Thursday, 24 March 2011

beautiful and light

Spring. It's here, it's official.  Tee shirts are bravely worn, toe nails hastily painted, the aroma of summer tantalisingly near.  I'm also getting excited about my vegetable patch but that's another story, well it may be another story if anything grows.

My other sure signs that spring has sprung are as follows.....

1.  Boys sitting about in the park opposite the shop, strumming guitars, having fun in the lazy spring sunshine, while I'm working.

2.  Finding new bits and bobs for the shop always gets easier once spring arrives.

3.  The models can finally be free of their winter window prison ( Wow, I think the spring sunshine is really getting to me)

4.  Shades.  Always a good look.

5.  Katy likes to go tree climbing with Louie and Elle once the weather starts to warm.

6.  Magnolia, primroses, and listening to this song too much



the spring

Thursday, 17 March 2011

All the world is green

Happy St Patricks Day

Even though I'm half Irish I didn't realise it was St Patricks Day until I saw lots of drunken students swaying past the shop wearing foam guinness top (of the mornin') hats. Classy.

Luckily it gave me a theme for taking some shop photos, because although the shop is chock full to the brim of stuff, I sometimes can't think what the hell to photograph.

So here's to all things green in celebration of the patron saint of Ireland

Cool wig Mandy

The shop is looking so good, and we have great stock coming in all of the time. I know that sounds boastful, but I can't help it, I'm having a proud  Beatnik moment. If you're in the area, come by, say hello and take a look.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


The sky is blue, the air feels clear and everything is starting to look shiny and new

My first butterfly of the year.  For more spring excitement pop over to see Holly for a chance to win one of her beautiful flower drawings.

To put a spring in your step (see what I did there) I recommend a healthy dose of

sixties surf tunes

Tiki music

and some sixties bossa nova

for me

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Our Window

Spring is beginning to unfurl.  I know it is because the days are getting longer, there are crocuses dotted about the place and when the sun shines it feels like the taste of things to come.  This week however has been cold, the sort that takes you by surprise and has your coat collar turned firmly up and head bowed into the chilly easterly. Come on Spring do your thing. 

Some views from our window

Cool musician types are immune to the cold

I've got the people watching bug. I would love to be able to take photos as good as this guy

A purple view

Thanks to everyone that took part in the walking past Beatnik photo shoot
you were all