Showing posts with label conscious shopping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label conscious shopping. Show all posts

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Mothers Day Chic Gifts





With Mother’s Day around the corner, our latest spring-summer styles will make perfect gifts. From timeless accessories to unique jewellery, give her something chic this year.








Primrose- Floral Skirt


Lila - Evening Dress






Amanda - Blouse





Simone - Chequered Print Wrap Skirt



Ashley - Lace Vest Top



Sincerely Madia & Matilda








Saturday, 7 September 2019

Conscious Shopping Tips





We've made a commitment to conscious fashion ethically made with a zero waste ethos.




Trends come and go, we consume at rates which are harmful to the environment. Yet there is more that we can do to stop waste and shop ethically. Discover more brands committed to change like ourselves on our shop unique selection, here























When buying an item of clothing, there are so many things to consider. It’s useful to ask yourself questions, like is it an investment classic or a short-lived trend? Do you really need it? Will you wear it just a handful of times or does it have longevity? 





Conscious shopping guide. 

All of these are important to consider before you purchase any item. You can learn more in our conscious shopping guide.




CARE, REPAIR, RE-WEAR


Make loved clothes last by giving them the real care that they need. How you wash, store and care for your clothing makes all the difference. Check out our some simple tips here

  


Changing our spending habits, rather than trying to overhaul your whole wardrobe, why not invest in a handful of key pieces that will last the test of time.






Sincerely Madia & Matilda 



 

Friday, 19 July 2019

Summer of Cutlture - Things to do this Summer



Cultural trips? Outdoor gigs? Summer pub crawls or foodie festivals? You’re spoilt for choice this summer, so get that diary filled to make it your best one yet.


With the help of Blogger 
Thaiane Dalvino (@itsthaii)  We’ve rounded up things for you to add to your must-do list, from the best spots for a cold summer pint to the biggest events heading to the city, plus epic days out that the whole family can enjoy. They’re best enjoyed while to weather is at its peak, so get to it!



London


Finally it's summer in London and we present you this beautiful place, found in London Battersea. Lost Society, a cocktail bar/ restaurant with a garden on the external area. 


The decoration was designed by the Casa Jaguar Design that provide us this amazing botanical haven and lots of different ambient, colours and textures though the place. Amazing for celebrations, meetings and a beautiful back drop for your inta stories!

Don't miss the opportunity to visit the garden on this summer. The hot weather might not last long!






National Park City Festival from Jul 20 to Jul 28. Take part in hundreds of events and activities across the week all celebrating the city’s green spaces, trees, waterways and natural environment.
There’ll be urban wildlife walks, free fitness sessions, outdoor theatre, explorations of London’s lesser-known green spaces, family activities, workshops, opportunities to look after green spaces, boat trips, bike rides, tree trails and more. 

Watch out for special boat trips, like the upcoming Movies on the river night, or 
Summer by the River 

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https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/summer-by-the-river




 Thaiane Dalvino (@itsthaii) Dress Issabella - SS20 Madia & Matilda at the Lost Society London






Go site seeing  or looking for educational days out with the kids why not try out The Postal Museum this summer? In
 greater London is one of our all-time favourites! Featuring a mini railway, a play area and lots of interactive exhibits, it’s a great place to go if you’re looking for indoor summer activities. If you’ve got kids under 8, be sure to pick up a Mail Rail Family Trail booklet - it’s included in your ticket.

If the Postal Museum, not for you take a look at this list of 10 great family-friendly museums in the UK instead.

Credits https://www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk/blog/summer-activities-things-to-do







 Bristol


In central Bristol for a day? The Coffee House Project is the first of its kind in Bristol. A caffeine-fuelled celebration of the best the city has to offer, this two day coffee festival focuses on local, artisan roasters, independent food and drink retailers and home-grown

when? From 7 Sept 2019to8 Sept 2019 Our kind our festival! 


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 Or are you looking for something more cultural?! As the home of Banksy, Bristol is full of creatives and Upfest – Europe’s largest urban paint festival and a rare chance to see some of the best graffiti artists work their magic right in front of your eyes. No need to leave the kids at home either... It’s a great day out for the whole family, with lots of creative workshops and activities for the little ones.  







Bristol festivals are world famous. Take the Bristol balloon festival – an international fiesta of hot air balloons spanning four glorious days each summer. Head to Ashton Court Estate and watch mass ascents of balloons in all sorts of amazing shapes and sizes, morning and night. There’s also night glows set to music, fireworks and lots more family fun.


Then there is Bristol Harbour Festival, the mother of all maritime festivals, which celebrates the city’s vibrant Harbourside. You can watch daredevil stunts, go on leisurely boat rides, nod your head along to local bands and eat and drink Bristol fashion from the many amazing market stalls.




Into finding your inner chi? Join Bristol's first Yoga and Vegan festival in the lovely green campus of Fairfield High School. Participate in all-day long Yoga & meditation sessions, enjoy yummy vegan and raw vegan food, shop for vegan products and attend talks on mental health and wellness

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https://visitbristol.co.uk/whats-on/bristol-yoga-and-vegan-festival-p2744623











Leeds 

There are a few events to take note of, if you are in leeds over the holidays, the first is Yorkshire Sculpture International is the UK’s largest dedicated sculpture festival, a series of exhibitions, international commissions, events and learning programmes not seen on a scale anywhere else – with sculpture in its broadest forms on display across four major galleries and outdoors in Leeds and Wakefield.















This first festival builds upon Yorkshire’s rich history as the birthplace of pioneering sculptors, including Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, and as the home of this unique consortium of galleries and celebrated sculpture collections. Definitely worth checking out!

Reflecting the curatorial theme put forward by British artist Phyllida Barlow that ‘sculpture is the most anthropological of the artforms’ 

Credits yorkshire-sculpture.org/







Leeds Pride is Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* life. Running since 2006 and is now the largest Pride in the UK to still be a completely free event with over 40,000 people attending. It is also considered the UK’s friendliest Pride. The celebrations are run by a skilled team of volunteers with close links to local Leeds LGB&T community and the event is funded through community fundraising.

Over the Leeds Pride weekend there will be a whole host of events celebrating love, equality, sexuality and gender identity across the city. This is the 13th year that Leeds Pride has taken place.







Where you ask?

All over the city! The fun all starts at the Millennium Square Stage on the Sunday and the parade then heads through Leeds before ending up on Lower Briggate for a massive party to round off a wonderful day
Sunday 4th August







Cornwall 

Cornwall the home of the Cornish pasty, beautiful British beaches there's plenty of things to do during this summer in Cornwall. 

We found this great little restaurant for foodies, 12 Beach Road, overlooking Towan beach in Newquay, combines the best local produce with global flavour fusion.
The new restaurant brings modern, relaxed, family dining to the north Cornish coast along with Yallah artisan coffee and beachy cocktails.


Afterwards you could watch a performance at the Minack Theatre in a spectacular location to watch theatre. Or visit the Oasis Fun Pools with the kids, based in the North Coast, Newquay

The Oasis Fun Pools at Hendra is great indoor and outdoor splashtastic fun for the whole family with flumes, fountains, a geyser, river rapid ride, waterfall, and toddles area.  Also a café, bar and much more! But, if your more of an Adrenalin junky, take the zip wire at Adrenalin Quarry near Liskeard. In numbers, the zip wire is 490 metres long, suspended 50 metres above a flooded quarry, and you can reach speeds of 40mph. Not for the faint-hearted.






But, if you prefer some light hearted fun, why not watch or get involved in the Crantock bale push in September, teams push a hay bale over 400lbs in weight around the village in one of the craziest fundraising events in Cornwall. Takes place on the second Friday of each September.

For a slower pace and for the adventurer in you, Cornwall has  some of the best views and beaches, St Michael's Mount  has some great views and at the most southerly point of mainland UK, Lizard Point is a wild and weather-beaten chunk of land which stands strong against the elements in the Atlantic Ocean. There is excellent walking to be had all along here, as well as stunning views and a cracking cream tea.









Sincerely Madia
& Matilda

Sunday, 16 June 2019

Things to Do in New York - Area Code



 Brooklyn bridge




Things to do this in New York 



In NYC, there are fun things to do around every corner—from the must-see tourist attractions to the local gems. Consider these the best in New York City.

It’s home to some of the world’s most reknown restaurants, hotels, museums, boutiques, and bars. The ever evolving, New York is a different city every time you visit. Yesterday’s hot spot is today’s eye roll.


Grand Central



From seeing world-famous art at The Met, to people watching in Central Park or eating pizza in Brooklyn, this list will have you falling in love with New York. 

  





Eat like a true New Yorker

Market New York located inside Empire Stores in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The perfect central hub for all foodies to visit and chow down on fluffy pancakes from the venerable Clinton Street Baking Co., thin-crust pizza from Patsy Grimaldi’s Juliana’s, Middle Eastern bites from Miss Ada, fried chicken from Jacob’s Pickles, Japanese comfort food from Bessou, cookie dough scoops from DŌ 
Exude a grown-up feel by checking out this next venue, situated next door to their larger café. The Butcher’s Daughter Juice Bar is a tiny storefront wrapped in sprawling succulents. The menu has elixir of eternal youth with juices, shots, and smoothies jammed full of super-foods. Baked goods are also available, made on site, and they serve coffee if you’re looking for a more caffeinated fix.







Laura Wearing Chloe top in Times Square




Visit the Empire State Building

New York skyline is constantly changing, in the hustle and bustle, here are some of the best places to view Manhattan; observation deck is astounding. Or head to the top of the Rock or the Waterfront Promenade in Williamsburg to see the Empire State Building, as it gleams above city spires like a crown jewel. Book Empire State Building tickets ahead of time to skip the line. Time Square is also another must see! 

Go shopping at some of the most Iconic department stores, Bloomingdale or Barneys, take in the city finest letting the sleepless city do the rest. But if your looking to source some sustainable fashion, Amour Vert, Coclico, Kaight; small independent boutiques and brands located in Brooklyn a big part of the slow fashion movement.











Go to See a Broadway Show

There are dozens and dozens of Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays to name here. See what’s playing when you are in town.




NYC's first dine-in, drink-up movie theater. This Williamsburg favorite screens new indie releases and has a robust retro program. Each individual theater has full-service meals,plus there's the downstairs bar that stays open late. Nitehawk's calendar is jam packed with for multi-course movie-themed dinners, big-deal Q&As and rare screenings, keep your eyes peeled for great showings 









Visit the Museum of Modern 


The Museum of Modern Art owns only three paintings by Vincent van Gogh, but they include its biggest crowd-pleaser: “The Starry Night,” which the Dutchman completed in 1889, the museum offers free admission on a Friday afternoon.

Additionally, there are numerous museums to peruse, when they will accept donations from the grateful public, including the Guggenheim Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian. 












                                                                                     Central Park

One of the world’s most renowned green spaces, Central Park comprises 843 acres of rolling meadows, boulder-studded outcroppings, elm-lined walkways, manicured European-style gardens, a lake and reservoir. Pick a spot to relax with your friends in the summer or stroll with a loved one






Sincerely Madia & Matilda