Thursday, 21 August 2008

New Martick Jewellery Range

We have increased our range of Martick Designer silver jewellery to include many of their latest pieces. This includes their Large Bohemian glass heart and silver rose pendant in red, purple and aqua. As ever Martick have kept their famous murano glass heart pendants at the centre of the collection, so we have increased the colours we stock by adding a heart pendant in Blackberry, Turquoise and Platinum.

Although the heart pendants continue to be popular, we have also introduced other pendants to add more variation to the range. This includes the perfume bottle and charms pendant which incorporates a fully functioning screw top perfume bottle, an amethyst and detachable gold plated swallow charms. The blue goldstone large disc pendant is a real statement piece with the added interest of the sparkling goldstone which catches the light. The sterling silver oval locket has a timeless elegance and the velvet ribbon adds an additional sophistication.

Martick continues to create beautiful quality jewellery with a fashionable edge, and we are very happy to stock it at

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Papuro – Luxury Leather Italian Journals

Many high street stores offer a range of journals which include some famous brand names, such as Moleskine. Moleskine journals are great as notebooks and planners, and the elastic strap keeps loose papers that you may have placed in your notebook safe. However, I am not sure I would purchase one as a gift for someone. Some how it just lacks the extra touch of luxury and hand crafted look and feel that a journal that is being bought as a gift should have.

As an alternative to moleskine journals and still in the popular small notebook style, Papuro offer hand crafted Italian Leather journals designed in Wales and made in Italy. The high quality acid free paper and sumptuous leather covers are truly luxurious. The Roma journal is perfect for a traditional look journal, whereas the Amalfi journal in raspberry is perfect for a gift for her. The black Torcello and brown Capri journals are practical for the office and a stylish addition to any desk at home.

A journal is a excellent present for the person that likes to record his/her thoughts or simply as an aid to organizing their busy lives. Just make sure the journal you buy is in exquisite leather and hand-made, for a gift that will be appreciated.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Trevarno – Organic skincare feature at

I have posted previously about the benefits of organic skincare including a range called Inlight which appeared in the Sunday Times. It seems that hardly a week goes by without a new feature appearing about organic skincare.

Trevarno is gaining more publicity about their skincare of which we stock a range of products, many of which stocks. Trevarno was the first and longest established organic skin care manufacturer certified by the Organic Farmers and Growers which is one of the UK's largest organic certification bodies approved by DEFRA. which is the website for Good Housekeeping and She magazine, amongst others has just featured one of their products.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

D.R. Harris - Skincare for Men AND Women

D R Harris skincare products are pure and simple. Strong perfumes have been omitted so that they are suitable for use by men or women even with the most sensitive of skins. DR Harris products are not tested on animals.

Established in 1790, many of their products are still produced by the same traditional methods, being hand-made and hand-packaged in their St James Street shop.

Both men and women’s skin can be improved with a simple cleanse, tone, moisturise routine. D R Harris Roses and Cucumber cleansing milk is mild yet effective at removing makeup and for oily skins it can also be used as a very light moisturiser. The D R Harris Mild Skin Tonic is clear, herbal and clean smelling. It contains witch hazel so is mildly astringent. The moisture cream is easily absorbed and makes a great makeup base, for normal to dry skins. The eye gel has a cooling effect which is a blessing for tired eyes at night or in the morning. The exfoliating cream has a subtle rose fragrance. It can be used once or twice a week helps remove dead skin cells, helping maintain a youthful appearance.

D R Harris represents value for money and a no nonsense approach to skincare.

Monday, 11 August 2008

Eve Magazine September 2008 – Purple Necklace

For Autumn/Winter there are plenty of rich jewel like colours on the high street for clothes and jewellery.  These include sapphire blue, ruby red and garnet green.  These colours are available in not just clothes, but, handbags, shoes and jewellery, so there is no excuse to be stuck in black this coming season.

Another colour which you cannot fail to miss is purple.  Purple can of course be teamed with black, and also navy.  Purple can also work as a base colour, as you can wear it with olives, burgundies, and deep greens.  If you don’t want the expense of several new items of clothing, a purple patent handbag or shoes will breathe life into an otherwise tired outfit.  Failing that, a purple necklace such as featured in September’s Eve Magazine from Hobbs for £45 will instantly add sophistication. 

If you would like to have matching jewellery, the purple Kazuri necklace, bracelet, stud or double drop earrings fit the bill and will give you a lift as the autumnal evenings take hold.  Kazuri means ‘small and beautiful’ and is fair-trade jewellery made in Kenya so you can feel good about that too!  

Friday, 1 August 2008

Organic Skincare – Sunday Times Style Magazine 27th July 2008

The Sunday Times Style Magazine hailed a new range of organic skincare called Inlight as their  ‘Lust of the week’.  Created by the homeopathic doctor behind the organic brand Spiezia, there are now many organic skincare products on the market, so why are they so popular?

Up to 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream and whilst we are quite good at taking care of outward appearances, we don’t seem to put as much time into worrying about what goes on beneath the surface.  Many cleansers, face creams and body moisturisers contain a cocktail of chemicals even though much of packaging and marketing will encourage a pure look and feel to the products.  The downside to organic skincare can be the price with many brands occupying the higher end of the market.

This is where Trevarno have the edge over the opposition.   Their products are organic and are made in Cornwall, but they do not cost a fortune, with the Rose and Jojoba cleanser costing £17 and the Day Cream comes in at £10.  Their hand cream contains olive and almond oil making for a very effective moisturising cream.  Their baby salve and baby massage oil provide a chemical free solution so it will not irritate baby’s skin.  As with all Trevano products, a little goes a long way.

Their products are packaged in jewel coloured pots inspired by the beautiful peacocks on the Trevarno estate.  They are sure to make a stylish addition to any bathroom.