Much has happened this year, the biggest, having had a baby daughter Freydis who is now 6 months old, smiley and gorgeous. We have also moved and are now located in Yorkshire, a big studio space with a speedy rail link and airport near by and lots of family support.
The Alice & Astrid collections are available to buy on line, our fabulous brushed cottons and silks are a timeless winter classic and just right for this chilly weather. They are the perfect solution to Christmas present dilemmas or if you are visiting family or friends and wish to look your best in our beautiful nightwear.
They need to be thanked for all their unconditional love and support, what would we do without them! Being a Mum myself, my son is almost 2years old now and I am expecting again in early June the day seems all the more important, especially as my own mother is so key in helping me out when I have a business to run too- Thank You
Why not show thanks with a gift that all Mothers I am sure will appreciate, beautiful nightwear. Alice & Astrid offer classic brushed cottons for those who feel the cold, and there certainly is still a chill in the air or gorgeous silk nighties, pj’s or dressing gowns which are true winners on all occasions.
Scarlet & Violet in Kensal Rise, their beautiful flowers featured on our home page are always inspiring and uplifting. www.scarletandviolet.com
Wait for Me! Memoirs of the Youngest Mitford sisters by Deborah Devonshire, half way through this book at the moment and find it fascinating.
Mother’s Day - 3rd of April
The nights are getting chiller and days shorter…
A cosy night at home wearing some cosy brushed cotton Pj’s and you will be happy to welcome those winter months.
Apologies for those who are waiting for new collections, we should be getting them in for November, and onto the site as soon as we can. We have had delays with our hand printed silks due to cloudy weather conditions in India. It is natures hands, as the traditional print technique we use is reliant on the sun for it to be developed. We will keep you updated.
Notting Hill Design Fair III
20th Century Theatre, 291 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2QA
A great opportunity to do some truly special Christmas shopping, designers will be selling stunning jewellery, home wears, ceramics and of course Alice & Astrid will be there with our cosy brushed cottons and baby alpaca knitwear and luxury silk nightwear collections.
We would love to see you there, come along and bring your friends.
Private View / Late Night Shopping - Friday 12 November 2010, 3 - 8pm
Open Saturday 13 November 2010, 10 - 6pm,Sunday 14 November 2010, 11 - 5pm
Entry free, Cash or Cheque only www.nottinghilldesignfair.co.uk
I hope you’re still all enjoying a brilliant summer. I rejuvenated and re-charged the senses on a two week break, heading north for the summer, up to our family cabin in the south coast of Norway; nature’s health spa! One stormy day, I crossed the fjord, safe from the waves out in the open sea, over to the next island where Wagner was once forced to stay during a storm. Hidden away in a beautiful location, I discovered a local artist Sidsel Hanum, whose delicate ceramics form organic shapes in the most elegant colours and have been exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery and at Flow Gallery, Notting Hill; her husband carved wood on a mammoth scale.
Have a look at our gorgeous full length silk polka dot dressing gowns, if you’re planning a break this is lightweight luxury and easy to pack, at home it makes you feel fabulous, indispensable once the summer warmth starts to fade. Dressing Gown
We are expecting the new brushed cotton nightwear in mid September, the silk nightwear collections, include an exclusive berry print (so pretty), this will be arriving later in the month. It won’t be long until the mist and shades of autumn set in, the oak leaf fades and the holly berry ripens, so let’s all look forward and take pleasure in the beauty of autumn and the magic of winter.
Ha det bra/all the best Astrid
Alice & Astrid goes Online
Alice & Astrid is now exclusively available ONLINE and from selected retailers.
After 5 years at our location in Notting Hill we have made the decision to close the boutique. I will be concentrating on design which is my passion, along with looking after my son Konrad who is now 14 months.
The web site will have a new zoom feature, I hope it will show the detail and quality of our product which we are know for. We will be adding new hand selected items to our boutique site which we will keep you up to date on.
Currently we are low on stock but our beautiful hand printed silks are on order and we will be adding new designs along with our classic collections to the site in the coming months.
Enjoy the summer, Astrid
Westbourne Grove Shopping Event
Alice & Astrid's boutique and a selection of our neighbours will be open late night on the 2nd of December, the event will be held from 4 to 8pm.We will be offering drinks and seasonal nibbles along with 20% discount on Alice & Astrid nightwear and loungewear.
I hope you can join us for some festive cheer.
Throughout December the shop will also be open on Sundays from 12-5pm.
You can shop online too at www.aliceandastrid.com
New In- Christmas Gift Ideas
Alice & Astrid specialises in Christmas, as well as our cosy brushed cottons and luxurious silk nightwear available online we have some gorgeous new accessories in the Westbourne Grove shop including
Hand made felted slippers by Woolenstocks
Baby alpaca scarves, fingerless mitts and bed socks
Scented hand poured soy candles
Scandinavian style Christmas decorations
Pretty jewellery from Poppy Rocks
Holistic Silk brocade slippers, silk pillow cases and lavender filled eye masks.
Plenty more will be arriving, beautiful silk and lace knickers, new Alice & Astrid camisoles and nigthies but as usual everything is limited edition so don’t delay!
We are counting down the days to Christmas.