Nothing like the end of summer has the power to provoke a curious mix of bitter sweet melancholia and deep promise for what lies ahead. On one side, we're busy fishing out jumpers and coats from the attic, revelling in the joy of Autumn fashion trends and anticipating the changing of the seasons yet on the other, we wish we could trip up the watch hands just to enjoy another summer lunch, a dip in a blue pool and a glass of wine overlooking our city's sunsets.
So to keep the mid - summer blues at bay, we thought we'd chat our summer highlights and end of seasons plans today. Remember to check back for the second instalment of this series where we discuss all things Autumn and our AW17 aspirations and projects!
Pepper Alley in the Glossies
Yes, we know we have chatted about this long enough but this summer, our gorgeous handbags and clutches were treated to not one but two magazine features! Nothing can quite compete with seeing the products of your hard work featured in glossy spreads and having the opportunity to experience this twice this summer has made us even more motivated to spread the Pepper Alley love both inside and outside the office.
Crystal and Denim Success
For a brand specialising in colour and leather goods, a denim and crystal collection may not have seemed like the obvious choice yet we are so glad we took the plunge in this direction and merged it with another one of our great passions : personalisation. Spotting our friends and customers wearing these at festivals or simply to store their essentials has been wonderful and we continue to be in love with this collection which represents our laid-back and carefree philosophy at its best.
London is always a good idea
The end of summer and, perhaps our lack of sun in the UK, always has us wishing for a one way trip somewhere exotic. However, to the joy of our credit card, our work and life responsibilities always limit such recklessness. As an antidote to the end of summer blues, we will be escaping somewhere more local but no less fancy. Our favourite spots? A speedy check in at Leman Locke Hotel because, sometimes, there is nothing better than being a tourist in your own city.
(picture source : @lockehotels )
Last of the Summer Wine
No, we're not quite talking about our Wine Clemmie tote (although, what better way to carry your essentials at this time of year?) but our plans to enjoy late balmy evenings while the summer light is still with us. We will be making the most of this season by gathering all our family and friends round for a late summer supper, plenty of wine and the opportunity to discuss our summer adventures!
Wishing you a lovely rest of Summer!
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