Week of remembrance ❤️🌹

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Week of remembrance ❤️🌹

It's the week of remembrance, its red week, poppy week, the week we show respect to those who gave then, for us to now have now, it's the week we make wreaths, and it's the week I rememberer my Nana, it's her birthday 25th April. She was that wise old owl that looked over us, and I'm sure she still does, but more to her nature, to me she’s the little fantail that flits along with me and our dog when I'm walking around our lake. I wanted to write something about our new vests that had arrived this week...

Merino + Colour

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Merino + Colour

Merino and Colour that's what's going on this week! Just so happens they are going hand in hand this season… Newport have done a stunning range of fun colour and styles that mix and match super well. You want a wardrobe where everything goes together then step right in. Merino like never before.I've had a bit of a floor d robe going on this past couple of weeks my bags been exploding over the floor and being repacked with all my coming and going, but as I surveyed the situation I realised I'm very much a this goes with that...

April's spots 😍

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April's spots 😍

April 🤭🍂 I looked out the window this morning with my coffee in hand and actually noticed the trees are changing their colour. Last year I was taking in the colourful branches as I was trimming them trying to keep busy. This year there's no need to try keep busy I'm feeling like the ground keeps shifting under me.I want to thank my team for being amazing and for looking out for us so well. Last week I got that call no daughter wants, the one that sends you driving home as your parent navigates a trip to ICU (where...

Missing in Action 😄😊

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Missing in Action 😄😊

I feel like I've been MIA these last 2 weeks… I haven’t really but my butt has been placed at the end of my desk more than my feet on the floor in the shop. I'm not really a sitting person! Placing orders for next Summer after 2 weeks picking out beautiful shoes and clothing for next year has got me excited for all the lovely colour out there, and receiving orders and doing the entering of them for the approaching Autumn Winter…has got me appreciating the lovely colours for these coming months. It's so refreshing to have colour around...

Don't worry about a thing 🎶🎶

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Don't worry about a thing 🎶🎶

🎶🎶🎶🎶 cause every little thing's going to be all right, I woke up this morning, on my horizon were 3 little birds, singing sweet songs, this message is for you ou ou 🎶 Don't Worry about a thing…My friend posted a wee boy singing this and it just hit me in the heart… I was feeling a little worried as I'm sure lots of us are, so if Pat's song post made me smile and think you know what… we got this "we will be alright"... so this is my message to me and us this week. I'm going to...

It's a process 😉😊

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It's a process 😉😊

Some times I realise I must "wait my patience" and follow a process…. Just ask my husband, and Diane when there are exciting things happening I really have to practise patience to follow the process… So as the Vassalli new season stock has arrived… It's exciting, but busy where do we put it all?It's a process to get it all ready for you, so I figured the best way to attack it was to put it online first and then set to, putting it out in the shop. By the time we hang, steam and price it the process takes...

Where’s your happy place? 😍

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Where’s your happy place? 😍

What’s a holiday? Is it just a change in what you’re doing on a daily basis or is it going and hanging out in a different place? I’m at our cottage this week, it’s our happy place, it's where friends and family gather, it's where my children have grown into adults and it's where I get to have a cuppa tea from my bed in the morning and see the lake water down the road.  I don’t have to be anywhere by a set time. I can see the funny side as I’ve also got the best office desk view...

That four letter word... SALE!

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That four letter word... SALE!

     As we head toward February we are constantly reminded it's the month of that 4 letter word… LOVE. However, if you live in my world it's that other 4 letter word that's mostly spoken🤭... SALE... or the 3-word sentence, not necessarily "I Love you" but rather "It's SALE Time"! or "I LOVE SALES"!       So in the fun of a red month, the shop clothing has had an attack with my red marker and there are Sale stickers all over the place. I have been saying we wouldn’t be rushing sale time, like our usual last week of...

Bring that little "extra" ✨💫

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Bring that little "extra" ✨💫

It's the little things that count… Thinking about how just a smile or a cheery hello can lift your day… how a pretty handbag or a bit of bling can add to an outfit.How the little word sale can create havoc… there's all that going on with us this week. Truth be told it has been a weird week, and I was wondering how to say something about our new accessories, and full leather handbags that have just arrived, and I'm trying to smile when I've got a sore knee and hand from falling down some steps, and just now...

Dog in, Cat out 🖤🤍

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Dog in, Cat out 🖤🤍

The cat and dog antics this morning, as with every morning - Lacy (cat) goes to scratch the couch and I yell "Lacey No", Lilly (dog) steps in to tell her off and the race starts around the chair, under the table behind the tv and so on till cat exits via cat door dog in tow… It's like her little game and so predictable now. A bit like black and white. 🖤🤍 Which is exactly what I was thinking about as this took place this morning because that's what we are featuring this week in the shop window and...

Fresh year, fresh dreams 🎶🚲

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Fresh year, fresh dreams 🎶🚲

It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life… for me… and I'm feeling good…Don't know why, but that song popped into my head the other afternoon as we were bike riding (I'm not even keen on Michael Buble's songs) it turns out this one can play in my head without me even asking for it. So I embraced the moment and went "Hell yes bring it 2021!” Biked back up the hill and had an ice cream. We also checked out Kawhia on the stat days, had great fish n chips there too. 😲 Haven’t we...

3...2...1... Happy New Year!💥✨

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3...2...1... Happy New Year!💥✨

HAPPY NEW YEAR week! I'm thinking there are many who are happy to see the end of 2020…. I'm ok with it going just like any other year. I'm seriously happy to see a New Day, a New Week, and of course a New Year. If it's make a wish time, my wish is that the ability to laugh at myself stays intact, that my family and friends are blessed with much and enough, and that we can navigate the year forward without too many curve balls, but with lots of good experiences and great people. If you’re enjoying a...

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