Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Something New

 The sun is still shining here in Brighton and the shop is looking beautiful bathed in late afternoon light and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to share with you all some of the gorgeous new items we have in the shop at the moment. We're always getting a range of stock delivered so we thought we'd update you with what's in now! 
First up is this adorable tote which we have had in store before but loved it so much it's back again brightening the window! Not only do they come in a range of equally adorable desing, including a red squirrel and stag, but with each bag a royalty of every sale goes towards the WWF, so your little indulgence to your self can be guiltless!
These silk scarves have been the word of the street (well, shop) since their arrival and for good reason. Made from 100% silk, these scarves will not only keep you warm when autumn sets in, but have the most incredible floaty quality to them - material so fine it's transparent, lending an elegance to whatever you pair it with. With a range of striking prints and colours, there is plenty to choose from, although for the more indecisive amongst you it may make choosing a little trickier (I have already got a list of five...)! 
We seem to have created a little menagerie in one corner of the shop for woodland creatures! These amazing handcrafted felt animal heads are such a perfect addition to the shop that we almost can't bear to part with them, from foxes, to stags and even rabbits and bears (oh my!), they would add a gorgeous quirky touch to any room and give a nod to classic decor in a fun way. To complet the woodland theme, these beautiful box frames are new in and look beautiful in the shop! Made from vintage prints and vintage lead animals, these scenes of countryside bliss would be perfect for any room, with the pastel frames lending themselves to a child's room, or kitchen, or a selection as a focal point in a living room. Either way, we want one of each, please!
It's no secret that we love tote bags. We really do and have no shame in saying that I could be classed as a self-confessed tote addict. These new designs are doing nothing to help prevent my collection from growing... The illustrations are beautiful and paint a nostalgic and traditional scene of London with all its iconic landmarks and figures. The red, white and blue of the straps add a wonderful colour pop and add a modern twist on these classic images.
You may have also noticed that we have a little thing for storage and this unit is no exception. How beautiful is this green?! A rich jewel tone still manages to look subtle and sophisticated and with a distressed finsh on the paint work and a soft grey counter, I don't think it gets more perfect than this. Plenty of storage space makes this the ideal feature for any room, creating a modern day bohemian look, that wouldn't look out of place in any Parisian appartment or Moroccan market. 
We hope you enjoyed this week's post and hope to see you very soon! For more inofrmation on any products featured, please don't hesitate to contact us on 01273 676676, or visit our Facebook page and we'll get back to you as fast as we can! x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A View from a Shop

Well, what a glorious start to the month it has been! A sweltering day in Brighton has seen lots of beachgoers pass through the shop, much to our envy, but thankfully we have a gorgeous view right here at 3b Kensington Gardens and wouldn't want to be anywhere else (although a Mr Whippy ice cream would be much appreciated)..!
We thought we would show you a little glimpse in to Rose Hill Boutique for those of you who have never been or haven't been in a while. Lots of gorgeous new items are gracing the shelves making for a perfect;y picturesque scene - we were even told by a very kind customer just today that we were the prettiest shop in Brighton! Here are a few snaps of our new stock, some familiar to our regulars and others totally new and it looks lovely even if we do say so ourselves...
This is my view as I'm typing and what a lovely view it is! There is so much to see in here that it really is a treat for the eyes, and nose with our sweet smelling scented sachets and hopefully ears too (we're currently listening to lots of Justin Timberlake). The eclectic mix of gifts, jewelley and homeware is what gives the shop a unique feel in true Brighton style.
Where to start with this new shelving unit?! We're all in love with it and almost don't want it to go so we can gaze longingly at it instead - alas, nothing is permanent so we'll enjoy it before some very lucky person takes it to a good home. It's funny what a piece of furninture can do to a room, or a shop, as it's completly transformed Rose Hill, giving lots of display space in a very easy, minimal and contemporary style. The exposed wood shelves give a timeless look whilst the metal join makes for an almost Scandinavian design. From hosting rows of books, records, pots and pans or clothes, they are certainly versatile and are bound to look perfect in any space.
These beautiful necklaces prove very popular in store and what's not to love about a minature tea set of a gorgeous gold chain? A range of colours, styles and lengths make for the perfect presents either for yourself or loved ones.
Another set of shelves to fawn over! This beautiful dresser is such a great size for, well, anything and everything! It has a gorgeous timeless quality to it and would make for the perfect addition to any room. The wooden panelling creates a lovely warmth whilst the white shelves give a contemporary feel to this 1940s piece.

We hope you enjoyed this little tour around our little shop and we hope to see you very soon! Pop in and say hello from 10.30 - 6pm every day (11-5pm on Sundays). x

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

The September Issue

Can you believe it's September already?! Although the sun is still shining here in Brighton (hooray!), there is still the nagging feeling that the summer is coming to an end, even if the weather isn't saying so, the first day back at work definitely is. But it doesn't have to be a mournful change of season, in fact, there is something exciting about the beginning of September, with a New Year feeling to the start of the month. A time to try and keep up with your summer diet, to kick start that project you've been sitting on throughout August or just an excuse to re write your resolutions - September has a positively optimistic feel to it. If, however, you still aren't convinced, we have a few ideas to try and postpone the back-to-school feeling, to beat those summer blues and relax in to your routine...

Pamper yourself
Whatever the weather, it's true what they say about the healing powers of a nice long bath, especailly if you're getting back in to the working week, or even if you want a little guiltless 'me' time. Fill the room with relaxing scents of the summer (because none of us are quite ready to let it go...) and take yourself back to lazy days spent at the beach, at home or abroad and allow yourself a little indulgent bath bomb, too! These sweet smelling bath time treats ooze luxury and sophistication and it doesn't have to be a special occasion - they're perfect for a midweek pick me up! Not only will you smell amazing, what better way to bathe than surrounded by rose petals? These French soaps are the ideal addition to any bathroom, with a range of scents to make every use a treat in itself! However stressful returning to normality is, allow yourself some time to gather your thoughts and de-stress over the next few weeks, your body will love you for it! 

Plan a trip away
Although funds are sparse after the summer holidays, the best way to conquer those September blues is to have a little something to look forward to in the coming months so that the autumn months don't seem anywhere near as bleak! It doesn't have to be somewhere exotic, although if you can, a trip to the tropics would be the perfect remedy to lack of British sunshine, or simply be a weekend in a B&B in the Yorkshire moors or Cornish coast - anywhere to allow some escapism from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. These canvas washbags will be the perfect companion on your travels, with their initial letter counterparts proving equally as delightful! The perfect size for fitting in all your essentials be it for a night, a weekend or a week, it feels sturdy and safe (for fear of spilt shampoo) and will be the envy of your fellow travellers! Even if the idea of a holiday seems unfathomable at the moment, there's really no harm in having a sneaky look at those train fares to Paris, or the cheapest country cottage rental, is there..?

Get writing
It always seems that over the summer, anything is possible - those long afternoons of day dreaming and planning shouldn't be bypassed. Instead, treat yourself to a new journal (there really is nothing nicer than filling out blank pages) and spend a few minutes a day jotting down those pie dreams ready to be made in to a reality. If you've been planning to quit your job but need time to think of an alternative - write your ideas down! Wanted to start a blog? Do it! Even talking about organising a much needed car boot sale, or listing those items lurking a the back of your wardrobe on eBay, or even starting a mini diary of the day's events - nothing is too boring or too extreme if it is your creative outlet and escapism from the office. And what better way to escape than with this beautiful notebook with the prettiest of summer scenes? However big, or small you may be thinking, a couple of lines of writing a day is sure to keep those summer cravings at bay! 

We hope these blues busters have made the thought of September a little more bearable - do let us know if you have given any of them a go and feel free to contact us on 01273 676676 for more product information.

See you soon! x