Friday, October 28, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
This is currently one of my favourite albums, featuring one of the original members of Cuba’s Buena Vista Social Club with incredible musicians from Mali. It’s such an upbeat album with amazing rhythms and it exudes a really infectious joy. With summer nearly here, I’m really looking forward to this becoming the soundtrack to some sunset cocktail parties on the back deck with friends. I know it will put a smile on their faces, too.
Friday, October 7, 2011
Here’s a beautiful (and exclusive) addition to our stores for summer—mochila bags from
South America. These colourful hand-woven bags are made by the women of the Wayuu group that lives on the border of Venezuela and , on the La Guajira Peninsula. Weaving is something that the Wayuu have done for centuries, passed down from generation to generation, and is something in which they take great pride. Traditionally they would be worn two at a time, across the body, to carry heavy items. I love that no two bags are alike, each being unique to the woman that created it. But also, the colours and patterns are so vibrant and uplifting, these will be the perfect beach bag this summer. Colombia
Posted by Fleur Wood at Friday, October 07, 2011