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Heavenly handmade lingerie: An interview with Elizabeth from Clementine Divine

Deborah Mistry

Heavenly handmade lingerie: An interview with Elizabeth from Clementine Divine

  One of the joys of running a small business has been connecting to inspiring women who do the same. Today I am thrilled to introduce you to Elizabeth Kestle at Clementine Divine who hand makes and sells her own gorgeous, delicate lingerie using the prettiest pastel laces and tulles. If you are looking to ditch your padded bras for something lighter over the summer, or if you are after something exquisitely pretty and feminine for your honeymoon or romantic holiday, then you will love Elizabeth’s creations! I asked her about the background to her business, the history of the...


An Interview with Carrie, The Luxury Holiday Fixer

Deborah Mistry

An Interview with Carrie, The Luxury Holiday Fixer

Over the last year holidays have become an emotional, and sometimes headline grabbing subject. Should you book for now, or later? When will foreign travel get back to the way it was? Which countries have Covid best under control? The pandemic has revealed so much to us about ourselves and our priorities but it seems that whether we would rather holiday in our own country for now, or whether in the light of the vaccine roll out we are planning foreign adventures, we all of us yearn both to explore new places and to relax and recharge in different surroundings....


How to style your Sugar Sand dresses for cooler weather.

Deborah Mistry

How to style your Sugar Sand dresses for cooler weather.

Perhaps you can’t wait till your next holiday somewhere hot to wear your new Sugar Sand dress? Or perhaps you have gone away, but the weather has proved disappointing? Below I have listed my tips on how to choose the perfect cover up so that you can wear these beautiful pieces indoors even in winter.   Avoid white wool with the white styles as it tends to look dirty next to white cotton... Oh how I wish this wasn’t true! I have so much white knitwear that I would love to be able to throw over my white cotton dresses...


Places in the UK that look like your favourite holiday destinations.

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Places in the UK that look like your favourite holiday destinations.

When I launched Sugar Sand in 2018, I wanted one of the brand values to be inspiring people with ideas for beautiful holiday destinations. Back then, this was straight forward enough, but how do you do this during a pandemic, when. let’s be honest, travel is a sore point for lots of people? My answer has been to look for beauty closer to home, which for me, and for most of my customer and follower base, is here in the UK.   Of course, like most people I hope that international travel will become easier next year and that I...


The best pink dresses in films

Deborah Mistry

The best pink dresses in films

The post I wrote about my favourite ever white dresses in films has been the most popular on my blog, so now I thought it was time for the pink version, since next to white, I do love a pink dress!   Alicia Vikander’s ball dress in Anna Karenina (2012) Costume Designer, Jaqueline Durran won an Oscar for this film, and whilst most of the publicity focused on Keira Knightley’s dramatic black and red outfits, it was Alicia Vikander’s character’s Kitty whose outfits appealed to me. Her youth and innocence is highlighted by the dreamiest, frothiest, pastel concoctions…including this amazing...