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Santorini in late October

Deborah Mistry

Santorini in late October

When it’s been nineteen months since you last went abroad, and you have spent two summers grateful for UK staycations, but painfully nostalgic for the Mediterranean holidays before Covid, you don’t just want to go somewhere average. Similarly if you have been getting anxious about the idea of having to cancel a holiday last minute, or somehow ending up in quarantine in a foreign country, then you might only want to risk booking to go somewhere truly stunning… Hello then, Santorini! The small volcanic Greek island declared ‘the most instgramable place on the planet’ really is one of the most...


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...