Harris Tweed: Preview

My new Harris Tweed samples have just arrived and our photographer has now finished taking professional pics of them. Here they are.

Harris Tweed styles

I’ve chosen a blue black herringbone tweed and a pale grey check with lilac and blue highlights. Both fabrics are trimmed with black leather.

Stock will be in stores from end September. What do you think?

Pale Pink Smoothie

Another yummy healthy breakfast (or anytime) smoothie. This time it’s watermelon, raspberries, banana and yoghurt. Recipe: 1 slice of watermelon 1/2 large banana 2 handfuls of frozen raspberries 2 heaped dessertspoons natural yoghurt Some cold water or crushed ice to loosen Blend all together in a blender. The frozen raspberries make it nice and chilled….

Student Glove Competition, 2014

The 2013/14 Student Glove Design Competition, sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Glovers, had it’s awards ceremony this week. TheĀ  celebration lunch and ceremony took place in the City of London. I’ve written before about my involvement with this national competition and I’m pleased to still be involved after so many years. In the last…

Harrogate: in the Tour Spirit

I’m in Harrogate, Yorkshire for the annual Home and Gift trade show. Last week the Tour de France was here and the town was dressed up for the occasion. Here are a few decorations. I love the bikes with their yellow flowers and Yorkshire cycling slogans ‘Allez by gum’ and ‘Velos tha knows’ The restaurants…

On Tour, en France

The Tour de France has just been in the UK and meanwhile I’m ‘on tour’ in France. I feel like I’ve really missed out, not being in the UK while ‘Le Tour’ was there. Luckily my photographer brother Craig, was on the case. I just love his photo blog of part of last Sunday’s race….


Magnificent hollyhocks and my new favourite bag, on tour in France. I think they are about 10 feet tall this year

Raspberry Watermelon Mix

A very refreshing but quite sweet tasting smoothie. Recipe: 1 slice watermelon (about 2 cups) 1 cup frozen raspberries 1/2 a large banana 2 dessertspoons natural yoghurt 2 dessertspoons crushed ice Remove large black shiney seeds from watermelon (other seeds can be left in). Chop and blend all ingredients together. Serves 2-3 Drink immediately.  

London, Paris & Travel Companions

Last week I posted a photo of our new medium sized shoulder bags in bright colours. Perfect for hands free travelling. Great Minds, Great Colours What a surprise then, when I spotted this yesterday. Selfridges posted this pic of the new season’s Longchamp bags on Instagram. As Selfridges say: ‘We’ve found your perfect summer travel…

Holiday Bags

I love our new summer colours, Pink, Turquoise and Yellow, in the practical medium shoulder bag. This is the design that was reviewed recently in the mango colour and deep purple. It’s definitely my perfect ‘hands free’ summer holiday bag. Big enough for all the essentials plus a book or kindle and there’ll still be…

Casa Fina Salisbury

I was just speaking to one of the stockists of my designs: Casa Fina in Salisbury, UK. I can’t believe we’ve been working together for 11 years! Susi, the owner, ordered her first collection of Shona Easton handbags in 2003. It’s a fabulous shop and well worth a visit the next time you are in…