Friday, 31 July 2009

Eddie Iz in Bath!

On Monday, the wonderful Eddie Izzard began running his 1,000-mile challenge in aid of Sports Relief. After just four weeks of training, he's planning to run 30 miles a day for seven weeks!

As I walked into Bath this morning, I was excited to see the 'Eddie Iz Running' ice cream van (everyone who gives a donation to Sports Relief gets an ice cream!). Sadly, I didn't actually spot the man himself, but I understand he had fun tackling the hills of Bath!

Good luck Eddie!

Thursday, 30 July 2009

Michelle, ma belle!

It made me chuckle to see to pictures of GMTV presenter, Kate Garraway, leaving hospital today after the birth of her son. She's wearing the Michelle white tunic, available at Anusha!

Friday, 24 July 2009

Eva Lindh

Dreamy images styled by Stockholm-based, Eva Lindh

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

The return of Evie... yet again!


What can I say? Over the past year, the gorgeous Evie dress has proved so popular that we've had to order several re-cuts of it.

One of the tricky things about running a boutique is trying to predict how popular things are going to be, and order enough stock. From the first time I saw Evie, I knew it was going to be a winner, but sometimes things take us a little by surprise - especially when they get a great write-up.

Once we order new stock, it takes more than eight weeks for it to arrive. Luckily the wait is over and the Evie dresses are on track to be delivered to us tomorrow.

Everyone on our waiting list has already had an email to let them know they're online - we'll do our best to get them packed up and despatched on Friday morning.

The remaining stock is limited, so order now before they sell out again!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Double celebration

I've just marked two anniversaries: Anusha turned five yesterday, and Mr Anusha and I had our eighth wedding anniversary earlier in the month. With two reasons to celebrate, we decided to have a special meal at The Bath Priory on Saturday night.

It's the first time we've been to the restaurant since Michael Caines was made executive head chef in February this year (I presume that means he just designs the menu). We had a really lovely evening: the sun shone, the wine flowed and the food was delicious. Perfect!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

I love jeans

Owning an online business doesn't mean I sit in front of a computer all day. I have to spend quite a bit of my time running around, sorting orders and unpacking deliveries, which means I spend most of my week in jeans (and, of course, one of the many Anusha tops that look so great with them!).

After years of looking for the perfect pair, I tried Hudson jeans a couple of years ago, and I've been faithful to them ever since. I might not look as foxy in mine as Georgia Jagger (Mick's youngest daughter) in the picture above, but I do think they're a really flattering fit, unbelievably soft and comfortable too.

I buy mine from I love jeans – a fab denim-dedicated website that provides lots of advice on different brands and a Jeans Finder that helps you choose the perfect pair to fit your shape. Oh, and there's 50% off Hudson jeans at the moment…

Monday, 13 July 2009

Smoke and mirrors

I came across the work of Solenne Morigeaud via one of my regular reads, Decor8 .

The mirrors are laser cut, etched and layered in order to create an illusion of depth. Unsurprisingly, Solenne's inspiration comes from ink stains, clouds, shadows and smoke trails. Gorgeous!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Fantastic VIP offer!

Psst: for two days only, we’re offering 23% off the whole summer collection at Anusha.
To treat yourself, simply enter 23JULY09 at the checkout.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Pearly Queen

Our best-selling diamante and faux pearl sandals are back in stock. Give yourself a pedi, and slip on these sandals - they're just the thing for bringing a touch of sparkle to your summer wardrobe.

Monday, 6 July 2009

Me, Bea and Alexa too

A friend had a birthday BBQ on Friday, which gave me the perfect opportunity to give my lovely Alexa jumpsuit yet another outing. A jolly night was had by all, and I even managed to snatch a quick cuddle with the adorable but rather camera-shy Bea, a parson jack russell terrier. Bless her!

Bootcamp update

I've just got back from my first bootcamp session. A tough workout but it felt much more bearable doing it outside on a sunny morning in the park. I love a move called 'the crab', which I've not tried before - ouch!

TUESDAY UPDATE: Really aching today!

Friday, 3 July 2009


In an attempt to kickstart my fitness regime, I'm starting a two-week fitness programme with Bath bootcamp on Monday.

The hour-long, open-air sessions will take place three times a week at 6.30am, and they're designed to be a fun way to tone up, get fit and feel energised for the rest of the day (according to the blurb on the website!).

To be honest, getting out of bed at that time is going to be my biggest challenge.