“And so this is Christmas”. The season for festive fun, mulled wine and carol singers. Phew, this has felt like a long, challenging year. We are certainly living through turbulent times. I’m hoping 2020 will…

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Over time, I’ve developed into something of a coat enthusiast. One of the reasons is probably where I live – in the north east of England. Here, for quite a chunk of the year, the…

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I started to feel a “pastoral nostalgia” when I heard that Laura Ashley are back on form with a new collection.  I have wonderful memories of their fashion, prints and homeware, which have been a…

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  Nearly New Cashmere Co have boosted their retail presence by opening a new boutique in Masham (North Yorkshire), selling a variation of cashmere garments. I was thrilled to be invited to their recent opening…

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We are now officially in “Autumn mode”. This week, the odd sighting of the sun has not hidden that cool chill.  Fashion-wise, I’ve been observing the hottest trends on offer, this season. The autumn/winter collections…

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