Thursday, 29 September 2011


.... I'm still here, I have been busy working on the final touches of the book, it's very, very nearly finished a few tweaks here and there and then it's off to the Frankfurt Book fair eek! I have just been on their site and it says.....

"The Frankfurt Book Fair is the most important marketplace for books, media, rights and licences worldwide. More than 7,300 exhibitors from 100 countries, 299,000 visitors and over 10,000 journalists"

& my little book, I hope Belle & Boo will be OK and not too over whelmed by the enormity of it all, as I wont be there to hold their hands!

Meanwhile a very talented friend of mine has recently launched her new website One of a kind Boutique I would love you to take a look and stop by her blog and say "hi".
If you mention Belle & Boo in the comments section once you have completed your order you will receive a free badge

and if you spend over £20 you will get a mirror worth £8.

I think that sounds like a very good excuse to start some early Christmas shopping! I think my favourites are these tree triplets.

Also a little bit of the great press we have received this autumn.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Top Drawer Autumn 11

It's that time of year again, Top Drawer time!
The difference being this year I emailed Kate a scrappy sketch a few months ago of how I thought the stand could look and she and the rest of the clever Belle & Boo team created this sweet, beautiful stand.

I have been buried in the book for the past few months (I have a severe case of cabin fever!) so yesterday I took some time out to go and visit the show and I was blown away with how pretty everything looked. I think when you are involved in all the nitty gritty bits of putting the show together & your personality is like mine... to focus on the things that went a bit wrong, it's hard to see the finished result clearly. So simply turning up yesterday and seeing it all together for the first time was such a fun, proud, exciting experience and hopefully a little glimpse of how our visitors view the stand also, which is what counts in the end.

Kate found some fantastic props including this post box, where we asked people to post their business cards and this very cool little tree trunk cupboard!

Here is a sneaky peek of our new Christmas goodies, which will be available beginning of October.

We will also have this pretty little apron available around November.

I am sure those of you with keen eyes will also be able to spot some other lovely goodies that will be available early next year, but I don't want to spoil all the surprises in one go.

Also a polite little reminder from Suzie to not forget our Clothes collection is very limited, so don't risk being disappointed and leave it too late, the Boo coats are flying out....OK back to the book.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Fenwicks of Bond Street

Exciting new opportunities for Belle & Boo are happening all the time and it is SSSSssssoooooooooo difficult to not share straight away here on the blog. One such opportunity came into being this weekend......Belle & Boo have their very own, very lovely corner in Fenwicks of Bond street, Mayfair!
Clare supervised the installation on Thursday

and then I popped by with my camera on Saturday once all the hard was done! I think you will agree they did a wonderful job. There is hand painted trunk missing which will stand to the right of the cupboard but apart from that I couldn't be happier and prouder. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe it's really true. So if you are in the area please pop by and take a look and let me know what you think, non of this would have happened without the wonderful support and encouragement from all you Belle & Boo friends out there, a HUGE THANK YOU.