Sunday, September 19, 2010
We love to drink tea and lots of it... sometimes it's the only thing keeping us going on a long shift! Of course, we enjoy a skinny cappucino or a soy latte in the morning for that ultimate kick-start but tea is rejuvinating and brings a certain pleasure to our day.
There are so many flavours but some of our favourites are Twining's English Breakfast, White tea by Planet Organic and Madagascan Vanilla tea by T2 Tea. Green tea is also popular but the best green tea is bought in little chinese grocery stores and at fresh food markets!
Just as important as the tea itself, is the mug from which we drink it! We each have our own mugs but we've found some really cute ones online...
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We saw cherry reds and deep navys throughout winter, especially in coats and we will see those colours in bathers and dresses as the weather warms up.
Bold stripes and polka dots are also going to be parading themselves on our beaches... Seafolly and Jets by Jessika Allen already have some gorgeous bathers out that have pretty nautical prints.
Teamed with natural, earthy accessories, nautical is a fantastic look this season. So invest in a chic straw hat a brown leather belt and some chunky wooden or beaded jewellery and enjoy yourself...!
Biotite Dress in Camelian - Tigerlily
Viva One Piece - Seafolly
Beatnik one piece - Seafolly
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
We are sooo over serving/trying to serve customers that are...
A. Talking on a phone
How hard is it to just finish your call and then come in, or otherwise ask the person on the other end if you can call them back in a few minutes!
It is not appropriate to eat in a shop, even less so to touch the merchandise with your sticky or oily fingers!
C. Listening to their Ipod
Just switch it off while we are speaking to you!
When a customer's hands are covered in grime and they touch things in the store, it makes us shudder! Also, and this is very specific to a jewellery store, it is completely insanitary when a client licks their finger to get a ring on or to take it off... especially if it is not even their ring (oh yes, it happens!).
We would love to see a renaissance of some basic consideration for us sales girls that are putting ourselves on the front line day after day. We would never serve a customer with dirty hands or with earphones in our ears... and imagine their reaction if we stood behind the counter stuffing french fries into out mouths... hmmm?
Bonne Mere Soap - L'Occitane
Monday, August 2, 2010
There are so many gorgeous leather belts in stores at the moment in dark chocolate browns and soft beige tones... We are also embracing the patent leather in pale pinks or even black.
Looking ahead to the warmer months, belts look fantastic over a great summer dress or a cute skirt. There is a great white leather belt with a pretty cut-out design that we stumbled across on net-a-porter.com... amazing with some sweet white leather sandals.
Belts are fun... Enjoy.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Why do we love velvet? Fairly simple really, it feels amazing. Unfortunately it comes in and out of fashion incessantly and so any piece of velvet clothing will very promptly become passé. But this is, of course, the nature of anything that is a bit different really. Velvet had its glory years in the 90s and can be spotted in almost every Spice Girls video clip… however it was subsequently marked as a fashion faux pas for almost a decade (we are ignoring the very unfortunate velvet track suit phase!)… but, if you look around the shops you will notice that velvet is starting to edge its way back into our wardrobes.
There are some amazing velvet dresses and velvet skirts coming in to the market as well as some great velvet blazers.Velvet is one of our favourite trends this winter because it is warm and oh so soft. Here are a few pieces to get you enthused…