Talking shop, over lunch...
Last week I invited six of my favourite bloggers - @finlay_fox, @n4mummy, @paintandhaven, @styleinthestix and @stylonylon - whose Instagram feeds I also avidly follow, to a working lunch at The Small Home HQ (yes, ok, there may have been bubbles, but it was all in the name of creativity...!).
I was excited to show them our new SS19 clothing collection, and as they all have a particular interest in slow, sustainable fashion too, I was keen to get their views...
It was great to be able to showcase (and for them to try on!) the new clothing pieces I've designed for this coming season, and talk to them all about the amazingly talented makers that we work with to produce the range - so that they could fully understand the incredible amount of skill that goes into each piece.
This year, we're also working with brilliant brand, Kitty Clogs, who, like us, are taking a stand against fast fashion, and instead championing amazing craftspeople to take the time to independently and ethically produce their fabulous, timeless footwear.
I was keen for them to also see our collection of Mochilas Wayuu Bags - no two are the same as they are all individually hand-crafted by the indigenous Wayuu tribe of talented Women in Columbia.
By that point, we were getting hungry and so it was time for lunch! I had prepared a selection of seasonal dishes from Athena Calderone's 'Cook Beautiful' recipe book. As the creator of Eyeswoon, not only are her recipes delicious but also a feast for the eyes!
I've linked one of my favourite Spring dishes below... so simple but wonderful when asparagus are in season.
And not forgetting the table setting... my favourite part of entertaining! Lunch was served on our beautiful tableware from our Brickett Davda collection, with our washed linen napkins and vintage silverware.
Spring blooms in vintage jars and bottles by Blooms & Blumchen.