Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Holiday time - inspired by travel

Well my weekly blog is very late due to the fact that I woke up last Saturday morning to the glorious weather and demanded to be taken away. Diva-esque behaviour but tempered by the fact that we credit-crunched it by going camping. Camping is great when the weather's on your side - even my glamorous partner in crime at Aspire Emma admitted feelings of jealousy.

We went to Lyme Regis which is a beautifully preserved seaside town on the Dorset/Devon border with a lovely promenade and these picture perfect beach huts!

This inspired me to share with you our new vintage inspired Paper Planes range of gifts which are all based around the travel theme and are just lovely!

From top left, the range includes the 'Parcel' toiletries bag, complete with string (£22.95), big enough to put all your essentials in and with the address as 'Wash your hands and your feet, now it's time to fall asleep'. To the right is the 'Vintage postcard' make-up bag (£14.95) with 'Let's kiss and make up', in the middle is a lovely 'stamp' design compact mirror, which is perfect for a gift as it comes in it's own cardboard airmail envelope. Bottom right is a vintage style satchel (£45) with buckled straps, embroidered 'return to sender'. Finally bottom left is our new best seller, the 'airmail envelope' purse (£12.95). Where the address would be written are the words ' save your pennies 4a rainy day', with stitched airmail, stamp and S.W.A.L.K detailing.

Our merchandiser Sass was so taken with the range, that she's developed her Parisian themed window in Stratford by using the range and including a gorgeous Pashley 'Poppy' bike in pretty pink. These Pashely bikes are handmade in Stratford-upon-Avon and are renowned around the world.

Here is a close-up of the items pictured above in the shop.

And here is another pic of that gorgeous bike - At £395, it's not the cheapest - but wouldn't you feel fabulous taking your exercise on this? You can add accessories, such as a classic front basket, but you'd be a bit worried about leaving it anywhere I think!

Picture source:

Anyway, hope this installment has cheered you as much as it has me on this rainy day!

Irresistible fashion, jewellery & gift


  1. the vintage travel collection are lovely to have them all and the pink bicycles look oh-so feminine and cheerful... juz right for summer!

  2. That pink bicycle is just so pretty..i want one!