Sunday, 5 October 2014

Autumn 2014 at Eden Rose.
New Autumn collections filtering in to the shop gradually, bringing with it shorter days, woolen blankets, boots, knitwear. Scarves! How I love scarves! Autumn brings my birthday, fallen leaves to walk through, hot chocolate in a steamy coffee shop, collecting conkers to keep the spiders at bay (try it) My favorite season by far!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Wardrobe Wonders

We are currently re designing our bedroom and making space for a new ensuite bathroom and dressing room. I am researching like a crazy woman on the best way to use the space, My wardrobe currently is a length of the bedroom with things chucked in and spilling out and for someone who keeps a very tidy ship shape boutique you would never believe my wardrobe belongs to me ;) I would post a photograph of it but I truley believe you would be so shocked and horrified you would never return to this blog! When it is all beautifully finished and organised I will of course show you. Here is a little inspiration I have been loving... via here

Fashion Designer Nanette Lepore's has a sumptious boudoir inspired dressing room designed by Jonathan Adler via Elle Decor

Jeffrey Bilhuber has hand painted wallpaper covered doors via Elle Decor

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Welcome Spring, so happy to see you!

Dydd Gwyl Dewi hapus! Happy St David's Day! We have adorned the shop and the house with Daffodils, what better way to celebrate the Patron Saint and welcome Spring :) Hope you've had a glorious first day of Spring xx

Thursday, 23 February 2012

A/W 2012 Buying....Done

So, The last two months have been spent buying for A/W 12 and I'm completely exhausted. Every year I find buying more and more difficult, I think i'm getting harder to please, which might not be such a bad thing ;)

I have to buy a fashion collection which is the biggest headache, I have to make sure that each brands collection sits along side other brands in the shop, colours need to blend, styles need to be on trend but also unique and quirky with a sense of 'not following fashion' I have to be careful on fit and tailoring which means trying clothes on A LOT! And the biggest problem of all is not over spending ;)

From each brand I visit I take a colour swatch photo on my phone and constantly refer back to these as a guide when I'm buying accessories, I love the bright colours coming through for Autumn 12, who doesn't love a bit of shocking pink velvet to cheer up a November day!
I always take on at least two new brands each season, I like to keep the product fresh and intesting and having something new to shout about is always great for business.

Not forgetting to buy the classic, well made, good quality seperates that you can't buy on the high street, I can not preech to customers enough how important it is to buy good quality T shirts, they wash well, never go baggy and you'll wear them for years.

I can't pretend it's all rushing about, tube rides, trains and traffic jams.....sometimes It's great to catch up with the brands designers and sales people for a coffee and colour swatching. In fact the best part of this years buying was meeting all the Avoca People who were over in England for the trade shows, I have spoke with this brilliant team every week for the last 6 years so meeting face to face was just fabulous!

Oh...and sometimes I get to stop for fruit, nuts and champagne too :)

Not only to we have to buy a fashion collection but we also stock a large selection of gifts and homeware plus accessories and these all need to coordinate with the fashion and trends and be well priced, well made and unique to our style and branding. Phew! Now you understand why i've been away from blogging for a while and why i'm so rubbish at keeping up with friends, sorry :(

A/W 12 wont be in store until August but S/S12 deliveries are coming in thick and fast.

L joined me at one of the trade shows which she and I loved, she turns 8 on Saturday, where do the years go??

Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas Gift Wrapping

The Closer we get to christmas, the more obsessed I get with finding new and exciting ways to gift wrap my gifts. I've been scouring the internet looking for fun unique (& cheap) ways to decorate gifts. Hey, I'm a's all about the presentation ;)

Via here

Great online tutorial via here to make these fabulous pompoms :)

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Are you ready for christmas? I'm never ready untill about 5 to midnight xmas eve, true story. x

Monday, 14 November 2011

Baking Brilliance

These are just brilliant. Simple & elegant and it's no secret how much I love birds! Rubber stamped cookies using food colouring & then hand finished with edible ink pens from Flickr made by Nice Icing

Happy Monday

I always work a Monday, even If I've worked the previous 12 days in a row (true story) I like to start the week positively and productively otherwise I feel my whole week is a non starter, and well......that will never do will it!

Have a fabulous Monday all xx