As ever we have had a busy start to the year, exhibiting at Top Drawer trade show showcasing new designs and meeting stockists from all over the world.
We are proud to announce that some fantastic new independent retailers have joined our family and would like to take this opportunity to introduce them to our wonderfully supportive community.
Not only do they now stock Natasha’s brightly coloured products they are also located in the most brilliant locations making the perfect outing and the best excuse to get out and about.
So whether you’re in London or out on a day trip, do pop in and support these wonderful shops offering beautifully curated and unique gifts.
Close to home – Harry Brand
Harry Brand is practically a neighbour to us, situated not far from our East London studio in the wonderful Columbia Road, a favourite hangout for all of us on the weekend. One of the few streets in the country composed of sixty independent shops! Go, East London, go! It’s the perfect place to visit small art galleries, grab a cake, buy some vintage clothes and take in the atmosphere. On a Sunday from 8am-3ish, you can catch the historic flower market, the best place in town to soak up real London. With barrow boys chanting “Everythin’ a fiver” ahh, music to our ears!
Harry Brand is situated at 122 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG, in the middle of the south side of the street opposite the primary school. The nearest tube is Hoxton.
For more information about Columbia Road flower market click here.
Open Saturday 12-5pm and Sunday 9-5pm (market day), specialising in beautiful cashmere, Merino, lambs’ wool, recycled wool and pure woollen blankets, throws, picnic rugs and scarfs from the British Isles.
Pick yourself up some of their Harry Brand Harrisa Sauce whilst you’re there, it’s the best! Read more about Harry Brand here.
Fancy a day out? – Nantucket
Nantucket is situated in Reigate. Reigate is easy to get to from London with plenty to see in Surrey. Go for a walk in the Surrey Hills and stop for lunch in Reigate, a historic market town located in South East Surrey with a variety of fantastic restaurants. Home to a range of independent shops including antiques, craft, clothing boutiques, furniture and giftware. It’s steeped in history and dates back to the Battle of Hastings.
Father and daughter team – Iain and Joanne – had the vision to bring unique gifts and homeware to the high street. While creating a beautiful environment to shop in, they envisaged products that would be carefully sourced to give their customers something really special.
Nantucket is an island thirty miles south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in the United States. With it’s New England style it seemed the perfect name.
Read more here.
How about a trip to a museum? – The Lightbox Gallery and Museum
Winner of the Art Fund Prize, The Lightbox gallery and museum is a charity situated in Woking and is one of the most exciting cultural spaces in the South East. Three stunning galleries host a huge range of exhibitions, changing regularly.
The building is also home to Woking’s Story, an interactive museum of the town’s history. If you are visiting with children you will find plenty to keep them occupied with hands-on activities and interactive displays. You can also enjoy lunch at the canal-side café. Afterwards, you can browse for a special gift or memento in the gift shop.
Visitors with disabilities will find the building is easy to use. It has been designed to be one of the most accessible cultural venues in the South East.
Read more here.
Last but not least! – The River and Rowing Museum
Henley is truly one of my favorite places to visit especially in the spring. It’s very nostalgic for me as I spent a lot of my childhood at Henley College. It has so much to offer including lots of fun events like the Henley festival where I once danced to the bootleg Beatles and Henley Regatta.
The best thing to do is to take a stroll along the stunning banks of River Thames in Henley and visit the award-winning building at the River and Rowing Museum. Explore the galleries and exhibitions, attend one of their events, take a look in the shop, or relax in The Cafe.
The museum has four permanent galleries dedicated to Rowing, Rivers, the work of British Artist John Piper which has been a huge influence on Natasha’s work and the history of Henley on Thames. The Museum is also home to the magical Wind in the Willows exhibition which brings to life the much-loved story with 3D models, lighting, and music.
Open daily from 10am – 5pm, the River & Rowing Museum welcomes visitors of all ages.
Read more about River & Rowing Museum here
As an artist, Natasha Jade is particularly porous to the world when she travels letting it shape and inspire her next creation. I encourage the same from you, shake off the winter and the extreme weather and get out there and explore and absorb the changing season. Treat your inner artist, learn new things, meet new people, shop from locals and enjoy your surroundings.
Happy Spring xxx
Written by Leanna Wigginton – our wonderful Head of Sales and Marketing