreamy destination without a pit stop at Chanel in Rue Cambon- more treats please!
Thank you Hotel Panache for having us, while making the weekend a gorgeous and comfortable stay! xo
Becoming slightly obsessed with prints this week. As a team, our favourite days are spent printing (by hand) before heading out to our local artisan to make up as cases, bags and banners.
It has been an exciting week with meeting new clients and enjoying breakfasts al fresco - already feels like Spring! xo
The lovely Lisa Baker from Just Bespoke asked us to work with her existing branding - and translate the identity of her Wedding & Events brand onto a range of engaging luxury print.
We used a varied mix of processes including foiling, gilt edging, triplexing, soft touch lamination, drilling and embossing to create the look.
One of our favourite recent projects was to work on the branding for Kim Balasubramaniam - we created the overall identity and designed a range of luxury stationery to compliment the new look that included foiling, blind emobossing and gilt edging.
We worked on the business card print design for Sansom Photography using their existing branding we created business cards that reflect their creativity using a contrasting colour palette and using processes that include duplexing, foiling and gilt edging.
I visited the Soho Home collaboration with Liberty last week - what a lovely treat - I am a huge fan of both of the brands and love what has been created and the show space is perfection - perfectly capturing the essence of the Soho House brand - looking forward to returning when I have a little more time.
So so good - I had the Turmeric Latte, Fudge Cake and the Cinnamon Milk - each recipe is so packed full of flavours that you have no idea that there is no dairy and that all of the ingredients are super healthy.
I am a vegetarian so it ticks all of my boxes and I totally recommend.
What a treat when snow has made a come back! This week of love has consisted of reminiscing 10 years, to date, the day I handed in my notice with only a rough sketch of my future. I am not a huge fan of the whole hustle, dream big, build an empire movement now - but I would say work hard, gain knowledge and experience, offer a great product and combine with amazing customer service and you will do great.
It's never too late xo
Trying to burst through this cold weather with warm treats and prints! Roll on Spring when we can all float around in florals and sip through watermelons.
On a sub note, are there any other ladies here who mix perfectly good shades of lipsticks with others just to create a personal shade? Ummm happy weekend all! xo