Opened slightly late today as I went to a breakfast meeting about Wellingborough town centre. It also gave me chance to check out the new cafe on Church Street, Bewitched, which I'd been meaning to go in for ages. After a coffee and a piece of cake, I am a convert. It's a beautiful building, and the patio outside will be lovely when the weather gets warmer, so if you get chance and you're in the area, it's the perfect place to relax and refuel after a spree in here. :)
Just finished reading Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise which is a fascinating account of life in France during World War II, mainly the exodus from Paris during the invasion and then life in a village during the occupation, and examining all of the issues as well as the French class system of the time. The appendix containing first her correspondance, and then that of her husband, publishers and supporters following her arrest and deportation are really moving, especially given that they were still trying to find her (and her husband) years after their deaths in concentration camps. Cheerful, no, but definitely worth reading. Next I'm starting on the final book in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets' Nest. I've really enjoyed the previous two books, and will be quite gutted to get to the end of the trilogy, but at least this is the longest one so I should be a while. Then I can check out the Swedish film versions (and the American ones, once they are released, I think starting later this year).
Anyway, back onto clothes (that's why we're here, right?)...
Pick Of The Day today was added to our online shop yesterday and is proving very popular in store. This Yumi Yaura Leopard Tunic Dress, £45.00, is a really distinctive piece. Available in black or mauve (admittedly, more of a tan colour in my opinion, but who am I to argue with the Yumi powers that be), it has a leopard cub on the front, as well as a floral print that continues onto the back. The shoulders are decorated with beading in the same colour as the dress to add a bit of glamour, and tassles (great if you're like me and not a fan of your upper arms!). It can be worn with tights, leggings or bare legs for a night out with some pretty shoes and accessories, or just dress it down over skinny jeans. Either way, it's a great statement piece without being garish or ostentatious. Expecting these to be very popular (I'm resisting a 'roaring success' pun), so claim yours now!
Have a great Friday, and make sure you give over some weekend time to either popping in to try on our beautiful pieces (we love to help if you need a second opinion!) or by having a browse of our online shop. Any questions, just call, e-mail, tweet, Facebook us, or use the comment form on our website. Also, if you've bought something from us recently, either in person or online, please leave us a little review on our Facebook page, in the reviews section. We love to hear what you think and make sure we're doing everything we can to keep you happy!
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