Water, water everywhere …..

Water, water, every where,
Nor any drop to drink.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,  Samuel  T Coleridge
Water, water everywhere, fortunately not in the liquid form, but in our new Summer Clothing ranges from seasalt and Mistral.  This season’s ranges are certainly making a splash so far this Summer!
Water, water everywhere .....Rolling in from Mistral we have the Mistral Abstract Wave Tunic in Reflecting Pond,  a lovely beach themed print decorates this slightly fitted ‘A’ line tunic. Water, water everywhere ..... It has a scooped neck and capped sleeves and is detailed to the front with pintucks to the neckline.  Great to wear over your favourite summer cropped trousers or shorts.  Then there is the Mistral Lily Pond Linen Mix Skirt in Elm, this is Water, water everywhere .....Water, water everywhere .....decorated in pond lilies and leaves on a soft ecru background and has a contrasting grosgrain trim to the hem.  To complete the look match it up with the Mistral Neat as a Pin T shirt in Bering Sea and the Mistral Merry as a Cricket Cardigan in Folkestone Grey.  Finally, we have the Mistral Lily Pond Tunic in Indigo Blue.  This is the same pattern as the
Water, water everywhere .....Lily Pond Water, water everywhere .....Skirt but is in a more vibrant Water, water everywhere .....colouring being a indigo blue, emerald green and white.  Made in a soft crepey material, this is a practical tunic which has a rounded neckline and two handy pockets to the front.
Seasalt, as always connecting to the sea and its Cornwall roots, bring us the Water, water everywhere .....Seasalt Lottie Dress – Tacking Boats Dress- Marine.  A classic 1950’s style dress with a collared v neck meets the buttons which fasten this dress down the whole front.  It has a fitted waist band and capped sleeves.  The unique Seasalt print of tacking boats at sea cover this dress.  Water, water everywhere .....From the fitted we go to the relaxed fit Seasalt Folly Cove Dress – Race Day Fathom is made from a lovely soft cotton with a soft blue stripe against a ecru background.  Another practical dress with 3/4 length sleeves and two handy pockets to the front.  Water, water everywhere .....We also have the Seasalt Sea Mist Skirt Artist Posy Fathom.  Another classic item of clothing from this range, a mid calf length skirt in navy with a pretty design of flowers scattered across the skirt.  Teamed with the Seasalt Carrick Top in Charm and also the Water, water everywhere .....Seasalt St Kathryn’s Cardigan Charm you will look magical in this outfit.
Water makes up approx 70% of our body and 90% of our brain.  It is recommended that we drink at least 8 glasses of water a day so that we remain healthy and vitalised.  Since our brain is mostly water, drinking it helps you think, focus and concentrate better and be more alert. As an added bonus, your energy levels are also boosted! So if you can not manage 8 glasses of water we are offering you the alternative – eight items of water based clothing per day.  Any complaints from partners then just point to the label and tell them it is water, a vital part of your daily requirements!

Pirates in Keswick!

This Saturday (May 27th) Keswick is celebrating its Market by having a ‘Pirates day’.

All pirates (and princesses) are invited to dress up and take part – there is a ‘free’ booty bag for everyone in fancy dress and there is a parade through town.

Throughout the day there will be stilt walkers and face painting going on.   We’ve even got a puppet show outside our shop!

Happy Birthday!

The shop is celebrating its 7th year anniversary!  We really would like to thank all of our customers for their support over this time.

Happy Birthday!

To celebrate we are giving away a free seasalt jute bag with every purchase over £20!

You may also have noticed that we have had our website updated to our new colour scheme.  We have also included a ‘search by size’ feature so if you want to see what we have in your size in the ‘sale’ section then select ‘sale’ and then you will get a new box where you can filter by your size.

As well as updating the website we have also given the shop a new coat of paint and new signage.

Happy Birthday!

Don’t worry though we are still selling our great range of ladies clothing including seasalt, Mistral, Adini, Nomads, Robell and thought clothing!

Oh! I do like to be beside the Sea….

Summer is coming and the call of the sea is strong in Alexandra’s as we have taken delivery of our new Summer stock.

Seasalt has swept in with clothing based on their love of the sea and Cornwall, and this year have reached out across the Channel to include our cousins in Brittany, with many designs based on the Breton Countryside.  We are dressing it up this summer with a host of lovely dresses from seasalt.  It is hard to pick a favourite as they are all stunning in one way or another, so I have chosen three for today.  For everyday wear there is the  Seasalt Oh! I do like to be beside the Sea....Riviera Dress II Corde Fleur Cobalt, with capped sleeves, in a soft jersey, this dress falls to just below the knee.  Then there is the  Seasalt Golden Sands Dress in Oh! I do like to be beside the Sea....Indigo Dye which is also in soft jersey, but has the appearance of denim and is slightly shorter.  For a hot summer’s day we have the sleeveless  Seasalt Gylly Dress I Pont Aven Pansy Ecru, as suggested by the name, a pretty pansy print in pale blue, navy blue and ecru with daubs of brick red and mustard to add that je ne sais quoi to this beautiful dress.  Oh! I do like to be beside the Sea....It has a scooped neckline and the bodice ‘tucks’ into the waist band which is fitted and the skirt then falls from the waistband  in pleats to just below the knee And what has this to do with the sea?  Gylly refers to Gylly Beach near Falmouth!

From the Mistral collection there is the Mistral Beach Strip Dress, Insignia Blue Multi.  Oh! I do like to be beside the Sea....This easy to wear jersey cotton dress,   falls to just below the knee and has a crazy pattern of stripes, dots, dashes, pebbles, and if you look closely,  .. Beach Huts!  And what could be better on  a lovely day by the sea, but an ice cream, and Oh! I do like to be beside the Sea....Mistral have supplied this in the Mistral Reversible Ice Cream Skirt. One one side there is a ice cream cone pattern on a soft green background and on the other, a soft pink background with a ‘spirograph’ type pattern in pinks and blues.

Thought Clothing close our seaside theme with the  Thought Voyage de Jeanne Skirt.  Oh! I do like to be beside the Sea....An ecru background is decorated with tall ships, maps and a sailor figure, which is Jeanne Baret dressed as a man.  During the mid 18th Century she was the first woman to circumnavigate the globe but had to go disguised as a man.  An expert botanist, she worked along side Philibert Commerson cataloguing the plants and flowers that they discovered. The skirt is also decorated with beautiful line drawings of the some of the plants that they discovered.  To add a bit of dash to this skirt it has a stunning floral pattern of a plant in green and fuchsia pink. Possibly, the Bougainvillea plant that was named after the Captain of her ship.

So …..  just let me be beside the seaside
I’ll be beside myself with glee
For there’s lots of  clothes for me to buy
Beside the seaside! Beside the sea!